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Human Progress in the 21st Century – Bright and Dark Sides of Democratization

Welcome to the jubilee symposium Human Progress in the 21st Century – Bright and Dark Sides of Democratization to celebrate Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation's 100 years anniversary.

Date

2017-09-21

Time

09.00 - 17.00

Venue

Sal X, Universitetshuset

Address

Biskopsgatan 3, Uppsala

Human Progress in the 21st Century – Bright and Dark Sides of Democratization

On the occasion of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation’s centenary, an international symposium is being organized at Uppsala University on September 21, 2017. The symposium is titled Human Progress in the 21st Century – Bright and Dark Sides of Democratization. Research has certainly highlighted the important links between human progress and democracy, but has also shown the dark sides of democratization. This symposium aims to present and discuss current research on the bright and dark sides of democratization, with the aim of exploring how democratization processes best serve human progress in the 21st century. Two keynote-speakers set the tone for the symposium. Professor Donatella della Porta, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, will talk on the theme “Where Did the Revolution Go? The Challenge for Civil Society After Democratic Transition”. Professor Staffan Lindberg, University of Gothenburg, will speak about “Varieties of Democracy: Has Research on the Bright and Dark Sides of Democratization Been Misguided for 60 Years?” Three panel discussions follow, each hosting distinguished scholars. The themes of these panels are: Bright Sides of Democratization, Dark Sides of Democratization, and The Role of External Actors. The symposium ends with a panel of high level policymakers discussing 21st Century Policy Lessons. 

For detailed program, please click here

Abstracts and more information will be published at this website in due time.

The symposium is free of charge but registration is mandatory. Registration will open later.

 

If you have any questions, please contact jubilee-uppsala@kva.se

To celebrate 100 years in support of excellent Swedish research and education, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation arranges, in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Swedish universities, a series of symposia in areas where the Foundation has provided substantial financial support throughout the years.

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