Kahn Lecture: Miriam Ticktin

Mon, Feb 11 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Campus Center 208 Multipurpose Room

Re-Imagining Border Technologies, Designing New Political Forms

Miriam Ticktin, Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology at the New School for Social Research, will speak as part of the Kahn Institute yearlong project on Refugees. Ticktin will explore the nature of an alter-politics emerging around borders and border walls. Much of the debate on borders—both academically and politically—has revolved around a dichotomy: whether they should be open or closed. Ticktin will argue for an emerging speculative politics that imagines borders beyond this dichotomy, using different terms, such as welcome lounges, or flyways, while tracing various political movements that are re-articulating the meaning of borders in theory and in practice, including the new sanctuary movement.

Free and open to the public.

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