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Finis Europae? Untimely Meditations of a Long Standing Academic and New Politician

When: Monday, 23 May 2016, 7:30pm  – 9:30pm

Where: Law School Foyer, Sydney Law School, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

RSVP: Free event with online registration requested. Please click here for to register.

Co-presented with Sydney Ideas and the Dept of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney


The Syriza government has uncovered the structural and historical defects of the European Union. Based on his short experience as MP and Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Hellenic Parliament, the speaker will consider the lessons of Syriza.
Is the Left in power in Greece or has it abandoned radical politics? Will the EU survive its current existential crises?

Costas Douzinas is Professor of Law at Birkbeck College, Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, and a Professorial Fellow at the Institute for Social Justice. He is also a Member of Parliament in Greece representing Syriza and serves as Chair of the Standing Committee on National Defence and Foreign Relations. Douzinas is the author of several books including The Meaning of Human Rights (2014), Cambridge Companion to Human Rights Law (2013), both co-written with Conor Gearty, Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis (2013), The Idea of Communism (V2012) with Slavoj Zizek, and Critical Legal Thinking: Law and the Political, with Matthew Stone and Illan rua Wall (2012).

Professor Douzinas will be in Sydney to present at the Sydney School for Critical Social Thought, hosted by the Institute for Social Justice, 16 -27 May 2016

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