Recent and Upcoming Presentations
“Cultures of Populism and Arendtian Responses,” Keynote Address, Workshop European Commission/Joint Research Centre on Arendt and the Future of the European Union, Brussels, 5-7 December 2018.
“Are European Democracies Falling Apart? Political Conflict, Cultural Identities, and the Rise of Populism,” Keynote Address, Ockham Academie, Den Haag, 23 November 2018.
“Populism and Social Exclusion,” Master Class, Workshop Inclusion and Democracy, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, 10 November 2018.
“Neuere Forschungen in der politischen Psychologie und Kulturforschung zum Autoritarismus,” Eröffnungsvortrag Konferenz Politische Psychologie heute: Kollektiver Narzissmus und Autoritarismus, Universität Trier, 9 November 2018.
“Digital Populism and the Radical Right,” Keynote Address, Symposium Digital Populism and the Radical Right, Birkbeck/University of London, 2 November 2018
“Die Gewalt des Antisemitismus: Vergleichende Reflexionen in der europäischen Gegenwart,“ Tagung zum 70. Geburtstag von Andrei S. Markovits an der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, October 20, 2018.
“Sehnsucht nach der starken Hand: Der heimliche Charme des Autoritären,“ Königsteiner Forum, Königstein, October 15, 2018.
„Rechtspopulismus und Judenfeindschaft in Europa,“ Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland & Bildungsstätte Anne Frank, Frankfurt, August 29-31, 2018.
“Critical Theory and the Study of Authoritarian Populism in the Global Age,” Keynote Address, Critical Theory in Philosophy Summer School, University of Groningen, July 23-27, 2018.
“Beyond Technocracy, Neoliberalism and Populism: Politically Reframing EU Identity and Legitimacy with Hannah Arendt,” Reframing European Identity and Legitimacy in an Age of Populism: Arendt, Conceptual Metaphors, and the Future of the European Union: European Commission Joint Research Centre Symposium-Workshop at the University of Groningen, May 31-June 1, 2018.
“Revolt, Reification, and Delusion: Understanding Contemporary Authoritarian Populism with Arendt and Adorno,” Conference Philosophy and Social Science, Villa Lana, Prague, May 16-20, 2018.
“Revolt and Reification: Critical Theory in an Age of Authoritarian Populism,“11th International Critical Theory Conference in Rome, Loyola University, Rome Campus, May 10-12, 2018.
“Kulminierender Populismus in Westeuropa,” Tagung ‘Das Phänomen Populismus: Politik und
Öffentlichkeit in einer post-faktischen Ära’, Akademie für politische Bildung Tutzing, March 2-4, 2018.
“The Cultur(s) of Populism,” Universidad de Valencia/University of Groningen Winter School, February 21, 2018.
“The Politics of Unreason: Book Presentation,” Universidad de Valencia/University of Groningen Winter School, February 22, 2018.
“The Politics and Ethics of Anti-Antisemitism: Lessons from the Frankfurt School,” International Conference “An End to Antisemitism!,” Universität Wien, February 19, 2018.
“La sfida del populismo: Come la politica populista ha avuto successo e può essere sconfitta,“ Fondazione Roma, January 25, 2018.
„Die Antisemitismuskritik der Kritischen Theorie,“ Universität zu Köln, November 30, 2017.
„Identität und Innuendo: Zur Rekonstruktion der postmarxistischen Antisemitismusanalyse Adornos,” October 11-13, 2017.
“Towards a Critical Theory of Populism in an Age of Post-Factual Democracy,” American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, August 30-September 4, 2017.
“Revolt and Delusion: Understanding Contemporary Populism with Arendt and Adorno," Keynote Address, 2nd Istanbul Critical Theory Conference (in Exile), Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, July 13-15, 2017.
"Authoritarian Politics Reloaded: Towards a Critical Theory of Right-Wing Populism in Light of the Frankfurt School," 10th International Critical Theory Conference in Rome, Loyola University, Rome Campus, May 11-13, 2017.
"Cosmopolitan Europe and its Discontents: Mapping Political Cleavages and Conflicts in 21st Century Europe," Inaugural Lecture at the University of Groningen, Aula Magna, May 9, 2017.
"Cosmopolitan Southern Europe and its Discontents: The Refugee Crisis, Populism, and the Rise of Illiberal Democracy," RUG / University of Granada Winter School Imagining Southern Europe, University of Granada/Spain, February 20-24, 2017.
"Antisemitismus, Rassismus und die Erbschaft des Nationalsozialismus in Deutschland und Europa: Was wir heute noch von der Kritische Theorie lernen können," Sex and Crime: Ein sozialpsychologisches Symposium zur Verflechtung von Gewalt und Sexualität (aus Anlass der Emeritierung von Prof. Rolf Pohl), Leibniz Universität Hannover, February 4, 2017.
"Cosmopolitan Europe and its Discontents: The Refugee Crisis, Populist Movements, and the Rise of Illiberal Democracy," Symposium: European Dimensions and Cosmopolitan Perspectives of Integration and Migration, in Honor of Scientist in Residence Seyla Benhabib, Universität Duisburg-Essen, January 27, 2017.
"The European Legacy and Critical Theory of Human Rights: The Frankfurt School Reconsidered," 9th International Critical Theory Conference in Rome, Loyola University, Rome Campus, May 5-7, 2016.
Chair and Discussant, Panel on "Emerging Issues of International Human Rights," 2016 Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference, Chicago, April 7-10, 2016.
"The Frankfurt School and Critical Theory of Human Rights," 2016 Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference, Chicago, April 7-10, 2016.
"Adorno/Antisemitism in the Global Age," International Conference "Global Adorno," University of Amsterdam, March 20-23, 2016.
"Critical Theory on Antisemitism Revisited," 8th International Critical Theory Conference in Rome, Loyola University, Rome Campus, May 7-9, 2015.
"Digital Politics and the Resurgent Power of the Public Square: Rethinking Contemporary Democratic Unrest with Arendt," 2015 Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference, Chicago, April 16-19, 2015.
Chair and Discussant, Panel on Arendt, 2015 Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference, Chicago, April 16-19, 2015.
“The European Far Right,” Towards Complex Diversity? Understanding New Challenges for the Accommodation of Differnce and Diversity in Europe and the World: CEMES Conference, University of Copenhagen, December 4-5, 2014.
“The Frankfurt School and Beyond: Political Authoritarianism, Racism and Antisemitism in Current European Politics,” Mid-term Conference of the European Sociological Association Research Network 31, Antisemitism and Racism in the Shadow of the Holocaust, University of Vienna, September 4-6, 2014.
"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.