Aronson Center Conference
The second annual Aronson Center for International Studies Conference, “Populism, Multi-Cultural Identity, and the Future of Europe,” will be held on the Homewood campus on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 8:45am-2:30pm in the Hodson Hall 3rd Floor Boardroom.
A one-day symposium featuring world-renowned scholars, authors, and policy makers from both the U.S. and Europe, the event is aimed at addressing questions on the future of European identity and political organization. In the context of a rise in global populist movements, the symposium will focus particularly on recent and upcoming elections, trends toward illiberalism, the rise of far-right and far-left populist parties, and treatment of minority groups, including xenophobia, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. The symposium will feature presentations by, among others, Boris Dittrich, former member of the Dutch parliament and current director of LGBT advocacy at Human Rights Watch, and Peter Schechter, senior vice president of the Atlantic Council. JHU undergraduates currently engaged in relevant research will also present. Students, alumni, and interested members of the public are welcome to attend.
The Aronson Center for International Studies Conference is made possible by the generosity of the Aronson Center for International Studies and the JHU International Studies Program, with co-sponsorship from the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute, JHU Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship, and the JHU Chapter of European Horizons.