Virtual Guest Lecture on Postcolonialism, Imperialism and the Global Turn to the Right

About the Session

  • When: Friday , September 30, 2022
  • Time: 12.30 to 1.30 pm EDT- (10 pm to 11pm IST)
  • Free Registration
  • Virtual Platform: Zoom

The lecture will compare the very different cases of Putin’s Russia, Erdogan’s Turkey, Orban’s Hungary and Modi’s India to show how fantasies of imperial glory are used to justify the dismantling of democracy, as well as ethnonationalist projects in each of these cases.

Session By: Arjun Appadurai

Arjun Appadurai is Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Max-Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle (Germany). He is also Professor (Emeritus) in Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. He also holds honorary appointments at Humboldt University (Berlin) and Erasmus University (Rotterdam). He was previously Senior Advisor for Global Initiatives at The New School in New York City, where he also held a Distinguished Professorship as the John Dewey Distinguished Professor in the Social Sciences. Arjun Appadurai was the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at The New School from 2004-2006. He was formerly the William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of International Studies, Professor of Anthropology, and Director of the Center on Cities and Globalization at Yale University. Appadurai is the founder of PUKAR (Partners for Urban Knowledge Action and Research), a non-profit organization based in Mumbai (India).

He has authored numerous books and scholarly articles, including Fear of Small Numbers: An Essay on the Geography of Anger (Duke 2006), Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization, (Minnesota 1996; Oxford India 1997) and The Future as a Cultural Fact: Essays on the Global Condition (Verso 2013), and Banking on Words: The Failure of Language in the Age of Derivative Finance (Chicago, 2016). His most recent book, co-authored with Neta Alexander, is Failure (Polity Press 2019)). His books have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese and Italian, Turkish and Arabic.

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