digitalculturesnews TOMORROW Tues. 2/9 Mellon Sawyer Seminar Presents Prof. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian on Security Theology, Surveillance and the Politics of Fear

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The Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Surveillance Democracies is delighted to present our upcoming speakers: Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Ben Wizner, Counsel for whistleblower Edward Snowden, from the ACLU.

TOMORROW! Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Security Theology, Surveillance and the Politics of Fear

Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian | Lawrence D. Biele Chair in Law at the Faculty of Law-Institute of Criminology and the School of Social Work and Public Welfare

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Location: UC Davis School of Law, King Hall Rm 1301

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Abstract: Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian’s latest work is an examination of Palestinian experiences of life and death within the context of Israeli settler colonialism, broadening the analytical horizon to include those who “keep on existing” and explores how Israeli theologies and ideologies of security, surveillance and fear can obscure violence and power dynamics while perpetuating existing power structures. Drawing from everyday aspects of Palestinian victimization, survival, life and death, and moving between the local and the global, Shalhoub-Kevorkian introduces and defines her notion of “Israeli security theology” and the politics of fear. She relies on a feminist analysis, invoking the intimate politics of the everyday and centering the Palestinian body, family life, memory and memorialization, birth and death as critical sites from which to examine the settler colonial state’s machineries of surveillance which produce and maintain a political economy of fear that justifies colonial violence.

Bio: Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian is the Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law-Institute of Criminology and the School of Social Work and Public Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is a longtime anti-violence, native Palestinian feminist activist and the director of the Gender Studies Program at Mada al-Carmel, the Arab Center for Applied Social Research in Haifa. Her research focuses on law, society and crimes of abuse of power. She studies the crime of femicide and other forms of gendered violence, crimes of abuse of power in settler colonial contexts, surveillance, securitization and social control, and trauma and recovery in militarized and colonized zones. Shalhoub-Kevorkian’s most recent book is entitled: Militarization and Violence Against Women in Conflict Zones in the Middle East: The Palestinian Case Study published by Cambridge University Press, 2010. Her upcoming book is entitled: Security Theology, Surveillance and the Politics of Fear, published by Cambridge University Press. She has published articles in multi-disciplinary fields including British Journal of Criminology, International Review of Victimology, Feminism and Psychology, Middle East Law and Governance, International Journal of Lifelong Education, American Behavioral Scientist Journal,Social Service Review, Violence Against Women, Journal of Feminist Family Therapy: An International Forum, Social Identities, Social Science and Medicine, Signs, Law & Society Review, and more. As a resident of the old city of Jerusalem, Shalhoub-Kevorkian is a prominent local activist. She engages in direct actions and critical dialogue to end the inscription of power over Palestinian children’s lives, spaces of death, and women’s birthing bodies and lives.

Shalhoub-Kevorkian received an M.A. in 1989 and a Ph.D. in 1994 from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has been visiting law professor at UCLA and USC, and is also a lecturer in the Faculty of Social Work. Shalhoub-Kevorkian is a criminologist and specialist in human rights and women’s rights. She consulted with Human Rights Watch on its most recent report on violence against Palestinian women in Israel and with the UNIFEM division of the United Nations.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Democracy in an Era of Mass Surveillance

Ben Wizner | Counsel for Edward Snowden

Director of the Speech, Privacy & Technology Project

American Civil Liberty Union

Location: UC Davis School of Law, King Hall Rm 1301

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Abstract: The lecture will address the challenges that mass surveillance poses to free societies; the ways in which surveillance technologies have outpaced democratic controls; and the potential for effective oversight following Edward Snowden’s revelations.

Bio: Ben Wizner is Director of the American Civil Liberty Union’s Speech, Privacy & Technology Project, which is dedicated to protecting and expanding the First Amendment freedoms of expression, association, and inquiry; expanding the right to privacy and increasing the control that individuals have over their personal information; and ensuring that civil liberties are enhanced rather than compromised by new advances in science and technology. He has litigated numerous cases involving post-9/11 civil liberties abuses, including challenges to airport security policies, government watchlists, extraordinary rendition, and torture. He has appeared regularly in the media, testified before Congress, and traveled several times to Guantánamo Bay to monitor military commission proceedings. Ben is a graduate of Harvard College and New York University School of Law and was a law clerk to the Hon. Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Surveillance after Snowden: How Much Has Changed?

Shane Kadidal | U.S. Counsel for WikiLeaks Publisher Julian Assange & Senior Managing Attorney

Center for Constitutional Rights

Location: UC Davis School of Law, King Hall Rm 1301

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Comparative Contractual Privacy Law: the U.S. and EU

Paul Schwartz | Jefferson E. Peyser Professor of Law

Berkeley Law School

Location: UC Davis School of Law, King Hall Rm 1301

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Wednesday, March 9. 2016

How Anonymous (Narrowly) Evaded the Cyberterrorism Rhetorical Machine

Gabriella Coleman | Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy

McGill University

Location: UC Davis School of Law, King Hall Rm 1301

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Great Exploitations: Data Mining, Technological Determinism and the NSA

Matthew L. Jones | James R. Barker Professor of Contemporary Civilization

Columbia University

Location: UC Davis School of Law, King Hall Rm 1301

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Angry Eyes: the God-Trick and Geographies of Militarized Vision

Derek Gregory | Peter Wall Distinguished Professor

University of British Columbia in Vancouver

Location: UC Davis School of Law, King Hall Rm 1301

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Paper-thin Safeguards and Surveillance in India

Chinmayi Arun | Research Director, Centre for Communication Governance

National Law University, Delhi

Location: UC Davis School of Law, King Hall Rm 1301

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

American Spies: Modern Surveillance Under U.S. Law

Jennifer Granick | Director of Civil Liberties

Stanford Center for Internet & Society

Location: UC Davis School of Law, King Hall Rm 1301

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

You Are a Hedge Fund

Kim Stanley Robinson | American Writer, Author of the Mars Trilogy

Location: UC Davis School of Law, King Hall Rm 1301

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

All best,

Uyen

Uyen P. Le

Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow, Seminar on Surveillance Democracies

University of California, Davis School of Law

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