Reflections on the Role of Ideas and Agency in Europe

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 9:00am - 5:15pm, IWM library

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Session I: Perspectives on the Past

09.00-10.30
Chair: Matthew Maguire

The Velvet Gauntlet: Defense Diplomacy as a Tool of International Statecraft
Gregory Winger, Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, Boston University
(Discussant: Matthew Specter, Associate Professor of History, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain; Visiting Fellow at IWM)

A Diasporic Stance of Translation: The Hebrew Amadis de Gaula
Assaf Ashkenazi, The European Forum, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
(Discussant: Ewa Majewska, Lecturer in Gender Studies, University of Warsaw; Senior Visiting Fellow at IWM)

Historians as Public Intellectuals: The Case of Post-communist Ukraine
Volodymyr Sklokin, Assistant Professor of History, Eastern Ukrainian Branch of the International Solomon University, Kharkiv, Ukraine
(Discussant: Timothy Snyder, Professor of History, Yale University; Permanent Fellow at IWM)


Session II: Protests and Social Movements

10.45-12.15
Chair: Krisztina Rácz

Women in Recent Revolutionary Iconography: A Comparative Inquiry
Agata A. Lisiak, Postdoctoral Researcher, TRANSFORmIG, Humboldt University Berlin; Lecturer, Bard College, Berlin
(Discussant: Aleš Debeljak, Professor of Cultural Stduies, University of Ljubljana; Senior Visiting Fellow at IWM)

The Spirit of the Law: Mobilizing and/or Professionalizing the Women’s Movement in Post-socialist Bulgaria
Mariya Ivancheva, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University, Budapest
(Discussant: Ewa Majewska, Lecturer in Gender Studies, University of Warsaw; Senior Visiting Fellow at IWM)

Searching for ‘Another Democracy’? Changing Patterns of Political Participation in Romania during the Economic Crisis
Marius Ioan Tatar, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Oradea, Romania
(Discussant: Tina Olteanu, Assistant Professor, University of Vienna, Institute for Political Science)


Session III: Factors in Ideology

13.30-15.30
Chair: Gregory Winger

Schmitt’s Political Theology as a Methodological Approach
Kinga Marulewska, Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland
(Discussant: Matthew Specter, Associate Professor of History, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain; Visiting Fellow at IWM)

God in History: Collapsing Divine and Human Agency in John Paul II’s Memory and Identity
Natalie Smolenski, Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology and History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(Discussant: Ludger Hagedorn, Lecturer in Philosophy at New York University, Berlin; Project Leader at IWM)

National Liberal Heirs of the Old Austria: Approaching the “Deviations” in Liberal Party Traditions, 1867-1918
Oskar Mulej, Ph.D. candidate in History, Central European University, Budapest
(Discussant: Lothar Höbelt, Professor of Modern History, University of Vienna, Institute for History)

Vernacular Multiculturalism: Hungarian Youth in Vojvodina
Krisztina Rácz, Ph.D. candidate in Balkan Studies, University of Ljubljana
(Discussant: Marija Ilić, Institute for Balkan Studies, Belgrade)


Session IV: Policy and Economics

15.45-17.15
Chair: Marius Ioan Tatar

Public Financial Law and Values: Russian and European Experience
Andrey Evdokimov, Deputy Director General for Legal Affairs, Financial and Law Research, LLC Legal Company ELITA, Lipetsk, Russia
Discussant: Mariya Ivancheva, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University, Budapest; Junior Visiting Fellow at IWM)

From Private Regulation to Public Policy: The Case of Corporate Non-Financial Reporting
Matthew Maguire, Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, Boston University
(Discussant: János Kovács, IWM Permanent Fellow; External Research Fellow, Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest)

The “Agrofuels Project” in Ukraine: Understanding Semi-peripheral Statehood in a Post-Soviet Context
Christina Plank, Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, University of Vienna
(Discussant: Ivan Krastev, Chair of the Board, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia; IWM Permanent Fellow)