Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture


Monday, November 5, 2018, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Belfer Case Study Room (S020)

Graphic for Jodidi Lecture with Nancy Fraser

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
warmly welcomes you to the
Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture 

“Democracy’s Crisis: On the Political Contradictions of Financialized Capitalism”

The event is free and open to the public, and will be streamed live through the WCFIA Facebook page. For more information about the Jodidi Lecture, see our page on the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture Series


Nancy FraserHenry A. & Louise Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the New School for Social Research.

Nancy Fraser is Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor at the New School for Social Research, Visiting Research Professor at Dartmouth College, and holder of an international research chair at the Collège d’études mondiales, Paris. Trained as a philosopher, she specializes in critical social theory and political philosophy. Her newest book, Capitalism: A Conversation in Critical Theory, co-authored with Rahel Jaeggi, was published by Polity Press in 2018. She has theorized capitalism’s relation to democracy, racial oppression, social reproduction, ecological crisis, and feminist movements in a series of linked essays in New Left Review and Critical Historical Studies and in her previous book, Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis (2013). Other books include Transnationalizing the Public Sphere (2014); Scales of Justice (2008); Adding Insult to Injury: Nancy Fraser Debates her Critics (2008); Redistribution or Recognition? A Political-Philosophical Exchange, with Axel Honneth (2003); Justice Interruptus (1997); and Unruly Practices (1989).

Nancy Fraser’s work has been translated into more than twenty languages and was cited twice by the Brazilian Supreme Court (in decisions upholding marriage equality and affirmative action). A “Chevalier” of the French Legion of Honor, she has received six honorary degrees, the Nessim Habif World Prize from the University of Geneva, the Havens Center Lifetime Award for Contribution to Critical Scholarship from the University of Wisconsin, and the Alfred Schutz Prize in Social Philosophy from the American Philosophical Association. A past president of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, Nancy Fraser has delivered many endowed lectures, including the Tanner Lectures in Human Values (Stanford), the Storrs Lectures (Yale Law School), the Miliband Lecture (LSE), W. E. B. Du Bois Lecture (Humboldt University), the Humanitas Lectures in Women’s Rights (Cambridge University), the Marc Bloch Lecture (École des hautes études en sciences sociales), the Spinoza Lecture (University of Amsterdam), the Leibniz Lecture (Austrian Academy of Sciences), the Messenger Lectures (Cornell), Jin Yuelin Lectures (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), the Gilbert Ryle Lectures (Trent University), the Nicos Poulantzas Memorial Lecture (Athens), and the Mary Wollstonecraft Lecture (University of Hull).


Michèle Lamont, Center Director; Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion. Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies; Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies, Departments of Sociology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University.


Sarah Banse

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