Book Discussion: ‘Out of Joint: Power, Crisis, and the Rhetoric of Time’
When: Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Please note: this event has been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course.
The Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context will a discussion of Professor Nomi Claire Lazar’s book
To secure power in a crisis, leaders must sell deep change as a means to future good. But how could we know the future? Nomi Claire Lazar draws on stories across a range of cultures and contexts, ancient and modern, to show how leaders use constructions of time to frame events. These frames carry an implicit promise to secure or subvert an expected future, shaping belief in what is possible—and what is inevitable.
The Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context will host a discussion of this fascinating book with comment from thinkers from around the world.
- Professor Nomi Claire Lazar, Professeure Titulaire, University of Ottawa
- Chair: Professor Maksymilian Del Mar, Professor of Legal Theory and Legal Humanities, Queen Mary University of London
- Professor Elisabeth F. Cohen, Professor, Syracuse University, Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute
- Dr William Paris, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
- Dr Andrew Hom, Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
**Please note this is an online event and that all registrants will be sent joining details on the day.