LECTURE 6:45 p.m. PARENTS DINING ROOM
As Farah Godrej argues, political theorists must reflect on their perspectives inside and outside various traditions and immerse themselves in foreign ideas, languages, histories, and cultures - ultimately relocating themselves within their disciplinary homes. The result will be a serious challenge to accepted solutions to political life.
The book critiques both traditional cosmopolitanism and comparative political theory and brings normative, rather than critical, perspective to study of non-western political texts. Cosmopolitan Political Thought has been called fascinating, bold and timely, and destined to transform existing relations in political theory.
Farah Godrej is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside. She received her doctorate from Georgetown University and joined the department in 2006. Her areas of research and teaching include Indian political thought, Gandhi's political thought, cosmopolitanism, globalization, comparative political theory, and environmental political thought. Her research appears in journals such as Political Theory, The Review of Politics, and Polity.