Programme Day 1

Wednesday, January 7

University Main Building (Universitetshuset)

12.30-13.30 Registration. (Outside Hall 9)
13.30-14.00 Welcome address (Hall 9)
14.00-15.30 Panel Session 1
Panel I: State-Minority Relatshinships (Hall 9)
Chair: David Smith (University of Glasgow)
Marina Germane (Uppsala University/University of Glasgow)
'Minority coalition-building and the nation-state'
Boriss Cilevics (Parliament of Latvia)
'Ethnic dimension of political competition and cooperation in the Baltic States'
Oksana Myshlovka (Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)
'The crisis of Russophone Ukraine: investigation of the failure of Russophones to build credible representation in independent Ukraine'
Panel II: Coalition-Building and Ethnic Conflict Regulation: Grassrotes Initiatives and Local Approaches (Hall IV)
Chair: Vytautas Petronis (Lithuanian Institute of History)
Malkhaz Toria (Ilia State University)
'Informal Actors and the perspective of Georgian-Abkhazian conflict resolution'
David Matsaberidze (Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi University)
'Application of soft power for inter-ethnic cooperation: pros and cons of prospective economic relations between Tbilisi and secessionist regions of Georgia'
Carol Jean Gallo (University of Cambridge)
'Participatory action research and inter-ethnic conflict transformation in the Democratic Republic of Congo'
15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00-17.00 Plenary Lecture (Hall 9)
Peter Vermeersch (University of Leuven)
'Presence and Representation: Roma interest and group formation on the European level'

Chair: Marina Germane (Uppsala University/University of Glasgow)