Batman Saves the Congo: How Celebrities Disrupt the Politics of Development

Book launch at the Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS), co-hosted with the research project Commodifying Compassions (CoCo)

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 13:30 to 15:30


At this event, Lisa Ann Richey, Professor of Globalization at CBS@BrandAid_World, and Alexandra Cosima Budabin, Senior Researcher in the Human Rights Center of the University of Dayton, will launch their latest book Batman Saves the Congo.

 

 

Scholars from collaborating universities— the University of Copenhagen, Roskilde University, University of Dar es Salaam, University of Dayton—as well as the MSC home team + leader will be joining this event.

 

 

The event is  co-hosted by the Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS), the Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC) and the research project Commodifying Compassion (CoCo).

 

 

 

Preliminary programme:

 

Book cover_Batman Saves the Congo

13:30-13:40 Welcoming Comments and introduction of speakers: Dorte Salskov-Iversen (Head of the Department of Management, Society and Communication at Copenhagen Business School)

13:40-14:00 Presentation of Batman Saves the Congo: How Celebrities Disrupt the Politics of DevelopmentLisa Ann Richey and Alexandra Cosima Budabin

14:00-14:10 Demystifying Batman as a Business Celebrity: Eric Guthey (Associate Professor at the Department of Management, Society and Communication at Copenhagen Business School)

14:10-14:20 Celebrities, Philanthropists and other Elite Politics in Africa: Consolata Sulley (Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Dar es Salaam)
 
14:20-14:40 Governmentality, Extraversion and Congo’s Relationship with the World: Kasper Hoffmann (Postdoc at the Section for Global Development at the University of Copenhagen)

14:40-14:50 Celebrity Love for Africans: From Linse Kessler to Ben Affleck: Lene Bull Christiansen (Associate Professor at the Department for Communication and Arts at the Roskilde University)

14:50-15:00 Responses from the authors
 
15:00-15:30 Open Discussion
 

15:30- Reception

 

For more information and registration for the event: please visit the event site.

 

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