Regional Integration and Social Cohesion 2008: Comparative Perspectives on Leadership

13-15 November 2008

Batiment Jean Monnet, rue Alcide de Gasperi, Luxembourg

Keynote Speakers: Audio

November 13, 2008

 

14:00-14:15    Welcome, Rolf Tarrach, Rector, Université du Luxembourg

 

14:15-14:30    Introduction, Harlan Koff, Université du Luxembourg
14:30-16:00 Panel I: Social Risk and Disasters

 

Chair: Virginia Garcia Acosta, CIESAS, Mexico

 

Fernando Briones Gamboa, CIESAS, “El estado del arte” de la investigación sobre desastres en Latinoarnerica y Europa • Sébastien Brunet, SPIRAL, Université de Liege, The Social Construction of Risk and Disasters • Paula Vasquez Lezama, EHESS – IRIS, Universitê Paris Descartes (Paris V), La experiencia de la “dignifi­cación”: Antropologia politica de la asistencia a los damnificados de la catastrofe La Tragedia (1999) en Venezuela • Fabien Nathan, Institut des Hautes Etudes Internatio­nales et du Dêveloppement (IHEID), Dans les quartiers pauvres peripheriques de la ville de La Paz (Bolivie), la survie des populations est partiellement facilitee par les risques de catastrophe

 

 

16:00-16:15 Coffee Break

 

16:15-17:45 Panel II: Civil Society, Vulnerable Populations, and State Policies of Health and Well-being

 

 

Chair: Robert Dover, INER, Universidad de Antioquia

 

Freddy Marinez Navarro, ITESM, Bienestar como gober­nanza • Olga L. Gonzalez, GAC (Groupe Actualites Colombie), Les droits sociaux et les strangers en France: entre reconnaissance et discriminations legales • Florence Jany-Catrice, Clersé, Université de Lille 1, Un indicateur de sante sociale pour les regions francaises: genése et legitimation • Naomi S. Levitt, Krisela Steyn, Estelle V. Lambert, University of Cape Town, The epide­miological transition: co-prevalence of infectious and noncommunicable disease in South Africa: public health implications for prevention and management and models of care

 

 

 

November 14, 2008

 

 

 

09:00-10:30 Panel III: The Quality of Democracy

 

 

 

Chair: Leonardo Morlino, Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane

 

Juan Carlos Centeno Maldonado, ITESM, Chacao: Un Modelo de Innovación en la Gestion Municipal de los Recursos Humanos • Franz Clement, CEPS, Gouvernance et Cadre Legislatif •Johannes Kananen, Renvall Institute, University of Helsinki, The Democratic Legitimacy of Workfare Policies in Sweden and Finland • Harlan Koff, Uni­versité du Luxembourg, The Impact of Local Power Structures on the Effectiveness of Regional Integration in Border Communities

 

 

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

 

 

10:45-12:15 Panel IV: Urban Conflict and Citizen Security

 

 

 

Chair: Juan Carlos Velez Rendón, IEP, Universidad de Antioquia

 

Magali Lehners, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munich, L’école dans son contexte social. Programmes scolaires et extrascolaires d’intégration dans des quartiers défa­vorisés de la ville de Luxembourg • Tara Smith, Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway, The Environmental Consequences of Armed Conflict: Do Conflict Zone Classifications Make a Difference to Citizen Security?• Consuelo Adelaida García De la Torre and Luis Portales Derbez, ITESM, El impulso del capital social por el sector gubernamental y privado como medio de restitución del tejido social urbano en Nuevo Leon

 

12:15-14:00 Lunch

 

14:00-15:30 Panel V: RISC Book Panel I – Regional Integration and Social Cohesion 2008

 

 

 

Chair: Carmen Maganda, Universitê du Luxembourg

 

Juan Carlos Velez Rendón, IEP, Universidad de Antioquia, Un nuevo liderazgo simbólico? Ingrid Betancourt, las organizaciones de victimas y el conflicto armado en Colombia • Roberto Rubio-Fabian, FUNDE, El Salvador, Crisis de liderazgo, liderazgo para enfrentar la crisis y liderazgo para el desarrollo: el caso de Centroamerica • Jacobo Ramirez, ITESM, Mexico’s War on/of Violence and its Economic Impacts • Virginia Garcia Acosta, CIESAS, Liderazgo y riesgo en el entorno internacional

 

15:30-15:45 Coffee Break

 

15:45-17:30  Panel VI: RISC Book Panel II Leadership in Comparative Perspectives

 

 

Chair: Harlan Koff, Université du Luxembourg

 

Leonardo Morlino, Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane, Berlusconi’s Return and The State of Leadership in Contemporary Italy • Lucelly Villegas Villegas and Claudia Puerta Silva, INER, Universidad de Antioquia, Populist Leadership and The 2008 Andean Political Crisis • Humberto Gonzalez, CIESAS, Economic Leadership in Mexican export agriculture: the polarization of local and transnational en­terprises and state policy • Deon Geldenhuys, University of Johannesburg, Challeng­ing the status quo: South Africa’s ideational leadership in foreign policy

 

 

18:00-19:30    Cocktail and Keynote Speakers: Examining European Leadership in Global        

 

                      Immigration Politics (by invitation only)

 

    • Nicolas Schmit, Delegate Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Luxembourg

 

    • Johan Ketelers, Secretary General, International Catholic Migration Commission

 

 

19:30                     Official Conference Dinner (by invitation only)

 

           Offered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Luxembourg

 

 

November 15, 2008

 

09:00-10:30 Panel VII: Management of Strategic Resources, Environment and Society

 

Chair: Carmen Maganda, Université du Luxembourg

 

Tobias Chilla, Université du Luxembourg, “Europeanisation” and the Environment — opportunities and risks of a scale shift • Constanza Parra, Clersé, Université de Lille 1, The role of ecotourism within the governance of natural resources: reflections from the Morvan Regional park case • Robert Dover, INER, Universidad de Antioquia, Inequi­table patrimonies: the politics of resource extraction, sustainable development, and ter­ritory in the Colombian Guajira •Abigail York, SHESC, Arizona State University, Changes and Intransigence in Urban Landscape Institutions

 

 

10:30-10:45    Coffee Break

 

 

10:45-12:15 Panel VIII: Comparative Migration Politics

 

 

 

Chair: Harlan Koff, Université du Luxembourg

 

Hector Rodriguez Ramirez, ITESM, Migrantes Mexicanos en Estados Unidos y su Papel en la Promocion del Desarrollo Economico y Social de Sus Comunidades de Origen • Adriana Gonzalez Gil, IEP, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombianos en Espana: la condición de inmigrante y los desafios de la construccion de lo colectivo • Takeyuki Tsuda, SHESC, Arizona State University, Ethnic Return Migration and the Nation-State: Encouraging the Diaspora to Return “Home” • Emilie Duvivier, Clersé, Université de Lille 1, Analyse comparée des logiques de protection des jeunes étrangers isolés : Le cas de la France et de la Belgique

 

 

12:15-12:45     Conclusion

 

 

 

Harlan Koff and Carmen Maganda, Université du Luxembourg

 

12:45-14:15         Closing Reception

 

Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg, offered by the City of Luxembourg

 

The conference was held in English, French and Spanish with simultaneous translation.