Friday, 18th of November, 2016 09.00 – 10.30 Republican and

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Friday, 18th of November, 2016
09.00 – 10.30 Republican and Communitarian Perspectives
Chair: Sybille De La Rosa
• Martin Corell (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg)
“Towards a Republican Justification of Voting Rights for Non-Citizens”
• Viktoria Hügel (Brighton University)
“Communitarianism beyond borders”
• Michael Haus (Heidelberg University)
“Why Liberalism and Human Rights are Part of the Problem“
10.45 – 11.45 Language and Refuge
Chair: Viktoria Hügel
• Melanie Frank (University of Augsburg)
“Citizenship as Multilingual Practice”
• Susanne Becker
(MPI for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity Göttingen)
“Between right and constraint:
German-language learning as enabling violation”
11.45 – 12.45 Lunch
12.45 – 13.45 Democratic Exclusion
Chair: Paul Sörensen
• Franziska Martinsen (University of Hannover)
“Democratic Exclusion of Refugees.
The Demand for a Revision of Human Rights”
• Felix Bender (Central European University)
“Who should we grant asylum?”
13.45 – 14.00 Coffee Break
14.00 – 15.30 Keynote:
Julia Schulze Wessel (Dresden University of Technology)
“Questioning Democracy: What refugee studies can contribute
to understanding the transformation of democracy”
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Political Theory on Refugees
Thursday, 17th of November, 2016
09.00-09.20 Registration
11.15-12.45 Alterity, Participation and World Citizenship
Chair: Martin Oppelt
09.20-09.30 Welcome Note
09.30 – 11.00 Political Theory and Judgment
Chair: Julia Schulze Wessel
• Sybille De La Rosa (Heidelberg University)
“Refugees and Democratic Emancipation”
• Simon Oschwald/Paul Sörensen (University of Augsburg)
“Democratizing Political Theory –
Outlines of a non-victimizing Theory with Refugees”.
• Colin Grey (Université du Québec a Montréal)
“Negotiating our Obligations to Refugees”
11.00 – 11.15 Coffee Break
• Mareike Gebhardt/Florian Tatschner (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg)
“We Are Never Entirely at Home With Ourselves:
The Refugee Other Between Alienness and Alterity”
• Thorsten Nieberg (Berlin)
“Democracy and Refugee Participation:
What can we gain from Abizadeh´s and Balibar´s theoretical thoughts?”
• Dario Mazzola (Milan State University)
“World Citizens or Exiled?
The Paradox of Refugees as the Touchstone of Contemporary Globalization”
12.45 – 14.15 Lunch
14.15 – 15.15 Key Note:
Speakers from Grandhotel Cosmopolis (Augsburg)
15.15 – 16.45 Resistance, Protest and Emancipation
Chair: Melanie Frank
• Moritz Riemann (University of Kiel)
“Refugees between Need and Emancipation”
• Melanie Hartmann (University of Marburg)
“Räume des Politischen: Aneignung und Widerstand
in Flüchtlings-Sammelunterkünften in Deutschland”
• Ana Lena Werner (Humboldt- University Berlin)
“Refugees, violence and political protest:
Questioning self-Harming practices with Hannah Arendt”
16.45 – 17.30 Coffee Break
17.30 – 19.00 Key Note (public):
Matthew Gibney (University of Oxford)
“Refugees and the Limits of Responsibility”
19.30 Dinner