International Conference on the Politics of Secession in the European Union

This event is jointly organised with the LSE Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
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Organisers:  Luc Bovens, Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method LSE and Amandine Catala, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

Tuesday 22 May, 10.30am – 6.30pm
Senate House – Room 349, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Secession has become an urgent issue in today’s world with movements in several EU states and other parts of the world. The conference focuses on the political situation in Catalonia, Flanders, and Scotland and aims to address social, economic, moral and legal aspects.

Session 1 – Catalonia

10.30am – 12pm

Montserrat Guibernau, Professor of Politics, Queen Mary, University of London
Xavier Solano, Political Analyst and Adviser

12 – 1.30pm

Lunch (own arrangements)

Session 2 – Flanders

1.30 – 3pm

Philippe Van Parijs, Chaire Hoover d’éthique économique et sociale
Rik Van Cauwelaert, Director, Knack magazine

3 – 3.15pm

Coffee Break

Session 3 – Scotland

3.15 – 4.45pm

Iain McLean, Professor of Politics, University of Oxford; Official Fellow in Politics, Nuffield College
Stephen Noon, Special Adviser to the First Minister of Scotland

4.45 – 5pm

Coffee Break

Session 4

5 – 6.30pm

Roundtable discussion

The LSE Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method gratefully acknowledges the support of the LSE Annual Fund and the Institute of Philosophy

The event is free and open to all but registration is required
To register please email: A.Catala@lse.ac.uk

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