CECS seminar by Associate Professor Denis Halis, UNESA, Rio de Janeiro

“Rule of Law, Violence, and New Technologies. Perspectives from China and Latin America”

“What social democracy has not given the order to fire when the poor came out of their territory or ghetto? (…) Human rights say nothing about the immanent modes of existence of people provided with rights” (Deleuze & Guattari, What is Philosophy?). Massive societal and ecological challenges are defying current forms of governance, while new dynamics of rule and violence are emerging in times of dig

ital innovation. New technologies are bringing convenience but also control and surveillance in a context where ideas about the rule of law are being redefined. The talk addresses these emerging issues and offers illustrations from China and Latin America.

Bios – Denis Halis:
 A native of Brazil, he is an Associate Professor of law at UNESA, Rio de Janeiro, and a coordinator of the Research Network (CRN01) “Comparative Constitutional Law and Legal Culture: Asia and the Americas” of the Law and Society Association (LSA) and a trustee of the Asian Law and Society Association (ALSA). His latest works focus on socio-legal and comparative approaches concerning dissent particularly in mainland China, Macau, and Hong Kong. He also co-edited a book on the legal cooperation of the BRICS countries (2017, Camb. Un. Press) and has convened Special Workshops related to Dissent, Innovation, and Law at the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) Conferences (since 2015). With a strong interdisciplinary background (law, philosophy, and sociology), he has spent the last 14 years teaching and researching in greater China (12 years at the University of Macau).

13:00 - 13:05 – Introduction by Professor, Head of CECS Hanne Petersen

13:05 – 13:35 – Presentation by Associate Professor Denis Halis

13:35 – 14:00 – Q&A Session

All parties are welcome to attend. Registration is not necessary.