Citizenship. A lecture by Seyla Benhabib

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At 19:00 CET on Monday the 16th March 2015, the CCCB presented a lecture on the nature of contemporary European citizenship by Seyla Benhabib. Citizenship took place in the CCCB’s premises at 5 Carrer de Montalegre, Barcelona.

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About the lecture:

What does it mean to be a citizen today? How do we acquire the right to belong to a political community and how do our rights of political participation relate to our civil and social rights? Is it possible to speak of economic citizenship?

During her talk, Seyla Benhabib reflected upon the current conception of citizenship in Europe and its instability in the face of rising inequality, mass migration and the increasing inability of nation states to regulate their own borders.

About the evening’s speaker:

Seyla Benhabib (Istanbul, 1950) is the Eugene Mayer Professor of political science and philosophy at Yale University. She has also taught at the New School for Social Research in New York and at Harvard University. She was president of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, having previously been a research affiliate in numerous institutions in both the United States and Europe. On top of honorary degrees from the universities of Bogaziçi, Utrecht and Valencia, she has also been awarded the prestigious Ernst Bloch and Leopold Lucas Prizes. Her work is mainly concerned with nineteenth and twentieth century social and political thought, feminist theory and the history of modern political theory and she is one of today’s most authoritative thinkers in philosophical considerations of difference, feminism and multiculturalism. Seyla Benhabib is also the author of several major works, including Migrations and Mobilities: Gender, Borders and Citizenship (co-edited with Judith Resnik, NYU Press, 2009), Politics in Dark Times: Encounters with Hannah Arendt (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and Dignity in Adversity: Human Rights in Troubled Times (Polity, 2011).

This debate was presented by Judit Carrera, head of the Debates Programme at the CCCB.

 

 

Ciutadania. Conferència de Seyla Benhabib

Dilluns 16 de marc, a les 19h (UTC+1), Carrer de Montalegre 5, Barcelona. 

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Què vol dir avui ésser ciutadà? Com s’accedeix al dret de pertànyer a una comunitat política? Quina vinculació hi ha entre els drets de participació política i els drets civils i socials? Es pot parlar també d’una ciutadania econòmica? La catedràtica de Ciència política i Filosofia de la Universitat de Yale, Seyla Benhabib, reflexionarà sobre la inestabilitat actual del concepte de ciutadania a Europa, en un moment d’augment radical de les desigualtats, migracions massives i disminució de la capacitat dels Estats-nació per regular les seves pròpies fronteres.

Seyla Benhabib (Istanbul, 1950) ocupa la càtedra Eugene Meyer de Ciència política i Filosofia a la Universitat de Yale. Ha estat també professora a la New School for Social Research de Nova York i a la Universitat de Harvard. Va ser presidenta de la Divisió Oriental de l’American Philosophical Association i és membre de l’Acadèmia Americana de les Arts i les Ciències. Ha estat investigadora associada en nombroses institucions, tant als Estats Units com a Europa. Ha estat nomenada doctora honoris causa per les universitats d’Utrecht, València i Bogazici University a Istanbul, i ha rebut el prestigiós premi Ernst Bloch i el Leopold Lucas de la Universitat de Tübingen. El seu treball se centra en el pensament europeu social i polític dels segles XIX i XX, la teoria feminista i la història de la teoria política moderna. És una de les veus més autoritzades en l’actual debat filosòfic i polític sobre la diferència, el feminisme i el multiculturalisme. Seyla Benhabib és autora de nombroses obres de referència, com ara Las reivindicaciones de la culturaIgualdad y diversidad en la era global (Katz, 2006), Migrations and Mobilities: Gender, Borders and Citizenship (editat amb Judith Resnik, NYU Press, 2009), Politics in Dark Times. Encounters with Hannah Arendt (Cambridge University Press, 2010) i Dignity in Adversity. Human Rights in Troubled Times (Polity, 2011).

Presenta: Judit Carrera, cap del Centre de Documentació i Debat del CCCB.