Solange Chavel
Université de Poitiers

Solange Chavel, PhD, is Assistant Professor in political and social philosophy. Her research focuses on borders and mobility. She is the author of Se mettre à la place d’autrui : l’imagination morale et ses limites (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2012).



What is a Border?

Borders are ubiquitous in our contemporary world; as such, they evoke in each of us powerful images: lines on a map, controlled gates, faces full of hope and dead bodies. We want to think that, with the right technology and resources, borders can be controlled–closed and opened at will. But is that so? Relying on history, fiction and politics, this talk is an invitation to understand the dynamics and emergence of borders, and the way they shape our lives.

Time: 8 pm
Location: Ukrainian Institute of America / Library Room