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Islamic Aesthetics
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"After Evil"

12 - 13 Dec '18 6:30 pm

This seminar series will analyze understandings of justice in “post-conflict” societies. Professor Meister will critically examine the theoretical literature on “transitional justice” to investigate how, after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989, scholars and citizens alike have relegated evil to the past, permanently referred justice to the future, and framed the present as a time between wrong and right. He will investigate the political effects—on nationalism, sovereignty, and citizenship—of the dominant, post-Cold War discourse of human rights through a variety of cases, including post-war America, Germany, Israel, and South Africa. The seminar is based on Meister’s recent opus, After Evil: A Politics of Human Rights, which deftly crosses the disciplines of political theory, history, philosophy, jurisprudence, literature, art history, and theology. In conversation with his student and JP’s Academic Director, Rohit Goel, Meister will push participants to think critically about the uniquely post-Cold War temporality of evil and justice, when evil’s end, far from precipitating justice, postpones it indefinitely.

Registration: Rs 1000/-
(Rs.500 with Student ID)


Robert Meister

Robert Meister is Professor of Social and Political Thought in the Social Sciences Division and the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His political thought concerns the moral relations between the beneficiaries of social and political injustice and its victims. After Evil (Columbia, 2011) is a critique of the global discourse of humanitarianism that followed the fall of Communism in 1989. His next book, Historical Justice in the Age of Finance (2019), is about the global discourse of financialization and the aftermath of the near-fall of capitalism in 2008. His previous publications have engaged Marxist analysis, the politics of recognition, political theology, US (and comparative) constitutional law, and legal theory.


Registration Fees: Rs. 1000/-



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