Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The New School conference: The Body and the State: How the State Controls and Protects the Body:
The Center for Public Scholarship presents
the 23rd Social Research conference at The New School:
February 10-12, 2011
John Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, NYC
Join over 35 distinguished experts in discussing the body as an international human rights arena in which many forces, such as religion, science, media, and the market struggle for control over policies that control our bodies. We hope to illuminate how the often tacit assumptions about the "normal," "healthy," and "acceptable" body lead to policies which are, at their core, unjust.
Keynote: Didier Fassin, February 10, 6:00 p.m.
Featured Speakers: Elof Axel Carlson, Wendy Doniger, Joseph Fins, David Garland, Michele Goodwin, Bernard E. Harcourt, Paul W. Kahn, Siddharth Kara, Thomas Walter Laqueur, Afsaneh Najmabadi, Susie Orbach, Renata Salecl, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Susan Schweik, Edward Stein, and Winnifred F. Sullivan
RSVP now to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students free. $30 regular, $15 nonprofits.