Badaro Talks: “Insurgensea: Palestine’s nomadic solidarities”

18.4.2024 - 18.4.2024

Event description

How does the insurgency in Palestine (de)territorialize the sea beyond the land? How do solidarity ships carry the ongoing insurgency beyond fortified frontiers and embargoed shores, sometimes engulfing other societies in a radical deluge of (self-)transforming solidarity? Navigating aboard ships, Assistant Professor Nikolas Kosmatopoulos’ presentation will discuss what insurgencies with a capacity for nomadic solidarities might mean for contemporary (geo)politics.

When: Thursday 18th of April at 6 pm.

Where: The FIME premises at 30 Badaro Street, Chaoui Building, 5th floor meeting room.

We kindly request you to RSVP through this link at the latest on Wednesday 17th of April.

Speaker bio

Nikolas Kosmatopoulos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Studies and Public Administration (PSPA) and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies (SOAM) at the American University of Beirut (AUB). He works at the intersection of global studies and politics, international political economy and the anthropology of expertise, Middle East Studies and Maritime Studies, and the study of human worlds in non-human environments, and particularly the oceans. His work has been published in leading journals in a variety of disciplinary fields, such as political studies, international affairs, anthropology, human geography, and Middle Eastern studies, among others. His monograph “Master Peace: Lebanon’s Violence and the Politics of Expertise” is forthcoming with Penn UPress. He is the co-founder and co-director of the research and community work collectives FLOATS (Floating Laboratory of Action and Theory at Sea) and Decolonize Hellas.

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