March 16, 2015
by ecp96@cornell.edu
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Livestreaming The Visual and Performative Ethnography Symposium—University of Pennsylvania

On Friday, March 20th, I will participate in the panel “Institutionalization and Interdisciplinarity: Where do we Locate the Visual and the Performative within the Academy?” for the Visual and Performative Ethnography Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania. The panel event will take place from 1:00-2:30PM on 3/20 and will be streamed live via the HowlRound TV Network. Further information about this symposium is available here.

January 29, 2015
by ecp96@cornell.edu
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Inaugural signature lecture for the Transnational Law Institute

On January 14th, 2015, I gave the inaugural signature lecture for the Transnational Law Institute, in collaboration with the Transnational Law Colloquium series, titled “From Comparison to Collaboration: Experiments with a New Scholarly and Political Form.” A video of my lecture can be seen here.

I also conducted a Methods Lab discussion about the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster in Japan, the rise of ‘data politics’, the Meridian 180 project and the state of dialogue in North-East Asia. The audio for this interview can be found here.

December 12, 2014
by ar254@cornell.edu
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Is Keynes worth fighting for?

My wonderful Cornell colleague Jonathan Kirshner has recently posted a most interesting post defending John M. Keynes against some of the oft-heard attacks on him in the popular media that paint him as left-wing radical/covert Socialist.  Kirshner convincingly demolishes this caricature point by point. His review does remind us of how small the policy gap between the right and the left in standard monetary financial policy really is.  When the pendulum swings back from Hayek towards Keynes, as it has since 2008, it is really not swinging all that far. If as Kirshner argues Keynes shouldn’t be demonized as he so often is, one also wonders if he is really worth fighting for.

December 6, 2014
by ecp96@cornell.edu
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Upcoming Inaugural Lecture for the Transnational Law Institute Signature Series, at The Dickson Poon School of Law, Jan. 14

 

On January 14th, I will present “The Central Bank and the Market After the Demise of Neoliberalism: The Case of ‘Abenomics’” as the inaugural Transnational Law Signature Lecture, hosted by the Dickson Poon Transnational Law Institute in collaboration with the Methods Lab and the Transnational Law Colloquium. More information about the conference is here.

 

October 15, 2014
by ecp96@cornell.edu
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Exchanging Expectations: Finance, Neofascism, and Relationality in Post-Fukushima Japan

On July 14th, I gave a lecture to The School of Criticism and Theory in which I analyze “Abenomics” — the financial policy of Japan’s far right government — as an example of a new emerging economic and political régime. I ask, what comes after neoliberalism, and what challenges does it pose to critique? The paper I present is co-authored with Hirokazu Miyazaki, Professor of Anthropology, Cornell University. The video appears here.

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September 28, 2014
by ecp96@cornell.edu
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From Comparison to Collaboration: Experiments with a New Scholarly and Political Form

In both the anthropology of law and comparative legal studies, a new direction for research and practice is emerging: collaboration. My forthcoming article in Law and Contemporary Problems analyzes collaboration as a modality of comparative law and legal anthropology and indeed a wider template for social and political life at this moment. I consider the theoretical and practical reasons for its importance at this moment, and its implications for the relationship of comparative law and legal anthropology. I argue that the very ubiquity and mundanity of collaboration discourse and practice in law and policy suggests that a response cannot simply be critique from outside — it must entail doing something with and within this template. I work through these claims through the example of a transnational and transdisciplinary collaborative intellectual project I am directing, known as Meridian 180. The full text appears here.