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Žižek and the Critique of Political Economy

Alex Callinicos, professor of European Studies at King’s College London, will be delivering the opening talk in the new series of public seminars organised by Middlesex University’s Philosophy Department. Alex will be speaking on “Slavoj Žižek and the Critique of … Continue reading

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Statement by the Suspended Students

On Friday May 28th four students attended disciplinary hearings at Trent Park campus regarding their alleged participation in the occupations of the Mansion building and the library at Trent Park. These occupations were in response to management’s unjustified proposal to … Continue reading

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Correspondence between the student protesters and university management, 13-14 May

Following a meeting between a student delegation and the management at 4:30pm on Thursday 13 May, the student collective gathered to discuss the situation. These discussions were in process when we received the following email from Prof Margaret House at … Continue reading

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Campaign News, Friday 14 May: Management threatens court injunction against student protesters at Trent Park

The student protesters occupying the Mansion Building at Trent Park campus were informed on Friday morning that the university management was seeking a court injunction to end our sit-in protest. This news came as a surprise to us since we … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events: Eyal Weizman, Tariq Ali

FRIDAY: Roundtable Discussion with Eyal Weizman We are happy to welcome Eyal Weizman, the Director of the Centre of Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, Paulo Tavares, Lorenzo Pezzani, Godofredo Nobre and Yazan Khalili to the Mansion Occupation on Friday evening. They … Continue reading

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Letter from American Philosophical Association Executive Committee

Dear Members of the Board: We, the elected members of the American Philosophical Association Executive Committee (Eastern Division), note with grave concern the decision to terminate the philosophy program at Middlesex University. In the 2008 RAE (Research Assessment Exercise), Middlesex was rated … Continue reading

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Letter from Adrian Piper

To the Board of Governors of Middlesex University: I address this letter to you collectively because I lack the opportunity to speak to each one of you individually. If I had that opportunity, I feel sure that dialogue would reveal … Continue reading

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Letter from Students of the Graduate Program in Literature and the Polygraph Editorial Collective, Duke University

To whom it may concern, We are writing to add our voices to the chorus protesting the closing of the Philosophy program at Middlesex University. At a time when universities worldwide face deep pressures from all corners to realign their … Continue reading

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Letter from Martin Crowley, member of Cambridge University’s Board of Governors

Dear colleagues, As a Senior Lecturer in French at Cambridge University, whose research specializes in contemporary French philosophy, I am writing to you as members of the University’s Board of Governors to join the international outcry opposing the decision to … Continue reading

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Letter from Martin Hägglund

To the Middlesex University Board of Governors, I am writing to convey my disbelief at your decision to close the philosophy department at Middlesex. As a current member of the Society of Fellows at Harvard University, and a former Charlotte … Continue reading

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