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  • March 17, 2022

ICELDS statement on discrimination and hate speech in the context the war in Ukraine

March 17, 2022 Russia’s invasion of Ukraine seriously affected the region of Central and Eastern Europe and beyond. The decision of Russia’s leadership to start the war constitutes a grave violation of international law and is not legally excusable. The huge number of dead and injured, severe destruction of Ukraine’s infrastructure, and the massive wave of refugees and IDPs are already facts that the world faces and is dealing with. However, the war can result in the deterioration of interethnic [...]

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  • March 6, 2022

ICELDS statement on discrimination of Belarusians due to war in Ukraine

March 6, 2022 Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a grave crime against humanity and a serious threat to Europe’s security. It has no justification whatsoever. We firmly stand with the people of Ukraine in their fight for freedom and independence and condemn Russia’s aggression. At the same time, we would like to draw attention to the following problem. Due to the actual presence of Russia’s military forces in the territory of Belarus, Belarus, its citizens, and ethnic Belarusians all over Europe [...]

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  • October 13, 2021

Alexander Osipov’s article on the ways to define and delineate non-territorial autonomy

In late September 2021, an ICELDS Board member Dr. Alexander Osipov issued an article in Ethnopolitics about the ways of conceptualizing so-called non-territorial autonomy (NTA). Alexander Osipov (2021) “Mapping Non-Territorial Autonomy Arrangements”, Ethnopolitics. doi: 10.1080/17449057.2021.1975891. The article examines the correspondence between the notion of non-territorial autonomy for ethnic groups (NTA) and its empirical referents and seeks to evaluate the expediency of employing the concept as a descriptive term. As the author shows, the concept applies primarily for normative purposes and as such [...]

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  • October 8, 2021

Alexander Osipov’s article on Eurasian ethnopolitical history

In September 2021, an ICELDS Board member Dr. Alexander Osipov issued an article in Nationalities Papers concerning the role of so-called nonterritorial autonomy (NTA) in ethnic diversity policies in Eurasia – from the Russian Empire to the post-Soviet states: Alexander Osipov (2021) “Non-territorial Autonomy in Northern Eurasia: Rooted or Alien?”, Nationalities Papers. doi: 10.1017/nps.2021.35. Many scholars regard NTA as a theoretical breakthrough and as a way to drastically rearrange diversity policies. The author seeks to clarify whether NTA had been a groundbreaking innovation [...]

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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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