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The 2018 Hannah Arendt and Reiner Schürmann​​​​​​​ Annual Symposium in Political Philosophy

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 9:00 am to 1:15 pm

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011

The 2018 Hannah Arendt and Reiner Schürmann Annual Symposium in Political Philosophy at the Philosophy Department of The New School for Social Research, "Philosophy and Coloniality".

Monday, April 16

11:00 AM Moderator: JASKIRAN DHILLON 

KYLE WHYTE: "Indigenous Philosophizing in Our Ancestors Dystopia"

LINDA ALCOFF: Eurocentrism as a Philosophical Practice"

1:00 PM Lunch 

2:00 PM Moderator: SANDRO MEZZADRA

JODI BYRD: "The (De)Coloniality of Relationality in Southeastern American Indian Philosophies" 

CHIARA BOTTICI: "Imaginal Past: Philosophy, Coloniality and the Politics of Remembrance"

4:00 PM Coffee Break  

4:30 PM-6:30 PM  Moderator: EMMALON DAVIS 

WALTER MIGNOLO: " Is Philosophy still a useful concept? On Nahuatl Thought, Coloniality of Knowledge and Western Philosophy"

LEWIS GORDON: " Philosophy and Decoloniality in Africana Philosophy"


Tuesday, April 17

9:00 AM Moderator: DMITRI NIKULIN 

MARIANA ORTEGA: " To(o) Queer the Artist: A Decolonial Aesthetic of Self-Making"

EDUARDO MENDIETA: "Towards a Decolonial Philosophical Imaginary"

11:00 AM Coffee Break

11:15 AM-1:15 PM Moderator: TOMAS PIMENTA 

NELSON MALDONADO TORRES:" What is (decolonial) Critique?"

ENRIQUE DUSSEL: "The 'Second Century' Marx"

Organized by Chiara Bottic and Tomas Pimenta, and co-sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement and Social Justice (CESJ), the Janey Program in Latin American Studies, and the New School for Social Research Office of the Dean.

Event Type

Conferences and Symposia


General Public


The New School for Social Research, Department of Philosophy




Free; No Registration required

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