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The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy

Conference: Obedience and Disobedience

A Clough Center – Sciences Po Initiative

 

Monday, December 4–Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Boston College

 

 This event is invitation only.

Interested current BC faculty and students may contact clough.center@bc.edu for more information.



 


conference schedule


Monday, December 4, 2017

 

9:00-9:20 a.m. Coffee and Registration
   

9:20-9:40 a.m.

 

Welcoming Remarks by Vincent Rougeau (Dean, BC Law School), Vlad Perju (Director, Clough Center), and Astrid Von Busekist (Humanités Politiques, SPO)
   

9:40-11:00 a.m.

 

Roundtable 1 On Disobedience

  • Frédéric Gros. “The Pentagon of Disobedience: the Ethical Styles of the Political Subject” (Sciences Po, CEVIFOP)
  • Julie Saada. ‘Let your life be a counter friction to stop the machine.’ Claims, Conscientious Objection and Civil Disobedience. (Sciences Po, Law School)
   
11:00-11:15 a.m. Coffee Break
   

11:15-12:30 p.m.

 

Roundtable 2 On Obedience

  • Paulo Barrozo, “The Role of Obedience and Disobedience in the Evolution of The Political” (BC, Law School)
  • Julian Bourg. “The Desire for Obedience: Claude Lefort on Étienne de la Boétie’s Discourse on Voluntary Servitude” (BC, History Department)
   
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch
   
1:30-3:30 p.m. Roundtable 3 On Specific Disputes
  • Katie Young "On Queue Jumping" (BC, Law School)
  • Réjane Senac. “Resisting the Fashion for Neoliberal Neo-Essentialism: French style Parity and Diversity as modernizers of ‘conditional equality’ subject to the ‘performance’ of differences for “non-brothers” (Sciences Po, CEVIFOP)
  • Frank Garcia. “Strategic Disobedience: Challenging Asymmetries in Integration Agreements” (BC, Law School)
  • Micah Lott. Respondent (BC, Philosophy Department)
   
   
   

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

 

9:30-10:00 a.m. Coffee
   

10:00- 11:45 a.m.

Roundtable 4 On Law

  • Guillaume Tusseau. “Obeying or not Obeying Constitutional Judges: blurring the mandatory status of the “supreme law of the land” (Sciences Po, Law School)
  • Mikhail Xifaras "Obedience and Disobedience within the Law (Sciences Po, Law School)
  • Vlad Perju, Respondent (BC, Law School)
   
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Clough Graduate Workshop  

  • Fumi Inoue, PhD candidate- History Department, “The 1970 Koza Riot in U.S. Occupied Okinawa and the Politics of Anti-Base Protest.”
   

1:30-3:15 p.m.

 

Roundtable 5 On Religion

  • Astrid von Busekist. “The laws of obedience: between religious commandments and democratic citizenship” (Sciences Po, CERI)
  • Susan Shell. “Duties as [instar] Divine Commands: Kant’s Moral Amphiboly and the Relation between Ethics and Religion (BC, Political Science Department)
  • Jim Bernauer. "As a dead body" : On Religious Obedience (BC, Philosophy Department)
   
3:15 p.m. Final Remarks
   

 

 

   

 

Final Remarks