Ethnic Mobilization and the International Community
Invitation to public ECMI lecture!
Thursday, 24th June at 13 – 17 hrs at ECMI’s headquarters Kompagnietor Building, Schiffbruecke 12, 24939 Flensburg
The following speakers will give a presentation on the topic:
Joanna Jasiewicz, PhD, University Bremen:
“The Role of European Union and Transnational Networks in Enhancing Ethnic Minorities’ Activism”
Dr. Joanna Jasiewicz is a postdoctoral fellow at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS). Her PhD thesis, recently defended at the University of Barcelona, explores the link between ethnic political mobilization in Poland, European Integration and transnational networks. Joanna worked as an academic tutor in the Master’s program at the Instituto Barcelona de Estudios Internacionales (IBEI). She was also involved in the project “Divergent reactions to globalization: Advanced economies and the NAFTA and EU enlargement projects” led by Prof. Juan Díez Medrano. She was a visiting researcher at the EUI, Florence in spring 2008. Her research interests cover regional integration, migration, transnational activism, networks, ethnic minorities, and social movements.
Jakob Skovgaard, PhD, Danish Ministry of Finance:
"European Organisations and the Hungarian Minorities in Romania and Slovakia"
Jakob Skovgaard defended his doctoral thesis on the Council of Europe, the EU and the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities’ treatment of the Hungarian minorities in Romania and Slovakia at the European University Institute in May2007. He currently works at the international division of the Danish Ministry of Finance.
Alexandre Couture, PhD-candidate, Visiting Fellow at ECMI from the Carleton University, Canada:
“Competing States: The Use of Public Policy by Minority and Majority Nations”
Alexandre Couture Gagnon is currently enrolled at the Ph.D. in Public Policy at Carleton University, writing her thesis under the supervision of Professor Leslie Pal. She is expected to defend in the year 2011. Ms. Couture Gagnon completed her M.Sc. in Public Administration at the Québec City École nationale d’administration publique, in 2007, under the supervision of Professor Filip Palda. Part of her thesis was recently published in the journal Public Choice. She graduated in Economics at Laval University, also in Québec city, in 2005.
Daniel Hegedus, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Political and International Studies:
"The failure of EU conditionality. The Slovakian-Hungarian minority conflict"
Daniel Hegedűs (1982), Ph.D.-Candidate. Has studied history, political science and European law at the Eötvös-Loránd-University Budapest and at the Humboldt University. Assistant lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Eötvös Loránd University and research fellow of the Public Foundation for European Comparative Minority Research in Budapest. His main research fields are regionalism, cross-border cooperation and theirs effect in minority politics.