Racism and White Supremacy in Europe
An international interdisciplinary conference.
Stand Up to Racism rally, London, July 2018. (Photo: Alisdaire Hickson/Wikimedia Commons, cropped.) CC BY-SA 2.0
Thursday, February 21, 20199:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Room TBA, UCLA Faculty Center
The refugee crisis, terrorist attacks, the rise of right-wing populism, the spread of Islamophobia and the emergence of new forms of antisemitism re-interrogate racism, xenophobia and white supremacy. Historical revival or political shift? Developments such as the recent elections in France, Germany, Austria and Italy, the consolidation of the right in Poland or Hungary, and the ongoing struggles in Greece, are outlining a new ideological map that needs to be analyzed in a broader context. This conference will explore the complex connections between racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia, and populism in Western and Eastern Europe, from their current manifestations and the different cultural and political legacies they exploit to their impact on Europe and beyond. The conference will also address the role of science in shaping ideas about race and the role of these ideas in shaping the politics of difference.
Tentative schedule is below. Final schedule with talk titles coming soon!
9:00 – 10:00 Keynote
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:15 Panel 1: Racial Legacies and Contemporary Forms of Racism
12:15 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 3:30 Panel 2: Racism and Science
3:30 – 3:45 Break
3:45 – 5:30 Panel 3: Racism and Populism
Cost : Free and open to the public. RSVP required at above link.
Sponsor(s): Center for European and Russian Studies, Canadian Studies Program, Center for Near Eastern Studies, Center for the Study of International Migration, UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Department of History, Political Science, Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin, UCLA Social Sciences Division,
UCLA Humanities Division