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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
No. 40, March 2006

Contents


1. Introduction
2. Reconciliation and Multiculturalism Workshop
3. Upcoming Conferences
4. Recent Publications
5. Call for Papers
6. Internet Resources
7. Related Research Projects

1. INTRODUCTION


The Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy at Queen's University is
organizing a multi-year, research project on citizenship, democracy and
minority rights in multiethnic states, under the direction of Prof. Will
Kymlicka. As part of this project, the Forum distributes a quarterly
newsletter updating recent developments in the field, of which this is the
fortieth issue. We hope that it will be of interest to anyone working in the
field, whether in academia, public service, or non-governmental
organizations.


If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this newsletter,
please contact us at cded@post.queensu.ca. Back-issues of the newsletter are
posted on the Web on Will Kymlicka's home-page:
http://www.queensu.ca/cded/news.html

2. WORKSHOP ON RECONCILIATION AND MULTICULTURALISM


The Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy at Queen's University is
organizing a workshop on "The Politics of Reconciliation in Multicultural
Societies" at Queen's on April 29-30, 2006. The workshop is part of a
project to explore the areas of convergence and disagreement between recent
theories of the politics of reconciliation in divided societies, and recent
theories of multicultural citizenship in culturally diverse societies. Under
what conditions does the politics of reparations/reconciliation support the
politics of multicultural recognition, and under what conditions do these
different forms of politics conflict? Participants include Ruth Rubio-Marin,
Paul Muldoon, Nadim Rouhana, Eric Yamamoto, Lawrie Balfour, Jonathan
VanAntwerpen, Ayelet Shachar, and Sonali Thakkar. For further information,
contact the co-organizers, Will Kymlicka (kymlicka@post.queensu.ca) or
Bashir Bashir (bashir@post.queensu.ca).

3. UPCOMING CONFERENCES


A workshop on "Visions and Limits of Pluralism" will be held from April 6-7,
2006, at Washington University, in St. Louis, Missouri. The workshop will
consider the ways in which theory, empirical configurations, and policies
shape each other in several countries. Separate panels will explore i)
visions and limits of pluralism in Europe, the United States, and Canada,
ii) issues arising in schooling and education, and iii) political
representation of groups. For details, contact: John Bowen (email:
jbowen@wustl.edu) or visit the following website:
http://artsci.wustl.edu/%7Ebisci/PluralismWorkshop/


The 12th Annual Conference of the International Society for African
Philosophy and Studies (ISAPS), at the University of Leicester (UK), will
focus on the theme "Human Rights: Africana and Multicultural Perspectives".
The event will take place from April 20-23, 2006, and examine the
relationship between culture, multiculturalism and human rights from the
perspective of African Studies. For further information, contact: Kola
Abimbola, University of Leicester, Faculty of Law, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK;
tel: +44(116) 223-1255; email: kola.abimbola@le.ac.uk or visit the following
website: http://www.africaresource.com/conferences/index.php?cf=1


A symposium entitled "Opportunity Structures in Diaspora Relations:
Comparisons in Contemporary Multi-level Politics of Diaspora and
Transnational Identity" will take place from April 27-29, 2006, at the
University of Nevada-Reno. At this event, experts in diaspora politics will
investigate the characteristics of contemporary ethno-national diasporas,
the extent of their relationships and political agency with homeland and
host-society governments, and communal strategies used by diasporas.
Speakers will include Thomas Abraham, Kim Butler, Nergis Canefe, Robin
Cohen, William A. Douglass, Razmik Panossian, William Safran, Gabriel
Sheffer, Ninna Nybery Sørenson, Kachig Tölölyan, and Gloria Totoricagüena.
For more information, contact: Pedro J. Oiarzabal, Center for Basque
Studies/322, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557, USA; tel: 1-775-784-4854;
fax: 1-775-784-1355; email: pjo@unr.edu


A conference on "The FCNM: A Useful Pan-European Instrument?" will take
place in Brussels on May 5, 2006. The conference will be jointly hosted by
the Institutes for Human Rights and Constitutional Law of the Catholic
University of Leuven and the Academy of European Law of Florence. This event
will evaluate the Framework Convention for the Protection of National
Minorities (FCNM). Rapporteurs and discussants closely involved with the
monitoring of minority protection in Europe will be in attendance, along
with academics, practitioners, policy makers, and NGOs working on minority
rights. For further information, contact: Annelies Verstichel, Assistant
Legal Officer, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities,
Prinsessegracht 22, 2514 AP, The Hague, The Netherlands; tel.: +31 (0)70 312
55 63; fax: +31 (0)70 363 59 10; email: Annelies.Verstichel@hcnm.org A
conference program can be downloaded from the following website:
http://www.law.kuleuven.ac.be/icr/studiedagen.html


A conference on "Language, Diversity and Integration in the Enlarged EU:
Challenges and Opportunities" will be held at the Vytautas Magnus University
in Kaunas, Lithuania, from May 12-14, 2006. The event will explore the
relationships between language, diversity and integration following EU
enlargement, and investigate the significance of language in the expression
of ethnicity, nationhood and citizenship. For further information, visit the
following website: http://www.vdu.lt/LTcourses/?pg=112&lang=2&menu_id=57


"(Trans)nationalism in the Mediterranean" is the title of an upcoming Oxford
Symposium from May 26-28, 2006 at St. Antony's College, University of
Oxford. The event will be hosted by the South East European Studies at
Oxford University (SEESOX) and the RAMSES 2 Network of Excellence on the
Mediterranean. The Symposium will attempt to challenge the hierarchical and
Euro-centric mental maps and analyses by exploring social networks and
actors transcending or operating across national borders with multiple
political, cultural or economic dimensions. Additional information is
available via the SEESOX website:
http://www.sant.ox.ac.uk/esc/southeasteur.shtml Further inquiries should be
sent to: othon.anastasakis@sant.ox.ac.uk or seesox@sant.ox.ac.uk


The IMISCOE network and the Nationalism Studies Program and Humanities
Center of Central European University, Budapest, will organize a conference
called "European Dynamics of Citizenship: Public Policies and Migrant
Activities" at the Central European University from May 31-June 2, 2006. The
event will debate current dynamics of citizenship in the context of
immigration and emigration, relations between kin states and external
minorities, and the impact of European integration. Public policies, migrant
mobilization and pro- and anti-immigrant political movements in European
societies will be investigated. For details, contact:
wiebke.sievers@oeaw.ac.at


The Conflict Resolution Network will host a conference called Cultivating
Peace: Interaction 2006 from June 7-10, 2006, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The
event's theme is "Dialogue, Dispute Resolution and Democracy". Registration
can be done through the conference website, where extensive conference
information can also be found: http://www.crnetwork.ca/conference/


The Borderland Foundation is organizing a "New Agora Symposium" in Sarajevo
on 9-12 June, 2006 to discuss "the future of multicultural society in Europe
in the context of the phenomenon of declining agora - a space for exchange
and dialogue of cultures - which can be experienced across today's
multicultural Europe". The event will include public sessions, academic
seminars and literary events. For more information, visit the Foundation's
website: http://www.pogranicze.sejny.pl


The Israel Association for Canadian Studies will host the 11th Biennial
Jerusalem Conference in Canadian Studies on the theme "Conflict Management
and Resolution" from July 2-6, 2006. The theme will be discussed primarily
along three major dimensions: conflict management and resolution within
Canadian and Israeli society; conflict and conflict resolution in art and
literature; and the rule of law in a parliamentary democracy. A call for
papers is posted on the Association's website:
http://canadianstudies.huji.ac.il/ For further information, contact: Liron
Gur or Alta Dayan (Conference Coordinators), Halbert Centre for Canadian
Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, 91905
Israel; fax: 972-2-582-6267; tel: 972-2-588-1344; email:
mscanada@mscc.huji.ac.il


The International Forum Bosnia is organizing an international conference on
"Unity and Plurality in Europe: Religion and Public Life" in Mostar, Bosnia
on August 9-10, 2006. This is part of a broader program of activities,
including an international summer school from July 30 to August 19. For
details on the conference and summer school, visit the Forum website at:
http://www.ifbosna.org.ba/engleski/pocetna/index.html, or contact them by
email (if_bosna@bih.net.ba)


A conference called "Citizenship, Security and Democracy" will take place in
Istanbul, Turkey from September 1-3, 2006. Hosted by the Association of
Muslim Social Scientists (UK) and the Foundation for Political, Economic and
Social Research (Turkey), in cooperation with the Association of Muslim
Social Scientists (USA), and the Association of Muslim Social Scientists
(France) and Patron: The International Institute of Islamic Thought, this
event will be an international gathering of Muslim social scientists who are
frequently asked to provide objective and dispassionate assessments of
issues related to the Muslim faith, culture and philosophy, but who are also
called upon to represent a community frequently represented in monolithic
terms. In light of these expectations, this event will reflect the diversity
of Muslim experience across regional, national, ethnic, theological and
social divides. For more information, contact conference organizers at the
following email address: setavtr@gmail.com


Fordham Law School will host a conference on "Citizenship" from September
29-30, 2006, in New York City. The conference will explore historical and
contemporary ideas of citizenship, new forms of political participation
among non-citizens, dual nationality, trans-nationality, post 9/11 security
issues, and comparative perspectives on citizenship from other parts of the
World. Papers will be published in the Fordham Law Review.


The 11th International Metropolis Conference will take place from October
2-6, 2006, in Lisbon Portugal. This year's theme is "Paths and Crossroads:
Moving People, Changing Places". Plenary sessions will include: sharing
responsibility in the management of migration and development, contemporary
immigration management, migration struggles in the Western Mediterranean
region, and "what should we expect in 25 years?" For further information,
visit the following website: http://www.ceg.ul.pt/metropolis2006/


The Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity (CRISE)
is organizing a two-day workshop on "Decentralisation, Federalism and
Conflict" at the University of Oxford on October 6-7, 2006. The workshop
aims to explore the conditions under which different types of
decentralisation and federalization encourage or ameliorate violent
conflict, and the inequalities that can generate those conflicts. The
keynote speaker will be Donald Horowitz. Paper proposals should be send to
the organisers by 14 May. For more information check the CRISE website
(www.crise.ok.ac.uk) or confact Dr. Graham Brown
(graham.brown@qeh.ox.ac.uk).


The theme of the Association for Canadian Studies Annual Conference is
"Diasporas and Discovery". The event will take place at The Empire Landmark
Hotel, Vancouver, BC, from October 21-22, 2006. It will mark the 35th
anniversary of Canadian multiculturalism policy and the 10th Anniversary of
the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. The conference will explore the
contemporary meaning of Diasporas and the role of modern Diasporas in
today's civil society, as well as issues related to the founding and
settlement of Canada, its regions, cities and towns. Submissions are welcome
from all disciplines touching on the conference theme. Abstracts will be
accepted until July 1, 2006, but early submissions are encouraged. Abstracts
should not exceed 250 words, and should be sent to:
james.ondrick@acs-aec.ca. ('Vancouver Conference' should appear in the
subject line, along with a brief biographical statement).


The 2007 Association of Legal & Social Philosophy (ALSP) conference will
take place at Keele University, Staffordshire, UK, from April 19-21, 2007.
The theme will be "Sovereignty and Citizenship". Contributors will address
such topics as; sovereignty and immigration, the idea of universal
jurisdiction, democracy and sovereign peoples, policing borders and outlaw
states, virtuous citizens and sovereigns, feminist, multicultural and
transnational citizens, citizenship, asylum, refuge, multi-level governance
and the (putative) demise of the nation-state. For further details, contact:
Glen Newey, Politics & International Relations, Keele University,
Staffordshire, ST5 5BG United Kingdom; email: glen@newey99.fsnet.co.uk

4. RECENT PUBLICATIONS (all prices in U.S. dollars).
BOOKS


Ahmed, Ishtiaq (2005) The Politics of Group Rights: The State and
Multiculturalism (University Press of Amerca) $32.00


Akaha, T & A Vassilieva (eds) (2006) Crossing National Borders (United
Nations University Press) $22.05


Alexander, C. & C. Knowles (eds) (2005) Making Race Matter: Bodies, Space
and Identity (Palgrave) $29.95


Alia, Valerie & Simone Bull (2006) Media and Ethnic Minorities (Edinburgh
UP) $22.00


Arya, Sadhna & Anupama Roy (eds) (2006) Poverty, Gender and Migration (Sage)
$26.95


Barry, Christian & Thomas Pogge (eds) (2006) Global Institutions and
Responsibilities (Blackwell) $34.95


Bayert, Jean-François (2005) The Illusion of Cultural Identity (Hurst)
$29.00 Behdad, A. (2005) A Forgetful Nation: On Immigration and Cultural
Identity in the United States (Duke UP) $21.95


Bianchini, Stefano (2006) Partitions: Reshaping States and Minds (Routledge)
$115.00


Boswell, Christina (2005) The Ethics of Refugee Policy (Ashgate) $99.95


Buenker, John & Lorman Rutner (eds) (2005) Multiculturalism in the United
States: A Comparative Guide to Acculturalism and Ethnicity (Greenwood)
$75.00


Burgess, Michael (2006) Comparative Federalism (Routledge) $34.95


Calavita, K. (2005) Immigrants at the Margins: Law, Race, and Exclusion in
Southern Europe (Cambridge UP) $39.99


Carling, A. (ed) (2006) Globalization and Identity: Development and
Integration in a Changing World (I. B. Tauris) $79.50


Cordell, K. & S. Wolff (eds) (2004) The Ethnopolitical Encyclopedia of
Europe (Palgrave) $106.73


DeBardeleban, J. (ed) (2005) Soft or Hard Borders? Managing the Divide in an
Enlarged Europe (Ashgate) $94.95


Dell'Olio, F. (2005) The Europeanization of Citizenship: Between Ideology of
Nationality, Immigration and European Identity (Ashgate) $99.95


Erman, Eva (2005) Human Rights and Democracy: Discourse Theory and Global
Rights Institutions (Ashgate) $99.95


Festenstein, Matthew (2005) Negotiating Diversity (Polity) $26.95


Hanson, Gordon (2005) Why Does Immigration Divide America? (Institute for
International Economics) $12.97


Hampshire, James (2005) Citizenship and Belonging (Palgrave) $89.95


Harvey, G. & C.D. Thompson Jr. (eds) (2005) Indigenous Diasporas and
Dislocations (Ashgate) $94.95


Hayden, Patrick (2005) Cosmopolitan Global Politics (Ashgate) $89.95


Henke, H. (ed) (2005) Crossing Over: Comparing Recent Migration in the
United States and Europe (Lexington) $81.41


Hunter, Margaret (2005) Race, Gender and the Politics of Skin Tone
(Routledge) $24.95


Klausen, Jytte (2005) The Islamic Challenge: Politics and Religion in
Western Europe (Oxford UP) $29.95


Kymlicka, Will and Baogang, He (eds) (2005) Multiculturalism in Asia (Oxford University Press) $35


Letschert, Rianne M. (2005) The Impact of Minority Rights Mechanisms (Asser
Press) $130.00


Mann, M. (2004) The Dark Side of Democracy: Explaining Ethnic Cleansing
(Cambridge UP) $24.99


Mar-Molinero, Clare & Patrick Stevenson (eds) (2006) Language Ideologies,
Policies and Practices: Language and the Future of Europe (Palgrave) $80.00


McEwen, Nicola (2006) Nationalism and the State: Welfare and Identity in
Scotland and Quebec (Peter Lang) $39.95


Modood, Tariq et.al. (eds) (2005) Multiculturalism, Muslims and Citizenship:
A European Approach (Routledge) $39.95


Murji, K. & J. Solomos (2005) Racialization: Studies in Theory and Practice
(Oxford UP) $39.95


Noel, Sid (ed) (2005) From Power Sharing to Democracy: Post-Conflict
Institutions in Ethnically Divided Societies (McGill-Queen's UP) $24.95


Özkirimli, U. (2005) Contemporary debates on Nationalism: A Critical
Engagement (Palgrave) $32.95


Pole, C. & J. Pilcher & J. Williams (eds) (2005) Young People in Transition:
Becoming Citizens (Palgrave) $24.95


Tilly, Charles (2006) Identities, Boundaries and Social Ties (Paradigm
Publishers) $22.95


Schiffauer, W., G. Baumann, R. Kastoryano, S. Vertovec (eds) (2006) Civil
Enculturation: Nation-State, School and Ethnic Differences in the
Netherlands, Britain, Germany and France (Berghahn) $27.95


Sicakkan, Hakan G. & Yngve Lithman (eds) (2006) What Happens When a Society
is Diverse? Exploring Multidimensional Identities (Edwin Mellen Press)
$109.95


Sicakkan, Hakan G. & Yngve Lithman (eds) (2005) Changing the Basis of
Citizenship in the Modern State. Political Theory and the Politics of
Diversity (Edwin Mellen Press) $109.95


Spickard, P. (ed) (2004) Race and Nation: Ethnic Systems in the Modern World
(Routledge) $37.50


Stasiulis, D.K. & A.B. Bakan (2005) Negotiating Citizenship: Migrant Women
in Canada and the Global System (University of Toronto Press) $27.50


Thapan, M. (2005) Transnational Migration and the Politics of Identity
(Sage) $27.95


Verkuyten, M. (2004) The Social Psychology of Ethnic Identity (Psychology
Press) $87.50


Von Benda-Beckman, Franz et al (eds) (2005) Mobile People, Mobile Law
(Ashgate) $114.95


Wolff, S. (2006) Ethnic Conflict (Oxford UP) $29.95


Woehrling, Jean-Marie (2006) The European Charter for Regional or Minority
Languages - A critical Commentary (Council of Europe) $29.00


Zimmermann, K.F. (ed) (2005) European Migration: What Do We Know? (Oxford
UP) $120.00

Journal Special Issues


The Journal of International Migration and Integration (JIMI) dedicated a
recent issue to "Religion and Migration" (Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 2006). The
issue is guest edited by Paul Bramadat and John Biles, and its purpose is to
stimulate an awareness of the relevance of religion in current debates about
migration and diversity.


The most recent issue of The Journal of Social Philosophy explores the topic
of "Democracy and Globalization" (Vol. 37, No. 1, Spring 2006). Articles by
Daniel Weinstock, Margaret Moore, Carol Gould, Thomas Christiano and
Alistair MacLeod are included. The issue is Guest Edited by Alistair MacLeod
and Carol Gould.


A special edition of American Anthropologist is dedicated to the theme
"Anthropology and Human Rights in a New Key" (Vol. 108, No. 1, March 2006).
A major purpose is to announce new paradigms in the anthropological
contribution to human rights theory and practice. Mark Goodale and Jane
Cowan are guest editors for this issue.


An issue of Educational Theory and Citizenship contains a symposium on the
work of Iris Marion Young and the educational import of her work on
differentiated citizenship, group-based politics, social justice,
difference, democracy, equality and inclusion (Vol. 38, No. 1, February
2006). Pieces by Ronald Beiner, Avigail Eisenberg, Elizabeth Frazer and
Simone Galea are included, followed by a symposium response by Young.


A recent issue of Theory and Research in Education (Vol. 4/1, 2006) has a
symposium on the work of Susan Moller Okin, and the relevance of her work on
feminism, citizenship and multiculturalism for education. Articles are by
Rob Reich, Nel Noddings, Sarah Song, Penny Enslin and Mary Tjiattas.


The Educational Review has published a symposium on education and global
citizenship (Vol. 58, No. 1, February 2006). Articles by Mary Joy Pigozzi,
Lynn Davies, and Hiromi Yamashita are included.


Essays in Philosophy recently published an issue dedicated to "Liberalism,
Feminism, and Multiculturalism" (Vol. 7, No. 1, January 2006). Randy Cagle
is the special issue editor. Articles by Karen Green, Michael Weinman,
Andrew Fagen and Catherine McKeen are contained in this issue. Contents are
posted at: http://www.humboldt.edu/~essays/


Two symposia are included in the most recent issue of International
Migration (Vol. 44, No. 1, 2006). The first is dedicated to the Global
Commission on International Migration (GCIM) Report, and it contains
articles by Philip Martin and Susan Martin, Stefanie Grant, and Heavan
Crawley. The second is on Transnational Migrant Activism, with contributions
by Julia Hess, Elizabeth Cooling Babcock and Mulki Al-Sharmani.


The Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development recently published
a special issue called "Sociolinguistic Research - Who Wins? Research on,
with or for Speakers of Minority Languages" (Vol. 27, No. 1, 2006). The
issue contains an introduction by the issue's editors Christine Raschka,
Mark Garner, Peter Sercombe, plus articles by John Edwards, Adrian
Blackledge, Holly R. Cashman, Christine Raschka and Antonio Flores Farfan.


A special issue of the Revue Europeenne Des Migrations Internationales
contains several articles on nationality and ethnic categorization (Vol. 22,
No. 1, 2006). http://remi.revues.org/ Articles by Marco Martinello and
Patrick Simon, Dirk Jacobs and Andrea Rae and Ann Morning are included.


A special issue of the Norwegian Journal of Migration Research is dedicated
to the theme "Minorities, Minority Politics, and the European Union" (Vol.5,
No.2, December 2005). Editors for this special issue are Hakan G. Sicakkan
and Nora Ahlberg.


The journal Dialectical Anthropology recently published a special issue on
"Trading Cultures: Migrations and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Europe"
(Vol. 29, Nos. 3-4, September 2005). Guest edited by Gerald Pirog and
Caterina Romeo, this issue features a series of articles from a December,
2004 conference on migrations and minorities hosted by the Center for
Comparative European Studies at Rutgers University.


The bilingual periodical Canadian and International Education has published
a special issue on the theme: "Values, Human Rights and Citizenship
Education in Transnational Perspectives" (Vol. 34, No. 1, 2005). Guest
editors for this issue include; Yvonne Hébert, Glen Eyford, and France
Jutras. A TOC can be viewed by following this link:
http://www.edu.uwo.ca/ciesc/journal.html

5. CALL FOR PAPERS


Politics and Ethics Review (PER) seeks original manuscripts that provide
theoretical, conceptual, or empirically informed analyses of normative
issues in politics, international relations, and political economy. PER is
committed to examining key issues arising from the intersection of politics
and ethics, broadly conceived, from a variety of methodologies and
approaches. The editors welcome submission of articles, review essays and
book reviews. For information about submission of manuscripts or to make
informal enquiries, please contact Patrick Hayden, Editor, by email at:
patrick.hayden@vuw.ac.nz Some further information is available on the
following website:
http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/journals/content.aspx?pageId=1&journalId=12159

6. INTERNET RESOURCES


A "webzine" called Tolerance.ca recently announced a new series of news
reports entitled "Campus" on diversity in values and religious beliefs on
university and college campuses. The first article in this series is an
article interviewing Jewish and Muslim students on Montreal campuses
regarding religious tensions. http://www.Tolerance.ca


A new web resource called "Focus on Educating Citizens" created by the
Canadian Education Association is meant to encourage educators and the wider
community to explore questions and issues involved in educating citizens and
to assist young people to acquire the knowledge, skills, aptitudes and
attitudes of active citizens. The resource is divided into sections on;
citizenship and education, challenges & strategies, research resources, and
"stories of citizenship". The latter section on stories of citizenship
adopts an innovative strategy by collecting and presenting the distinctive
histories of Canadians of different age groups and distinctive
ethno-cultural backgrounds.
http://www.cea-ace.ca/foo.cfm?subsection=edu&page=sto

7. RELATED RESEARCH PROJECTS


Applications for the academic year 06-7 are being accepted for a Master of
Laws Program in Intercultural Human Rights and J.S.D. (Doctor of the Science
of Laws) in Intercultural Human Rights offered by St. Thomas University
School of Law, Miami, Florida, U.S.A. Both programs are available to LL.M.
graduates. The program gives up-to-date legal training in theory, policy,
and practical developments in the arena of human rights through one-week
compact courses designed to combine areas of international law,
international human rights law, humanitarian law, universal and regional
systems of human rights protection, as well as complaint procedures.
Intensive courses and supplementary offerings allow graduates to prepare for
effective research, advocacy and practice in this important and expanding
field. Partial scholarships are available. For more information visit the
following website: http://www.stu.edu/humanrights or contact: Roza Pati,
Executive Director, Graduate Program in Intercultural Human Rights, St.
Thomas University School of Law, 16400 NW 32 Ave, Miami, FL 33054, U.S.A.;
tel:(1)305 474 2447; fax:(1)305 474 2413; email: humanrights@stu.edu


The European Academy of Bolzano will host a two week residential course on
minorities and diversity from June 12-23, 2006, in Bolzano (South Tyrol,
Italy). The course will deal with the complexities of cultural diversity and
minority protection in Europe mainly through discussion of the protection
mechanisms of the United Nations, the OSCE and the Council of Europe.
Leading experts from these organizations will attend. Special attention will
be given to the concept of cultural diversity under EC law now gaining
significance outside the context of minority protection. The deadline for
applications is: April 30, 2006. Extensive information about the course and
application forms are posted on the following website:
http://www.eurac.edu/Events/meir/index.htm


A Conflict Management Program taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia from June
24-August 4, 2006, will offer students an opportunity to examine past
conflicts in the Balkans firsthand. Special emphasis will be placed on the
role of foreign intervention, the contribution of political and economic
transformation to both conflict and peace, and the power of conflict
prevention and resolution. Students in international relations, political
science, Slavic studies, and other disciplines are welcome to apply. For
more details, go to:
http://www.academic-solutions.com/slovenia/index_slo.htm

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papers, or upcoming conference in a future issue of this newsletter, please
contact us at cded@post.queensu.ca, or you can write to the Forum for
Philosophy and Public Policy, Department of Philosophy, Queen's University,
Watson Hall 313, Kingston Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada. Fax: 613-533-6545.


Special thanks to Michael Kocsis for research help, and to Lise Charlebois
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