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  • December 11, 2019

A Century of Minority Rights: the lessons that we drew from the seminar

On 6 December 2019, the House of National Minorities in Prague hosted an expert seminar “A Century of Minority Rights – Lessons from the Post-Versailles System”, organized by the International Centre for Ethnic and Linguistic Diversity Studies and the  Department of Russian and East European Studies, Institute of International Studies (Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University) with the financial support of the Charles University, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in the Czech Republic, and the German Embassy to the Czech Republic. The welcome speeches were delivered by the Chair [...]

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  • December 5, 2019

Expert Seminar: A Century of Minority Rights – Lessons from the Post-Versailles System

On 6 December 2019, International Centre for Ethnic and Linguistic Diversity Studies and Department of Russian and East European Studies, Institute of International Studies (Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University) organize an expert seminar “A Century of Minority Rights – Lessons from the Post-Versailles System”. The seminar is devoted to exploring and revisiting the legacies of a 100-year-old crucial landmark development – the inception of the post-WWI minority regime. 1919 is the year of the Paris Peace Conference which [...]

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  • December 2, 2019

Alexander Osipov participated in the 51st Annual ASEEES Convention

Dr. Alexander Osipov took part in the 51st Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) held on 23-26 November in San Francisco. Established in 1948, the ASEEES – a nonprofit, non-political, scholarly society – is the leading international organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about Central Asia, the Caucasus, Russia, and Eastern Europe in regional and global contexts. The ASEEES with its over 3,200 members supports teaching, research, and publication relating to the [...]

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  • May 14, 2019

Alexander Osipov participated in the ASN Convention

On 2 – 4 May 2019, the ICELDS Board member Alexander Osipov took part in the 24th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) held in New York, at Harriman Institute, Columbia University. The ASN is a scholarly association that contributes to the promotion of knowledge and understanding of ethnicity, ethnic conflict, and nationalism. The annual ASN Convention is the largest international and inter-disciplinary scholarly gathering that covers a wide range of topics related to nationalism and [...]

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  • May 6, 2019

Hanna Vasilevich participates in the European Forum on Education, Language and Human Rights of Minorities

ICELDS Board Chair Dr. Hanna Vasilevich participates in the European Forum on Education, Language and Human Rights of Minorities. The forum takes place on 6-7 May 2019 in the European Parliament in Brussels. Dr. Vasilevich spoke at the panel on Public policy objectives and practices for education in minority languages focusing on the policies of the Belarusian authorities towards national minorities in Belarus. The forum is organised by the UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues and the Tom Lantos Institute. The event seeks to “provide regional [...]

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  • May 5, 2019

Kiryl Kascian spoke at an international conference on visuality in Vilnius

On 25-26 April, ICELDS Board Member Dr. Kiryl Kascian International Conference “Visuality 2019: Creative Communication in the Emerging Constellations” hosted by the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania. The conference addressed various aspects of visuality from different academic perspectives, including the relationship between visuality and meta-communication, the role of visual media for political communication, effectiveness of visual expressiveness in politics, and impact of the media on political processes. The gathered scholars and practitioners from various countries and academic disciplines. Its keynote [...]

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  • April 8, 2019

ICELDS representative attended Nordic-Baltic Migration Conference 2019

The Nordic-Baltic Migration Conference 2019: Education as a Driver for Integration was organised by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Estonia, the University of Tartu, the Ministry of the Interior of Estonia and the Estonian Contact Point for the European Migration Network and took place at KuMu Art Museum in Kadriorg, Tallinn. Since 2012, the conference became an annual event focusing on a specific theme. This year the main attention of the conference was devoted to migration policies, [...]

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  • March 25, 2019

ICELDS participated in a panel discussion within the framework of Culture 2030 policy in Estonia

Our partner organisation, the Russian Museum of Estonia, takes part in the discussion panels organised by the Ministry of Culture of Estonia within the framework of the of public consultation round preceding the formation of “Culture 2030” (Kultuur 2030) policy. Additionally, our Research Assistant Katarina Budrik also participated in the discussions, providing minority-focused perspective. The panel discussion was titled “Culture in Estonia in 2030 – from where do the new creators of pictures, words, figures, spaces and sounds come?” [...]

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  • January 2, 2019

Hanna Vasilevich contributed to the Yearbook of Muslims in Europe

ICELDS Board Chair Dr. Hanna Vasilevich was among the authors of the Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, Volume 10, edited by Oliver Scharbrodt, Samim Akgönül, Ahmet Alibašić, Jørgen S. Nielsen and Egdūnas Račius, and published by Brill in November 2018. In her entry entitled “Belarus” (pp. 95-105), Dr. Vasilevich provided a comprehensive overview of the developments, events and trends of the Muslim communities in this country in 2017. As the editors emphasize in the Yearbook’s Preface (pp. IX-XIII), “The country reports have provided [...]

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  • December 10, 2018

Hanna Vasilevich participated in an international expert workshop on Crimean Tatars

On 26 November 2018, ICELDS Board Chair Dr. Hanna Vasilevich took part in an expert international workshop “The Crimean Tatars: Past and Future of Indigenous People”, organized by the Department of Russian and East European Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Charles University. The event took place in the House of National Minorities in Prague. Hanna Vasilevich’s presentation was entitled “Crimean Tatars as Indigenous People: Political Participation and Conflict Resolution“. The presentation of Dr. Vasilevich tackled upon the [...]

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