Introducing the 80th Anniversary of the University in Exile
This is a special event with faculty and students at a General Seminar. The General Seminar was created as part of the University in Exile in the 1930s. Today we are trying to expand it globally with the introduction of a “Public Seminar” online. I also want to welcome Paul Vidich, who is an active member of the NSSR Board of Governors.
We have a lot to celebrate. The 80th Anniversary of the U. in E. of course. But before we get to that:
We celebrate the appointment of Robin Wagner-Pacifici as the University-in-Exile Professor. Professor Wagner-Pacifici has published numerous books in sociological theory and the role of language and temporality in defining the social. Her next book project is particularly exciting, tentatively titled “What is an Event?” aimed at using “political semiosis” as the basis for a new theory of events through an analysis of the ways in which the form and mechanisms by which events create and move populations, policies and entire political entities. Please give a round of applause for Robin, who has so quickly become such an integral part of our community.