Interview with Igor Štiks | New Left: Emancipatory Movement

AmiraHassInterviewIgor Štiks who was our keynote lecturer in the 2016 International Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies talks about the New Left as an emancipatory movement.

Watch the Keynote lecture "New Left: Emancipatory Movements And The Burden Of (Recent) History In The Post-socialist Balkans", June 30, 2016.

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2016 Summer School

The ‘Non-aligning’ connection - A stroll down the memory lane / Shiva Sai Ram Urella

On the second day of my arrival here, my classmate and I walked down the Knez Mihailova Street, scavenging around for souvenirs. We stumbled upon a small shop in the middle of the street. I gazed curiously at a 50000...

2016 Summer School

The Power of Rakija: Multiculturalism in Post- Yugoslav States / Yosra El Gendi

Rakija, a locally branded alcoholic drink, made from fruits, captures the spirit of the Balkans. The consumption of Rakija preceded, and later defied all borders that have been created around the states that emerged with the disintegration of what was...

2016 Summer School

Why we need memory studies in relation to conflicts / Vladimir Mihajlović

This topic has always deeply intrigued me. I would always look back at my school days and remember the way my generation was being taught about certain important historical figures or events. As I was growing up I came to...

2016 Summer School

We are all Others / Antonela Ramljak

  Walking towards the Faculty of Media and Communications, for our last day of the Summer School course, I was passing through a park where refugees who come to Belgrade usually spend their afternoons. I heard a child ask his mother...

2016 Summer School

The Whole Story / Lejla Gacanica

Different aspects of understanding what constitutes ‘us’ and what constitutes ‘them’, whether we are always on opposite sides gave an insight into the various forms of 'othering'. Cultural othering, gender othering, minority othering, etc. Are there always sides? Do Others...

2016 Summer School

The “Other” from Afghanistan: Building Bridges Over Lunch Break / Sarah Freeman-Woolpert

I had just begun Dr. Jelena Tosic’s class, Orientalism, Balkanism, Occidentalism: Thinking Through Discourses of ‘Othering’ and Conflict, and already, on my first day in Belgrade, I found myself confronted with a real-life form of othering—the emotional distance I have...


 

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