A symposium organized by the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute, Trinity College Dublin, and the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University, New York to explore the current political climate.
Panel One: 09:30 - 11:00: GROWTH OF RIGHT-WING NATIONALISM AND THE COLLAPSE OF THE CENTRAL LEFT
Moderator: Fintan O’Toole, Irish Times
'From Enoch Powell to Donald Trump: White Nationalism in the U.K. and U.S'
Dr Daniel Geary, School of Histories and Humanities, TCD -
'Illiberal democracies: are Germany and Austria next?'
Professor Juergen Barkhoff, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies, TCD
'Thinking with blinkers on: why social scientists hardly noticed the assault on checks and balances in Hungary and Poland!'
Dr Jacqueline Hayden, Department of Political Science, TCD
Panel Two: 11:30 - 13:00 – POST TRUTH
Moderator: Stephen Rae, Editor in Chief, Independent News and Media Group
'“. . . believe me”: Post Truth, My Truth'
Professor Joseph Slaughter, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
'Will Post-truth set us free?'
Dr Fáinche Ryan, School of Religions, Peace Studies and Theology, TCD -
'The ongoing struggle for Enlightenment against its enemies'
Professor Todd Gitlin, School of Journalism, Columbia University
Professor Darryl Jones, School of English, TCD
Panel Three: 14:00 - 15:30 – MIGRATION IN CRISIS
Moderator: David Rieff, author, journalist and policy analyst
'The Roots of the Immigration Debate in the United States'
Dr Hidetaka Hirota, visiting scholar to the Heyman Center for the Humanities & Substitute Assistant Professor of History, The City University of New York-City College
'Every country in the world is represented on my bus”: Attitudes to Europe’s new multilingualism'
Professor Lorna Carson, School of Linguistics, Speech and Communication Sciences, TCD
'In 'crisis'-refugee protection and its rights based narrative'
Professor Rosemary Byrne, School of Law, TCD
'From securitizing to peacebuilding - alternative responses to the crisis for migrants in Europe'
Professor Gillian Wylie, School of Religions, Peace Studies and Theology, TCD
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