EU Democracy Forum

A 4-part lecture series addressing actors, institutions, and policies in the European Union and its neighborhood

30-minute online lectures followed by Q&A

12:00 – 1:00 pm, Pacific Time, Jan. 11 – May 20, 2021

 

REGISTRATION:

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Lecture Series and Speaker Information:

 

Monday, January 11 | A True Party Democracy in the EU? The Potential and Role of Transnational European Party Organizations

With Niko Switek, DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor for German Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School for International Studies and the Department of Political Science, University of Washington

Bio:

Niko Switek is DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor for German Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School for International Studies and the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington. His research interests focus on political parties and party systems as well as on coalition politics. He wrote extensively about the green party family in Western Europe and he worked on parties on European level (‘Europarties’).

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Thursday, April 15 | New Parties in Europe. Formation and Institutionalization of New Parties in EU Member States

With Kristina Weissenbach, Senior Lecturer, University of Duisburg/Essen

Bio:

Kristina Weissenbach (Ph.D. Political Science, 2012, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany) is currently an Affiliate Professor for Political Science at the University of Washington. She is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Research Unit at the NRW School of Governance, Institute for Political Science, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany). Her primary research interests include the organization and institutionalization of (new and digital) political parties, party assistance and institutions in new democracies, the political system of Germany and political communication.

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Thursday, May 20 | Pride amid Prejudice: The Impact of the First Pride in Sarajevo

With Phillip Ayoub, Associate Professor, Occidental College

Bio:

Phillip M. Ayoub is Associate Professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs at Occidental College and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow in International Security at the Hertie School. He is the author of When States Come Out: Europe’s Sexual Minorities and the Politics of Visibility (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and his articles have appeared in the American Political. Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, the European Journal of International Relations, the European Journal of Political Research, Mobilization, the European Political Science Review, the Journal of Human Rights, Social Politics, Political Research Quarterly, and Social Movement Studies, among others.

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This lecture series is organized by the Center for West European Studies and the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence with support from the Lee and Stuart Scheingold European Studies Fund, the EU Erasmus+ Program, the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, and the Center for Global Studies.

            

 

 

 

For more information, please email the Center for West European Studies at cweseuc@uw.edu.