GLOBAL UPRISING: POLICING AS POLITICS, POLICING AS WAR

GLOBAL UPRISING: POLICING AS POLITICS, POLICING AS WAR


Jan 26, 2021 / 12:30-2PM (NYC/EST Time) 

Uprising everywhere seems to take the excessive power of police as a clarion call. From the Middle East to the US, "police" appears as a name for the broad systemic injustice of modes of rule. And though the militarization of police is a given, some questions remain unclear. How has policing blurred the line between itself and war? In turn, how has the policing-war complex become a modality inseparable from wider politics? Or, from the predatory and dispossessive mechanisms of global capitalism? What is the place of counter-insurgency and national liberation movements in this history? How has the Middle East played a role in this wider global assemblage? How do we conceptualize this space of indistinction? And counter it? How have insurrectionist moments both pegged back and come unstuck against police power?

Join the Kevorkian Center with w/ Nadia Abu El-Haj, Paul Amar, Stuart Schrader & discussant Nikhil Pal Singh on January 26, 2021, at 12:30 pm (EST) to think through these questions and discuss these issues together. To register please copy and paste the link to your browser: bit.ly/NYUKevoGU126

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