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Two decades discourse about globalizing social sciences – concepts, strategies, achievements

2nd International Conference for Europe - 27 and 28 September 
SPS Seminar Room (passione side, room 215, II floor)

27. September
Registration and welcome talks
Antonio Chiesi – Department of Social and Political Sciences – UNIMI
Michael Kuhn – World Social Sciences and Humanities Network
Enzo Colombo – Organization committee

Chair: Gianmarco Navarini – University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

"Concepts of global social thought. What is Globalization and What are Globalizing Social Sciences?"
Ven. Jonathan Chidomere Egesi, Imo State Polytechnic Umuagwo-Ohaji, Nigeria
"Globalising Social Sciences and the Quest of Egalitarianism
Prashant Bansode, Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology Mumbai, India
"Internationalizing a national scientific community?"
Tomas Koch and Raf Vanderstraeten, Ghent University, Belgium

Chair: Antonio Dores, ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, Portugal

"To be global is to go individual?"
Stan Tan-Tangbau, RMIT University, Hanoi, Vietnam
"The divided globalization of social sciences in an unequal world and anti-concepts from Latin America"
Raina Zimmering, Free University Berlin, Germany

Chair: Michael Kuhn - WorldSSHNet, Germany
"Academic Dependency and the Task of Social Re-engineering in Nigeria"
Oyekunle Oluseye Oyewo, The Polytechnic Ibadan, Nigeria
"'Electrolongo' Rethinking national identity through electronic music in postcolonial Ecuador"
Susan Martinez, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

28. September
Chair: Stan Tan-Tangbau, RMIT University, Hanoi, Vietnam

"From cultural relativism to critical pluralism. How globalization changes the ideas of universality, diversity and multiculturalism"
Enzo Colombo, University of Milan and Gianmarco Navarini, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
"Exploring the Metanarrative and East/West Binaries of Gender"
Jana Madhusree, Jaawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
" 'Trust' and 'Counterfinality' in the Globalized Context (or On the Hermeneutics of Global Strangehood)
Svetlana Bankowskaya, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

Chair: Kazumi Okamoto - WorldSSHNet, Japan
"The tragic errors of a false opposition against the “Western” social sciences and its fatal outcomes"
Michael Kuhn, WorldSSHNet, Germany
"NGO Diplomacies and Global Politics"
Antonio Alejo Jaime, Universidad de la Coruña, Spain

Chair: Shujiro Yazawa, WorldSSHNet, Japan
"Inequality in Access to Higher Education in India between the poor and the rich"
Pradeep Kumar Choudhury, Jaawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
"Career mobility in S&T in the context of globalization"
Irina P. Popova, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Final discussion and farewell

25 settembre 2018
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