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Amedeo Policante and Raquel Ribeiro


Amedeo Policante and Raquel Ribeiro

Curated by: José Neves e Liliana Coutinho
Moderation: Catarina Laranjeiro

Over the course of the 20th century, the power of the United States of America experienced an extraordinary development, provoking in different parts of the world, both the celebration of a way of life –the American way of life – and the struggles of resistance to its economic, communicational, and military domination. American power has been the target of different forms of understanding and reputation: for some it is a continuation and development of European forms of imperial power, for others an innovative form of power which the anti-imperialist grammar itself cannot challenge, namely in the context of globalisation in recent decades.

15 NOV 2022
TUE 18:30–20:30

Small Auditorium
Free entry*

* When ticket is picked up 30 mins before the start of the session (subject to room capacity).

In English without translation.


Amedeo Policante is a researcher focusing on political geography, critical theory, and the history of political thought. He is the author of three recent monographs: Mutant Ecologies: Manufacturing Life in the Age of Genomic Capital (Pluto Press, 2022); The Pirate Myth: Genealogies of an Imperial Concept (Routledge, 2016) and I Nuovi Mercenari: Mercato Mondiale e Privatizzazione della Guerra (Ombre Corte, 2013).


Raquel Ribeiro (Porto, 1980) é jornalista, escritora e investigadora. Doutorou-se em Liverpool, com uma tese sobre a ideia de Europa na obra da escritora portuguesa Maria Gabriela Llansol, a que se seguiu o projecto de pós-doutoramento sobre testemunhos da presença cubana na guerra civil de Angola, no Centre for Research on Cuba, Universidade de Nottingham. Em 2013 foi bolseira de Periodismo Cultural Gabriel García Márquez da Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano, na Colômbia. Entre 2014 e 2021, foi professora de Estudos Portugueses em Oxford e na Universidade de Edimburgo. Publicou o romance Este Samba no Escuro (Tinta-da-China, 2013). É Investigadora Associada do Instituto de História Contemporânea, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.


Instituto História ContemporâneaIN2PASTNOVA / FCSHFCTRádio Futura

Institute of Contemporary History, NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities / IN2PAST — Associate Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Heritage, Arts, Sustainability and Territory.

The IHC is funded by National funds through FCT — Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., under the projects UIDB/04209/2020 and UIDP/04209/2020.

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