The Global "Entangoment" of Central Europe
28th June – 2nd July 2021
Organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK) and the Institute for Social and European Studies (ISES), in cooperation with the University of Pannonia, and the UNESCO Chair of Kőszeg
The lectures and seminars of the 26th International Summer University will focus on the following main themes:
As the world experiences a pandemic, unprecedentedly shared online, with its human and financial costs, other hybrid threats appear as urgent or emergent. How do we deal with conspiracies promoted online, and institutional attacks on democracy? How does relying on algorithms and distrust of institutions endanger what it means to be human? The inter-disciplinary approaches reflected in the topics of the 26th International Summer University are needed to analyze these complex realities in order to optimize innovative strategies for crisis mitigation.
- The Complexities of Central European Identity
- Central European Memorial Sites and Memory Politics
- Covid-19, Vaccine Politics and Surveillance
- Human Security in Light of Covid: Post Security Challenges and a New East-West Divide
- Democratic Challenges and the Crisis of Western Civilization: Populism and Euroskepticism
- Understanding the Root Causes of Corruption, State Capture, Radicalization, Resilience, and Emigration in Central and Southeastern Europe
- Communication Strategies and the Potential of Soft Power
- Institutional Resilience During Crises: International and National Perspectives
- The Future University – The Future of Education
Recommended readings – Coming soon!
- Recommended Reading List of ISU 2021 – Including links
- Recommended Reading List of iASK Researchers – Including links
- Selected Bibliography for Central European Studies
Participation fee: 0 EUR
Applicants should send the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org :
- completed application form
- A 300-word motivational letter
Eligibility: Advanced MA and PhD students and young researchers, as well as social entrepreneurs, who have a keen academic or professional interest in the topics.
Kőszeg is called “The Jewel of Pannonia”. This beautiful medieval town borders 5 countries (Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary). This provides a rich cultural and regional added value, and the opportunity for strong cross-border cooperation. In a region where the iron curtain was built, developing a regional knowledge center is exceptional and contributes to supporting opportunities furthering cooperation in an age of increasing uncertainties.
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