Three orders of questions regarding secularism—genealogical, philosophical, and political—will be envisaged during an upcoming public debate at the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (ICLS) at Columbia University. Talal Asad, Mohamed Amer-Meziane, and Etienne Balibar will be speaking on these questions in the conversation titled, “Beyond the Secular State? Secularism, Empire, Hegemony.”Read the rest of Beyond the Secular State? Secularism, Empire, and Hegemony.
Etienne Balibar is distinguished professor at Paris-Ouest University and invited professor at Columbia University. He is the author of many books on Marx and political philosophy. He is the author of We, The People of Europe? Reflections on Transnational Citizenship and Equaliberty: Political Essays. His most recent works focus on secularism, universalism and translation.