The Faculty in Residence program provides residents with an opportunity to participate in informal conversations on key issues with full-time faculty as well as visiting and Hauser Global Law faculty. The faculty in residence play a key role in establishing and sustaining within the residential facilities the engaged community that is a defining characteristic of the Law School.
New York University School of Law is fortunate to have a faculty member in residence, Professor David Garland, Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law and professor of sociology, who works to invigorate and enrich life at NYU School of Law by providing programs that link students' academic and extracurricular experiences.
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Faculty in Residence SPRING 2013 Series With Professor David Garland
The Faculty in Residence Program sponsored by the Department of Residence Services provides residents with an opportunity to participate in informal conversations on key issues with full time faculty as well as visiting and Hauser Global Law faculty.
A Short Course on Michel Foucault
Michel Foucault (1926-1984) is one of the most important thinkers of our time – and one of the most misunderstood. The influence of his work is apparent everywhere: in historical studies, critical theory, cultural studies, feminism, and political philosophy. In recent years, legal scholars have sought to use Foucault's ideas to understand modern law and legal regulation, and the ways in which law links up with expertise to extend its power, shape individual subjectivity, and govern populations.
In these informal seminars, Professor David Garland will introduce the thought of Michel Foucault and outline its relevance to the study of law. The series will begin with an overview of Foucault’s life and work. Thereafter, subsequent seminars will focus on specific books and ideas. The talks will be informal and accessible. No prior knowledge will be assumed and there will be opportunities for questions and discussion. All residents are welcome.
Foucault for Beginners:
A gentle introduction to Foucault’s most important ideas and arguments.
Wednesday, February 6th - 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Discipline and Punish:
A discussion of Foucault’s most important book: its analysis of the birth of the prison and its concepts of power-knowledge, surveillance, and social control.
Wednesday, February 27th - 6:30-8:00 p.m.
The History of Sexuality:
A discussion of Foucault on modern sexuality and the myths that surround it; his arguments about law, life, and bio-power.
Wednesday, April 3rd - 6:30-8:00 p.m.
A discussion of Foucault’s late work on modern forms of government, neo-liberalism and the welfare state.
Wednesday, May 1st - 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Further information will be posted prior to the seminars.