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Dec
21

James Besse Visits GCAS in Maribor

Yesterday, James Besse came to Maribor, Slovenia for the first time. He had already taken a few seminar courses in psychoanalysis with Prof. Julie Reshe, earlier this year, but now James, like 40 + others, is taking the next step and applying to the MA program in the Humanities at Alma Mater Europaea. We asked […]

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Dec
15

An Interview With Luce Irigaray

Few names register the sheer grandeur and gravitas of that of “Luce Irigaray” who is, in the minds of many, a living legend within contemporary philosophy and feminism. But unlike most philosophers, who remain too timid to live a life based on their ideas, Irigaray risked embodying her intellectual apparatus in the world. She thus […]

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Oct
20

The US Presidential Campaign, Duke Prof. Kenneth Surin

By Prof. Dr. Kenneth Surin, Duke University So far my blogs have only made glancing references to the current US presidential campaign. It may be time to say something more about what’s going on. Granted, so much has already been said about it, a lot of it utter nonsense, but some of it has been […]

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Oct
16

Hard Brexit, Soft Brexit, Shambolic Brexit, Prof. Kenneth Surin–Duke University

By Professor Dr. Kenneth Surin–Duke University  I was in London in June, and return in a few weeks for the first time since this summer’s EU referendum. It will be interesting to speak to friends and acquaintances, in order to get a sense of what has been transpiring since the vote for Brexit. For now, […]

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Oct
07

No Gov, by Duke Professor, Kenneth Surin

Last week, on my commute from Blacksburg, Virginia, to Durham, North Carolina (where I teach my seminars at Duke), I found myself behind a car with a personalized licence plate that said “NO GOV”. I assumed immediately that this was one of the “no government” individuals fairly common in the US, who range from gung-ho […]

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Sep
28

China, Again by Duke University Professor, Kenneth Surin

By Professor Dr. Kenneth Surin, Duke University CHINA, AGAIN I am now in Hangzhou to take part in an international forum on Marxist aesthetics at Zhejiang university. In the last decade I’ve spent more time in China than in any other country apart from the US (which of course is where I have my job). […]

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Sep
21

AMEU/GCAS Seminar in Paris with Luce Irigaray

Last week Alma Mater Europaea-ECM with The Global Center for Advanced Studies hosted an MA and PhD seminar at Centre Sevres in Paris, France. It focused on the world famous philosopher, Luce Irigaray and, on Friday afternoon, we had the honor of engaging with the Pulitzer Prize nominated author, Carla Power. More than 20 students from […]

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Sep
17

The Neoliberal Stranglehold on the American Public University (Part 2) Prof. Kenneth Surin

By Duke University Professor, Kenneth Surin In my previous GCAS blog I described how the University of Virginia (UVA), a world-renowned state university, has been turned into a de facto private institution as a result of decades of budget cuts imposed by its state legislature. Maladroit and clueless oversight, “meddling” would be the more accurate […]

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