On Monday the 18th November 2019, the Gold Medal of Honorary Patronage was awarded to Slavoj Žižek by the University Philosophical Society. Following the presentation of the award, Žižek presented an address entitled ‘Apocalypse With Or Without A Kingdom‘. This recording contains the full address and the Q&A.
Slavoj Žižek is a Hegelian philosopher and Lacanian theoretical psychoanalyst. He is a professor of philosophy at The European Graduate School, a senior researcher at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana, Global Distinguished Professor of German at New York University, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, and one of the founders of the Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis, Ljubljana.
The University Philosophical Society (UPS; Irish: Cumann Fealsúnachta Choláiste na Trionóide), commonly known as The Phil, is a student paper-reading and debating society in Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Founded in 1683, it is often referred to as the oldest student, collegial and paper-reading society in the world. Though famed for its Thursday night debates, the Phil regularly invites speakers and guests to address the society.