Friday, May 04, 2007

Euston Manifesto Conference - London, May 30, 2007

If I were going to be somewhere near London at the end of May, I would certainly attend this conference, but I'm going to be on the other side of the Atlantic. For those of you more fortunately located, here is an announcement--and, if you know anyone else who might be interested, please pass this item along to them.

[For more on the Euston Manifesto group, see The Euston Manifesto: For a Renewal of Progressive Politics and In Defence of the Euston Manifesto (Shalom Lappin).]

--Jeff Weintraub

Euston Manifesto Conference

‘Solidarity and Rights: The Euston Manifesto one year on’

The Euston Manifesto Group will stage a one-day conference at SOAS (The School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London, on 30 May 2007. The event will be hosted with the help of the SOAS Centre for Jewish Studies and take place in the Khalili Lecture Theatre, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG.

The meeting starts at 2.00 pm and continues into the evening (till 9.30 pm). The final speaker will be Michael Walzer. Each session will begin with the presentation of a short paper, which will be followed by open (chaired) discussion. Here is the full programme:

14.00 - 15.00: Norman Geras, University of Manchester, ‘Deficits of International Law’

15.00 - 15.30: Break

15.30 - 16.30: Shalom Lappin, King’s College London, ‘Multiculturalism and Democracy’

16.30 - 17.00: Break

17.00 - 18.00: Fred Halliday, London School of Economics, ‘Solidarities Simple and Complex’

18.00 - 19.00: Break for dinner

19.00 - 20.00: Eve Garrard, Keele University, ‘The Academic Boycott: Justifications, Objections, Explanations’

20.00 - 20.15:

20.15 - 21.30: Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, ‘Terrorism and Just War’

If you would like a ticket, please send an email to:

Tickets are 5.50 GBP (plus donation at your discretion). You can pay by PayPal … or by cheque made payable to ‘the Euston Manifesto Group’.