Alain Badiou and Cécile Winter at Tufts University, November 17 and 18

Dear Colleagues,

If you will be in Boston on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, you are invited to attend two lectures at Tufts University’s campus in Medford (directions below):

Alain Badiou

Destinies of Finitude

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | 6 pm
Cohen Auditorium, Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Avenue

Alain Badiou is one of the most important and influential philosophers in the world today.  Emeritus professor of philosophy at the École normale supérieure in Paris, he is also a novelist, playwright, and political activist.  His major books of philosophy areTheory of the Subject (1982; English translation 2009), Being and Event (1988; English translation 2005), Logics of Worlds (2006; English translation 2009), and The Immanence of Truths, now in progress.  He has also published dozens of books and innumerable articles on politics, film, literature, music, ethics, mathematics, and many other topics.

Cécile Winter

Capitalism/Communism: Reflections on Politics as a Possible Condition for Philosophy

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | 6:00 pm
Barnum Hall, Room 104 163 Packard Avenue

Cécile Winter is a medical doctor at the Centre hospitalier intercommunal André Grégoire in the Paris suburb of Montreuil.  She specializes in the treatment of HIV/AIDS-related illnesses.  In addition to her medical research, she has published essays on Palestinian-Israeli politics, pan-Africanism, the Chinese cultural revolution, and the novels of Alain Badiou.  She has also co-authored and edited numerous tracts and brochures in the context of her work as a political activist.


From the Copley Square MBTA (subway) Station, take any “inbound” Green Line train to Park Street; transfer to the Red Line (outbound to Alewife) and get off at Davis Square.  Walk up College Avenue (15 minutes) to the Aidekman Arts Center and Barnum Hall, or take the 96 bus from Davis Square Station to the Tufts University stop.  The trip from Copley Square to the campus should take between 45 minutes and one hour.

Joseph Litvak

Professor of English

Chair, Department of English

Tufts University

Medford, MA 02155