Upcoming conference: Mobilization, Interaction, Contention - Relations Between NGOs/Civil Society and States in Times of COVID-19 (an Interdisciplinary Workshop)

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
June 23, 2021 to June 30, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Area Studies, Human Rights, Political Science, Social Sciences

Upcoming conference: Mobilization, Interaction, Contention - Relations Between NGOs/Civil Society and States in Times of COVID-19 (an Interdisciplinary Workshop)

(Apologies for cross-posting)

We're pleased to invite you to a 3-day online conference (via Zoom):

Mobilization, Interaction, Contention - Relations Between NGOs/Civil Society and States in Times of COVID-19

The conference promises unique perspectives on the at-times tense, other times fruitful (and sometimes, both) relations between state agents and institutions and various non-governmental actors. Unique, because of the interdisciplinary approaches coming into dialogue (among them: Social Work, Law, International Relations, Political Science, Anthropology, Political Geography, and more); the different geo-political contexts surveyed; and the in-depth analysis of themes that carry a sense of urgency.

See the program here:

https://minervaextremelaw.haifa.ac.il/index.php/en/32-center-events/421-...

Registration (open and free to all):

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqNuiIXZA6ykPu16RQOeSxBmwzlyQb...

Participants' bios and abstracts:

https://minervaextremelaw.haifa.ac.il/index.php/en/32-center-events/422-...

Three of the panels are in workshop format, and the opening event is a roundtable of activists and Civil Society/NGO practitoners.

The conference is organized and hosted by The Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions with the National Knowledge and Research Center for Emergency Readiness and the Haifa Center for German and European Studies in the University of Haifa.

For questions and other queries, please contact one of the organizers:

Michal Ben-Gal, bmichal@geo.haifa.ac.il

Omri Grinberg, o.grinberg@mail.utoronto.ca

Katharina Konarek, kkonarek@staff.haifa.ac.il

KEYWORDS:

online conference; COVID-19; human rights; activism; ngos; government and public service

Contact Info: 
Dr. Omri Grinberg
2020-2021 postdoctoral fellow: 
 *Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Hebrew U. of Jerusalem;
*Minerva Center for the Rule of Law Under Extreme Conditions, University of Haifa.