This popped into my inbox last week - looks good:
A Panel Discussion: After 7/7
The Race Forum (British Sociological Association) in collaboration with the new Xenos research initiative (Department of Sociology,
) has organised a panel of leading thinkers to consider the aftermath of the Goldsmiths College July 7 2005bombings in London Wednesday 15th February 2006, Lecture Theatre, Ben Pimlott Building, Goldmiths College, New Cross
• Have anti-war, anti-racist and other progressive critics of a new phase of Western global military hegemony articulated an effective response to the events of 7/7?
• Have progressives adequately considered the nature, reach and challenge of the geopolitics of ´Islamist terrorism´?
• Do existing varieties of anti-racist politics offer anything in understanding and responding to the precarious conditions of a perpetual ´war against terror´?
• What are the challenges faced in rejecting UK government policy and discourse, based on a valuing religious group identities (such as Muslim communities), while forging local and transnational alliances with groups under threat and saturation surveillance?
• What political and ethical spaces are available to critics of both a US-led ´Empire´ and transnational jihadist movements?
Avtar Brah (
, Univesity of Birkbeck College ) - Chair / Discussant London
Chetan Bhatt (
, Goldsmiths College ) Universityof London
Suresh Grover (The Monitoring Group,
) Universityof Leeds
Nira Yuval-Davis (
) Universityof East London
Introduction and Panel Discussion
Launch of Xenos Research Initiative