Round Table

Round Table “In Tribute to Saba Mahmood” with Judith Butler

Round Table with Judith Butler “In Tribute to Saba Mahmood” took place at the Art-kino Croatia in Rijeka on June 20th 2018,  within the summer school “Critique of Violence Now: from Thinking to Acting against Violence” program.

The round table discussion, entitled In Tribute to Saba Mahmood, was dedicated to the recently deceased anthropologist from the University of California, Berkeley who dedicated her scientific research career to studying the relationship of different religious forms and sexual practices, in particular as regards women. At the conversation in Art-kino Croatia, guests from the region joined Judith Butler in evoking Saba Mahmood’s book Religious Difference in a Secular Age. A Minority Report, focusing specifically on aspects directly relevant to the regional context. Participating in the conversation: Rebeka Anic (Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar – Split), Zilka Spahic Siljak (University of Stanford, TPO Foundation Sarajevo), Sanja Potkonjak (University of Zagreb), Adriana Zaharijevic (IFDT, University of Belgrade), Senka Bozic (University of Zadar), with moderation by Sanja Bojanic (CAS SEE, APURI). The discussion was held in Croatian and English. The round table was followed by the projection of Martha Rosler’s film Semiotics of the Kitchen (USA, 1975).

Organizers: University of Rijeka, Center for Advanced Studies Southeast Europe (UNIRI CAS SEE), Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory (University of Belgrade).

Partners: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Zagreb, Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc, Erste Stiftung, European Fund for the Balkans, Institut Francais Croatia, Consulato generale d’Italia – Fiume, Goethe Institute Zagreb, Art-kino Croatia and the City of Rijeka. The Summer School program was part of the “Kitchen” and “Seasons of Power” Flagships of the project “Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture.”

Photo credits: Art-kino Croatia

“Crossing Roads: Civil Society and the Academia” round table

The “Crossing Roads: Civil Society and Academia” round table took place at the Rijeka City Hall on September 14th, 2016, as a part of the CAS SEE “Rethinking Politics of Diversity” summer school program, organised in cooperation with the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung – Zagreb, University Paris 8, Vincennes-St Denis and Center for Women’s Studies, University of Rijeka.

Hosted by Vojko Obersnel, M.Sc., Mayor, City of Rijeka, the round table participants examined the complex relationship between the academia and the civil society, providing their unique visions and sketching out possibilities of advanced cooperation on the basis of their experiences of being members of these intertwined communities.

Participants:

Doris Kramaric / PaRiter, Rijeka

Lorena Zec / SOS Rijeka – centre for nonviolence and human rights

Vedran Obucina / Institute for European and Globalisation Studies

Nebojša Zelic / Faculty for Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka

Bojana Culum / Faculty for Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka  

Moderator: Danko Zitinic / University of Rijeka

Round Table “Crossing Roads: Civil Society and the Academia”

As a part of the CAS SEE Summer School program, the Round table Crossing Roads: Civil Society and the Academia will take place on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, starting at 5.30 pm at the City Hall (Korzo 16) in Rijeka.

The question of representing the reality of society is fundamental and is now threatened by the triumph of simplified visions of society, visions of the other who does not correspond to reality. We couldn’t make democracy if we stayed in terrible ignorance of each other. Participating in this very same reality also demands a willingness to recognize that the democracy is intermittent and thoughtless, that it needs knowledge. Academia and civil society meet on crossroads of action and thinking. Both realms of common reality should think and study their actions and act in their research and studies.

Hosted by the Mayor of Rijeka, M Vojko Obersnel

Participants:

Lorena Zec / SOS Rijeka – centre for nonviolence and human rights

Doris Kramarić / PaRiter, Rijeka

Vedran Obućina / Institute for European and Globalisation Studies

Bojana Ćulum / Faculty for Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka – TBC

Nebojša Zelić / Faculty for Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka

Moderator: Danko Žitinić / University of Rijeka

Round Table “The Role of Institutions – Experiences and Prospects” and Opening Reception

 In the past forty years we have been witnessing a decline of public institutions in various areas. First, decline of institutions of welfare state. Second, decline of democratic institutions. There has been much talk recently of democratic deficit, particularly at EU level. Many public institutions that provided public (more…)

Social Justice in the Regional Perspective: Inequalities in the Western Balkans

Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory organised the Round table ‘Social Justice in the Regional Perspective: Inequalities in the Western Balkans’ as a part of the International Conference ‘Social Justice: New Perspectives, New Horizons’. It aimed to provide the space for discussion on the current trends and socio-political process that contribute to increasing social inequalities in the region. Participants provided their personal perspectives on the different aspects of social inequality and discussed the challenges of social policies and desirable changes in the relation to/opposed to EU integration pathways.

Participants:
Vedran Džihić, Director of CAS SEE and Senior Researcher of the Institute for Political Studies, University in Vienna
Slobodan Cvejić, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade
Mihail Arandarenko, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade
Ivan Sekulović, Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit, Government of the Republic of Serbia
Mirna Jusić, Social Research Center Analitika, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Gezim Krasniqi, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London