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

Click on the panel title to listen to the podcast

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

12pmPANEL 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

1:30pm Lunch 

2:30pmPANEL 3: Ocean Histories: Materialities of the Sea

 A Conversation with Helen Rozwadowski, University of Connecticut & D. Graham Burnett, Princeton University

3:45pm Coffee Break 

4pmPANEL 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

click here for day 2 - friday, nov 30 program: water/mobilities

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.