Past Events

  • 2022 Sep 23

    The creation of capitalist time: Rethinking primitive accumulation through conservation

    10:00am to 11:30am

    Location: 

    via Zoom

    Why does the spread of capitalism often seem 'natural' or inevitable? How do perpetrators of capitalist violence via primitive accumulation justify their disproportionate harm against particular groups and landscapes?

    In this presentation and dialogue, we examine these questions through the relationship between primitive accumulation and temporality. Mr. Suell argues that primitive accumulation should be rethought not only as creating a capitalist material order but as reproducing ‘capitalist time.’ Illustrating this argument through conflicts over conservation lands in Kenya and Tanzania, he proposes a framework for primitive accumulation that describes how the material and symbolic dimensions of racial capitalism intertwine and that clarifies the role of temporality in domination and potential resistance. The paper presentation will be followed by comments from Dr. Simon Luo and audience discussion.

    Mr. Suell is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of Michigan. Dr. Luo is a postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford Civics Initiative.

    Join via https://ntu-sg.zoom.us/j/2968371708 or use the Zoom Meeting ID 296 837 1708 with the passcode AGPT2022.

  • 2022 Jul 29

    The Future that Once Was: 1989 and the Eastward Enlargement of the European Union

    11:00am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    via Zoom

    July 29, 2022, at 17:00 CET / 11:00 EDT

    In this presentation, Dr. Cristina Blanco Sío-López will address how critical historical analysis and qualitative methods offer us a compass to chart intangible variables, e.g. the instilment of time perceptions in political communication strategies. These approaches can enhance our understanding of myths and perceptions as a compelling power with which to build our own future(s) in conversation.

    Dr. Blanco Sío-López is Marie Sklodowska-Curie Senior Global Fellow and PI at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice / UDC, and PI of the EU H-2020 "NAVCSHEN" project.

    Join via https://ntu-sg.zoom.us/j/2968371708, or use Zoom ID 296 837 1708 with the passcode AGPT2022.... Read more about The Future that Once Was: 1989 and the Eastward Enlargement of the European Union

  • 2022 Apr 22

    Africa for the Africans: A history of a Pan-African slogan

    Registration Closed 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    via Zoom

    Professor Adom Getachew (University of Chicago) presents her paper, "Africa for the Africans: A history of a Pan-African slogan." 

    Oluwaseyi "Shae" Omonijo (Harvard University) will discuss.

    This workshop is co-sponsored by the Harvard Sociology Workshop in History, Culture, and Society and generously funded by the Department of History at Harvard.

    Please pre-register to receive the Zoom link, paper, and any further updates.

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  • 2022 Apr 15

    Internationalism as Decadence: Raymond Aron's Early Critique of Pacifism

    Registration Closed 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    via Zoom

    Professor Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins (Wesleyan University) presents his paper, "Internationalism as Decadence: Raymond Aron's Early Critique of Pacifism." Title may be subject to further change. Simon Luo (Indiana University) will discuss.

    This event is generously funded with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States through the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard.

    Please pre-register to receive the Zoom link, paper, and any further updates.

    Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US

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  • 2022 Mar 31

    The indigenization of the concept of race in modern East Asia: What was/is minzu?

    Registration Closed 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    via Zoom

    *TIME UPDATE: This event will be taking place at 7–8.30pm EST on 31 March, not 6pm as previously stated.*

    Professor Oguma Eiji (Keio University, Japan) presents his paper, "The indigenization of the concept of race in modern East Asia: What was/is minzu (民族)?" Joshua Freedman (Harvard University) will discuss.

    Please note the special timing of the event (Thursday, 31 March, 7–8.30pm EST / Friday, 1 April, 8–9.30am JST). 

    This event is generously funded by the Asia Center at Harvard.

    Please pre-register to receive the Zoom link, paper, and any further updates. 

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  • 2022 Mar 11

    "I Put My Fear for You above My Fear of You": The Role of Emotions in Ibn al-Jawzi's Political Thought

    Registration Closed 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    via Zoom

    Professor Han Hsien Liew (Arizona State University) presents his ongoing work on Ibn al-Jawzi, "'I Put My Fear for You above My Fear of You': The Role of Emotions in Ibn al-Jawzi's Political Thought". Title may be subject to further change. 

    This event is generously sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University.

    Please pre-register to receive the Zoom link, paper, and any further updates. 

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  • 2022 Mar 04

    Alterity and Identity: Two Paths for Post-(Neo)Liberal Politics

    Registration Closed 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    via Zoom

    Professor Jesse McCarthy (Harvard University) presents his paper, "Alterity and Identity: Two Paths for Post-(Neo)LIberal Politics." Please note that the tite is subject to further change. 

    Huey Hewitt (Harvard University) will discuss.

    Please pre-register to receive the Zoom link, paper, and any further updates.

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  • 2022 Feb 25

    Reform as Global History: Technology, Economic Governance and Infrastructure

    Registration Closed 8:00am to 9:30am

    Location: 

    via Zoom

    Professors Arunabh Ghosh (Harvard University) and Taomo Zhou (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) discuss their ongoing work to reframe China's Reform and Opening as a process of transnational knowledge production, paying special attention to dam building and the construction of special economic zones in the 1970s. Kelvin Ng (Yale University) will briefly respond; all attendees are warmly invited to participate in the discussion of Professors Ghosh and Zhou's early ideas.

    Please note the special timing of this event (8–9.30am EST, 9–10.30pm SGT).

    Please pre-register to receive the Zoom link and any further updates.

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