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Global Dialogues 2019 Concluding Conference: Citizens Against the State

Global Dialogues 2019 Concluding Conference: Citizens Against the State

Wolff Conference Room, Room D1103, Albert and Vera List Academic Center
General Public 

The Global Dialogues Fellowship is a semester-long study program organized by the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies for alumni of our Democracy & Diversity Institutes. The fellowship affords civic-minded but politically vulnerable scholars from Eurasia — young curators of democracy in that region – an opportunity to join The New School for Social Research for one semester, where they address critical concerns of democratic culture and governance through joint work with four NSSR students.

This year's Final Conference, Citizen's Against the State: Emergent Alternative Imaginaries, will offer both critiques of the state's incursion on democratic rights as well as highlight grassroots democratic mobilization and active citizenship lending to alternative political imaginaries.

***This event will be followed by a reception.

Presented by the The New School for Social Research and Transregional Center for Democratic Studies

Additional Details


11.00 am – 11.30 am

Coffee & Pastries

11.30 am – 02.00 pm

Democracy, De-Democratization and the State
Moderator: Hubertus Buchstein, Theodor Heuss Professor, NSSR

Theo Almeida, NSSR, Brazil
Anger, Fear, Violence and the Shaping of an
Authoritarian Democracy in Brazil

Ihor Andriichuk, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine
The Half-life of Communism: The Communist
Party of Ukraine after the Dissolution of the
Soviet Union

Kirti Varma, NSSR, India
Understanding Institutional Changes in
Present-day India

Ahad Ali, NSSR, Pakistan
What do We Know: News, Political Discourse,
and the Networked Public

02.00 pm – 03.00 pm

Lunch Break

03.00 pm – 05.30 pm

Local Counter-Hegemonies and their Actors
Moderator: Claire Potter, Professor of History
and Executive Editor of Public Seminar, NSSR

Julian Gomez Delgado, NSSR, Colombia
Contesting (Dis)order: Territorial Sovereignties
in the Colombian Protracted Conflict

Selbi Durdiyeva, Ulster Univeristy, Kazakhstan
“Civility” of Russian Civil Society: A Monument
of Stalin in Siberia and Memorialization of
the Soviet Past

Irina Shirobokova,
Center for Independent Social Research, Russia
Women Beyond the Arctic Circle: Strategies
to Resist Double Peripheralization of Women
in the Post-Soviet Industrial North

Vita Zelenska,
European University at Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Musical assemblages of Refugee
Accommodation Space “City Plaza” (Athens):
Possibilities for Political Agency

05.30 pm – 06.00 pm

Wine & Cheese

06.00 pm – 07.00 pm

Keynote Address by Aryeh Neier

07.00 pm – 09.00 pm

Dinner Reception

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