6:00 PM–8:00 PM Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall
Migration and the European Political Space: The Future is at the Borders
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With Etienne Balibar, Jean Cohen, Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Lydia Goehr, Stephen Holmes, Carlo Invernizzi, David Johnston, Giulia Oskian, Silvana Patriarca, David Ragazzoni, Rui Tavares, Nadia Urbinati, Achille Varzi, Nicolas De Warren; chaired by Caterina Di Fazio.
Conceived in this moment of tremendous political instability, Agora Europe is intended to create opportunities for a public debate to think about how to reorganize the European political space. The subtitle, quoting Etienne Balibar, could be: “Pas d’autre France sans autre Europe” – a formula which could clearly be applied to all the countries of the EU.
The first Agora Europe was held at Paris 1 in May. This second agora will be an occasion to talk about the future of Europe, and to discuss the potential of each European nation to shape the European political space. It is not intended as a purely academic exercise, but aims to be open to everyone. We will start with brief introductory remarks about representation and appearance as the two main categories of political space. Each speaker will then talk briefly about the European Union as a political and not merely economic union. The ensuing debate will address themes including fragility and labor, socialism vs. populism, migration and citizenship, and equality. As an agora, the participation of the audience is essential. For more info, please refer to the event website, and to the article in openDemocracy.
Event co-sponsored by The European Institute, The Columbia University Maison Française, The Columbia European Society, and The Alliance Program.