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Partha Chatterjee, Governmentality in the East, lecture delivered 27 April, 2015, at the University of California, Berkeley.

There is a complete audio of the lecture on the site (Program in Critical Theory)

Foucault’s genealogy of governmentality as described in Security, Territory, Population is entirely West European. What would a genealogy of modern state practices look like in a former colonial country in Asia?

Looking at India, one finds that early governmental practices, including those of rational bureaucracy, rule of law and the knowledge of populations, were motivated mainly by raison d’État: it was the creation and maintenance of the sovereign power of British colonial authority that was the objective. In the 19th century, notions of liberal governmentality were introduced by officials influenced by utilitarian ideas to make Indian society the target of policy in order to improve productivity as well as morality. Indian nationalists in the 20th century rejected colonial governmentality and demanded full rights of sovereignty over the state. However, the postcolonial state retained the colonial apparatus of security based on raison d’État while expanding liberal governmentality to include an agenda of welfare of the people. In the more recent period, the spread of governmentality alongside the politics of electoral representation has produced in India forms of claim-making and resistance that go well beyond Foucault’s framework. (Chatterjee)

Partha Chatterjee is a political theorist and historian. He divides his time between Columbia University and the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, where he was the Director from 1997 to 2007. He is the author of more than twenty books, monographs and edited volumes and is a founding member of the Subaltern Studies Collective. He as awarded the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize for 2009 for outstanding achievements in the field of Asian studies. His books include: The Black Hole of Empire: History of a Global Practice of Power (2012), Lineages of Political Society: Studies in Postcolonial Democracy (2011), The Politics of the Governed: Considerations on Political Society in Most of the World (2004); A Princely Impostor? The Strange and Universal History of the Kumar of Bhawal (2002); The Nation and Its Fragments: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories (1993), and Nationalist Thought and the Colonial World: A Derivative Discourse? (1993).

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Foucault and May 1968

Published on 18 Jun 2015

François Ewald (CNAM), Bernard Harcourt (Columbia Law School, Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought), and Jesús R. Velasco (LAIC Chair, Columbia University) delve into the influences and effects of Michel Foucault’s lectures at the College de France, Penal Theories and Institutions (1971-1972). The panelists explore how the social unrest of 1968 influenced Foucault as he began to work out theories on repressive disciplinary penal systems that he would develop fully in one of his most important works, Discipline and Punish.

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Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought
Columbia Global Centers/Europe
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

vous invitent à une
Journée d’étude

PDF of flyer

Mardi 2 Juin 2015

Premières lectures, premières réactions, et pistes de recherches 

Journée d’étude autours de M. Foucault, Théories et institutions pénales Cours au Collège de France 1972-1973

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Étienne Balibar ▪ Claude-Olivier Doron ▪ François Ewald ▪ Frédéric Gros ▪ Bernard Harcourt ▪ Robert Jacob ▪ Sacha Raoult ▪ Stephen Sawyer ▪ Arianna Sforzini ▪ Arnaud Teyssier ▪ Julien Théry

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Columbia Global Centers/Europe

Reid Hall
4 rue de Chevreuse
75006 Paris
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de 9 h à 18 h

Autour de Théories et institutions pénales (1972)
Journée d’études

9:00     Introduction – Bernard E. Harcourt, Columbia University/EHESS

9:10     Frédéric Gros, Sciences Po

10:00   Stephen W. Sawyer, American University in Paris

10:45   Pause

11:00 Table ronde: « Foucault et l’histoire » – Claude-Olivier Doron, Université Paris-Diderot

Robert Jacob, CNRS-Lamop
Julien Théry, Université Paul Valéry-Montpellier III
Arnaud Teyssier, ENA/ENS

13:00   Pause

14:00   François Ewald, Responsable de l’édition des cours de Michel Foucault au Collège de France

14:45   Panel : « Foucault, le droit pénal, et la théâtralisation »

Arianna Sforzini, Université Paris-Est Créteil
Sacha Raoult, Université Aix-Marseille
Bernard E. Harcourt, Columbia University/EHESS

16:00   Pause

16:15   Keynote: Étienne Balibar, Université Parix X/Columbia University

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Michael Panser: Foucault und Öcalan (2015)
Macht und Wahrheit: Machtanalytik und nomadisches Denken als Fragmente einer Philosophie der Befreiung

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The Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought​ and The Hispanic Institute for Latin American & Iberian Cultures are proud to invite you to the release of the last volume of Michel Foucault’s series of seminars at the Collège de France:

Foucault and May 68: Penal Theories and Institutions (Collège de France Lectures, 1971-1972) (Hautes Études, Gallimard and Seuil, 2015)

Participants include François Ewald (CNAM), general editor of the series, Bernard Harcourt (Columbia Law School, Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought) the volume editor, and Jesús R. Velasco (LAIC Chair, Columbia University)

Casa Hispánica
Room 201
Wednesday, May 6, 7PM

Reception to follow

From the back cover:

Théories et Institutions pénales est le titre donné par Michel Foucault au cours qu’il prononce au Collège de France de novembre 1971 à mars 1972. Dans ces leçons, Michel Foucault théorise, pour la première fois, la question du pouvoir qui va l’occuper jusqu’à la rédaction de Surveiller et punir (1975) et au-delà, d’abord à travers la relation minutieuse de la répression par Richelieu de la révolte des Nu-pieds (1639-1640), puis en montrant comment le dispositif de pouvoir élaboré à cette occasion par la monarchie rompt avec l’économie des institutions juridiques et judiciaires du Moyen Âge et ouvre sur un «appareil judiciaire d’État», un «système répressif» dont la fonction va se centrer sur l’enfermement de ceux qui défient son ordre. Michel Foucault systématise l’approche d’une histoire de la vérité à partir de l’étude des «matrices juridico-politiques», étude qu’il avait commencée dans le cours de l’année précédente (Leçons sur la volonté de savoir), et qui est au coeur de la notion de «relation de savoir-pouvoir». Ce cours développe sa théorie de la justice et du droit pénal. La parution de ce volume marque la fin de la publication de la série des Cours de Michel Foucault au Collège de France (dont le premier volume a été publié en 1997).

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SÉMINAIRE FOUCAULT
Animé par Jean-François Braunstein et Daniele Lorenzini

Samedi 18 avril 2015, 10h30 – 12h30

Judith REVEL (Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre)
“Foucault avec Merleau-Ponty : une ontologie politique”

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
UFR de philosophie
17 rue de la Sorbonne, Escalier C, 1er étage droite, salle Lalande

JudithPres

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Convulsing Bodies: Religion and Resistance in Foucault
link to book details

Published on 12 Mar 2015

Mark D. Jordan of the Harvard Divinity School discusses his recent publication, Convulsing Bodies: Religion and Resistance in Foucault.
Respondents include James Bernauer, S.J., of Boston College, Amy Hollywood and Mayra Rivera Rivera, both of Harvard Divinity School.

00:00 Welcome and introduction by Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology, Harvard Divinity School

07:45 Mark D. Jordan, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Christian Thought, Harvard Divinity School

19:43 Respondent introductions by Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology, Harvard Divinity School

24:13 Amy Hollywood, Elizabeth H. Monrad Professor of Christian Studies, Harvard Divinity School

40:06 Mayra Rivera Rivera, Associate Professor of Theology and Latina/o Studies, Harvard Divinity School

56:44 James Bernauer, S.J., Professor of Philosophy, Boston College

1:11:40 Response by Mark D. Jordan, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Christian Thought, Harvard Divinity School

1:14:20 Q&A with Mark D. Jordan, James Bernauer, Amy Hollywood, Mayra Rivera Rivera

Learn more about Harvard Divinity School and its mission to illuminate, engage, and serve at http://www.hds.harvard.edu.

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