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The Physico-Material Bases of Cosmopolitanism

Department of Media and Communications and Sociology Department public lecture

The challenge of cosmopolitanism is often framed in terms of a lack of perception and imagination. While we can imagine the bounded community of the nation, it is more difficult to imagine common humanity, and this impedes the adoption of human rights legislation. This lecture argues for a biopolitical conception of human rights which radically challenges conventional approaches.

Pheng Cheah is professor in the Department of Rhetoric, University of California at Berkeley.


Professor Pheng Cheah | talks


Date and Time:

1 December 2010 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Sheikh Zayed Theatre
New Academic Building
London School of Economics and Political Science

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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