Governing the Mediterranean via Technopolitics


Date: May 23, 2014

Introduction: 9:00–9:30

Currents: 9:30–11:30

Laleh Khalili, SOAS London
The Technopolitics of Miliary Logisitics in the Middle East

Sevasti Trubeta, University of the Aegean
Incarceration of Refugees and Immigrants and the Creation of Gray Areas in the European Countries

Erik Swyngedouw, University of Manchester
Techno-Political Salt: Desalination as a Hydro-social Fix in Spain

Discussant: Munira Khayyat, American University of Cairo

Countercurrents: 11:45–1:45

Yasmine Khayyat, Rutgers University
Governing Memory in South Lebanon

Giorgos Kalis, University of Barcelona
The Emergence of Alternative Economies in Southern Europe

Nikolas Kosmatopoulos, Columbia University
The Flotilla Machine: Maritime Technopolitics en Route to Gaza

Discussant: Stathis Kouvelakis, King’s College London

This conference is organized by Nikolas Kosmatopoulos, Stavros Niarchos Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University, and co-sponsored by the Blinken Institute, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Sciences Po, and Columbia Global Centers-Europe.

Date: May 23, 2014

Introduction: 9:00–9:30

Currents: 9:30–11:30

Laleh Khalili, SOAS London
The Technopolitics of Miliary Logisitics in the Middle East

Sevasti Trubeta, University of the Aegean
Incarceration of Refugees and Immigrants and the Creation of Gray Areas in the European Countries

Erik Swyngedouw, University of Manchester
Techno-Political Salt: Desalination as a Hydro-social Fix in Spain

Discussant: Munira Khayyat, American University of Cairo

Countercurrents: 11:45–1:45

Yasmine Khayyat, Rutgers University
Governing Memory in South Lebanon

Giorgos Kalis, University of Barcelona
The Emergence of Alternative Economies in Southern Europe

Nikolas Kosmatopoulos, Columbia University
The Flotilla Machine: Maritime Technopolitics en Route to Gaza

Discussant: Stathis Kouvelakis, King’s College London

This conference is organized by Nikolas Kosmatopoulos, Stavros Niarchos Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University, and co-sponsored by the Blinken Institute, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Sciences Po, and Columbia Global Centers-Europe.

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