MAY 9-10-11 | Beyond Planetary Apartheid

CEI-IUL co-organises, with ICS-ULisboa, the international conference Beyond Planetary Apartheid on May 9, 10, and 11.

About the conference

The contemporary physical, socio-cultural and political worlds are being increasingly compartimentalised. In this conference, we want to discuss whether, and to what extent, are the global society and space moving toward a state of generalised and planetary, if creeping, apartheid. Our intent is to take some steps beyond the analysis and exposure of the various forms of segregation, fragmentation, polarisation, gentrification, ghettoisation, militarisation, and ultimately apartheidisation, observed around the globe; and question what are the (bio-)political, ideological discourses and practices, be they hegemonic or banal, that shape those very phenomena.

By calling geographers, architects, urban planners, anthropologists, historians, political scientists, sociologists, philosophers, and activists with a word on the matter, in this multidisciplinary conference we aim to present a crosscut perspective of the phenomenon of planetary apartheid, discussing such spaces and going beyond the mainstream critiques, avoiding any manichaeist visions between settlers/colonisers and natives/colonised, discussing dystopian presents and futures.

Open sessions on May 9

Afternoon (ICS-ULisboa – location)

16.30-17.00: welcome, José Luís Cardoso (ICS-ULisboa) and Luís Nuno Rodrigues (CEI-IUL) (Auditorium S. Nunes)

17.00-18.15: keynote speech, Michel Agier (EHESS, Paris), From Calais to the World: New Reflections on Encampment, Borders and Nation-States (chair: Pedro Figueredo Neto) (Auditorium S. Nunes)

18.15-19.30: debate: Apartheid and its many forms: a focus on Palestine/Israel w Ilan Pappé (University of Exeter), Marco Allegra (ICS-ULisboa) and Smadar Lavie (University of California, Berkeley) (chair: Shahd Wadi, independent researcher) (Auditorium S. Nunes)

19.30-20.00: opening cocktail (foyer)

Open sessions on May 10

Afternoon (ISCTE-IUL – location)

17.00-18.30: keynote speech, Loretta Lees (University of Leicester), Planetary Gentrification: Institutionalised Segregation? (chair: Simone Tulumello) (B2.03)

Open sessions on May 11

Morning (ISCTE-IUL – location)

11.00-12.00: keynote speech, Ilan Pappé (University of Exeter), Settler Colonialism in Palestine: An Old-New Paradigm for our Times (chair: Giulia Daniele) (B2.03)

12.00-13.30: final roundtable w Amanda Hammar (Copenhagen University), Jamile Borges (Universidade Federal da Bahia), Joana Gorjão Henriques (Público), Randy Lippert (University of Windsor) (chair: Andrea Pavoni, Dinâmia’CET-IUL) (B2.03).

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CEI-Iscte (Centre for International Studies) is a university-based multidisciplinary research center at ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL). CEI-Iscte aims at promoting interdisciplinary research in Social Sciences, International Relations and Economy, focusing in its areas of geographic specialisation: Africa, Asia, Europe, and Transatlantic Relations.

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