SGPIA Launches Shifting Social Contracts Seminar Series

Published on September 1, 2015
In recent decades, institutions of social provisioning around the world have undergone complex transformations, with shifts in regimes and technologies of access to social welfare goods, changing demands for economic efficiency and political accountability and new norms and imaginaries of social citizenship. This fall, SGPIA’s Shifting Social Contracts Seminar Series brings together New School faculty and invited speakers to present multi-disciplinary research on these themes.

Join SGPIA at the following lectures:

Wednesday, September 2, 2015  6-7:50 PM Gender & the Politics of Gradual Change: Understanding ‘postneoliberal’ social policy in Latin America with Silke Staab (UN Women) and Michael Cohen (SGPIA)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015  6-7:50 PM The Politics of Transforming Social Policy in Democratic South Africa with Viviene Taylor (University of Cape Town), Sakiko Fukuda-Parr (SGPIA), Sanjay Ruparelia (Politics, NSSR), Sean Jacobs (SGPIA

Wednesday, October 7, 2015  4-6PM After Infrastructure: Humanitarian Design & the Scale of Future with Peter Redfield (UNC Chapel Hill)

Monday, November 9, 2015  4-6PM Rethinking Technologies of Citizenship: Biometrics, Social Provisioning and the New Politics of Distribution with James Ferguson (Standford University), Keith Breckenridge (University of the Witwatersrand), Suren Pillay (University of the Western Cape), Stephen Collier (SGPIA), Antina von Schnitzler (SGPIA)

All events take place in the Orozco Room, 66 West 12th Street, 7th Floor