Foucault 13/13 Lectures

The Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought and The Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University present Michel Foucault’s Collège de France Lectures (1970-1984): 13 Years at the Collège, 13 Seminars at Columbia. Get the books here and see the full schedule below!

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Schedule of Events

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015
The Punitive Society (1972–1973)

Didier Fassin, Institute for Advanced Studies (Princeton) and EHESS
Axel Honneth, University of Frankfurt & Columbia University
Nadia Urbinati, Columbia University

Heyman Center Common Room
6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.


Monday, Oct. 26, 2015
Psychiatric Power (1973–1974)

Linda Zerilli, University of Chicago
Anna Lvovsky, Columbia University
Alondra Nelson, Columbia University

Heyman Center Common Room
6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.


Monday, Nov. 16, 2015
Abnormal (1974–1975)

Veena Das, Johns Hopkins University
Pierre Rosanvallon, Collège de France, Paris
Emmanuelle Saada, Columbia University

Maison Française
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Monday, Nov. 23, 2015
“Society must be defended” (1975–1976)

Ann Stoler, The New School
Partha Chatterjee, Columbia University
Robert Gooding-Williams, Columbia University

Heyman Center Common Room
6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.


Monday, Dec. 7, 2015
Security, Territory, Population (1977–1978)

David Armitage, Harvard University
Lisa Duggan, New York University
Jeremy Kessler, Columbia University
Adam Tooze, Columbia University

Maison Française
6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.


Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016
The Birth of Biopolitics (1978–1979)

Nancy Fraser, The New School
Richard Brooks, Columbia University
Kendall Thomas, Columbia University

Heyman Center Common Room
6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.


Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
The Government of the Living (1979–1980)

Achille Mbembe, University of the Witwatersrand
Daniele Lorenzini, Université Paris-Est Créteil
Jean Cohen, Columbia University

Maison Française
6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.


Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016
Subjectivity and Truth (1980–1981)

Judith Butler, University of California, Berkeley
Katherine Franke, Columbia University
Stathis Gourgouris, Columbia University

Maison Française
6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.


Thursday, March 10, 2016
The Hermeneutics of the Subject (1981–1982)

Homi Bhabha, Harvard University
Paul Rabinow, University of California, Berkeley
Lydia Liu, Columbia University

Heyman Center Common Room
6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.


Thursday, March 31, 2016
The Government of Self and Others (1982–1983)

Judith Revel, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre
Sharon Marcus, Columbia University
John Rajchman, Columbia University

Heyman Center Common Room
6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.


Thursday, April 14, 2016
The Courage of Truth (1983-1984)

Frederic Gros, Sciences Po
Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Columbia University
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia University

Casa Hispánica
6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.


All sessions moderated by
Bernard E. Harcourt and Jesús R. Velasco


The Columbia Maison Française is located on the Columbia campus in Buell Hall next to Low Library. The Heyman Center Common Room is located in the Heyman Center (in East Campus) on the second floor. The Hispanic Institute for Latin American and Iberian Cultures (Casa Hispánica) is located at 612 W. 116th St. A campus map of Columbia University is located here.