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The International Politics of Fashion

Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Orozco Room, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, Room A712, New York, NY 10011

The afternoon symposium will feature contributors to Andreas Benkhe (ed), The International Politics of Fashion: Being Fab in a Dangerous World, (Routledge, 2017) Presentations include: 

Introduction: Fashion and International Politics, Hazel Clark, Professor of Design Studies and Fashion Studies, Research Chair of Fashion, Parsons

‘Politicising Fashion, Fashioning the Political’, Andreas Behnke, Associate Professor of International Political Theory, University of Reading, UK

Response, Otto von Busch, Associate Professor, Integrated Design, Parsons

 "Beyond Soft Power: Cultural Power from India and China Today through Film’, LHM Ling, Professor of International Affairs, The New School

‘Fashion statements: wearing trousers in Sudan’, Linda Bishai, Director of North Africa Programs, US Institute of Peace & Professorial lecturer, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

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Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Parsons School of Design, School of Art and Design History and Theory



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