TRANSLOCAL COMMONS // A COLLOQUIUM WITH SUSAN BUCK-MORSS

Oct 31, 2013

31 October 2013, Albert Long Hall - Boğaziçi University Bebek Campus

Boğaziçi University is ready to host many noted artists, writers, and philosophers through its Boğaziçi Chronicles program initiated on the occasion of its 150th anniversary. Susan Buck-Morss, a thinker and political philosopher specialized on critical theory, visual culture, and political economy is the first guest of Boğaziçi Chronicles hosted in Tubini House between 26th of October and 11th of November.

Susan Buck-Morss, Distinguished Professor of Political Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center, is the inspiration for the colloquium on TransLocal Commons that is held on the 31th of October at Albert Long Hall.  Interventions by Mine Eder, Mahmut Mutman, and Şemsa Özar on “Flows and Borders” and Ceren Özselçuk, Seda Altuğ, and Ayşe Çavdar on “Reclaiming Democracy” all unfolded in the theoretical context provided by Buck-Morss’ initial questions. The colloquium is concluded with a lecture by Susan Buck-Morss, titled “TransLocal Commons and the Global Crowd”.

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PROGRAM

13.30-15.00 FLOWS AND BORDERS: GLOBAL, NATIONAL, REGIONAL

Unpacking “bulldozer” neoliberalization in Turkey: Side effects of AKP and beyond
Mine Eder, Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Boğaziçi University

Sovereignty
Mahmut Mutman, Professor of Cultural Studies, Istanbul Şehir University 

“As if all life had vanished...”: The return of kurdish villagers to their hometowns
Şemsa Özar, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Boğaziçi University

 

15.15-16.45 RECLAIMING DEMOCRACY: POPULAR POLITICS BEYOND ELECTIONS 

The gap that “government does not allow”: Populist containment of desire for democracy in Turkey
Dr. Ceren Özselçuk, Boğaziçi University, Sociology Department

Claims to self-rule in the fever of war in Syria
Dr. Seda Altuğ, The Atatürk Institute for Modern Turkish History, Boğaziçi University

Contesting pieties: searching for Islam in Islamism
Ayşe Çavdar, Journalist, researcher, Express Magazine and European University of Viadrina

 

17.15-18.45 TRANSLOCAL COMMONS AND THE GLOBAL CROWD 

A Public Lecture by 
Susan Buck-Morss, Distinguished Professor of Political Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center

Panel 1: FLOWS AND BORDERS: GLOBAL, NATIONAL, REGIONAL
Panel 2: RECLAIMING DEMOCRACY: POPULAR POLITICS BEYOND ELECTIONS
Panel 3: TRANSLOCAL COMMONS AND THE GLOBAL CROWD