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Antiterrorism and Security policies: Lectures of Prof. Laurent Bonelli

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

From left to right: Laurent Bonelli, José Ángel Brandariz

Laurent Bonelli

From left to right: Xosé Manuel Carril, Laurent Bonelli, Patricia Faraldo

On Tuesday, April 12th, and Wednesday, April 13th, Laurent Bonelli, well-known sociologist and Reader in Political Science at the University Paris-X Nanterre (France), gave several talks in A Coruña, organized by the ECRIM research group and the students’ organization Plataforma do estudantando. Among them, on March 12th Prof. Bonelli made a lecture at the Law Faculty of the University of A Coruña on the evolution of the antiterrorist policies during the last decade. In his talk, Prof. Bonelli claimed that the rationale of the antiterrorist policies of this period may be primarily related to national policy issues, rather than to global ones. On March 13th, Prof. Bonelli made a lecture at the Casares Quiroga Museum, in downtown A Coruña. In his talk, Prof. Bonelli analyzed the latest evolution of the security policies in France and Europe, and the changes it determined on the various field actors (police officers, judges, scholars, etc.). This lecture, an example of what Bourdieu named ‘scholarship with commitment’, was introduced by Xosé Manuel Carril, Reader in Law at the University of A Coruña and candidate to the next local elections.

Punishment and the Illusion of Free Markets: Lecture of Prof. Bernard Harcourt

Monday, March 14th, 2011

From left to right: José Ángel Brandariz, Bernard Harcourt

On March 14th, the Law Faculty of the University of A Coruña hosted a talk, organised by the ECRIM research group, and given by Bernard Harcourt, Julius Kreeger Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Chicago (USA) [www.bernardharcourt.com]. Prof. Harcourt lectured on “The Illusion of Free Markets: Laissez Faire and Mass Incarceration in the USA“. The talk was a sort of introduction to Prof. Harcourt’s new book, recently published by Harvard University Press: The Illusion of Free Markets. Punishment and the Myth of Natural Order. In this book, Bernard Harcourt traces the genealogy of neoliberal thought on social control, an approach which gained momentum in the last three decades, through the Law and Economics theoretical movement, closely tied to the University of Chicago.

Lectures on organized crime and compensation of non-material damage

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

From left to right: Luz María Puente, Aurelijus Gutauskas

Antanas Rudzinskas

On December 15th, within the framework of the International Workshop of Research on Criminal Issues, which is developed by the ECRIM research group, the Faculty of Law of the University of A Coruña hosted a couple of lectures given by two scholars of the Mykolas Romeris University of Vilnius (Lithuania), who were visiting us. On the one side, Aurelijus Gutauskas, Associate Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology, lectured on “Organized Crime. Approach from the lithuanian perspective“. On the other side, Antanas Rudzinskas, Associate Professor of Civil Law, gave a talk on “Non-material damage and its compensation: lithuanian perspective“.