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European Divides: Crisis of Democracy, Nationhood, Multiculturalism

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The President and Rector cordially invites you to the President's Seminar
European Divides: Crisis Of Democracy, Nationhood, Multiculturalism

SPEAKER / Jacques Rupnik, Director of Research, Centre de Recherches Internationales, Sciences Po / Professor, Sciences Po

ABSTRACT / Central Europe is back. For twenty years it was imitating Western models of democracy, today it is seen as the forerunner of a paneuropean populist backlash and a "conservative revolution" which challenge key assumptions of the post-1989 liberal order. The migrant crisis has been a catalyst for the hardening of identity politics and the shaping of contrasting European narratives. It also brought to the fore contested notions of nationhood, citizenship and multiculturalism. What are specific Central European features of a broader international trend? What explanatory hypothesis can be suggested? And what are the implications for the future of the European project?

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