Reporter 462, 26 February 2001


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NATIONALISM AND THE LEFT

A conference organised by the Lipman-Miliband Trust for Socialist Education and Research, to be held at The University of Leeds on

Friday 20th/Saturday 21st April 2001.

FRIDAY 20 APRIL: NATIONALISM AND THE LEFT TODAY.

Registration 4.00-4.30 p.m.

4.30 p.m.-7.00 p.m., Lecture Room LG15, Michael Sadler Building (Arts Block), Leeds University, followed by drinks reception for all those attending the conference:

John Schwarzmantel, Leeds University: ‘Socialism and the Nation- the issues today’

Montserrat Guibernau, Open University: ‘The Left and Nationalism’

Alan McCombes, Scottish Socialist Party: ‘Imagine: A Socialist Vision for Scotland in the 21st Century’

SATURDAY 21 APRIL: NATIONAL IDENTITY AND ZONES OF CONFLICT.

Registration 9.30-10.00.

10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m, Lecture Room LG15, Michael Sadler Building (Arts Block), Leeds University.

The Problem of National Identity:

Francis Mulhern, Middlesex University: ‘National Identity and National Culture’

The Conflict in the Middle East:

Oren Yiftachel, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev: ‘Ethnocracy, Intifada and the Israeli Left’

Musa Budeiri, Birzeit University: ‘What is Left: Nationalism and Political Movements in the Arab East’

Western Europe: Nationalism and the Right:

Max Silverman, Leeds University: ‘Citizenship and Nation in France’

Sylvia Hahn, Salzburg University: ‘Austria: The Challenge of Haider’

Stephen Howe, Ruskin College, Oxford: ‘After Britain: Ulster and the Discourse of National Identity’

Nationalism in the Post-Communist World:

Erika Harris, Leeds University: ‘The Nature of Post-Communist Nationalism’

Rudi Rizman, Ljubljana University: ‘The Causes of the Break up of Yugoslavia’

Barbara Tornquist-Plewa, Lund University: ‘Nationalism in Eastern and Central Europe and European Integration’

 

Cost of the conference: £10 (free for unwaged and members of The University of Leeds), includes reception on Friday and tea/coffee on both days.

For further information please contact John Schwarzmantel, POLIS, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT (0113) 233 4396, email: j.j.schwarzmantel@leeds.ac.uk

Or Susannah Lane, (0113) 230 2821 (or mobile 07967 11 60 24) or email: ipi9srl@leeds.ac.uk .

THE LIPMAN-MILIBAND TRUST

Registered charity 267288

67 North Park Avenue

Leeds LS8 1HP

25 years of funding Socialist Education and Research.

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