European Studies Graduate Fellows 2023 Conference

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Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 12:00am to Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - 12:00am
Henry R. Luce Hall LUCE, 203 See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
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Conference Schedule
Location: Henry R. Luce Hall, Rm 203, (2nd fl.) 34 Hillhouse Ave.
Register to attend on Zoom:
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
9:00 AM Breakfast
9:45 AM Welcome Remarks
10:00 - 11:30 AM Panel 1: Europe Facing the Revival of Realism: the Metamorphosis of a Giant Peacekeeper?
Chair: Iris del Pino García Saavedra, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)
Discussant: Professor Paul Franks,Yale University
Iris del Pino García Saavedra, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), “Analysing the early consequences and challenges for the EU of the revival of realism”
Robin A. Mitchell, University of Oxford (UK), “Russians beyond borders: Neo-Gramscian Theory in the Time of War”
Mihai Christopher Marian Radovici, Bucharest University of Economic Studies (Romania), “A renewed axis mundi within the old continent: The European Union as a post-nationalist progressive realism global power”
11:40 AM - 12:40 PM ROUNDTABLE I: Re-defining Memory. Commemorating the Jewish Past in Ukrainian Contemporary Visual Culture
Chair & Moderator: Dr. Ewa Sułek, Nicolaus Copernicus University (Poland)
Alex Fisher, Harvard University
Mykola (Nikolay) Karabinovych, Artist
12:40 - 2:10 PM Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 PM Career Conversation Session
Featuring Tim Duvall, Foreign Language and Area Studies Program Officer, US Department of Education
2:10-3:40PM PANEL II: Religious Discourses and the State in Modern Eastern Europe
Discussant: Professor Claire Roosien, Yale University
Emily Mazza, Yale University,
Stephan Sveshnikov, Yale University
4:00 - 5:30 PM PANEL III: Double Edged Sword: The Electoral Impact of EU Investment Policy
Chair & Discussant: Ioannis Vergioglou, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
Mukhriddin Begamov, Termez State University (Uzbekistan), “Investment Contracts Are Always Useful(?). The Other Side Of The Coin”
Rina Cakrani, Simon Fraser University (Canada), “The role of EU investment policy in advancing the economic integration in the Western Balkans”
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
9:00 AM Breakfast
9:45 - 10:45 AM Keynote Address by Volodymyr Kulyk, Head Research Fellow at the Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
“Ukrainian Identity in Peace and War”
One important source of Ukraine’s resilience in the face of Russian invasion is a strong national identity, the overarching attachment to one’s homeland above ethnic, linguistic or regional ties. At the same time, the invasion has had a significant impact on Ukrainian identity. While the most vivid shift is the strengthening of civic attachment, the foreign aggression has also radicalized ethnocultural elements of Ukrainian identity.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ROUNDTABLE II: “10 Years of the Strategic Autonomy of the European Union: Quo Vadis?”
Chair & Moderator: Maksimas Milta, Yale University
Andrius Kubilius, Member of the European Parliament, former Prime Minister (1999-2000, 2008-2012) of Lithuania
Professor Alex Stubb, Director of the School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute (Italy); Former Prime Minister (2014-2015), Finance Minister (2015-2016), European Affairs and Trade Minister (2011-2014), Foreign Minister (2008-2011) of Finland
Gesine Weber, Research Analyst of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (Paris, France)
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch
12:15 - 1:15 PM Career Conversation Session
Featuring Lucio Gussetti, Senior Manager and Principal Legal Advisor of the European Commission on International Law and on the Relations of the EU with the World; and Visiting EU Studies Fellow, Yale
1:30 - 2:30 PM ROUNDTABLE III: The Ukraine War and the Global Food Crisis
Chair & Moderator: Lodewijk Van Dycke, Yale Law School
David Laborde, Division Director of the Agrifoods Economics Division, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
Anne Saab, Associate Professor of International Law, Geneva Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (Switzerland)
Stanley Ulijaszek, Emeritus Professor of Human Ecology, University of Oxford (UK)
2:45 - 4:15 PM PANEL IV: Structural Violence and Its Implications on Security in Eurasia
Chair: Leyla Zuleikha Makhmudova, University of Sussex (UK)
Discussant: Erica Marat, National Defense University (Washington, DC)
Reina Arturova, American University of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan) / Otto von Guericke Universitat (Germany), “Post-colonial Approach to Structural Violence Against Ethnic Minorities in Contemporary Central Asia”
Selbi Jumayeva, Indiana University Bloomington/ O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, “Environmental (in)security: transboundary boundary objects and governance in Central Asia”
Leyla Zuleikha Makhmudova, University of Sussex (UK), “January 2022 Protests in Kazakhstan and its implications on security in Eurasia”
4:30 - 6:30 PM Closing Reception & Yale European Studies Council’s End of the Year Reception