You are invited to join the RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE LECTURE

On Not Joining the Dots: Land…Earth…Globe…Gaia 

Thursday, October 20 | 4:15 PM

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

Bruno Latour is a French philosopher, anthropologist, and sociologist known for his work in science and technology studies, and in developing new lines of inquiry about ecological crises, scientific and religious practices, materiality, modernity, and numerous other subjects. He is a professor at Sciences Po, Paris, a centennial professor at the London School of Economics, and a professor-at-large at Cornell University.

At this event, Latour will speak about the concept of sovereignty in connection with the work of Ulrich Beck and others, and will discuss his recent work on “Gaia” in the contexts of globalization, climate change, the crisis in the European Union, migration, and other developments. His remarks will be followed by a conversation.
Panel participants:

  • Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, and chair of the department of urban planning and design, Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Peter Galison, Joseph Pellegrino University Professor, and director of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University
  • Moderated by Homi K. Bhabha, Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities, and director of the Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University

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Cosponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Seminar on Violence and Non-Violence.

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