Taking Exception to Norm: The Caretaker Governments in BangladeshWednesday, March 22, 2023 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm CET/GMT+1
with Riaz Partha Khan
As both legal norm and political exception, the interim regimes in Bangladesh conducted a series of successful elections, but succumbed to partisan conflicts and emergency rule. Riaz Partha Khan will present his paper on these caretaker governments and turns to Walter Benjamin's materialist conception of history to identify the specificities of each extreme event by means of conceptual distinctions that shed light on the overall caretaker phenomena. The paper will be available in print format at the event and a digital version is attached to this invitation.
This lecture is open to faculty and staff. It is presented by Dr. Riaz Partha Khan as part of the Faculty Colloquium series, organized by Gale Raj-Reichert, Ewa Atanassow, and Nina Tecklenburg.