CPP Annual Lecture 'Refugees and the Politics of Inhumanitarianism'
- Thursday 20 April 2023
- CPP Colloquia 2022-2023
2311 BD Leiden
The Centre of Political Philosophy is pleased to announce the annual lecture by David Owen, Professor in Politics.
Refugees and the Politics of Inhumanitarianism
There are a number of critical perspectives on humanitarianism as a response to suffering concerning its historical relationship to colonial violence and its depoliticizing effects. My purpose in this lecture is to take up a distinct, but related, issue in contemporary refugee politics, namely, the availability of the language, practices, and agents of humanitarianism as media through which inhumanity can be enacted. I will be concerned to distinguish different forms of, what I will call, ‘inhumanitarianism’ – the dark double of humanitarianism - and its pervasive contemporary presence as a testimony to our ethical and political failures in the realm of refugee protection.
About the Center for Political Philosophy (CPP) Colloquia Series
The CPP is a collaboration between the Institute for Philosophy and the Institute for Political Science at Leiden University. Attendance of the Colloquia is free and there is no need to register. See CPP for more information. For further questions please contact dr. Thomas Fossen
Drinks afterwards & all are welcome!