POPULISM AND PROPAGANDA: New Intersections

on 9th July, 2018, New Conference Hall, Sofia University

Three Lectures by Chantal Mouffe, Ivan Krastev and Mark Galeotti, with Panel Discussions will be presented on the international seminar, organised by HUMAN AND SOCIAL STUDIES FOUNDATION – Sofia (HSSF) / ФХСИ with the financial support of America for Bulgaria and with the partnership of Culture Centre SU


 

PROGRAMME

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Registration: 9:00 – 9:30
Working language: English
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09:30 – 09:45 – Opening by Dimitar Vatsov (HSSF);
09:45 – 10:15 – Milena Iakimova (HSSF): presentation of the results of the study “Anti-Liberal Discourses and Propaganda Messages in Bulgarian Media”;
10:15 – 10:45 – Discussion

10:45 – 11:00 – Coffee break

FIRST PANEL /11:00 – 13:00/
Populism: Its Emancipative Potential and Dark Sides
Moderator: Milena Iakimova (HSSF)

11:00 – 11:40 – Chantal Mouffe (University of Westminster, London /Editorial Board of Critique & Humanism), lecture: “Populism and the radicalization of democracy”
11:40 – 11:50 – Yannis Stavrakakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki): statement;
11:50 – 12:00 – Boyan Manchev (HSSF): statement;
12:00 – 12:10 – Boyan Znepolski (HSSF): statement;
12:10 – 13:00 – Discussion

13:00 – 14:30 – Lunch

SECOND PANEL /14:30 – 16:20/
Liberalism, Sovereignty, Democracy: Left and Right Populisms and the Faith of Liberal Democracy
Moderator: Boyan Znepolski (HSSF)

14:30 – 15:10 – Ivan Krastev (CLS/IWM, Vienna): lecture “Perils of Normality”
15:10 – 15:20 – Alexander Kiossev (Sofia University): statement;
15:20 – 15:30 – Dimitar Vatsov (HSSF): statement
15:30 – 16:20 – Discussion

16:20 – 16:50 – Coffee break

THIRD PANEL /16:50 – 19:00/
Hybrid War and Populist Propaganda. The Russian Factor
Moderator: Dimitar Vatsov (HSSF)

16:50 – 17:30 – Mark Galeotti (Institute of International Relations, Prague): lecture “Moscow as Source, Scapegoat and Subject of the new Populism”
17:30 – 17:40 – Tom Junes (HSSF): statement (via Skype);
17:40 – 17:50 – Deyan Kyuranov (CLS/HSSF): statement (TBC);
17:50 – 18:00 – Daniel Smilov (CLS); statement;
18:00 – 18:10 – Konstantin Pavlov (HSSF): statement;
18:10 – 19:00 – Discussion


MORE ABOUT THE STUDY “Anti-Liberal Discourses and Propaganda Messages in Bulgarian Media” CAN BE FOUND HERE: http://hssfoundation.org/en/anti-liberal-discourses-and-propaganda-messages-in-bulgarian-media/