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Global Political Thought Conference (April 8-9)

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Day 2: Saturday April 9

CGIS South S010 Tsai Auditorium

Panel 5: Political Thought in Action: Resistance, Deception, Subversion

9:00-10:15 | CGIS South S010 (Tsai Auditorium)

Niklas Plaetzer (University of Chicago) “Fear of a Black Commune: Luiz Gama on Resistance as Civic Virtue”

Prof. Kevin Pham (Gettysburg College) “Phạm Quỳnh’s Cultural Resistance”

Anna Wherry (Yale Law School) “Narrowing Responsibility: Colombia’s Violence Commissions and the Politics of Human Rights, 1958-2011”

Chair and Discussant: Prof. Doris Sommer (Harvard University) Moderated by Sama Mammadova (Harvard University)

Tea Break

Panel 6 New Methods in Political Theory: Beyond & Between Analytic and Critical Approaches

10:30-11:45 | CGIS South S010 (Tsai Auditorium)

Ritwik Bhattacharjee (University of British Columbia): “Towards Learning to Let Go – Diagnosing the Psychopathology of Settler-colonial Canada”

Daniel Zimmer (Cornell University): “The Blind Spot in Biopolitics: Michel Foucault and the Power to Kill Life Itself”

Dr. Shuk Ying Chan (Oxford University): “Towards A Postcolonial Global Justice: The Egalitarian Face of Decolonization”

Chair and discussant: Dr. Bo-Mi Choi (Harvard University), moderated by Bulelani Jili (Harvard University)

For any questions, please reach out to Hansong Li ( & the AGPT organising committee (


April 9
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South
1730 Cambridge St
Cambridge St., 02138 United States
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