Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences

Program of the “Equality and Citizenship 2021” Summer School

Summer School Equality and Citizenship

The Center for Advanced Studies Southeast Europe, the University of Rijeka, the University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and its Department of Philosophy are organizing the seventh edition of their Summer School on Equality and Citizenship.

This Summer School does not reproduce the familiar educational format of a university course. Instead, it consists of several Author-Meets-Critics symposia dedicated to a prominent author’s publications and present research. Within the School’s model, the leading participants hold lectures on their latest work or recount a recently published book. After the academics partaking in the symposium have presented their papers responding to the principal authors’ research, the keynote speakers reply to their critiques and comments.

This year’s leading participants are:

Prof. Ingrid Robeyns, University of Utrecht

Dr. Collis Tahzib, University of Oxford

Dr. Ivan Cerovac, University of Rijeka

The Summer School pertains primarily to post-doctoral and doctoral researchers, who are invited to contribute to arguments by commenting and asking informed questions. Moreover, post-doctoral and doctoral students who have participated in the School’s previous editions are invited to propose presenting their articles at the symposia. Post-doctoral and doctoral students alone can obtain certificates of participation that describe their engagement at the Summer School.

This year’s Summer School will take place from July 12th to July 16th, 2021, via Zoom.


Participation in the Summer School is free of charge. Active participants should provide their full name, affiliation, and their talk’s title by July 4th. They should also indicate in which Author-Meets-Critics symposium they wish to participate. It is possible to present a paper at more than one symposium. Passive participants can apply by providing their full name and affiliation by July 9th. Potential participants should send all applications by email to politicalphilosophy@cas.uniri.hr.

If you require any further details, please contact us at politicalphilosophy@cas.uniri.hr.

Updated information regarding the Summer School will soon be available at http://www.cas.uniri.hr/, on the Projects – Summer School Equality and Citizenship pages.

Summer School Directors

Elvio Baccarini, University of Rijeka

Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, University of Rijeka

Nebojša Zelič, University of Rijeka

Organization Board

Ivan Cerovac, University of Rijeka

Ana Gavran Miloš, University of Rijeka

Hana Samaržija, University of Zagreb

Viktor Ivanković, CEU Budapest

Kristina Lekić Barunćić, University of Rijeka

Andrea Mešanović, University of Rijeka


The 19th edition of the International Conference Contemporary philosophical issues: Social Ontology Symposium at the University of Rijeka was officially opened with a welcome address by the newly elected University of Rijeka Chancellor, professor Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, followed by opening remarks by the CAS-SEE and Institute for Social Theory (University of Belgrade) director, professor Petar Bojanić.







Following opening words, professor emeritus John Searle (Department of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley) took the chance to render a remarkable perspective on how status functions are manufactured in the complex structure of human society, chaired by professor Nenad Miščević, and followed with a likely unique lecture by Maurizio Ferraris (LabOnt, University of Torino) entitled The Color of Money, moderated by Sanja Bojanic, director of CAS-SEE.

The two-day symposium (May 22-23, 2017) resumed with presentations and debates with: Maurizio Ferraris, Jennifer Hudin, Tomoyuki Yamada, Abigail Klassen, Paolo de Lucia, Bojan Borstner, Michael Vlerick, Lorenzo Passerini Glazel, Boran Berčić, Giuseppe Lorini, Edoardo Fregonese, Zvonimir Šikić, Nenad Smokrović, Matija Lukač, Marko Luka Zubčić, Leonard Pektor, Denis Paušić, David Grčki, Iva Bubalo, Alice Borghi, Miljana Milojević, Guglielmo Feis, Aleksandar Šušnjar, Kristina Lekić, Benedikt Perak, Olga Markač, Nenad and Danilo Šuster.

The event was organized by Department of Philosophy, Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences, Center for Advanced Studies – Southeast Europe, University of Rijeka; Croatian Society for Analytic Philosophy, PhD programme “Contemporaneity and philosophy”, LabOnt, University of Torino and Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade.