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Conference Papers

Robert Fine, ‘Cosmopolitanism and humanitarian military intervention’, Staff Seminar, Department of Political and Social Science, University of Newcastle, October 2004.

Robert Fine, ‘Democratic legitimacy beyond the nation-state’, American Political Science Association, Chicago, September, 2004.

Robert Fine, ‘Rethinking Evil: Hannah Arendt's Reconstruction of the Eichmann Trial’, Law and Society Annual Conference, Chicago, May 2004

Robert Fine, ‘Cosmopolitanism and humanitarian military intervention’, Conference on Philosophy and Social Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, May 2004.

Robert Fine, ‘Cosmopolitanism and violence’, visiting lecture, University of Braga, Portugal, November 2005

Robert Fine, ‘Cosmopolitanism and violence’, visiting lecture in Human Rights, University of Sussex, November 2005

Robert Fine and Vivienne Boon, co-organise ‘Cosmopolitanism: between past and future’, University of Liverpool, November 18-19 2005.

 

Conference Papers Since 1994

‘Cosmopolitanism and social theory’ Symposium on Philosophy and Social Sciences, Czech Academy of Science, Prague, May 2003.

 

‘Habermas’s theory of cosmopolitanism’ Symposium on Philosophy and Social Sciences, Czech Academy of Science, Prague, May 2003

 

‘The politics and theory of cosmopolitan right’, Critical Legal Conference, University of Kent, September 2001

 

‘The politics and theory of cosmopolitan right’, Critical Legal Conference, University of Kent, September 2001

 

‘Making Sense of the senseless: social theory after the Holocaust’, Visions and Divisions: Challenges to European Sociology, the 5th conference of the European Sociological Association, Helsinki, August 2001

 

‘Nuremberg: the coming of age of cosmopolitan law?’ Law and Society Association and Research Committee on Sociology of Law of the International Sociological Association, Central European University, Budapest, July 2001.

 

‘Kant’s idea of cosmopolitan right: adherents, enemies, critics’, Philosophy and Social Sciences, Czech Academy of Science, Prague, May 2001.

 

‘Kant’s idea of cosmopolitan right’, The Social and Legal Studies Association Conference, University of Bristol, April, 2001

 

‘Kant’s idea of cosmopolitanism and its contemporary relevance’, European Sociological Association Social Theory Workshop, Copenhagen, December 2000.

 

‘The decision to commit a crime against humanity’ American Sociological Association, Washington, August 2000.

 

‘Four moments of cosmopolitanism’ (with Robin Cohen), Conceiving Cosmopolitanism, University of Warwick, 27-29 April 2000.

 

‘The unity of Hegel and Marx’, Social and Political Thought Seminars, University of Warwick, 7 Feb 2000

 

‘Crimes against Humanity: Arendt and the Nuremberg Debates’, Department Staff and Student Research Seminar Series, University of Greenwich, Nov 16 1999

 

‘The idealism of civil society: who do you blame when it goes wrong?’, The Uncivil Dimensions of Civil Society, School of Sociology and Social Policy, Gregynog Hall, University of Wales, Oct 1-3 1999.

 

‘The Institution Of Crimes Against Humanity: Hannah Arendt And The Nuremberg Debates’, Multiple Modernities in an Era of Globalization, 34th World Congress Of The International Institute Of Sociology, Tel Aviv University July 11-15 1999.

 

‘Crimes against humanity: the legacy of Nuremberg’, Reconstructing Human Rights: a critical project for the 21st century? University of Sussex, 23-24 June 1999

 

‘Hannah Arendt and the appearance of evil’, Thinking the Event, Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick, June 16-17 1999

 

‘The left and rights’, Human Rights – Human Wrongs, National Critical Lawyers Conference, 6-7 March 1999, Manchester Metropolitan University.

 

‘Crimes against Humanity: Arendt and the Nuremberg Debates’, Philosophy of Human Values Guest Lecture Series, Goldsmiths College, London University, Feb 26 1999.

 

‘The decision to commit a crime against humanity’, Seminars on Decision Making. Warwick Sociology Department, 19 November, 1998.

 

‘Crimes against humanity: responsibility and the state’, Plenary, Critical Legal Studies Conference, University of Lancaster, 5-7 Sept 1998.

 

‘Realism and the idea of the political’, After postmodernism: critical realism? Centre for Critical Realism, University of Essex, 1-3 September 1998

 

‘Crimes against humanity: responsibility and the state’, 12th International Congress on Criminology, Seoul, Korea, August 24-29 1998.

 

‘Civil society and ressentiment’, ESRC Research Seminar on Social Theory and Major Social Transformations, University of Sussex, June 1998.

 

‘Representations of the worker, the bourgeois and communism in the Communist Manifesto’, Reading the Communist Manifesto: 150 Years Later, Social Theory Centre, University of Warwick, June 1998.

 

‘The uses of totalitarianism: Hannah Arendt’s political thought’, Social and Political Thought Seminars, Social Theory Centre, University of Warwick, 1 June 1998.

 

‘Is a European identity possible and / or desirable?’, AEGEE debate on `Why the EU?’, University of Warwick, 11 March 1998.

 

Academic panel discussant, Holocaust Remembrance Week, University of Warwick, 26 Feb 1998.

 

‘Is there a benign nationalism?’, Warwick University Debates on Nationalism, November 1997.

 

‘Hegel and critical realism: comments on the Philosophy of Right’, Critical Realism and the Crisis in the Human Sciences, Inaugural Conference of the Centre for Critical Realism, University of Warwick, 29-31 August 1997.

 

“Nationalism and Social Theory”, Open Seminars, The School of Languages, University of Westminster, 7 Nov 1996.

 

“Civil society, enlightenment and critique”, Critical Legal Studies Conference, University of East London, 6-8 September, 1996.

 

“The restitution of rights in modern social theory: some sceptical remarks”, Damwoude Group, Fourth Conference on the Other Side of the Law, Bergen AAn Zee, Netherlands, June 1996.

 

“The recovery of rights in contemporary social theory”, Directions of Contemporary Capitalism Conference, Sussex University, 2-28 April 1996

 

“Civil society theory, enlightenment and critique”, Conference on the Emergence of Civil Society: A Precondition or a Problem for Democracy, Centre for Studies in Democratisation, Warwick University, 16-17 Feb 1996.

 

"The new nationalism and uncritical realism: returning to Arendt", Realism and Human Sciences Conference on `Realism and Emancipation', The University of East London, 21-23 July 1995.

 

"Representation and its discontents: problems in and with the theory of socialist democracy", The 25th Annual Conference of Socialist Economists on `Socialism Beyond the Market', The University of Northumbria, 7-9 July 1995.

 

"Hegel's Philosophy of Right and Marx's Critique", University of London Legal Research and Theory Seminar, Birkbeck College, University of London, March 10 1995.

 

"The new nationalism and human rights: a critique of pro patria", Critical Legal Conference, Warwick University, September 9-11, 1994 and Research Workshop in Philosophy of Public Affairs, March 3, 1995.

 

"The new nationalism and democracy: a critique", World Congress of the International Sociological Association, Bieleveld, Germany, July, 1994.

 

"A passion for justice: Hegel's theory of law", Visiting Lecture at Lancaster University Law School, May 1994.

 

"The new nationalism and the state', Political Science Association, Annual Conference, University of Swansea, April, 1994.