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Spring 2019: 16th Annual Student Conference



Institute for American Universities

American College of the Mediterranean

International Student Conference on European Studies
"The New Threats to Democracy"

Thursday-Saturday, March 28-30th, 2019 in Aix-en-Provence, France

 

Lectures, Debate, Round Tables and Student Workshops

Lectures and Debate:

  • “Invisible Changes to our Societies and Political Systems"
    Prof. Jan Urban - New York University in Prague, Czech political dissident and protagonist of the Velvet Revolution of Czechoslovakia

  • “Threats to the Open Society: With Friends Like That, Who Needs Enemies?"
    Prof. David Coombes - University of Limerick, Professor of European Studies, UN consultant on developing democracies

  • "Pathologies of Revolt"
    Prof. David Walker - University of Sheffield, Albert Camus scholar, 
    Chévalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques

  • "Is Climate CHange Paving the Way Towards Environmental Authoritarianism?"
    Prof. Sebestien Llorca - Aix-Marseille University, Professor of Law and Political Science



Round Table Discussion and Debate:

  • "Where Do We Go From Here?" 
    Profs. Philip Breeden, Aboubakr Jamaï, James Skelly


Student Workshops:

Synthesizing the debates and framing the issues in context with the lecturers and fellow students
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Lunches, dinners and refreshments will be provided. Conference begins Thursday, March 28th at 6:30pm and ends at approximately 2:00pm on Saturday, March 30th. Open to all IAU/ACM students. Fee of $30 applies to all other student participants and can be paid here. Deadline for registration is March 11th and students can RSVP by contacting IAU Dean of Students, Leigh Smith at leigh.smith@iau.edu