Apr 122013
 
 April 12, 2013

Human Rights and Diaspora: Minorities and Liberal Citizenship

What does it mean to be European? Canadian? Are international human rights at odds with rights for national minorities in western countries? How do immigration and religious culture affect European citizenship?

April 25, 4:15-6:00 pm: Jews & Muslims in Canada: Minorities, Diasporas, and the meaning of “Canadian”

April 26, 8:45-4:00 pm: National Minorities in Europe: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Law, History, and Social Science

All sessions will be held in the West Duke Building, room 101, East Campus.

If you are interested in attending, please R.S.V.P. to Kelly Lipford, kelly.lipford@duke.edu

This event is offered by the Kenan Institute for Ethics and the Center for European Studies, with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Office of the Provost, with additional sponsorship by the Center for Canadian Studies, and the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya.

Thursday Schedule

Thursday, April 25
Jews & Muslims in Canada: Minorities, Diasporas, and the Meaning of “Canadian”
4:15 pm – 6:00 pm
101 West Duke Building, East Campus
Reception to follow

Anna Korteweg, University of Toronto | Muslims in Canada? Representations in Media, Policy, and Law 
Morton Weinfeld, McGill University | Jewish integration in Canada: Identity, Loyalty, and Challenges of Multiculturalism

Description: Post-WWII Jewish integration in Canada is often presented as a success story of Canadian multiculturalism.  In contrast,  Canadian responses to Muslim traditionalism and perceived militancy have made integration difficult, and Muslim immigrants’ diverse origins remain a challenge to building communal solidarity.  Could any lesson be drawn from Jewish integration for the future of Canadian Muslims?


Friday Schedule


Friday, April 26
All panels will be held in 101 West Duke Building, East Campus

National Minorities in Europe: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Law, History, and Social Science
8:45 am  Welcome & Introduction

Malachi Hacohen and Suzanne Shanahan, Duke University

9:15 am  From Minority Rights to Human Rights? Group and Individual Rights in the 1940’s and 1950’s

Daniel Cohen, Rice University | Minority Rights in the ‘Human Rights Revolution’
Elazar Barkan, Columbia University | No Return, No Refuge
Chair: Claudia Koonz, Duke University; Discussant: Gil Rubin, Columbia University

11:15 am  National Minorities and the Law in Europe

Patrick Macklem, Toronto Law School | Guarding the Perimeter: Militant Democracy and Religious Freedom in Europe
Liav Orgad, IDC Law School | Illiberal Liberalism: Cultural Restrictions on Migration and Access to Citizenship in Europe
Chair: Morton Weinfeld, McGill University; Discussant: Malachi Hacohen, Duke University

1:00 pm  Lunch

1:45 pm  Old Meets New? The Challenges of New Migrations for National Minorities in Europe

Jennifer Jackson-Preece, London School of Economics | Deconstruction Discourses of Minority/Migrant Rights in Europe
Maria Stoilkova, University of Florida | Populism and Immigration in Contemporary Bulgaria
Chair: Anna Korteweg, University of Toronto; Discussant: Laurie McIntosh, Duke University

3:30 pm  Concluding Thoughts

Participants


Elazar Barkan, Columbia University
Daniel Cohen, Rice University
Malachi Hacohen, Duke University
Jennifer Jackson-Preece, London School of Economics
Claudia Koonz, Duke University
Anna Korteweg, University of Toronto
Patrick Macklem, Toronto Law School
Laurie McIntosh, Duke University
Jane Moss, Duke University
Liav Orgad, IDC Law School
Gil Rubin, Columbia University
Suzanne Shanahan, Duke University
Maria Stoilkova, University of Florida
Morton Weinfeld, McGill University

Papers

A pasword-protected site has been set up for participants to access all of the papers here.