From June 12 to June 15 the conference “Diversity and Democratic Governance: Legacies of the Past, Present Challenges, and Future Directions?” was held at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Sarajevo.
The conference is organized by the International Political Science Association (IPSA) – RC14 Politics and Ethnicity, jointly with RC13 Democratization in Comparative Perspective, RC28 Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance, RC44 Security, Conflict and Democratization, RC50 Politics of Language.
Kanchan Changra of New York University was the keynote speaker and held an engaging presentation on “The New Ethnic Nationalisms: Democracy, Identity and Governance in the Twenty-first Century”. She discussed the problem of majority ethnic nationalisms and the threat they pose for democracy today.
In over 40 panels, four book panel events, and two public roundtables, almost 200 scholars discussed issues ranging from ethnic politics to democratic governance, minority inclusion, and politics of memory. A PDF copy of the Conference Program is available here.
According to many participants the event was a huge success and one of the best (in not the best) RC14 events ever. A great thanks goes out to my co-members on the organizing and program committee: Timofey Agarin (Queen’s University Belfast) and Allison McCulloch (Brandon University). It was really great working together with you!
Impressions and pictures from the conference were tweeted in real time and are accessible here: https://twitter.com/hashtag/ipsa19bih