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The Uses and Misuses of Violence

Slavoj Zizek, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, will lecture on the Uses and Misuses of Violence in Room B34, Birkbeck College.

Slavoj Zizek, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, will give a lecture 'The Uses and Misuses of Violence' on Monday 26th February, Birkbeck College, Malet St WC1E 7HX in Room B34 at 2.30pm. This lecture is free and open to all.
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Slavoj Zizek, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, will give a lecture 'The Uses and Misuses of Violence' on Monday 26th February, Birkbeck College, Malet St WC1E 7HX in Room B34 at 2.30pm.


World-renowned public intellectual Professor Slavoj Zizek has published over 50 books (translated into 20 languages) on topics ranging from philosophy and Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis, to theology, film, opera and politics, including Lacan in Hollywood and The Fragile Absolute. He was a candidate for, and nearly won, the Presidency of his native Slovenia in the first democratic elections after the break-up of Yugoslavia in 1990. Although courted by many universities in the US, he resisted offers until the International Directorship of Birkbeck's Centre came up. Believing that 'Political issues are too serious to be left only to politicians', Zizek aims to promote the role of the public intellectual, to be intellectually active and to address the larger public.


Speaker(s):

Professor Slavoj Zizek | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

26 February 2007 at 2:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Birkbeck College
Malet Street
LONDON
WC1E 7HX

http://www.bbk.ac.uk/
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Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities
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