Tom Lantos Institute & National University of Public Service

                                                         in cooperation with Middlesex University of London 

     

                                    GLOBAL MINORTIY RIGHTS SUMMER SCHOOL

                                                                 Walk the Line:

                           The Impact of Boundary Politics on Identity and Inequality

                                        One Hundred Years after the First World War

                                                               

                                                                    Budapest, Hungary, 19 – 25 July 2015

                                                                                           

                                                   AGENDA

Contact information:

Tom Lantos Institute, Sára Csepregi:

Logistical issues, Kata Gedei:

Unless otherwise specified, all classes take place at the National University of Public Service (NUPS), Ménesi út 5, Budapest 1118.

Breakfast is served everyday in the canteen between 07:30 and 09:00. Dinner is served everyday in the canteen between 18:30 and 20:00.


Sunday 19 July 18:00-20:00 Arrival of participants and welcome dinner at the National University of Public Service

 

Monday 20 July
Boundaries: geopolitics and international law


(OPEN SESSIONS)

Morning session:  
9:00 - 9:30

Opening of the summer school and welcome speeches:

  • Anna-Mária Bíró, Director of the Tom Lantos Institute, Budapest
  • Joshua Castellino, Dean of the School of Law, Middlesex University London
  • Dr. Norbert Kis, Vice-Rector for Continuing Education and International Affairs, National University of Public Service, Budapest
  • Balázs Vizi, Associate Professor, National University of Public Service, Budapest
10:00 - 12:00

Boundaries and Conflict Resolution from a Normative Perspective
(OPEN SESSION)

  • Brendan O’Leary, Lauder Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania  
12:00 - 13:30 LUNCH BREAK
Afternoon session:  
13:30 - 15:00

The Protection of Minorities in the Middle East
(OPEN SESSION)

 

  • Zaid Eyadat, Dean of the School of International Studies and Political Science, University of Jordan, Amman
15:00 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 17:30

Boundaries and International Law
(OPEN SESSION)

 

  • Joshua Castellino, Dean of the School of Law, Middlesex University, London
18:00 - 19:00 Guided Tour of Budapest (by bus)
 

Tuesday 21 July
Conflict Resolution Then and Now

(OPEN SESSIONS)

Morning session:  
9:00 - 10:30

Changing Boundaries in Europe: the Impact of the Peace Treaties 
on Emerging National Identities in Europe
(OPEN SESSION)

 

  • Jennifer Jackson-Preece, Associate Professor, London School of Economics
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30

Has the International Community Changed its Rules of Ethnic Conflict Resolution Since the First World War?

Debate (OPEN SESSION)

Participants: Jennifer Jackson-Preece, Alexander Osipov, Balázs Vizi, Anna-Mária Bíró

Moderator: Joshua Castellino
12:30 - 14:00 LUNCH BREAK
Afternoon session:  
14:00 - 15:30 Students’ Presentations
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:30 Students’ Presentations
 

Wednesday 22 July
Territorial Debates in Europe

Morning session:  
09:00 - 10:30

From Regionalism to Secessionist Claims – Scotland and Catalonia

  • Eve Hepburn, Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30 

Crimea – competing national claims

  • Alexander Osipov, Senior Research Associate,
    European Centre for Minority Issues, Flensburg
12:45 - 13:30

Book Launch

T. Malloy, A. Osipov, and B. Vizi (ed.): Managing Diversity Through Non-Territorial Autonomy Assessing Advantages, Deficiencies, and Risks, Oxford University Press, 2015.

Moderated by Anna-Mária Bíró, Director of the Tom Lantos Institute


13:30 - 14:30 LUNCH BREAK
Afternoon session:  
14:30 - 16:00

Frozen Conflicts:  Abkhazia and South Ossetia

  • András Rácz, Senior Research Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki
16:00 - 16:30 Break
16:30 - 18:00

Border Communities in Europe

  • Tove Malloy, Director of the European Centre for Minority Issues, Flensburg
 

Thursday 23 July:
Minority rights and autonomies

Morning session:  
9:00 - 10:30

Territorial Autonomy: Is It Still a Relevant Option for Minorities in Europe?

  • Francesco Palermo, Director of the Institute for
    Studies on Federalism and Regionalism, European Academy, Bolzano/Bolzen
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30

The Problem Solving Capacity of Autonomies in Central and Eastern Europe

  • Balázs Vizi, Associate Professor, National University of Public Service, Budapest
12:30 - 14:00 LUNCH BREAK
Afternoon session:  
14:00 - 15:30

Changing Boundaries in Europe in the 21st Century:
a Critical Assessment of the Geopolitical Perspective

  • Pınar Bilgin, Assistant Professor, Bilkent University Ankara, Turkey
 
19:00 - 21:00 Dinner in the city centre
 

Friday 24 July
Identities beyond Boundaries

Morning session:  
09:00 - 10:30

Transnational Approaches to Minority Protection: Visions, Movements and Norms

  • Anna-Mária Bíró, Director of the Tom Lantos Institute, Budapest
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30 Identity Politics and Equality
  • Dimitrina Petrova, Executive Director of the Equal Rights Trust, London
12:30 - 14:00 LUNCH BREAK
Afternoon session:  
14:00 - 15:30

The Roma in Europe: a Transnational Nation?

  • Angéla Kóczé, Visiting Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:30

Oral and written evaluation

Distribution of certificates and group photo
 

Saturday 25 July:
One Day Trip to Komárno, Slovakia

7:30 Departure from Budapest
9:30 - 10:00

Welcome of the Mayor and Presentation of Komárno


László Stubendek, Mayor of Komárno

Venue: Townhall of Komárno
10:00 - 10:30

The situation of Hungarians in Slovakia


Géza Tokár, Political Scientist, Forum Minority Research Institute

Venue: Townhall of Komárno
10:30 - 11:00

City tour in Komárno – Courtyard of Europe and other monuments


Ildikó Bajcsi, President of Scientific and Cultural Association of Hungarian Youth in Slovakia
11:00 - 12:00

Visit of the Fortress Komárno

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch at Prestige Restaurant

14:00 - 15:00

Visit of the Fort Csillag

17:00

Expected arrival to Budapest