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Crisis and Transformation

Public Lecture on Crisis in Capitalist Societies to Be Held by American Political Scientist Nancy Fraser on November 12 at Freie Universität

№ 305/2012 from Oct 17, 2012

On November 12, 2012, Nancy Fraser from the New School for Social Research in New York will be giving a lecture at Freie Universität. She will speak about the critical developments of modern capitalist societies. The lecture will focus on the dimensions of the crisis and the related forms of domination that, according to Fraser, require a new form of emancipatory thinking. The lecture is open to the public, and there is no admission fee. Advance registration is not required, but seating is limited.

The title of the lecture to be given by Nancy Fraser is "From Crisis to Transformation: Pathways of Emancipatory Struggle." It will be held in English and within the framework of Fraser's two-year visiting fellowship sponsored by the Einstein Stiftung Berlin and her current visiting professorship at the Graduate School of North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. The lecture will be part of a ceremony to start the new academic year and officially welcome the new graduate students.

Fraser is one of the world's most influential intellectuals of the present. With her work on social and political theory, the history of ideas of the 19th and 20th centuries, feminist theory, and issues related to the political conditions of social and cultural recognition, Fraser has shaped the debate on the normative foundations of democracy in modern societies.

Time and Location

  • Monday, November 12, 2012, 5:15 p.m.
  • John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Room 340, Lansstraße 7–9, 14195 Berlin (subway station: Dahlem-Dorf, U3)

Further Information

Dr. Katja Mertin, Freie Universität Berlin, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Graduate School of North American Studies, Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 838-52868. Email: