Transatlantic Crises of Democracies: Cultural Approaches

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - Thursday, December 12, 2019 Columbia University Global Center Rio de Janeiro

This symposium is one of several discussions on the anxieties and existential challenges currently facing democratic societies hosted by members of the Global Humanities Institute on the Crises of Democracy, a project of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes.  Previous gatherings (including a weeklong summer school in Dubrovnik in summer 2019) have been held at the SOF/Heyman, Columbia’s Reid Hall in Paris, and Trinity College Dublin.  

Presentations include:

“Democracy in the Modern World: Historical Evolution and Contemporary Crisis”

Mridula Mukherjee (Jawaharlal Nehru University).

“Inequalities, violence, and discrimination: the moving images, and the crisis of democracy in Brazil”

Esther Hamburger (ECA/University of São Paulo)

“It Stays With You: Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti”—documentary by Cahal McLaughlin and discussion

“Alternate Routes to the Emergence of Democracy and the Threats to It”

 Aditya Mukherjee (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

“Nation, Identity and Literary/Cultural Resistance”

Bodh Prakash (Ambedkar University, Delhi)

“Writing Un/Settled Diasporic Identities”

Laura P. Z. Izarra (University of São Paulo)

“Terrorism and Islamophobia in the So-called Refugee Crisis”

Arlene Clemesha (DLO/FFLCH/USP)

“State, Violence and Democracy: India, 1947-48 and 2019”

Sucheta Mahajan (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

“Practicing Humanities”

Eileen Gillooly (Columbia University)

“Holocaust Memory in the context of the Rise of the Far Right in Germany”

Mary Cosgrove (Trinity College Dublin)

“Populist Leaders and Their Ideologies: Symptoms or Catalysts of Crises of Democracy?”

Nebojša Blanuša (Zagreb University)

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