Guest lecture: Diana Coole, "From Population Control to Behavioral Modification"; 7.5., Helsinki


You are cordially invited to attend a guest lecture by

Professor DIANA COOLE (Birkbeck, University of London)

"From Population Control to Behaviour Modification: Liberty, Coercion and Behaviour Modification in Pursuit of Sustainable Wellbeing"

On Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 14:15-15:45 (refreshments from 14:00)

Main building (Unioninkatu 32), Auditorium XIV

Diana Coole is Professor of Political and Social Theory at Birkbeck, University of London. She has published widely on critical theory, existential phenomenology, poststructuralism and feminism and gender. Her key publications include 'Women in Political Theory' (1993), 'Negativity and Politics' (2000), 'Merleau-Ponty and Modern Politics after Anti-Humanism' (2007) and most recently 'New Materialisms: Ontology, Agency, and Politics' (2010, edited with Samantha Frost). Her current research on the ethics and politics of the population question has been published in journals such as Contemporary Political Theory, Politics, and Environmental Politics, and it is also the subject of her forthcoming book.

Please see the seminar website for the full abstract of Professor Coole’s talk:

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