General Programme

Illusions of democracy and the media:
contested visions and political dynamics

18-22 May 2015 – SOAS University of London (room 102, Brunei)

The school is structured around a series of lectures and student presentations.

Download the Final Programme_London 2015

And here’s an overview of the programme

Monday, May 18

9.30 – 10.00 Greetings: Annabelle Sreberny, Claudia Padovani, Gareth Stanton

10.00 – 12.00 CONCEPTUALIZING DEMOCRACY AND ITS CRISES

Massimiliano Tomba, Jan Aart Scholte, Natalie Fenton, Stefania Milan.

12.15 – 13.15 Student presentations

14.30 – 17.00 DEMOCRACY, CRISIS AND RESISTANCE

Sophia Katatzi-Whitlock, Maria Prentoulis, Eugenia Sapiera, Bart Cammaerts, Lynn Mario de Souza

17.30 screening AGORA’ (film on Greek experience by Yorgos Avgeropoulos, Small Planet Documentary Production House)

 

Tuesday, May 19

9.30 – 11.30 DEMOCRACY BEYOND THE WEST: POLITICAL CHANGE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Gholam Khiabany, Dina Matar, Gilbert Achcar

12.00 – 13.00 Student presentations

14.00 – 15.30 DEMOCRACY BEYOND THE WEST: NEW CHALLENGES

Gareth Stanton, Somnath Batabyal, Matti Pohjonen

16.00 – 17.00 Students’ presentations and discussion

 

Wednesday, May 20

9.30 – 11.30 INTERNET AND DEMOCRACY: SURVEILLANCE, PRIVACY AND PARTICIPATION

Veronica Barassi, Arne Hintz, Murali Shanmugavelan

12.00 – 13.00 Student presentations

Afternoon Free for students

14.00 – 15.30 Potential academic collaboration: Organizing entities to discuss future partnerships

 

Thursday, May 21

9.30 – 13.00  DEMOCRACIES, EDUCATION and KNOWLEDGES

Mino Conte, Lynn Mario de Sousa, Michael Bailey

14.00 – 17.00 Student presentations

17. 30 DRINKS and Late-opening of Brunei gallery: Massimiliano Fusari:  The Tent-makers of Islamic Cairo

 

 Friday, May 22

9.30 – 12.30 DEMOCRACY, POLITICS AND THE GLOBAL

Annabelle Sreberny, Gaia Giuliani, Claudia Padovani, Marianne Franklin

14.00 – 15.00 STUDENTS: feedback on their participation the School for all seasons

15.15 – 16.30 CLOSING SESSION: comments and general discussion, future initiatives