Current project: Place and Borders


My current project deals with place, place-specific rights and duties, and the territorial borders of the state. Below are some links to my work on this project.

In May 2015 I will discuss my current work on Borders in a seminar co-taught with Joe Carens in the Sydney School for Critical Social Thought. Here’s the poster:

:Sydney School



In fall 2014 I gave a talk at the University of Louisville. Here’s the poster:




In summer 2014 I gave a talk at the Seminario de Etica Política y Filosofía Pública at CIDE in México City. The presentation was co-sponsored by the Sociedad Mexicana de Filosofía Aplicada.

In Spring 2014 I participated in the conference Architecture, Urban Space and Democracy, at the Princeton University Center for Human Values, and the conference Making and Justifying Territorial Claims at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.

In 2012 I organized a Conference at Yale on The Ethics and Politics of Border Barriers.  Here’s the poster

Borders Conference Poster

In 2012 Stuart Elden discussed the conference in his blog Progressive Geographies

In January 2014 I gave a talk at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Tijuana, entitled “¿Qué tienen de malo los muros de la frontera?  Here’s the video (In Spanish):