1st FLOATS Winter Meeting
New York | Columbia University & The New School - Nov 29 & 30
thursday, november 29
“Capitalism At Sea: Containments and Commons”
Venue: CSS Conference Room, 513 Fayerweather Hall, Columbia University
PROGRAM day 1 - Thursday, Nov 29 ||| click here for program day 2 - friday, nov 30
10am - Coffee and Introductions: Marwa Elshakry and Nikolas Kosmatopoulos
10:15am - PANEL 1: Capitalism and Colonialism: Legal and Moral Economies of Violence at Sea
Johan Mathew, Rutgers University, "Moral Economies of Violence Across the Arabian Sea Littoral"
Karim Malak, Columbia University, "The High Tide of Colonialism"
Elizabeth Holt, Bard College, Commentator
11:45am Coffee Break
12pm - PANEL 2: Contemporary Containments: Security States and Border Expansions into the Sea
Amade M'Charek, University of Amsterdam, “Salty: On (Post)colonial Conditions at a Cemetery for Unknown Migrants”
Seth Wessler, The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, "Pushing the Border into the Sea--Uncovering Hidden Maritime Detention"
Nikolas Kosmatopoulos, AUB, Commentator
2:30pm - PANEL 3: Ocean Histories: Materialities of the Sea
A Conversation with Helen Rozwadowski, University of Connecticut & D. Graham Burnett, Princeton University
3:45pm Coffee Break
4pm - PANEL 4: Cartographies of the Commons: (Re)Claiming the Seas
Kevin St Martin, Rutgers University, "Cartography of the Commons: Taking Action in a Rights-based World"
Elisa Kim, Smith College, "Atlas of the Sea"
Marwa Elshakry, Columbia University, Moderator
This workshop was made possible by the generous sponsorship from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Center for Science and Society and the Department of History at Columbia University.