A conference presented by...
The Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
The Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy Initiative
The Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security
PLEASE NOTE: The line-up for Panels I and III was changed after the event poster was printed.
THURSDAY APRIL 28 (2ND FLOOR LEVIS)
9.00: Coffee Reception
9.30: Welcome by Lauren M. E. Goodlad (Director, Unit for Criticism; English)9.45 - 11.15: Keynote Lecture I (sponsored by the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities)
Audrey Kobayashi (Queens): "Connecting Freedom and Responsibility: Activist Scholarship and Geopolitics"Introduction: Colin Flint (Director, ACDIS; Geography)
Jo-Marie Burt (George Mason): "Punishing War Crimes in Latin America: Human Rights and
their Discontents in the Land of Impunity"
Elaine Hadley (Chicago): "Free to be Incompetent: War Crimes and Liberal Guilt in and Beyond the Light Brigade"Chair: L. Elena Delgado (Spanish; Gender & Womens Studies; Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies)
Abdi Samatar (Minnesota): "The Dialectic of Piracy in Somalia: The Rich vs. the Poor"
David M. Hughes (Rutgers): "Fuel of Freedom: Emancipation, Petroleum, and What Comes Next"Chair: Jesse Ribot (Director, SDEP; Geography)
Svetlana Boym (Harvard): "Freedom and the Arts of Dissent"Introduction: Lilya Kaganovsky (Slavic; Comparative & World Literature; Media & Cinema Studies)
FRIDAY APRIL 29 (3RD FLOOR LEVIS)
9.15: Coffee Reception
9.45: Welcome by Jesse Ribot (Director, Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy; Geography)10.00 - 11.30: Keynote Lecture III
Linda Zerilli (Chicago): "Political Freedom, Value Pluralism, and the Problem of Judgment"Introduction: Samantha Frost (Political Science; Gender & Womens Studies)
11.30 - 12.50: Buffet Lunch1.00 - 2.00: Musical Performance
Jason Finkelman Yosef Ben Israel Duo
Percussionist Jason Finkelman (Illinois) and bassist Yosef Ben Israel present improvised music reflective of their backgrounds in avant-world music and jazz traditions.
Scott Kurashige (Michigan): "Grace Lee Boggs: Reimagining the American Dream in Detroit"
Cris Mayo (Illinois): "Queer Student Associations and the Limited Open Forum"Chair: Melissa Orlie (Political Science)
4.00 - 5.30: Closing Roundtable
Christopher Higgins (Educational Policy, Organization, & Leadership)
Jennifer Monson (Dance)
Hina Nazar (English)
Sally Perret (Spanish)
Chair: Robert A. Rushing (Italian; Comparative & World Literature; Media & Cinema Studies)
Co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Center for Advanced Study,
the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies,
and the following programs and departments: English; Education Policy, Organization & Leadership;
Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese; Comparative & World Literature; Jewish Culture & Society; French/French@Illinois;
Political Science; History; Slavic Languages & Literatures; Latina/Latino Studies; and Germanic Languages & Literatures.
Conference Organizers: Lauren M. E. Goodlad (Unit for Criticism; English); L. Elena Delgado (Spanish; Latin American Studies);
Colin Flint (ACDIS; Geography); Christopher Higgins (Education Policy, Organization & Leadership); Jesse Ribot (SDEP; Geography);
Robert A. Rushing (Italian; Comparative & World Literature; Media & Cinema Studies); Graduate Assistants: Mike Black & Katherine Skwarczek