Oren Ben-Dor

Oren Ben-Dor is Professor of Law and Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Law, Ethics and Globalisation at the University of Southampton, UK.

CfP: International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Responsibility and Exceptionalism, University of Southampton 17 – 19 April 2015

Grafitti in Beirut

This conference, hosted by the Law School at the University of Southampton, (17th – 19th April 2015) seeks to analyse the challenge posed to international law by the Jewish State of Israel and the whole of historic Palestine – the area to the west side of River Jordan that includes both what is now the State of Israel and the Palestinian territories…

Piracy and Jurisprudence — An Interdisciplinary Workshop | University of Southampton, 21 – 22 June 2013

Hiroshi Sugimoto – Mediterranean Sea, circa 1990

Adored and detested, pirates evoke moral and ethical ambivalence: and piracy as a term of law has always been exceptionally vulnerable to political agendas. More precisely, it has always been a term of both high imperial/​hegemonic art, and significant radical potential. As such, it is a word with a weighty history of complex moral and ethical loading and reloading.…

Why Israel Desires to be Hated by Palestinians

The Black Wall, impressionism referenced from Gaza Strip barrier, by Eleni Tsami - planewalk(dot)net

Yet another massacre is unfolding in Gaza, the largest prison in the world.* We are surrounded by familiar chatter: ‘Israel’s right to defend itself’; ‘Palestinians’ legitimate resistance to (the 1967) occupation’; ‘who started it this time?’ Most insidious, however, is the stale refrain, sung by a chorus which includes President Obama, that the violence is disastrous for…

The Essence of Ecology: Uncanny Ipseities

Vortex Street

Full Title: Uncanny Ipseities: presencing beenness – worlding-​rootedness/​rooted worldliness – political differend : be-​ginning-​steering of the west as the be-​coming-​gliding of the east ** The main move of this paper is to conceive Heidegger as a thinker about the essence of ecology and to be attentive to, to glide attentively in, the temporal, material and political uncanny call of this essence,…