'Plurinational Democracy: Europe and the Nationalities Question'
This will be the first major public event to be held in the new International Politics Department.
23 October 2006
Monday October 23 2006
2006 Jean Monnet/Institute of Welsh Politics Public Lecture
‘Plurinational Democracy: Europe and the Nationalities Question'
Professor Michael Keating from the European University Institute in Florence to lecture at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Two of the most vibrant research centres in the Aberystwyth's world-famous Department of International Politics are joining together to bring a leading international scholar to Aberystwyth.
The Institute of Welsh Politics and the Jean Monnet Centre for European Studies are jointly hosting a major public lecture this autumn by Professor Michael Keating Head of the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence.
Asked to comment on this event, Dr Roger Scully, Director of the Jean Monnet Centre, remarked, “Michael Keating is the leading scholar in his field. No-one studying or thinking about the nature and implications of nationalism in today’s Europe can afford to be unfamiliar with his groundbreaking work.”
Dr Richard Wyn Jones, Director of the Institute of Welsh Politics, added, “The Institute of Welsh Politics Annual Lecture has by now become an important event in the political calendar of Wales. We are this year very glad to organise this lecture in collaboration with the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, and to welcome a leading European scholar to speak of Welsh nationalism in the context of the nationalities of Europe.”
The title of Professor Keating’s lecture is ‘Plurinational Democracy: Europe and the Nationalities Question’. The Lecture will be held on Monday 30 October at 7 p.m., and will be the first major public event to be held in the prestigious new International Politics Building on the Penglais Campus. All are welcome.
For further information please visit http://www.aber.ac.uk/interpol/eust/