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HRI Lunchtime Seminar, Diana Tietjens Meyers

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
12:30pm – 2:00pm

Storrs Campus
Humanities Institute, 4th floor Homer Babbidge Library

Human Rights Institute Lunchtime Seminar with Diana Tietjens Meyers, Professor Emerita of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut.

"No Safe Passage: The Mapping Journey Project"

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Room 162 Humanities Institute, 4th floor Homer Babbidge Library Campus **Lunch will be provided

“The Mapping Journey Project” is a video installation artwork by Moroccan-born, Paris-educated, now Berlin-based artist, Bouchra Khalili. It combines a soundtrack in which migrants from Asia and Africa tell their stories of traveling to and within Europe with images in which these individuals draw their travels on maps. This paper analyzes the themes of belonging, citizenship, freedom, and agency represented in the eight videos that the installation presents.

Diana Tietjens Meyers is Professor Emerita of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. She has held the Ignacio Ellacuría Chair of Social Ethics at Loyola University, Chicago and the Laurie Chair in Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She currently works in three main areas of philosophy – philosophy of action, politics and aesthetics, and human rights. Her most recent edited collection is Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights (2014, Oxford University Press). Her new monograph is Victims’ Stories and the Advancement of Human Rights (Oxford University Press, Spring 2016).

Contact:

Lyndsay Nalbandian, Lyndsay.Nalbandian@uconn.edu

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