Date: Tuesday 27 October
Time: 19.00 – 20.00 CET
Afghanistan Under Siege: The Afghan Body and the Postcolonial Border by Dr. Bojan Savić explores how the wellbeing, safety, and livelihoods of ordinary Afghans have been tied to global security and sacrificed for its sake, and how everyday people have resisted these ties.
Join Prof. Gerard Toal, Dr. Maximilian Drephal, and Dr. Bojan Savić to discuss the book and postcolonial politics in Afghanistan. Prof. Jeremy Carrette, the University of Kent’s Dean for Europe, will host the event and moderate the discussion.
Prof. Jeremy Carrette
Professor Jeremy Carrette is Dean for Europe and Professor of Philosophy, Religion and Culture at the University of Kent, UK. He has published numerous books and articles on the work of the French philosopher Michel Foucault, including Michel Foucault and Religion (Routledge, 2000) and the edited collection of papers Michel Foucault on Religion (Manchester, 1999). His work also includes studies of the pragmatic philosopher William James and examination of the socio-political study of religion, including, with Richard King, Selling Spirituality: The Silent Take Over of Religion (Routledge, 2005) and, with Hugh Miall, is editor of Religion, NGOs and the United Nations: Visible and Invisible Actors in Power (Bloomsbury, 2017).
Prof. Gerard Toal
Gerard Toal is Professor of Government & International Affairs at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s National Capital Region campus in Arlington, VA. He is the author of Near Abroad: Putin, the West and the Contest Over Ukraine and Caucasus (2017).
Dr Maximilian Drephal
Dr Maximilian Drephal is a historian of empire, who specialises in the international history of modern Afghanistan. His book Afghanistan and the Coloniality of Diplomacy (2019) captures decolonisation as a transformation that ensured colonialism’s afterlives.
Dr Bojan Savić
Bojan Savić is Lecturer in International Relations at the Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent. His research combines insights from Critical Geopolitics, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Security Studies, and International Development.
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