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Published on Thursday, December 10, 2020 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

The Global Race project (2016-2020) investigates the reconfigurations of the race concept since 1945 in the scientific realm, state policies, and social movements. The three-day final conference of the project will gather French and international scholars who will examine various theories and practices regarding the use of racial and ethnic categories and will explore how controversies around race have unfolded in Europe and the Americas.

Announcement

Programme

Day 1 | Monday, December 14th

3.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. (Paris time)

Conceptualizing race epistemological debates across the disciplines (I)

Introduction  3.00 p.m. - 3.15 p.m. (Paris time) By Patrick SIMON

Panel 1 | Theorizing race in sociology

3.15 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (Paris time).

Chair: Magali BESSONE, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne.

  • Juliette GALONNIER, Sciences Po - CERI & Patrick SIMON, INED. “Talking about race in French sociology”
  • Karim MURJI, University of West London. “The Race Conjuncture - Stuart Hall as a public sociologist”
  • Michèle LAMONT, Harvard University. “Getting to Cultural Processes beyond Getting Respect: How can the varied relationship between symbolic, social and spatial boundaries help us understand racial groupness and identity”

Panel 2 | The race issue in biomedical sciences

5.15 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. (Paris time)

Chair: Juliette GALONNIER, Sciences Po - CERI.

  • Claude-Olivier DORON, Université Paris Diderot. “Historicizing the durability of race in genetics and biomedicine: the French case (1940s-1980s)”
  • Michael HARDIMON, UC San Diego. “Is there a Defensible Biological Concept of Race?”

Day 2 | Tuesday, December 15th 

3.00 p.m. - 6.45 p.m. (Paris time)

Conceptualizing race epistemological debates across the disciplines (II)

Panel 3 | Realist and constructivist approaches of race in Philosophy

3.00 p.m. - 4.45 p.m. (Paris time)

Chair: Claude-Olivier DORON, Université Paris Diderot.

  • Magali BESSONE, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. “‘Race’, an essentially contested concept?"
  • Sally HASLANGER, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Race as a Social-Political Kind”
  • David LUDWIG, Wageningen University. “Metaphysics of Race in Practice: An Action Research Framework”

Panel 4 | Dealing with race in law

5.00 p.m.- 6.45 p.m. (Paris time)

Chair: Sarah MAZOUZ, CNRS/CERAPS.

  • Sonia DESMOULIN-CANSELIER, CNRS/Université de Nantes. “Genetic diversity and human groups in international bioethical regulation: Glossary and values of the work of the International Bioethics Committee of UNESCO”
  • Julie RINGELHEIM, FNRS/Université de Louvain. “The Racial Conundrum in the Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda”
  • Devon CARBADO, UCLA School of Law. “The Legal Construction of Race”

Day 3 | Thursday, December 17th

2.00 p.m. - 7.15 p.m. (Paris time)

Controversies around race an international comparison of political and legal debates

Panel 5 | Controversies around ethnic and racial categories

2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (Paris time)

Chair: Julie RINGELHEIM, FNRS/Université de Louvain.

  • Tobias HÜBINETTE, Karlstad University. “An overview of the situation concerning the concept of race, ethnic and racial categories, and equality data in contemporary Sweden”
  • Linda SUPIK, Universität Münster. “Asking a double question? First steps towards the measurement of ethnic and racial discrimination in Germany”
  • Paul SCHOR, Université Paris Diderot. “Race, nationality and citizenship. The political stakes of the census in the U.S.”
  • Patrick SIMON, INED. “Controversies on Ethnoracial Statistics:  Why France and the US won’t converge”
  • Graziella MORAES SILVA, Graduate Institute Geneva. “Negotiating ethno-racial transformation with the same ethnoracial categories inside the Brazilian census bureau”

Panel 6 | Controversies around public policies

5.15 p.m. -7.00 p.m. (Paris time)

Chair: Graziella MORAES SILVA, Graduate Institute Geneva.

  • Sarah MAZOUZ, CNRS/CERAPS. “Diversity without Race: Comparing France, Germany, Spain and Sweden”
  • Daniel SABBAGH, Sciences Po - CERI. “The End of Race-Based Affirmative Action in the United States?”
  • Mónica MORENO FIGUEROA, University of Cambridge. “Inflections of Anti-Racism in Mexico and Latin America”

Conclusion 7.00 p.m. - 7.15 p.m. (Paris time) Daniel SABBAGH, Sciences Po - CERI.

Registration

Responsables scientifiques

  • Juliette Galonnier, Sciences Po – CERI,
  • Daniel Sabbagh, Sciences Po – CERI ,
  • Patrick Simon, INED.

Places

  • Zoom Webinar, Sciences Po/INED
    Paris, France (75)

Date(s)

  • Monday, December 14, 2020
  • Tuesday, December 15, 2020
  • Thursday, December 17, 2020

Keywords

  • race, racisme, discrimination positive, catégorie ethnique, catégorie raciale, recensement, Europe, Amériques

Contact(s)

  • Juliette Galonnier
    courriel : juliette [dot] galonnier [at] sciencespo [dot] fr

Information source

  • Juliette Galonnier
    courriel : juliette [dot] galonnier [at] sciencespo [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Global Race project », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Thursday, December 10, 2020, https://calenda.org/823902

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