Dr. Nahed Samour – “Der Gefährder” and the Boundaries of the Liberal Rechtsstaat
Radboud Gender & Diversity Studies, the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religion, the Race-Religion Constellation Project & the Faculty of Law of Radboud University, invite you to a lecture by Dr. Nahed Samour (Integrative Research Institute Law & Society (LSI) at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin): The Boundaries of the German Liberal Rechtsstaat and the new concept of “the potentially dangerous person”.
Date and time: 15 November 14.00
Venue: Radboud University and Online
The question of who is considered a threat to society and the state, is not a new question, as a reading of a diverse set of authors such as Carl Schmitt, Michel Foucault, Edward Said and Kimberly Crenshaw attests. For contemporary Germany, the term “Der Gefährder” (the potentially dangerous person) and the many legal measures it triggers, sits at the intersection of police law, intelligence law and migration law. Crucially, it evokes questions regard the constellation of religion, race and gender in modern legal norms. The over-arching argument is that we can no longer have a debate which posits liberty vs security, and thereby largely neglect equality. It is only when we bring in equality to the liberty and security debate that we can begin to answer the question: who bears the burden of security? And what it is that needs to be done to not have some bear the asymmetrical share of security for the benefit of all?
Dr. Nahed Samour is currently a researcher at the Integrative Research Institute Law & Society (LSI) at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She has studied law and Islamic studies at the universities of Bonn, Birzeit/Ramallah, London (SOAS), Berlin (HU), Harvard and Damascus. She was a doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt/Main. She clerked at the Court of Appeals in Berlin, and held a Post Doc position at the Eric Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, Helsinki University, Finland and was Early Career Fellow at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Göttingen Institute for Advance Study. She has taught as Junior Faculty at Harvard Law School Institute for Global Law and Policy from 2014-2018.
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