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Programme

Day 1 Monday 23 May
9:00 – 9:15

Registration, Tea & Coffee
9:15 – 9:45
Opening Remarks: Didar Erdem; TOHAV Chair

9:45 – 10.45
Keynote: Prof Shalini Randeria, Central European University, Vienna

10:45

Break

11:00 – 12:30
Session 1: ‘Uncivil’, Illiberal, Co-opted Civil Society

11:00 – 11:15



11:15 – 11:30


11:30 – 11:45


11:45 – 12:30
Undermining human rights from within: Ultra-conservative and right-wing anti-gender movements and their part in rolling back human rights for all
Dr Anna Grudzinska, National Federation of Nongovernmental Organisations, Warsaw

A “Hybridised” Civil Society: Political, Religious and Cultural Contestations in Pakistan
Dr Farhan Hanif Siddiqi, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

Collaboration imperative: survival strategies
among technocratic mobility NGOs in Mexico
Dr Raul Acosta, Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Munich

Discussion

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch
13:30 – 16:30
Session 2: Repression, Contestation and Resistance – I Autocracy

13:30 – 14:30

Keynote: Illiberal Norm Diffusion and the Reconfiguration of Civic Space
Prof Dr Marlies Glasius, University of Amsterdam

14:30

Break

14:45 – 15:00


15:00 – 15:15

15:15 – 15:30


15:30 – 16:15
Politicization of Civil Society under Autocratic Pressure: Repression, Co-optation, and Contestation
Dr Bilge Yabancı, Northwestern University & Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

Civil Society and Turkey’s Kurdish Conflict in the Context of Transitional Justice
Güneş Daşlı, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena

Governing through Contradictions. Soft Authoritarianism and the Affective Management of the Opposition in Turkey
Dr Ulrike Flader, University of Bremen

Discussion

16:15 – 16:30
Break

16:30 – 18:00

Session 3: Repression, Contestation and Resistance – II Illiberal Democracy


16:30 – 16:45


16:45 – 17:00



17:00 – 17:15

17:15 – 18:00

Mobilising the law as an alternative or supplementing strategy? Civil society’s legal mobilisation in times of democratic backsliding in Hungary and Poland
Dr Regitze Helene Rohlfing, University of Copenhagen

“Unintentional Democratic Backsliders”. The Case of Civil Society in Poland
Dr Łukasz Zamęcki, University of Warsaw, Dr Adam Szymański, University of Warsaw

Ruining or Reshaping? The Civil Society of the Orbán-Regime through the Case of the Hungarian Academy of Arts
Kristóf Nagy, Central European University, Budapest

Discussion
18:00

Dinner

Day 2 Tuesday 24 May

8:45 – 9:00

Registration, Tea & Coffee

9:00 – 11:45

Session 4: Repression, Co-optation, Contestation, Resistance – III Liberal Democracy and Hybrid Regimes  

9:00 – 10:00

Keynote: Civil society against ‘the people’
Dr Ajay Gudavathy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
10:00 – 10:15
Break

10:15 – 10:30


10:30 – 10:45


10:45 – 11:00


11:00 – 11:45

How Government Parties Constrain Civil Society in Western Europe: Democratic Backsliding or Business as Usual?
Dr Milka Ivanovska Hadjievska, Lund University

Civil society or class society?
Ruvimbo Natalie Mavhiki, University of Helsinki
 
Civil Society Versus Uncivil President: Human Rights Defenders leading the Resistance against Bolsonaro’s Hybrid Regime
Dr Ulisses Terto Neto, Goiás State University (UEG) and Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil


Discussion
11:45

Break
 
12:00 – 13:30
Concluding discussion & closing remarks
Prof Trevor Stack, University of Aberdeen
13:30
Lunch

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