The Sawyer Seminars Program for 2011-2012, "Biopolitics: Life in Past and Present," sought to explore the mutually productive spheres of politics and the life sciences, and to engage with the fundamental problem of biopolitics for the twenty-first century. The seminar sponsored three dissertation fellows and one postdoctoral fellow in the academic year 2011-2012 whose work explored the seminar’s key themes. Members participated in discussions, workshops and events with internal speakers from the UW-Madison campus as well as external speakers and guests of the Center for the Humanities. Most seminar meetings were open to the University of Wisconsin academic community as well as to the public.
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