Symposium on "Cosmopolitanism Contested" at the University of Copenhagen on May 3, 2012.
The symposium seeks responses from critical social theory on cosmopolitanism in light of the current challenges to European democracy. How do the various expressions of anti-cosmopolitanism manifest themselves in contemporary Europe? How to discern the proper boundaries between cosmopolitanism and reactions to it (‘anti-cosmopolitanism’)? Is there an intrinsic link between Europeanisation and re-nationalisation (which, in fact, occurs simultaneously and is increasingly constraining the development of European integration)? Does cosmopolitanism beget resistance?
Seyla Benhabib (Yale University)
Richard Wolin (New York University)
John Erik Fossum (University of Oslo)
Adrian Favell (Sciences Po, Paris)
Gerard Delanty (University of Sussex)
The symposium is open to the general public. Further information here.