International Conference: History of Higher Education – Student Movements, Human Capital and Expert Culture

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Location and date: Bucharest, 18-19 November, 2016

Venue: Facultatea de Istorie [History Department], Elisabeta Boulevard 4-12, Council Room

This conference was organized in partnership with our project.

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International Conference: State Socialism, Legal Experts and the Genesis of International Criminal and Humanitarian Law after 1945

conference_berlin_nov_2016_legal_expertsIn the history of international law, the socialist bloc has been generally relegated to the role of roadblock in fulfilling the ideals of Western liberalism. This conference seeks to question established narratives that have ignored or downplayed the role of state-socialist governments and legal experts in shaping the evolution of international criminal and humanitarian law after the end of the Second World War. With a geographic scope covering the Soviet Union, the Eastern Bloc, Africa, and China, the conference explores the socialist world’s doctrines and international engagements concerning the codification of different international crimes [including crimes against peace, the crimes of aggression, Apartheid, terrorism, slavery, narcotics trafficking and more], approaches to humanitarian intervention, and the relationship between state sovereignty and international law. The conference advances the idea that rather than simply block progress, socialist initiatives played a vital role in the production of norms and ideas that continue to be relevant for the current international criminal and humanitarian legal system.

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International Conference “L’Europe de l’Est, l’Afrique Subsaharienne et la diplomatie culturelle pendant la Guerre Froide”

« L’Europe de l’Est, l’Afrique Subsaharienne et la diplomatie culturelle pendant la Guerre Froide », Bucarest, le 17 juin 2016

Venue: The Regional Francophone Centre for Advanced Research in Social Sciences (CEREFREA Villa Noël) conference room, 6, rue Emile Zola, Secteur 1, 011847, Bucarest, Romania

9:30 – 09:40 Allocutions d’ouverture/ Welcome remarks

09:40 – 10:30 Conférence inaugurale/ Opening Address

Maria Paula Meneses (Université de Coimbra / University of Coimbra) [EN]

De Bandung à libérations nationales: alliances qui ont façonné l’Afrique Sub-saharienne[From Bandung to national liberations: alliances that shaped Subsaharan Africa]

10:30– 10:40 Pause-café/ Coffee Break

10:40– 12:10 1e session/ Panel 1. L’ Europe de l’Est et l’Afrique sub-saharienne: bilatéralisme et internationalisme/ Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa: Bilateralism and Internationalism

Michèle Leclerc-Olive (L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, IRIS) [FR]

Les pays de l’Europe de l’Est et La Guinée. Au lendemain de l’indépendance. Le rôle des conseils économiques de Sékou Touré [Eastern Europe and Guinea in the Aftermath of the Independence. The Role of Sekou Toure’s economic advisers]

Bogdan C. Iacob (New Europe College, Bucarest/ Hungarian Academy of Sciences) [EN]

Africa Rediscovered. Romania’s Global Turn during 1970s [Afrique redécouverte. La politique globale de la Roumanie dans les années 1970]

Domnica Gorovei (Université de Bucarest) [FR]

Roumanie-Sénégal: les visites d’État de Nicolae Ceaușescu à Dakar et de Léopold Sédar Senghor à Bucarest (1965-1980) [Romania-Senegal: Nicolae Ceauşescu’ state visits in Dakar and Léopold Sédar Senghor’s in Bucharest (1965-1980)]

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