DIIS Research Seminar
Late modernity, International Society and the Idea of Humanitarian Space Nordskov, December 5. 2008, 13:00-15:00 In this seminar, Paolo Esteves will present a paper on the transformations which the ‘International’, understood as a regime of power, has faced and undergone since the end of the cold war. With a particular focus on the emergence of humanitarian space at the margins of international society, the paper discusses the rise of a therapeutic politics as a technique deployed to normalize the space outside the ‘International’ and to expand international society. The presentation will serve as a point of departure for discussing how post-structuralist approaches contribute to the study of humanitarian politics. Prof. David Forsythe, University of Nebraska will give comments to the paper
Chair: Finn Stepputat, DIIS
Paulo Esteves has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Rio de Janeiro University Research Institute (IUPERJ). He lectures at the International Relations Graduate programme of Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC-Minas) and is currently a Post-doctoral Fellow at Copenhagen University. His areas of interest are international politics, international security and human rights. Recent publications include “Unfolding the international at late modernity: Humanitarian space and therapeutic politics”. NUPI’s Theory Seminar Series, 2008; “Pax Perpetua: the ‘International’ at Late Modernity”. Cena Internacional 2008; “Towards a genealogy of the territorial State”. Revista de Sociologia e Política (27) 2006.
Prof. David Forsythe, University of Nebraska, is currently Fulbright Professor at DIIS. David Forsythe has published extensively on international politics, human rights, and humanitarianism, including The Humanitarians: The International Committee of the Red Cross (Cambridge U. Press, 2005).
The seminar will be held in English. For more information contact Finn Stepputat.