Keynote speakers

Boris Kagarlitsky: Who will survive the current crisis?
Boris Kagarlitsky is the director of the Institute of Globalisation Studies and Social Movements (IGSO) in Moscow. He is a prominent voice in the study of Russian politics as well as of global capitalism. His books include “The Twilight of Globalization: Property, State and Capitalism” (1999), “Russia under Yeltsin and Putin: Neo-liberal Autocracy” (2002), The Politics of Empire: Globalisation in Crisis (2004), and “Empire of the Periphery: Russia and the World System” (2008). Dr. Boris Kagarlitsky’s keynote speech, with comments, will take place on Thursday 16th of February in U35 building, auditorium 116, from 15 to 17 o’clock.

Susanne Dahlgren: Authoritarianism, Citizen Power and Different Roads to Modernity: A Look at Arab Revolutions Past and Present
Susanne Dahlgren (University of Tampere) is an expert in politics of the Middle East, and Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Tampere, Finland. From an anthropological perspective, she has studied violent conflict, political activism and gender relations in Yemen extensively. Her publications include “The Multiple Wars in Yemen” (2015), “‘She Kissed Death with a Smile’: The Politics and Moralities of the Female Suicide Bomber” (2014), and “Revisiting the Issue of Women’s Rights in Southern Yemen” (2013). Her book Contesting Realities: The Public Sphere and Morality in Southern Yemen was published by Syracuse University Press in 2010. Dr. Susanne Dahgren’s keynote speech, with comments, will take place on Friday the 17th of February in the House of Science and Letters, room 104, from 10 to 12 o’clock.

Live stream of Dr Dahlgren’s keynote speech will be available via the screen below: