Wendy Brown, “Benchmarks, Best Practices and the Post-Saddam Transformation of Iraqi Agriculture”


4:15 pm - 6:00 pm


CUNY Graduate Center, Room C415A
365 Fifth Ave., NY, NY, 10016

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This talk is part of a larger political theoretical exploration of neoliberalism and de-democratization.  In this piece, I consider the imbrication of neoliberal reason with a form of governance that now circulates fluidly between public and private sectors, and between knowledge, business, and administration.  I also consider how law may become an instrument of such governance.   I will argue that neoliberal norms become uniquely difficult to identify or contest when they are buried in the anti-political idiom of governance and “best practices.” 

Join us for a reception in the Brockway room (6402) at the conclusion of this event.

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