[URBANTH-L] CONF: Nervous Borders: Culture, Politics & People Flows After 9/11, George Mason U, Apr. 6-7

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Nervous Borders: Culture, Politics & People Flows
After 9/11

Conference sponsored by the Cultural Studies Program
and the Center for Global Studies, George Mason

A conference exploring how the experiences of
diasporic, immigrant and foreign communities in the
United States have changed since 9/11. Nervous Borders
also addresses the impact of a new U.S. nationalism on
international affairs and globalization.

Wednesday April 6, 2005
Arlington Campus Law School
Room 225

I   2:30am - 4:00pm

Muslims in the United States & Europe after 9/11

Yvonne Haddad (History, Georgetown University)
Editor, Muslims in the West: From Sojourners to
Citizens, co-editor Islam and the West Post 9/11

Bobby Sayyid (Leeds University, UK)
Author, A Fundamental Fear: Eurocentrism and the
Emergence of Islamism

Saadia Yacoob (MuslimWakeUp!)
Activist promoting progressive and inclusive
identities among young Muslims

II    4:15pm – 5:45pm

Civil Rights, Academic Freedom: The Case of Tariq

Tariq Ramadan (video-conference) (Freibourg
University, Geneva, Switzerland)
Author, Western Muslims and the Future of Islam

David Cole (Law School, Georgetown University)
Author, No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the
American Criminal Justice System; Nation correspondent

Kareem Shora (American-Arab Anti-Discrimination
Director of Legal Policy; Civil rights lawyer

Thursday April 7, 2005
Fairfax Campus

III    10:00-11:30

New Immigrants: Labor, Community, Identity

Rhacel Parennas  (Anthropology, UCSD)
Author, Servants of Globalization: Women, Migration,
and Domestic Work
Sarah Mahler (Sociology and Anthropology, Florida
Author, American Dreaming: Immigrant Life on the
Margins and Salvadorans in Suburbia

Deborah Shutika (English, George Mason University)
Folklorist working with Mexican Americans in Southeast

IV     11:45-1:15


Eren McGinnis (independent filmmaker)
Producer, Beyond the Border, PBS documentary

Jana Evans Braziel (English, University of Cincinnati)
Co-editor, Theorizing Diaspora: A Reader and Against
“Against Race”: Cultural Amnesia, the Academy, and the
Racialized Foundations of Knowledges

Marvette Perez (National Museum of American History)
Curator, Division of Cultural History, specializing in
Latino histories and cultures

 V    2:00-3:00

Keynote Address:
When the liberal state goes repressive: The war on
terror as camouflage for a deeper transformation.

Saskia Sassen (Sociology, University of Chicago)
Author, Guests and Aliens and Globalization and Its
Discontents: On the Mobility of People and Money

VI    3:15-4:45

9/11 and the Politics of Insecurity

Corey Robin (Political Science, Brooklyn College,
Author, Fear: The History of a Political Idea

Nevzat Soguk   (Political Science, University of
Author, States and Strangers: Refugees and
Displacements of Statecraft

Elaine Cassel
Lawyer, law professor and author of articles on recent
abuses of legal and civil rights

Center for the Arts

VII    5:00-6:30


* co-sponsored by CAS Dean’s Office, Office of the
Provost, University Life, Cultural Studies Student
Organizing Committee, English Department, Institute
for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, History
Department, New Century College, Public and
International Affairs Department, Sociology and
Anthropology Department, Women’s Studies Program

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