Global Centers Host ‘Dehegemonization’ Conference

Posted: April 4, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Christopher Anzalone

George Mason’s Center for Global Studies (CGS) and the Center for Global Ethics (CGE) will host “Dehegemonization: The United States and Transnational Democracy,” a conference that will examine questions of how the strengths of modern liberal democracy can be preserved outside of the global power and influence exerted by the United States.

The free conference will be held on Wednesday, April 5, on the Arlington Campus in Hazel Hall, Room 121, from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

The keynote address, “Can Democracy Be Exported?” will be delivered by Daniele Archibugi, director of the Italian National Research Council and a professor of innovation, governance and public policy at the University of London. Archibugi specializes in economics and the policy of technological change and international relations theory.

The conference will not include presentations of formal papers, but will feature three panels organized along thematic lines: “Movements and Civil Societies,” chaired by Peter Mandaville, CGS director; “Citizenship and Transnational Democracy,” chaired by Claire Synder, associate professor of government; and “Philosophical Frameworks of Nondomination and Cosmopolitanism,” chaired by Carol Gould, CGE director.

Panel members include a dozen distinguished academics and policy experts from institutions in the United States and around the world.

The conference will provide opportunities for substantial discussion with the audience. In addition to academics and scholars, interested members of the metropolitan Washington, D.C., public policy community and the public at large are welcome to attend.

To view a list of speakers or for more information on the conference, visit the web site.

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