Global Minority Rights Summer School 2017

Interrogating Populism from the Perspective of Vulnerable Minorities

Budapest, Hungary, 17 – 21 July 2017

Draft Agenda


 

Sun 16

Introduction

18:30

Meeting at the lobby of the dormitory

19:00-20:00

Dinner at Mercure Budapest Korona Hotel (Budapest, Kecskeméti u. 14, 1053) and introductions

Mon 17

Populism Today

09:00-09:30

Welcome speeches

09:30-11:00

Self-Determination, Human Rights, and the Nation-State

Dr Gaetano Pentassuglia, Reader in International Law, former Director of the Human Rights and International Law Unit, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

11:00-11:30

Break

11:30-13:00

Populism and Liberal Democracy: The treatment of minorities and alleged outgroups

Dr. Daniele Albertazzi, Senior Lecturer in European Politics and Postgraduate Research Director, Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

13:00-14:00

Lunch break

14:00-15:30

Youth between the far-right populism and human rights

Dr Anna Krasteva, Professor, New Bulgarian University, Department of Political Science, Bulgaria

15:30-16:00

Break

16:00-17:30

Moderated discussion

19:00

Dinner at Mercure Hotel




Tue 18

Concepts, Theories, and Analytical Frameworks

09:00-10:30

International News Literacy: media in the age of rising populism. Some analytical tools for understanding media in the age of social networks

Mirjana Tomić, Communications Consultant, Forum Journalismus and Medien Wien, Austria

10:30-11:00

Break

11:00-12:30

Young people, poverty and populist politics in the UK

Rys Farthing, Policy Analyst, Director of Strategy and Impact, UP: Unlocking Potential, United Kingdom

12:30-13:30

Lunch break

13:30-15:00

Protecting the Vulnarable – Why Human Rights are Essential for Minorities

Dr. Fernand de Varennes, Dean, Faculty of Law, Université de Moncton, Canada 

15:00-15:30

Break

15:30-17:00

Moderated Discussion

17:30-19:30

Budapest Site Seeing Tour

19:30

Dinner at Mercure Hotel




Wed 19

Response and Remedies

09:00-10:30

Topic: International and Supranational Organisations - How international organisations could respond to populism

Dr. Jennifer Jackson-Preece, Associate Professor in Nationalism in Europe, Centre for the Study of Human Rights, London School of Economics, United Kingdom

10:30-11:00

Break

11:00-12:30

Topic: International and Supranational Organisations - How the EU could respond to populism

Dr. Joelle Grogan, Lecturer in Law, School of Law, Middlesex University London, United Kingdom

12:30-14:00

Lunch break

14:00-15:30

Transnational Activism- Roundtable Discussuion: Impact of populism on minorities, indigenous peoples, and refugees

              Barbora Černušáková, Researcher, EU Team, Amnesty International, United Kingdom 

András Kováts, Menedék – Association for Migrants, Hungary

Tommaso Nodari, Programme Director, International Secretariat, Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization

             Fiona McConnell, Associate Professor in Human Geography, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

15:30-16:00

Break

16:00-17:30

Moderated Discussion

19:00

Dinner at Mercure Hotel



Thur 20

Case Studies

09:00-10:30

Israel

Dr. Hilly Moodrick-Even Khen, The Academic Center of Law and Science, Israel

10:30-11:00

Break

11:00-12:30

India

Prof. Joshua Castellino, Dean of the School of Law, Middlesex University London, United Kingdom

12:30-14:00

Lunch break

14:00-15:30

(TBC)

Prof. Brendan O’Leary, Lauder Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, USA

15:30-16:00

Break

16:00-17:30

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Edin Hodžić, PhD, Director and Head of Public Law Program, Center for Social Research Analitika, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

19:00-20:30

Gala Dinner at Hungarian Academy of Sciences headquarters (Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 9, 1051)




Fri 21

Presentations, discussions, debates

09:00-10:30

Panel: Minorities and multi-ethnic/divided societies

Panellists: Prof Brendan O’Leary (TBC)

               Dr Edin Hodžić

               Dr Hilly Moodrick-Even Khen

               Dr Tamás Kiss, Romanian Institute for Research on Minorities Issues, Romania

Moderated by: Prof Joshua Castellino

10:30-11:00

Break

11:00-12:30

Participants’ presentations

12:30-14:00

Lunch break

14:00-15:30

Participants’ presentations  

15:30-16:00

Break – Written evaluation

16:00-17:00

Evaluation and certificates

18:00

Dinner at Mercure Hotel



Sat 22

Study Trip

 

Szentendre

The program can be downloaded in a .pdf form here: