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Beyond the Night of Philosophy, keep thinking and discussing:

May 68 – 50 Years After. Legacies of Resistance


June 3rd  & June 4 rd, 2018

Political Science Department, Tel Aviv University

In collaboration with Sciences PO Paris and the French Institute of Tel Aviv

Scientific Committee

Astrid von Busekist, Eyal Chowers, Joseph Cohen, Ronit Peleg, Raphael Zagury-Orly

Additional support: The Continental Philosophy Seminar, Tel-Aviv & University College, Dublin



10:00 – 10:45

Opening Words : Organizers and Distinguished Guests  


Marc Crepon, May 68. A Revolution of Desire?


Revolution and its Limits

10:45 – 11:45

Raif Zreik, Reason, Resistance, Revolution

Eva Illouz, The Failed Sexual Revolution of the 1960’s


Political Engagement in the 1960s

12:00 – 12:45

Dialogue: Michael Walzer and Astrid von Busekist


Student Protests in the 1960s and Beyond, Personal Accounts

14:00 – 15:00

Moshe Ron, 1968-9 in Buffalo: Personal Memory of a Political Year

Mohamed Barakeh, Student Activism in Times of National Conflict


The University after 1968


15:10 –16:45

Emanuele Coccia, The Students as the Engine of History: Universities between Conspiration and Divination

Ronit Peleg, Faculties of Dead Letters

Joseph Cohen and Raphael Zagury-Orly, May 68: A Date for the University Yet to Come



Eyal Chowers, The Israeli University and the Nation-State, 1967-68

Inbar Hochberg, The Students’ Reaction to the “Ethical Code” (2017-18)



18:00 – 19:00

Avital Ronell, Mistweated



Legacies of 1968: Political Movements

10:30 – 11:30

Hadas Aron, The Other Europe – The 1968 Prague Spring and the Left in Central Europe

Julie Cooper, The Political Theory of ’68: The Manifestos of the American Student Movement


Other Legacies of 1968

11:40 – 12:45

Perrine Simon-Nahum, Judaism after May 68: The Theologico-political Turn of French Jews

Alberto Spektorowski, Critical Theory of the Right


14:00– 15:30

Yael Hirsch, ‘#Meetoo’ VS ‘Catherinettes’: What is the Legacy of May 68 in the Current Dispute among French Feminists?

Jacob Rogozinski, Guy Debord: The Last Guardian of May 68


Resistance and its Vestiges

15:45 – 17:15

Lin Chalozin Dovrat, The 1968 Legacy: Higher Education in Israel in the Age of the Machine

Aviad Kleinberg, Resting on our Laurels

Yossi Shain, Did the Generation of 68 Lose the Battle? What Happened to the Ideology?



Film Screening at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque

19:00 – 20:30

Marin Karmitz: “Coup pour coup 1972”



20:30 – 21:30

Marin Karmitz, Astrid von Busekist, Joseph Cohen and Raphael Zagury-Orly


List of Participants

Mohamed Barakeh, Former MP, Israeli Knesset

Lin Chalozin Dovrat, Tel Aviv University

Eyal Chowers, Tel-Aviv University

Emanuele Coccia, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales – Paris

Joseph Cohen, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin

Julie Cooper, Tel-Aviv University

Marc Crépon, Department of Philosophy, Ecole Normale Supérieure – Paris

Yael Hirsch, Ecole Doctorale, Sciences PO Paris

Eva Illouz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Marin Karmitz, Film Producer, MK2 Film Productions

Aviad Kleinberg, Tel Aviv University

Ronit Peleg, Tel Aviv University

Jacob Rogozinski, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Strasbourg

Hadas Ron, Tel Aviv University

Moshe Ron, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Avital Ronell, Department of German Literature, New York University

Yossi Shain, Tel-Aviv University

Perrine Simon-Nahum, CNRS – Ecole Normale Supérieure – Paris

Alberto Spektorowski, Tel-Aviv University

Astrid von Busekist, Ecole Doctorale, Sciences PO Paris

Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton University

Raphael Zagury-Orly, Ecole Doctorale, Sciences PO Paris

Raif Zreik, Minerva Center, Tel-Aviv University


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