Programme

This page gives you information on the (academic) programme of the 2016-edition of the course on inclusion and exclusion in contemporary European societies. The central theme of this edition was ‘Building and Promoting Human Security’.

Monday April 18:  Human Security as an emerging and divers concept in Europe

09.15 – 9.45
Welcome and getting acquainted | The Course Directors | The course and the IUC | Wieger Bakker (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

9.45 – 11.00
Security: a contemporary Keyword | John Clarke (Open University, UK)

11.30 – 12.45
Environment and sustainability | John Barry (Queens University Belfast, UK)

15.00 – 15.45
Passions and priorities: discussion in 3 subgroups on what we want to discuss during this course

16.00 – 17.45
Human Security, the EU and International Law | Cedric Rynaert (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

 

Tuesday April 19: Conflict, geo-politics and security

09.00 – 10.00
Turkey’s Hegemonic Ventures and Europe’s Disengagement from the Middle East, EU-Turkey Relations, and the Human Security Crisis | Hakan Yilmaz (Bosporus University, Istanbul, Turkey)

10.00 – 11.00
Peace building, civil society and the post-Yugoslav space | Paul Stubbs (Economic Institute Zagreb, Croatia)

11.30 – 11.50
The Battle: Thesis | Debate

11.50 – 13.00
How to deal with the ‘Hybrid War’ of the Russian Federation against Ukraine? Implications for human security at the European continent | Nina Belyaeva (Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia)

13.00 – 13.15
Workshop commercials

15.15 – 17.45
Participant Presentations in Parallel Workshops

1. Challenging common notions: multiple manifestations of security
Alex Gilder | Petra Šarić | Ondrej Malina | Kate Lisanikova | Felicia Aakster

2. Narratives of conflict
Tutku Ayhan | Renan Akyavas | Iris Glas | Simon Stickelmann | Marek Bican

3. Security, vulnerable groups and exclusion: existential crisis of contemporary European citizenry
Antony Marrevee | Nikola Jakubova | Vivian Visser | Dominic Berkely | Mateja Horvat

 

Wednesday April 20: Migration, refugees, and safeguarding security

09.00 – 10.00
Migration and security in the Western Balkans | Viktor Koska (Zagreb University, Croatia)

10.00 – 11.00
Asylum & human security: on integration and crime | Godfried Engbersen (Scientific Council for Government Policy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

11.30 – 12.45
Threatened and threatening – how to understand failure of international refugee protection, human rights and freedoms in comtemporary fortress Europe | Selma Porobic (Centre for Refugee and IDP studies, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina)

 

Thursday April 21: Values, Security, and Human Rights

09.00 – 10.15
Security for the elderly: Active ageing and the impact of values, norms and opinions in the European context | Ladislav Rabusic (Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic)

10.45 – 11.05
The Battle: Thesis | Debate

11.05 – 12.15
International Human Rights Conventions – Panacea, or Poisenous Charlice for Domestic Protection of Human Rights? | Hubert Smekal (Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic)

12.15 – 12.30
Workshop Commercials

15.00 – 17.30
Participant presentations in Parallel Workshops

4. Far Right: perception & action
Lukas Kawerau | Maria Kohutova | Costin Serban | Pablo Ribera Payá | Kevin de Vos | Laura de Leeuw

5. New directions in security
Veerle Klijn | Maja Saric | Jihun Kim | Isabel Seeger | Jelena Stavanovic | Gijs Custers

6. The threats of exclusion: rhetorics, communication and discourses (The John Clark tribute band)
Rastko Antic | Anca Ulman | Rik Joosen | Stefan Donselaar | Sandra Gonza | Petra Škokić

 

Friday April 22: Markets and Security

09.00 – 10.00
Financial markets and security | Brigitte Unger (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

10.00 – 11.00
Human Security: States, Civil Societies, and Markets as Guardians and Threats: Impressions from many Times and Places | Frans van Waarden (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

11.30 – 12.45
The Politics of Precaution: Regulating Health, Safety, and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States | David Vogel (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

15.00 – 16.15
Strategic Options for Fostering Human Security in Europe | Forum debate and/or simulation

16.30 – 17.15
Summary and Conclusion | Wieger Bakker (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)