Lecture and conversation series examines cosmopolitanism

Cosmopolitanism, as a critical concept that brings together academic and political concerns, has featured prominently in contemporary scholarly debates. It signals a renewed attention to the complex ways in which globalization, nationalism, questions of citizenship and multiculturalism, link together in the context of a post-9/11 world. 

York’s graduate programs in social anthropology, social and political thought and education, in partnership with Founders College, have developed a series of presentations and conversations on cosmopolitanism, which will run through the Winter term.  

Today, from noon until 2pm, the series kicks off with a lecture by Daniel Yon (right), professor in the Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, and Faculty of Education at York University. In his presentation, titled "Beyond Multiculturalism, Back to Cosmopolitanism", Yon will examine contemporary emphasis and preoccupations with nationalisms, patriotism and securitization in a post-9/11 world, together with the attendant concerns around issues of citizenship, identity and globalization.

The series is presented free and is open to all members of the York community. Today’s lecture will be held in 286C Winters College.

To view the full lecture abstract, click here.