CONSEJO MEXICANO DE CIENCIAS SOCIALES

Democracy in Europe, Democracy Beyond Europe

Democracy in Europe, Democracy Beyond Europe
an international conference in honor of John Markoff

Wednesday, January 25 – Friday, January 27, 2023

Location of all in-person events: Sociology Colloquium Room, 2432 Posvar Hall Virtual link to all events: https://pitt.zoom.us/s/96801236998

Schedule
Wednesday, January 25
12-1:30 pm ET (virtual)

Sidney Tarrow (Cornell University, USA): “Three takes on Democracy and Movements: Markoff, Tilly, and Frank”
Moderated by Suzanne Staggenborg (Pitt, Sociology)
Preceded by words of welcome by Lisa Brush, chair of sociology

Schedule
Thursday, January 26
10:30-12 pm ET (virtual)

Donatella della Porta (Scuola Normale Superiore, Forence, Italy): “Social Movements in the European Crises: Still time for a Critical Europeanism?”
Moderated by Fernando Tormos-Aponte (Pitt, Sociology)

12-1 pm ET
Lunch Break

1:00-2:30 pm ET (in-person)

Asef Bayat (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA): “Democracy and Everyday Life”
Moderated by Sahar Hosseini (Pitt, History of Art and Architecture)

2:30-3 pm ET
Break

3-4:30 pm ET (in-person)

Panel on Democratic Alternatives I:

  • Hillary Lazar (University of Pittsburgh, USA): “Democracy and the Anarchist Turn in 21st Century Activism”
  • Benjamin Case (University of Pittsburgh, USA): “Ballot Initiatives as a Window into Democracy in Crisis”

Moderated by Mark Paterson (Pitt, Sociology)

4:30-5:30 pm ET (in person)

Jessica Greenberg (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA): “Can the Rule of Law save European Democracy?”
Moderated by Nancy Condee (Pitt, director of Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies)

Schedule
Friday, January 27
11-12_30 pm ET (in-person)

Amber Reed (Spelman College, USA): “The Politics of Nostalgia: South Africa and Beyond”
Moderated by Joshua Bloom (Pitt, Sociology)

12:30-2 pm ET (virtual; includes lunch for in-person attendees)

Panel on Histories of Democracy: “Democracy and Executive Might in 19th Century Europe and the Americas”

  • Eduardo Posada-Carbo (University of Oxford, UK): “Simón Bolívar”
  • Guy Thomson (University of Warwick, UK): “Benito Juarez”
  • Stephen Sawyer (American University in Paris, France): “Napoleon III and the Third Republic”
  • Joanna Innes (University of Oxford, UK), Commentator

Moderated by Mark Philp (University of Warwick, UK)

2-2:30 pm ET
Break

Schedule
Friday, January 27
2:30-4 pm ET(in-person)

Panel on Democratic Alternatives II:

  • Jackie Smith (University of Pittsburgh, USA): “Globalization and the Future of Democracy Today”?
  • Ben Manski (George Mason University, USA): “The other world that is necessary: The imperative of Next System Studies”

Moderated by Nathan Katz (Pitt, Sociology)

4-5:30 pm ET (in-person)

Roundtable: Democratic Histories, Democratic Futures:

  • John Markoff (University of Pittsburgh, Sociology)
  • Diego Holstein (University of Pittsburgh, History)
  • Michael Goodhart (University of Pittsburgh, Political Science)
  • Mohammed Bamyeh (University of Pittsburgh, Sociology)

Moderated by Randall Halle (Pitt, German/European Studies)

For more information, please contact conference organizer, Mohammed Bamyeh: mab205@pitt.edu

Poster design by Christina Ong

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