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The 2023 International Consortium of Critical Theory Program Conference in Seoul will be the first time the internationally preeminent scholars of critical theory gather in Asia. The Center for Cross-Cultural Studies (CCCS) and the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs (ICCTP) are organizing this conference in collaboration with Asia Theories Network (ATN).

 The International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs documents, connects, and supports the various programs and projects that now represent critical theory across the globe. Through its work, the Consortium aims to document the global contours of critical theory today, supporting critical thought both inside and outside the university in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and science and technology studies, and seeking collaborative ways to become critically responsive to pressing global challenges. The Consortium was established in December 2016 with a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the University of California, Berkeley. A special project of the Program in Critical Theory at UC Berkeley, the grant is led by Professor Judith Butler as Principal Investigator.