Colloquium: Wendy Brown, "Benchmarks, Best Practices..."

MAR 07, 2014 | 4:15 PM TO 6:00 PM

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WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

C415A

WHEN:

March 07, 2014: 4:15 PM-6:00 PM

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ADMISSION:

Free

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Wendy Brown
Department of Political Science
University of California, Berkeley

"Benchmarks, Best Practices and the Post-Saddam Transformation of Iraqi Agriculture"
 
Abstract:
This talk is part of a larger political theoretical exploration of neoliberalism and de-democratization.  In this piece, I consider the imbrication of neoliberal reason with a form of governance that now circulates fluidly between public and private sectors, and between knowledge, business, and administration.  I also consider how law may become an instrument of such governance.   I will argue that neoliberal norms become uniquely difficult to identify or contest when they are buried in the anti-political idiom of governance and "best practices."