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Kouchner in Lampedusa, or the Two Faces of Humanitarianism

On September 16, Bernard Kouchner, the French Foreign Minister and humanitarian, announced that "we (the world) should prepare for the war with Iran". On September 20, a crew of Tunisian fishermen went to court in Lampedusa, Italy, for saving a group of African refugees from certain death.


On September 16, Bernard Kouchner, the French Foreign Minister and humanitarian, announced that "we (the world) should prepare for the war with Iran". On September 20, a crew of Tunisian fishermen went to court in Lampedusa, Italy, for saving a group of African refugees from certain death. It is crucial to read the two events together: the "we" who should prepare for humanitarian war is the same "we" who enjoins us to let the helpless refugees drown.


Speaker(s):

Professor Slavoj Zizek | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

23 October 2007 at 2:30 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

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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