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BOOK EVENTS

PAST EVENTS

10 FEBRUARY 2023

BATMAN SAVES THE CONGO: How Celebrities Disrupt the Politics of Development

South Tyrolean Political Science Association (Politika)

18:00 (CET)

Eurac Research

Viale Druso 1

Bolzano, Italy

14 DECEMBER 2022

BATMAN SAVES THE CONGO: How Celebrities Disrupt the Politics of Development

3:00-4:00 PM (GMT)

Stopford Theatre 2

University of Manchester

Manchester

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19 OCTOBER 2022

BATMAN SAVES THE CONGO: Book Discussion

Moderated by: Roberto Farneti (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)

With discussants:

Monika Krause (London School of Economics)

Andreas Metzner-Szigeth (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)

Michele Galluzzo (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)

18.30-20:00 (CEST)

Aula F0.01

Faculty of Design and Art

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Bolzano

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11-13 may 2021

BATMAN SAVES THE CONGO

CELEBRITY AND CRISIS, CELEBRITY IN CRISIS CONFERENCE

Rimini-Bologna/Virtual

6-9 APRIL 2021

CONGO, COVID-19 AND THE BUSINESS OF AID

International Studies Association Annual Convention 2021

Las Vegas, NV/Virtual

2.30 PM - 4.15 PM (CEST)

Aula T02

Universita di Roma

Società Italiana di Scienza Politica

35th Annual Conference

Rome

Find out more about the conference and panels here

1 October 2021

BATMAN SAVES THE CONGO BOOK LAUNCH

with

Moderator: Hannah Elliot (Copenhagen Business School)

 

Discussants:

Eric Guthey (Copenhagen Business School),

Consolata Sulley (University of Dar es Salaam)

Kasper Hoffman (Universtiy of Copenhagen)

and Lene Bull Christiansen (Roskilde University)

Copenhagen Business School

Dalgas Have 15, Frederiksberg

Register Here

13 OCTOBER 2021

SEMINAR ON BATMAN SAVES THE CONGO

Humanitarian Communication

Chair: Pierluigi Musaró (Professor of Sociology, University of Bologna)

University of Bologna

17:00-19:00

Palazzo Hercolani, Aula Ruffili Strada Maggiore 45, Bologna

 

The seminar is available and open to the public online from this link

 

19 october 2021

 GUEST LECTURE: LESSONS ON CORPORATE AND CELEBRITY COMMUNICATION FROM BATMAN SAVES THE CONGO

 

Chair: Roberto Farneti (University of Bolzano)

11:00

BZ E3.20A+B

Free University of Bolzano

Faculty of Economics and Management

19 october 2021

BATMAN SAVES THE CONGO BOOK LAUNCH

with

Chair: Mario Diani (University of Trento)

Discussant: Andrea Cossu (University of Trento)

 

Meeting Room 3rd Floor

Department of Sociology and Social Research, via Verdi 26. Trento

University of Trento

Registration information here

5 November 2021

ROUNDTABLE  ON BATMAN SAVES THE CONGO

with

Chair: Tanja Müller (University of Manchester)

 

Discussants:

 Miriam Bradley (IBEI)

Juliano Fiori (University of Manchester)

Róisín Read (University of Manchester)

Samentha Goethals (SKEMA Business School)

 Polly Pallister-Wilkins (University of Amsterdam)

11.00 – 12.30 CET

International Humanitarian Studies Association

Paris

View recording from this link

20 November 2021

AUTHOR MEETS CRITIC

Batman Saves the Congo

Discussants: 

Adia Benton (Northwestern University)

 Cathryn Mathers (Duke University) 

Amal Fadlalla (University of Michigan)

Rick Schroeder (Brandeis University)

8:00-9:45AM Eastern Time

African Studies Association Annual Meeting

Online

17-21 November 2021

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS EXHIBIT

 

2021 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

Baltimore, MD/Online

 

1 December 2021

POSTPONED

GDI Lecture - How Celebrities Disrupt the Politics of Development

Global Development Institute lecture series as the University of Manchester

Virtual

Zoom link for the open webinar coming soon

 

3 December 2021

BATMAN SAVES THE CONGO:

How Celebrities Disrupt the Politics of Development

Chair/Discussant: Natalie Hudson (University of Dayton)

Discussant: Joel Pruce (University of Dayton)

8:30AM EDT

Social Practice of Human Rights Conference  

University of Dayton Human Rights Center

Dayton, OH/Virtual

Watch online at this link

28 March 2022

Authors Meet Critics: Alexandra Budabin and Lisa Richey's Batman Saves the Congo: How Celebrities Disrupt the Politics of Development

Discussants: 

Alexandra Cosima Budabin (Free University of Bolzano)

Lisa Ann Richey (Copenhagen Business School)

Participants: 

Annika Bergman Rosamond (Lund University)

Ilan Kapoor (York University)

Ami Shah (Pacific Lutheran University)

Andrew F. Cooper (University of Waterloo)

Catia Cecilia Confortini (Wellesley College)

Laura E. Seay (Colbey College)

Sponsored by Global Development

8:00 AM (CDT)

Virtual Room 25, ISA Virtual Platform

International Studies Association Annual Meeting

Nashville, TN/Virtual

29 March 2022

Celebrity interventions in development, security and diplomacy: gendered, racialized, colonial and capitalist power dynamics

Discussant and Chair: Emil Edenborg (Stockholm University)

Authors: 

Annika Bergman Rosamond (Lund University)

Alexandra Cosima Budabin (Free University of Bolzano)

Lisa Ann Richey (Copenhagen Business School)

Claire Elder (London School of Economics)

Natalie Florea Hudson (University of Dayton)

Elsa Hedling (Lund University)

Sponsored by Feminist Theory and Gender Studies

6:30 AM (CDT)

Virtual Room 29, ISA Virtual Platform

International Studies Association Annual Meeting

Nashville, TN/Virtual

Find out more about our ISA 2022 Panels and papers here

 

8 SEPTEMBER 2022

New Actors and Alliances in Humanitarianism and Development

Chairs: Alexandra Budabin, Lisa Richey

Discussant: Donatella Campus

Batman, White Saviorism and International Relations – Lisa Richey

The Neoliberal Politics of Superheroes and their Strategic Partnerships - Alexandra Budabin Understanding the High Priests of Global Development: Capitalism, Religion and the Political Economy of Sacrifice in a Celebrity-led Water CharityFilippo Menga

2.30 PM - 4.15 PM (CEST)

Aula T02

Universita di Roma

Società Italiana di Scienza Politica

35th Annual Conference

Rome

Find out more about the conference and panels here

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