CESEM Workshop on Republicanism – University of Copenhagen

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CESEM Workshop on Republicanism

The Republican Model and Diversity

November 8th 2012

Room 27.0.09, University of Copenhagen in Amager, metro Islands Brygge

Workshop organized by the Centre for the Study of Equality of Multiculturalism (CESEM) in collaboration with the Institut Français and the French Embassy in Denmark.

This workshop will be devoted to examining republicanism, especially the French republican model, its successes and failures as regards the management of diversity. It will be an opportunity for critically engaging the fecundity of this model as an alternative to the liberal model as well as its limitations. The focus will be on the model itself, its constitutive principles, its practical features as well as the nature of the discussions that it generates in Denmark and France.

9.00-9.30 Registration and Coffee

9.30-10.00 Opening Addresses

- Véronique Bujon-Barré (Ambassador of the French Republic)

- Maja Horst (Head of the department of media, cognition and communication, University of Copenhagen)

- Nils Holtug (director of the Centre for the Study of Equality and Multiculturalism (CESEM), University of Copenhagen)

10.00-11.00 Daniel Sabbagh (CERI/Sciences Po Paris) Wrestling with Diversity: The French Way

11.00-11.10 Coffee Break

11.10-12.10 Patrick Simon (INED/Sciences Po Paris) Diversity and Colorblindness in the French Republic

12.10-13.50 Break

13.50-14.50 Sune Lægaard (Roskilde University) Republicanism, Secularism and Symbolic Equality

14.50-15.00 Coffee Break

15.00-16.00 Xavier Landes (CESEM/University of Copenhagen) Ambiguities of the French Republican Model 

Please note that attendance is free but, because places are limited, participants should register no later than November 5th.

Contact for registration: Xavier Landes, CESEM, xavier.landes@gmail.com

Website of l’Institut Français et l’ambassade de France au Danemark