"Rogue state" is a term for a state that threatens world peace. Usually a rogue state meets specific criteria: it is ruled by an authoritarian regime that severely restricts human rights, sponsors terrorism, and seeks or utilizes weapons of mass destruction.
This panel examines the concept of popular sovereignty, the rogue as the new image of the enemy, and the suspension of law in a state of emergency-branded "the war on terror." Panelists discuss the definition of what constitutes a "rogue state."
Born in Bethlehem, Palestine. She relocated to Germany in 1989 for a DAAD scholarship where she studied architecture at the Technical University in Berlin until 1996. She is currently living in Brooklyn. She has taught at Pratt Institute- School of Architecture in Brooklyn since 1999 and is one of the primary organizers of the 16 Beaver group, an artist community that functions as a social and collaborative space on 16 Beaver street, where the group hosts panel discussions, film series, artist talks, radio recordings, reading groups and more.
Anastas recent artistic projects and exhibitions include: Pasolini Pa* Palestine filmed while at Al-Ma'mal residency in Jerusalem in 2003 (shown at Homeworks III, Beirut 2005, and at Hebbel Theater, Berlin 2006) M* of Bethlehem (shown at Argos festival in Brussels 2005 and at CCA Glasgow. In the poem about love you don't write the word love? 2005), The Library of Useful Knowledge, an audiovisual archive at Inside Out Festival at the Bunker in Berlin, and collaborations with artist Rene Gabri (Camp
Campaign, Artist talk, Radio Active, United We Stand).
Her practice engages with issues of public and political space, language, the everyday and the question of Palestine. These concerns are articulated in various forms including videos, audio works, books, architectural models, multi-
media presentations, social forms and drawings.
Faisal Devji is a historian who specializes in studies of Islam, globalization, violence and ethics.
His multidisciplinary work grounds empirical historical issues in philosophical questions. He teaches at The New School for Social Research in New York City.
Carin Kuoni is the director of the Vera List Center at The New School. An art historian by education, and a curator and critic by practice, Kuoni was previously director of exhibitions at Independent Curators International (ICI) and director of the Swiss Institute New York.
She has curated and co-curated over twenty international exhibitions, and has written for a number of international publications.
Michael was educated at The State University of New York at Stony Brook and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He teaches courses and conducts research in the areas of ancient Greek philosophy and contemporary French philosophy. His approach to the classics is informed by thinkers such as Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, Lyotard, and Levinas.
His recent published work includes co-translations of Jacques Derrida, The Other Heading (Indiana, 1992), Memoirs of the Blind (Chicago, 1993), Adieu (Stanford, 1999), Rogues (Stanford, 2004), and Learning to Live Finally (Melville, 2007). He is co-editor of Jacques Derrida's The Work of Mourning (Chicago, 2000) and Chaque fois unique, la fin du monde (Galilee, 2004).
He's the author of Turning: From Persuasion to Philosophy (Humanities, 1994), Taking on the Tradition: Jacques Derrida and the Legacies of Deconstruction (Stanford, 2003), and Derrida From Now On (Fordham, 2008).
He has also published numerous articles on themes in ancient and contemporary philosophy in such journals as Philosophy Today, Continental Philosophy, Research in Phenomenology, Mosaic, Epoch, and Paragraph. He is also co-editor of The Oxford Literary Review.
Jason Smith teaches philosophy in the Graduate
Studies in Art program at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He is a
cotranslator of Jean-Luc Nancy's Hegel: The Restlessness of the Negative (University of
Minnesota Press, 2002), for which he also wrote the introduction.