Recent and Upcoming Presentations

 

"Polis 2.0? Arendtian Publics and Politics after the Digital Revolution," American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, August 28-September 1, 2014.

Decentered Democracy or New Networks of Dependency? Theorizing the Emerging Global Public Sphere with Adorno, 7th International Critical Theory Conference, Loyola University, Rome, May 8-10, 2014.

"Adorno and the Global Public Sphere: Rethinking Globalization and the Cosmopolitan Condition of Politics," Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, April 17-20, 2014.

"Rechtsextremismus in Europa," International Conference in Honor of Hans-Peter Waldhoff, Leibnizhaus Hannover, November 30-December 1, 2013.

"Global Terrorism," Juedischer Gemeindetag Berlin, November 22-24, 2013.

"Theorizing Cosmopolitanism and Conflict: Beyond Democratic Sovereigntism and Global Constitutionalism?" International Conference "Cosmopolitanism and Conflict," John Cabot University, Rome, October 11-13, 2013.

"Radical Right and Radical Left Antisemitism: Political Developments and Public Opinion in Contemporary European Perspective," Jewish Life and Anti-Semitism in Contemporary Europe: International Conference at the Hungarian Parliament, Upper House, Budapest, October 1-2, 2013.

"How do we map legal cultures?" Panel with Giuseppe Monatieri, John Cabot University, Rome, September 26, 2013.

From Habermas Back to Kant? Rethinking Global Constitutionalism from Below," 2013 Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference, Chicago, April 11-14, 2013.

Panel "Judgment and the Political Theory of Hannah Arendt," Chair and Discussant, 2013 Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference, Chicago, April 11-14, 2013.

Elite Discourse and Public Opinion on Antisemitism and Israel: The Case of Germany in Comparative European Perspective," International Conference "From Rejection to Acceptance: Jews in 21st Century Germany," Tel Aviv University, February 10-12, 2013.

Gruppendbild und Ressentiment: Zur politischen Psychologie des Antisemitismus heute," Universität Hannover, Institut für Soziologie, Vortragsreihe des Arbeitskreises Politische Psychologie, November 22, 2012.

Kollektiviertes Ressentiment und subjektive Erfahrung," Keynote Address, Conference "Antisemitismus und Erfahrung," Sigmund Freud Institut Frankfurt, Frankfurt, September 8-9, 2012.

The Political Task of the Translators: Theorizing Cosmopolitics in the Vernacular," 2012 American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, August 30-September 2, 2012.

"Farewell to Hegel: Adorno's Cosmopolitan Critique of the Nation State and the World Spirit," 5th International Critical Theory Conference, John Felice Rome Center of Loyola University Chicago, May 7-9, 2012.

"Saving Europe? Transnational Solidarity from Below and the Political Legitimation of the EU," 2012 Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference, Chicago, April 12-15, 2012.

Panel "Novel Ways of Theorizing the Public Sphere: Frankfurt School and Beyond," Chair and Discussant, 2012 Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference, Chicago, April 12-15, 2012.

"Grounding Cosmopolitics: Arendt, Adorno, and Global Political Theory from the Margins," Panel "Universalism's Exclusions," Joint Session Foundations of Political Theory/Political Thought and Philosophy (Div.2 & 1), 2011 American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, Seattle, September 1-4, 2011.

Chair, Panel "Critical Perspectives on Rights," Normative Political Theory (Division 3), 2011 American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, Seattle, September 1-4, 2011.

"The Antinomies of Liberal Cosmopolitanism: A Critical Reappraisal of Kant's Cosmopolitan Right and its Reconstruction among the 'New Cosmopolitans'," Western Political Science Association (WPSA) Annual Conference, April 21-24, 2011, San Antonio, Texas.  

"Situating Cosmopolitics: Global Political Theory after Arendt and Adorno," Workshop for Political and Social Theory, Institute for Humanities, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Harbour Centre, April 15, 2011, 2pm.

"Karl Marx and the Stoics: Two Variations of Strict Political Cosmopolitanism Revisited," 2011 Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference, Chicago, April 1-4, 2011.

"Rethinking Crimes against Humanity with Arendt and Adorno," Philosophy Colloquium & Global Security Forum, Department of Philosophy, Oakland University, Oakland/Michigan, March 11, 2011.

“Arendt in Iran: Trans-/National Communities in Action and Extrajudicial Democratic Legitimacy,“ Association for Political Theory (APT), Portland/Oregon, Reed College, October 21-23, 2010.

„Reading Hannah Arendt in Tehran: Communities in Action, Transnational Publics and Cosmopolitanism from Below,“ Panel (An)other Resistance: Transnational Resistance, Ressentiment, Populism, and Silence at the 2010 American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., September 2-5, 2010.

„The Cosmopolitan Turn: How Soccer’s “Glocalization” is Reshaping Political Norms, Citizenship, and Transnational Allegiances in Germany and Europe,“ Panel „Soccer Nations, Soccer Cultures, Global Citizens: Globalization, Cosmopolitanism, and Shifting Identities in Germany and Europe after the 2010 World Cup, German Studies Association (GSA) Annual Conference, Oakland/California, October 7-10, 2010.

„Anti-Semitism Reloaded: The Resurgence of Judeophobia in European Extreme Right Parties,“ IASA Inaugural International Conference, Yale University, August 23–25, 2010.

„Beyond the Liberal Universe: Adorno's Critical Cosmopolitanism,“ 6th Annual Joint Conference of the Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy, Loyola University, Rome, July 6-10, 2010.

Chair, Session on Marx, 6th Annual Joint Conference of the Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy, Loyola University, Rome, July 6-10, 2010.

„Post-Moderne Projektionen. Antisemitismus und Anti-Kosmopolitismus im deutschen und europäischen Kontext,“ Lecture Series Prof. Julius H. Schoeps, "Antisemitismus, Zionismus und das deutsch-jüdische Verhältnis im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert," Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, June 30, 2010.

Speaker/Commentator, “Hegel, Citizenship and Modernity,” Cosmopolis/Cosmopolitics, Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre, Vancouver, May 5-9, 2010.

“’A Homeland without a Frontier’: Adorno’s Nonliberal Cosmopolitanism and the Critique of Global Inequality,” 2010 Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA) 67th Annual Conference, Chicago, April 22-25, 2010.

Chair, Session on "Political Theory and Exile," 2010 Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA) 67th Annual Conference, Chicago, April 22-25, 2010.