Heyman Center Global Events

The Inaugural Global Thought Lecture: “Living Side by Side: On Culture and Security”

Monday, April 29, 2013  6:00pm Low Memorial Library, Low Rotunda


Asia Society

Does the concept of security assume a distinctive cultural form in the midst of deafening patriotic calls for protection and precaution? This lecture explores the role of culture and the arts in cultivating an ethic and aesthetic of "living side by side" that contributes to our contemporary understanding of "cosmopolitan right" (Kant). Homi Bhabha will reflect on the global scale of cosmopolitan affiliations to ask what kinds of neighbourliness are possible in a time of partial sovereignties and paradoxical communities that constitute our Age of (In)Security.


  • Homi Bhabha

    Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities

    Harvard University


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