Talks

Upcoming

“The Last Man and the End of Revolution. Foucault after 68”, Modern European History Seminar, University of Oxford, 31 October 2019.

“Equality through the Market. Milton Friedman and the Origins of Universal Basic Income”, Rethinking the Contemporary. The World Since the Cold War Seminar, University of Oxford, 1st November 2019.

“Penser la pauvreté. Histoire de l’aide sociale en Belgique”, Conférence Inaugurale, Certificat Universitaire en santé et précarité, 7 novembre 2019.

Past presentations (selected)

“Milton Friedman and the End of Social Citizenship”, How Neoliberalism Reinvented Democracy Conference, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, 14th October 2019.

“Poverty after Welfare Economics: Milton Friedman’s Negative Income Tax”, History of Economic Thought Conference, Goldsmiths, University of London 5-6 September 2019.

“Michel Foucault and the legacy of the sixties”, MLG, Institute on Culture and Society, University of Illinois, Chicago, June 24, 2019.

“Guaranteed income and the War on Poverty: from Milton Friedman to Michael Harrington”, Poverty in America: The Past, Present, and Future, University of Oxford, 10-11 May 2019.

An Intellectual History of Basic Income: How a Fringe Idea Went Global“, Centre for Modern European Studies, Copenhagen University, 24 April 2019, 14.00-16.00

“Poverty against social rights: a short history of inequality and social policy”, Armoede & participatie, Ghent University, February 25, 2019.

“De l’égalité à la pauvreté. Une socio-histoire de l’assistance en Belgique”, Expo Les métiers du social, La Fonderie, 5 février 2019.

Equality Through the Market. Milton Friedman’s Negative Income Tax and the Demise of Welfare Economics”, An Intellectual History of Universal Basic Income Conference,Cambridge University, 14th January 2019.

The Aesthetics of Unemployment”, Photography, Working Histories, Laboring Lives, American Historical Association, 133rd annual meeting, Chicago, 4th January 2019.

“Encontrar una ‘Gubernamentalidad de izquierda’: Foucault en la última década”, Ajuntamiento de Mieres, Teodoro Cuesta, Spain, 5th December 2018.

Understanding Foucault’s last decade: neoliberalism and the care of the self”, Centre for Modern European Studies, University of Copenhagen, 14th June 2018.

1968 and the Shaping of Politics and Thought”, May 68 conference, American University of Paris, Paris, 9th June 2018.

Basic Income: Return of Robin Hood?”, European Youth Event, Parlement Européen, Strasbourg, 1 juin 2018.

An Intellectual History of the Universal Basic Income”, History and Economics Seminar, Magdalene College and King’s College, Joint Center for History and Economics, 6th February 2018.

Foucault, politics and neoliberalism”, Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen, 5th December 2017.

Universal Basic Income – Pros and cons”, European Policy Center, Head-to-Head debate with Guy Standing, 29th September 2017, Brussels.

“Revenu universel : révolution de la justice sociale ?”, Cercle du Libre Examen, with Philippe Van Parijs and Yann Moulier-Boutang, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 21th September 2017.

“The birth of the poor: The production of a new political subject”, Measuring Matters: Histories of assessing inequality, Cambridge University, 5th-7th July 2017.

“Thinking (with Foucault) beyond Foucault?”, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 15th December 2016.

“Beyond Left and Right, Foucault’s Last Political Decade”, Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (CCCT), University of Chicago, 16th October 2016.

Foucault and neoliberalism”, Fearless speech #1, Hebbel Am Ufer, Berlin, 16 March 2016. Respondent: Ute Tellmann (Universität Hamburg).

“The dualization of the Welfare State and the structure of social risks”, International Sociological Association (ISA), Social Welfare and Social Policy, Expansion and Retrenchment in Social Policy: North-South Dialogues, University of Costa Rica, 25-27th August 2016.

“Les paradoxes de lutte contre la pauvreté (Belgique & France)”, Congrès International des sociologues de langue française, AISLF, Ambivalence de l’État social, UQAM, Montréal, 6th July 2016.

“Foucault, the left and neoliberalism”, Cultural Studies Association annual conference, Philadelphia, Villanova University, 3th June 2016.

“Foucault and the lessons on biopolitics”, Seminar at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Institute for the Humanities, Chicago, 29 mars 2016.

Foucault and neoliberalism”, Co-op seminary bookstore, Chicago, 22th February 2016, University of Chicago.

“Foucault and neoliberalism”, George Mason University, Cultural Studies Program, Washington DC, 19th November 2015.

“The welfare state: from the struggle against inequality to the struggle against poverty, Università Degli Studi Suor Orsala Benincasa, Naples, 4 & 5th June 2015.

“When exclusion replaces exploitation: Structural unemployment and the retreat of class politics”, International Sociological Association, XVIII ISA world congress of Sociology, Yokohama, 13-19th July 2014.

“The condition of the ‘surplus population’ under neoliberalism: from social security to the struggle against poverty”, Workshop Program, ULB and VUB, Marginals and subalterns in Belgium. A historical Perspective (19th and 20th centuries), Bruxelles, 2th July 2014. Respondent: Kenneth Bertrams (ULB).

“Saturn Devouring his Son: The French Intellectual Left and the Rise of Neoliberalism”, Institute of Culture & Society, Banff, Canada, 16th June 2014. Respondent: Nicholas Brown (University of Illinois at Chicago).

“Les luttes aux marges du salariat. Le ‘eux’ en dessous du ‘nous’”, Penser l’émancipation, colloque international, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre, 22 février 2014.

Conferences Organized (Selected)

How Neoliberalism Reinvented Democracy, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 14th October 2019.

Conference organized with Pedro Ramos Pinto and Peter Sloman: An Intellectual History of Universal Basic Income, Cambridge University, 14th January 2019

Conference organized with Andrea Rea : De la question sociale à la question ethnique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 8th Mai 2012.