[csaa-forum] Call for Papers “Global Realities: Precarious Survival and Belonging” Barcelona 14-16 July 2017

Baden Offord baden.offord at curtin.edu.au
Thu Dec 15 08:31:59 ACST 2016

Call for Papers for the IAFOR Global Studies 2017 Conference, in partnership with Cea Universitat de Barcelona<https://www.facebook.com/cea.universitatdebarcelona>


The 2017 Conference theme will be“Global Realities: Precarious Survival and Belonging.”

The conference will turn its focus to the precariousness of life across the world, life being understood in all its amplitude. Since 2014 we have witnessed the horror of the refugee crisis in Europe and how borders which should have been crossed have been blocked off by barbed wire fences. The whole context of borders, belonging and survival has shifted resulting in an increase in racism, radical nationalisms, terrorism, infringements of human rights, and rising poverty levels, to mention only a few of the globalised problems confronting our world. The result of such precarity, even of the planet itself, has led to a generalised sense of communal and individual vulnerability.

Raimond Gaita recently noted, “It is striking how often people now speak of ‘a common humanity’ in ethically inflected registers, or ethically resonant tones that express a fellowship of all the peoples of the earth, or sometimes the hope for such a fellowship.” Hopefully, this conference will discuss the ways and means by which a “common humanity” may be aspired to by future generations.

Keynote Speakers include: Adrien Wing, Gloria Montero and Baden Offord


-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.cdu.edu.au/pipermail/csaa-forum/attachments/20161214/9a8dbc60/attachment.html 

More information about the csaa-forum mailing list