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Neo-nationalism and Universities in a Geopolitical Perspective

Keynote: Katja Brøgger, Hannah Moscovitz, Marijk van der Wende, Elizabeth Balbachevsky, Pundy Pillay, Meng-Hsuan Chou, and Vincent Carpentier.

On November 10th, the Policy Futures research program hosted the second webinar event of the Asserting the Nation research project launch.

The Asserting the Nation project, funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark, explores how Neo-nationalism has affected national and European higher education policy based on a comparative study between Denmark, France, UK, and Poland, as well as an examination of recent actions taken by the EU to counter neo-nationalist trends in Europe.

The second webinar of the project’s launch facilitated discussions on neo-nationalism and universities in a geopolitical perspective. The event featured an introduction by the project’s research leader, Associate Professor Katja Brøgger, followed by intriguing presentations by the keynote speakers: Hannah Moscovitz as Postdoctoral researcher in the Asserting the Nation project, Professor Marijk van der Wende from University of Utrecht, Associate Professor Elizabeth Balbachevsky from Universidade de São Paulo, Professor Pundy Pillay from University of the Witwatersrand, Associate Professor Meng-Hsuan Chou from NTU Singapore and Reader Vincent Carpentier from UCL. The presentations covered, among others, matters of Neo-nationalism in the UK, EU, Europe, South America, and Africa.

The event was chaired by Professor Susan Robertson from Cambridge University and Hannah Moscovitz.