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Professor Nancy Fraser to Give Storrs Lectures Oct. 5 and 6

VIDEO OF LECTURE, “MARKETIZATION, SOCIAL PROTECTION, EMANCIPATION: TOWARD A NEO-POLANYIAN CONCEPTION OF CAPITALIST CRISIS”

VIDEO OF LECTURE, “PREDATORY PROTECTIONS, TRAGIC TRADEOFFS, AND DANGEROUS LIAISONS: DILEMMAS OF JUSTICE IN THE CONTEXT OF CAPITALIST CRISIS”

Professor Nancy Fraser of The New School for Social Research will deliver the Storrs Lectures at Yale Law School on Monday, October 5, and Tuesday, October 6. Her first lecture is titled “Marketization, Social Protection, Emancipation: Toward a Neo-Polanyian Conception of Capitalist Crisis,” and her second, on Tuesday, is “Predatory Protections, Tragic Tradeoffs, and Dangerous Liaisons: Dilemmas of Justice in the Context of Capitalist Crisis.”

Both lectures will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge and are free and open to the public. A reception will be held in the Alumni Reading Room following Monday’s lecture.

Professor Fraser is the Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics at The New School for Social Research. She is also Blaise Pascal International Research Chair at École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris. She taught for 13 years at Northwestern University before joining the New School in l995. Formerly co-editor of Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory, she has published extensively in political philosophy, social theory, “Continental” philosophy, and feminist theory.

She holds an A.B. in philosophy from Bryn Mawr College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from City University of New York.

The Storrs Lectures, one of Yale Law School's oldest and most prestigious lecture programs, were established in 1889. These annual lectures are given by a prominent scholar and deal with fundamental problems of law and jurisprudence.