Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Fayerweather Hall 411
212 851 7293
"Hijacking Human Rights: Neoliberalism and the End of the Third World" with Professor Joseph R. Slaughter October 6, 2016 · 12-1PM Columbia University, Fayerweather Hall, Room 411 The Committee on Global Thought (CGT) Lunchtime Seminars are a forum for Columbia University faculty and visiting scholars to discuss current research characterizing and assessing issues of global importance. Open to Columbia affiliates only. No registration is required. Light lunch will be available.
Joseph R. Slaughter is an Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He specializes in literature, law, and socio-cultural history of the Global South (particularly Latin America and Africa). He’s especially interested in the social work of literature—the myriad ways in which literature intersects (formally, historically, ideologically, materially) with problems of social justice, human rights, intellectual property, and international law.