Reading Edward Said along with Jacques Derridas, Professor Engin Isin talks about ‘Europe as crisis’ and tries to answer the following questions: if the crisis of Europe is more fundamental than the current crisis that engulfs it, then how do we diagnose that fundamental crisis? How do we approach Europe as crisis? How do we address the question ‘what is called Europe?’
This lecture was given at the Edward Said Memorial Conference, which focused on Edward Said’s legacy and paid tribute to the 10th anniversary of his passing. Each day of the conference featured renowned speakers and established academics on Edward Said’s work. Major attention was paid to cultural activities that resounded with Said’s vision in combining scholarship with the Arts so as to support the quest for justice, self-determination and equality.