Kobanê University hosts guest lecture by philosopher Slavoj Zizek
Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Zizek will give an online guest lecture at Kobanê University titled “Is democracy still an option today?”
Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Zizek will give an online guest lecture at Kobanê University on 18 April. The lecture entitled “Is Democracy Still an Option Today?” is part of a series of academic events planned at the university in Rojava this year.
Promoting Zizek's guest lecture the University said: Mark Twain said, ‘If elections had any meaning, we would not be allowed to hold them.’ Although he was an advocate for the suffrage for all, he was well aware of the machinations they were making Prevent majority from expressing their will. Seldom, but from time to time, there are elections that matter, like the last presidential election in Bolivia that brought Morales' party back to power. Although these elections are the only ones that deserve to be called "democratic", they are seen as a sign of instability, an indication that democracy is in danger. What kind of democracy fits into today's times, when protests articulate an experience that cannot be translated into the terms of democratic representation?"
The event with Slavoj Zizek is organized by Kurdish anthropologist Dr. Sardar Saadi and will be moderated by sociologist Dr. Engin Sustam. The lecture will be broadcast live on the university's YouTube channel on Sunday, 18 April, at 8 pm (local time), 7 pm (CET)