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The Paris Campus of Schiller International University is organizing a Study Day on Wednesday, May 6th on the theme of political uncertainty.
The theme of political uncertainty is more than merely topical. If politics is the unexpected happening all the time as Hannah Arendt said, then it may be further said that the past fifty years of this university’s existence has accompanied the normalcy of ongoing disruption. Today’s uncertainty forces us to ask questions anew and even aspire to achieve a degree of lucidity known by past generations.
To pursue research on this question of political uncertainty, several angles of interrogation may be explored. First, having posed the existence of uncertainty, it may be judicious to question this very premise. That is to say, what are the conditions to determine what constitutes political uncertainty? Second, what are the lessons that can be drawn from history and past experiences of contexts which can be considered to have been described in terms of political uncertainty? Third, how may this problematic be developed according to different disciplines that study political phenomenon – history, political science, economics, sociology, etc.? Other lines of questioning may also be pursued with the hope that they join the aforementioned in a fruitful exchange.
We will have the special pleasure of hosting as invited speaker Mr. Edward Cross, economist, former MP (MDC) of the Parliament of Zimbabwe, and commentator on the economies and politics of southern Africa and Zimbabwe.
Each paper to be read will be allotted 30 minutes of presentation followed by Q & A sessions. Papers are ideally to be at least 2500 words.
Special consideration is given to graduate students.
Contributors may send a proposal of no more than 300 words to the following email address: email@example.com
Deadline for proposals/ call for papers: Friday, April 17th.
Only a select number of papers will be read due to limited time and space.
Location : Maison internationale d’Accueil Saint François d’Assise, 220 rue de la Convention, Paris 75015
Program (provisional) :
8h00 – 9h30 welcome café/tea/croissants
9h30 -12h00 workshops/presentations in conference room and amphitheater
12h00 – 13h00 lunch
13h00 – 15h30 workshops/presentations in conference room and amphitheater
15h30 – 17h00 closing session and remarks
For questions, feel free to contact the Director and Dean of the campus, Dr. James Brown, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Pause in Time
We start off the 2020 year with an array of courses emblematic of our diploma programs. It is worthwhile to note, however, that we are not so much commencing a new January term as continuing along with our monthly rotation of courses. At Schiller, courses last one month, meaning that students take but one course per month. This also means that their year is not scheduled in terms of Fall and Winter semesters. Rather, they pursue their studies scheduling, in general, a minimum of ten courses per year with a pause at any given point during the 12-month calendar year.Continue reading “Current Events”
Wednesday, January 29th starting at 12:30pm, SIU Paris will be hosting the conference “Diplomacy in the Mediterranean: Malta and Cyprus” with HE Ambassador of Malta to the UN, Carmello Inguanez and Schiller professor, Costas Miltiades formerly ambassador of Cyprus to the EU.
From 11:30am to 12:30pm, a brunch/luncheon will be offered.
December the Janus-faced month
December is already part of next year. The genuine Janus-faced month isn’t January but the inaccurately monikered “tenth” month of our twelve-month calendar. In other words, December is a forward-looking month, a month turned towards the future. Think of it, by the time December 1st rolls around, one’s sights are already set towards the end of the month with its time of feasts and holidays. The month as a whole can be seen as one long build-up for the main events that take place during the last week of the month.
(This article is part of our Current Events series)