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Nationalism and Conflict: Interdisciplinary Methodological Approaches

Conference Program

Monday, December 10

Location:  Sala Lustrzana, Pałac Staszica, Polish Academy of Sciences


10:00 – 11:00

Opening of the Conference

11:00 – 11:30


Kazimierz M. Słomczyński, The Ohio State University and Polish Academy of Sciences

Opening statements

 William I. Brustein, Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs, The Ohio State University

Andrzej Rychard, Director of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Keynote Lecture

11:30 – 12:30

Richard Herrmann, The Ohio State University / Nationalism: How a Constellation of Ideas Can Cause Conflict

Lunch Break
12:30 – 14:00

SESSION 1: National Identity and Ethnic Tension
14:00 – 16:00

Chair: Irina Tomescu-Dubrow, Polish Academy of Sciences and CONSIRT

Leading paper: Paolo Segatti / Unpacking the Components of an Exclusive National Identity and Their Effects on EU Identity: A MGCFA Analysis

Dorota Woroniecka-Krzyżanowska  / How Commemoration of Traumatic Events Becomes a Vehicle of Restoring Identity in a Palestinian Refugee Camp

Ian Lanzillotti / Deportation and Interethnic Conflict in the North Caucasus: Kabardino-Balkar Relations in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century

Sonia Catrina / The Representations of the Self as Source of Identity Legitimation in the Interethnic Chess between Romanians and Hungarians


16:00-17:30 – Pałac Staszica

Tuesday, December 11

Location:  Sala Staszica 103, Pałac Staszica, Polish Academy of Sciences

SPECIAL SESSION: The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) – Promoting Human Rights

9:30 – 10:30

 Larry Olomofe and Andrzej Mirga (OSCE) / How to Monitor and Prevent Hate Crimes?

Coffee Break
10:30 – 10:45

SESSION 2: Nationalism: Real and Potential Conflicts within States and Between States
10:45 – 12:30

Chair:  Richard Herrmann, The Ohio State University

Leading paper: John Mueller / Did History End? Democracy, Capitalism, Nationalism, Religion, War and Boredom Since 1989

Lenka Dražanová / Comparing Nationalism and Patriotism in Western and Eastern Europe after the Collapse of Communism

Denise Bronson / Who Deserves to Receive Social Services: The Impact of Nationalism on Defining “Deserving”

Lunch Break
12:30 – 14:00

SESSION 3: Constructing National and Supra-National Identities in Multiethnic Societies
14:00 – 15:45

Chair:  Kinga Wysieńska, Polish Academy of Sciences

Leading paper: Robert Kunovich / Anti-immigrant Sentiment and Context: The Possibilities and Challenges of Moving beyond Region as Context

Øyvind Hvenekilde Seim / The Yugoslavian Case: Federalism and Nationalism in the Kardelj’s Yugoslavia

Comfort Erima Ugbem / The Dynamics of Identity Construction among Ethnic Groups in Benue State, Nigeria

Imanol Ortega Expósito / The Turkish–Islamic Synthesis: The Political Project of the AKP and the Kemalist Elites

Coffee Break
15:45 – 16:00

SESSION 4: National Identity, Conflict and Protest Behavior
16:00 – 17:45

Chair: Paolo Segatti, University of Milan

Leading paper: Albert Simkus / Changes in “Ethnic Intolerance” among the Nationalities and States of the Western Balkans:  A Discussion of the Measures and Findings

Andrey Shcherbak / Nationalism in Russian Republics: Historical and Comparative Perspective

María José Hierro / Saliency of the Center: Periphery Cleavage and Change in National Identification


Wednesday, December 12

Location:  Sala Staszica 103, Pałac Staszica, Polish Academy of Sciences

SESSION 5: Causes and Consequences of National Identity
9:30 – 11:15

Chair:  Albert Simkus, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Leading paper: Sandra T. Marquart-Pyatt / National and European Identity in Post-Socialist Countries

Evgenia Bystrov / Who is Afraid of Civil Marriage? Religiosity, Nationalism, Immigration and Attitudes towards Liberalizing Marriage in Israel

Alexi Gugushvili / Dual Citizenship in Georgian History: Causes and Consequences

Carrie Smith Keller / Elite and Mass Influence on Anti-Immigrant Sentiment and Nationalism

Coffee Break
11:15 – 11:30

SESSION 6: Institutions and the Policy of Nationalism
11:30 – 12:45

Chair:  Joshua Kjerulf Dubrow, Polish Academy of Sciences and CONSIRT

Aminu Musa Audu / Multiculturalism and Policing: The Implementation of Community Policing in Multicultural Nigeria

Katarzyna Andrejuk / Muslim Immigration and Its Influence on the Redefinition of Nationhood in Germany

Matthew Stearmer / Diaspora Populations, Nationalism and Radicalization: A Comparative Analysis of Integration Policies on Mobilization and Radicalization

Lunch Break
12:45 – 14:00

Keynote Lecture

14:00 – 15:00

Zdzisław Mach, Jagiellonian University / Symbols, Conflict and Identity

 Coffee Break
15:00 – 15:15

 ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION:  The Past, Present and Future of Nationalism and Conflict

15:15 – 16:15

Richard Herrmann, Robert Kunovich, Zdzisław Mach, Sandra T. Marquart-Pyatt, John Mueller, Paolo Segatti, Albert Simkus


16:15 – 16:30

Kazimierz M. Słomczyński, The Ohio State University and Polish Academy of Sciences


16:30-18:00 – Pałac Staszica


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