The conference theme this year deals with what can be understood as a question and simultaneously as a statement – “Nationalism and Populism: The Future of Europe?”.
Nationalism and Populism as topic has repeatedly proven to be a relevant as one of the major issues of the future in European politics, as growing nationalist sentiments and the rise of populist parties in Europe have taken on decisive roles, influencing events such as Brexit, the securitisation of migrants and the debate over a European army/strategic autonomy.
The panels will focus on the possible challenges and scenarios Europe may be facing with regards to migration, security and defense, as well as the role of (social) media.
Professionals, experts, scholars and students will be gathered for an interesting day during which adept speakers will engage in discussions in complex and diverse panels.
The 2019 annual BSIS International Conference is slready SOLD OUT.
Friday, 5 April 2019 Venue: Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent
Panels & Speakers
Keynote – Nationalism & Populism: The Future of Europe?
Dr. Richard Sakwa
Panel 1 – Securitisation of the Migrant: At the Border & Beyond
Marianna Karakoulaki (moderator)
Panel 2 – Security and Defense: A Geostrategic Perspective on Political Extremism
Dr. Daniel Fiott (moderator)
Dr. Jordan Becker
Dr. Jamie Shea
Dr. Andras Szalai
Panel 3 – The Role of Media: Instrumentalising Nationalism and Populism
Marta Kotwas (moderator)
Dr. Hans-Georg Betz