(in the past)

date March 16, 2012 09:00
city Freiburg im Breisgau

The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), School of History, at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg is organising an international Workshop together with EuParl member, the Academy of Finland. The Worksop will be held on 16-17 March in Freiburg and has a different theme on both days. The first theme is Parliament and Media and the second is Parliament and Foreign Relations.

Registration for the workshop is closed. The workshop is, however, open to participants who do not wish to give a paper. Those interested in participating as audience are kindly asked to register by 31 January 2012 at pasi.t.ihalainen@jyu.fi to facilitate practical arrangements.

Preliminary programme (as of 15 November 2011)

Friday 16 March 2012

Theme I: Parliament and the Media

9.00 Opening of the workshop

  • Prof. Dr. Pasi Ihalainen (Jyväskylä/FRIAS) & Prof. Dr. Jörn Leonhard (FRIAS)

9.15-10.15 Keynote lecture

  • Dr. Hans Born (Democratic Control of Armed Forces, Geneva), Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector
  • Chair: Prof. Dr. Pasi Ihalainen (Jyväskylä)

10.15-10.30 Coffee break

10.30-12.30 Panel: Parliamentary and Media Debates on Domestic Crises in Britain

  • Chair: Prof. Dr. Pasi Ihalainen (Jyväskylä)
  • Commentator: Dr Stuart Ball (Leicester)
  • Dr Robert Saunders (Oxford), Parliamentary Transition to Mass Democracy in Britain
  • Dr James Thompson (Bristol), Parliament and the Idea of Public Opinion in Britain 1870-1914
  • Laura-Mari Manninen (Jyväskylä), Interaction between Parliamentary, Extra-Parliamentary and Media Debates on Women's Suffrage in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.30 Panel: Parliamentary and Media Debates on Domestic Issues in Germany and Poland

  • Chair: Dr. Jonas Harvard (Mid-Sweden University)
  • Commentator: Prof. Dr. Armin Burkhardt (Magdeburg)
  • Dr. Anna Björk (Jyväskylä, Political Science), The Politics of Citizenship Tests: Time, Integration and the Contingent Polity
  • Dr. Paulina Guliñska-Jurgiel (Potsdam), The Management of the Past as a Translation: Parliamentary Debates in the Aftermath of Dictatorship
  • Miina Virmasalo (Jyväskylä), The Future of Nuclear Energy in the Bundestag: Analysis of the Debates of the 1990s and early 2000s

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.30 Panel: Parliamentary and Media Debates in Connection with International Crises

  • Chair: Dr. Rinna Kullaa (Jyväskylä)
  • Commentator: Dr. Hans Born (Democratic Control of Armed Forces, Geneva)
  • Dr. Jonas Harvard (Mid-Sweden University), Parliamentary Speaking and Media Narratives during the Falklands War
  • Teemu Häkkinen (Jyväskylä), The House of Commons, the Role of Parliament and the Iraq War in 2002-2003

19.00 Dinner

Saturday 17 March 2012

Theme II: Parliament and Foreign Relations

9.00-10.00 Keynote lecture

  •  Dr. Stuart Ball (Leicester), The Changing Role of Parliament in Twentieth-Century British Politics Chair: Dr. Satu Matikainen (Jyväskylä)

10.00-10.30 Coffee break

10.30-12.00 Panel: Parliaments and Bilateral Relations

  • Chair : Dr. Satu Matikainen (Jyväskylä)
  • Commentator : Prof. Dr. Uwe Wagschal (FRIAS)
  • Prof. Dr. Anssi Halmesvirta (Jyväskylä), The Casement Report on Congo (1904) and the House of Commons
  • Matti Roitto (Jyväskylä), The British Parliament, the Executive Branch and Relations with the United States in the Atomic Question of 1945-1946

12.00-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.00 Panel: National Parliaments and International Organizations

  • Chair: Prof. Dr. Anssi Halmesvirta (Jyväskylä)
  • Commentator: Prof. Dr. Norbert Götz (Södertörn University)
  • Dr. Satu Matikainen (Jyväskylä), The British Parliament and Minority Protection under the League of Nations,
  • Dr. Rinna Kullaa (Jyväskylä), The European Parliament and the UK Parliament - A Relationship in Foreign Policy

15.00-15.30 Final discussion: Publication opportunities

  • Chair : Prof. Dr. Pasi Ihalainen (Jyväskylä)


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