Supranational Democracy Dialogue.

MW 2.10

1st edition, Lecce – April 26-27, 2018

 

 

SUPRANATIONAL DEMOCRACY DIALOGUE

 A Dialogue among Scholars, Civil Society and Creative Thinkers on Democratic Solutions to Global Challenges

 

The University of Salento will host a two-day event – the Supranational Democracy Dialogue– aimed at bringing together scholars of any background, NGO leaders, political activists, businessmen and all sort of innovative thinkers to discuss the big challenges that humanity is currently facing.

The main focus is on global governance, or better democratic global governance (a much less explored topic).

The event originates from the awareness that the most relevant political issues, nowadays, are – for size and complexity – out of reach of national states and need global solutions, after open inclusive debates.

Moreover, the unprecedented interconnectedness of the human family – together with the current level of technological development – has created virtual spaces where ideas can be exchanged and new democratic tools can be tested.

To involve civil society and practitioners, we invited to contribute people interested in four main issues, perfect as case studies on global governance: international migration policy and refugee protection; consequences and effects of climate change; fair-trade and sustainable development; the impact of innovation and disruptive technologies.

It came as a surprise to receive many abstracts about cross-cutting theoretical topics so, the final program was re-imagined to match the great suggestions received, to host sessions on the future of democracy (from local to global), on the reform of global institutions, on development and new technologies, on migrations and human rights, on the European Union as a lab for supranational democracy.

Panellists arrive from the US, Australia, Russia, Israel, UK, Nederland, Germany, Poland, Belgium and, of course, Italy. Attendees will come from many different places as well.

Programme

 

PROGRAM

APRIL 26

 

LOCATION: Rettorato, Piazza Tancredi
 

8.00 – Registration

 

9.15 – Welcoming speech

Rector

Major of Lecce

Head of Department of Legal Sciences

 

9.30 Introduction to the Conference (Italian/English)

Professor Susanna Cafaro – Supranational Politics: the Time Has Come

 

LOCATION: Seminario, Piazza Duomo (English, with translation to Italian)

 

10.30 – SESSION I

EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVES ON DEMOCRACY. FROM THE LOCAL TO THE GLOBAL DIMENSION

 

Chair: Ferdinando Boero – University of Salento

 

Nick Duffell – Psychotherapist and Psychohistorian, London, UK

The Identity Block. Why initiatives Towards Supranational Democracy and Governance Must Incorporate a Depth-psychological Perspective if They Are to Succeed

 

Charis Edenhofer – Founder Uniting Cultures and We are One, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Peace – a Consciousness Evolution

 

Myra Jackson UN Permanent Representative and Focal Point on Climate Change, Diplomat of the Biosphere, Washington DC, USA

Earth Renaissance: Perturbations of a Changing Planet

 

Sarah Hautzinger – Professor, Anthropology Department, Colorado College, USA

Mobilizing for Resiliency in the Face of Climate Change: The Global in Local Dialogue

 

Fabio Marcelli – Research Director, Institute for International Legal Studies, CNR, Italy

Participatory Democracy: Myth or Reality?

 

 

Planned interventions

 

Stefano Grasso – MSc in Plant and Animal Biotechnology, University of Udine, Italy

Educated Democracy: Creating the Tools for an Aware Democratic System

 

Open Debate

 

12.00 – SESSION II

GLOBAL INSTITUTIONS: WHERE ARE WE? WHICH WAY FORWARD?

 

Round Table I (co-hosted by UNHRD and UNGSC): Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, the contribution of UNHRD and UNGSC

 

Marta Laurienzo UNHRD Brindisi Manager & Deputy Network Coordinator WFP-UNHRD

How UNHRD Anticipated the Key Role of Partnership for the Goals

 

Jacqueline Amoko – Chief Environmental Unit, UNGSC

The Environmental Strategy for the Peacekeeping Missions

 

13.30 – Light Lunch

 

LOCATION: Seminario, Piazza Duomo (English, with translation to Italian)

 

15.00 – Keynote Speech

Chair: Susanna Cafaro – University of Salento

Joe McCannon Co-founder, The Billions Institute, Shared Nations, Boston, USA

Shared Nation: An Experiment in Global Democracy

 

15.30 – Round Table II: New Paths for Global Interaction
Chair: Giuseppe Gioffredi – University of Salento
 

Giammichele De Maio Senior Food Security Officer – CFS Secretariat, Rome, Italy

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS): an Inclusive Platform to Tackle Global Complexities

 

Joseph Robertson Global Strategy Director, Citizens Climate Lobby, USA

The Talanoa Dialogue as a First Step in Supranational Democracy

 

Daniel Goldman Senior Advisor and Senior Counsel, Syntax LLC, USA; Gabriella Capone JD/MBA Candidate, Yale University; The Governance Lab at New York University, USA; and Diana McKeage MBA Candidate, Columbia Business School; BlocPower, PASSNYC, Khan Foundation, USA

Data-driven Distributed Governance: an Ecosystems Approach

 

Open Debate

 

16.40 – Coffee break 

 

17.00 – Round Table III: Suggestions for a Reform

 

Chair: Saverio Di Benedetto – University of Salento

 

Chris Hamer Secretary, World Citizens Association and Honorary Associate Professor, School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Australia

A World Community of Democratic Nations

 

Oded Gilad Director, One World, Movement for Global Democracy, Israel

The Climate Imperative for World Federalism

 

John Bunzl Businessman, co-author, “The SIMPOL Solution”, UK

Why global Agreements Are More Likely to Solve Global Challenges than Global Democracy

 

Open Debate

 

 
LOCATION: Officine Culturali Ergot, Piazzetta Falconieri (Italian only)

 

19.00 – Tavola rotonda organizzata dalla fondazione “Lavoro per la persona”

Lavoro e Cultura come Strumento di Democrazia: Pratiche di Inclusione

 

Coordina: Avvocato Mauro Spedicati

Con la partecipazione di: Antonella Agnoli, Luciana Delle Donne, Giorgio Tintino, Materahub

 

21.00 – Gala Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APRIL 27

 

LOCATION: Sala Consiliare della Provincia, Palazzo dei Celestini, Via Umberto I (English, with translation to Italian)

 

9.00 – SESSION III

MIGRATIONS AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS: NATIONAL, EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL APPROACHES

 

Chair: Luigi Nuzzo University of Salento

 

Yvonne Forsen Deputy Head of WFP Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping Unit, Rome, Italy

At the Root of Exodus: Food Security, Conflict and International Migration

 

Attilio Pisanò Professor, University of Salento, Italy

Borders and Migrations: a Challenge for Human Rights

 

Eirikur Bergmann Professor, Bifrost University, Iceland

Anti-immigrant Conspiracy Theories of Right-wing Nationalist Populists in Europe – and How to Respond to Them –

 

Open Debate

 

11.00 – Coffee Break
 

Izabela & Peter Schiffauer Professors, WSB University in Wrocław, Poland, and Hagen University, Germany

Refugee Protection, Political Asylum and Economic Migration: Subject to Democratic Contingency?

 

Ioannis Papageorgiou Professor, Department of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Overcoming the ‘Refugee Crisis’ Debate – a single European Refugee Status

 

Planned Interventions

 

Alina Szabó PhD Lecturer at Law Faculty, George Bacovia University of Bacau, Romania

National Security as a Ground to Refuse Asylum and Refugee Protection. The Romanian Experience

 

Anna Iermano PhD University of Salerno, Italy, and Valeria Tevere – PhD Candidate, University of Salerno, Italy

Homosexual Asylum Seekers within the European Union

 

Open Debate

 

13.00 – Light Lunch

 

14.30 – SESSION IV

ADDRESSING INEQUALITIES IN A CHANGING WORLD: NEW MODELS, NEW TOOLS

 

Chair: Susanna Cafaro University of Salento

 

Luigi Sammartino PhD, University of Bologna, Italy

Participation of Civil Society in Sustainable Development and Fair Trade: A new Frontier for International Cooperation

 

Dena Freeman Senior Visiting Fellow, Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK

The Regulation of Transnational Corporations: What Role for Supra-National Democracy?

 

Andrea Spedicati Co-founder and CEO of AR Dream, Italy

The IV Industrial Revolution and its Technologies: a Global Challenge

 

Planned Interventions

 

Maria Augusta Fioruzzi – CEO and founding partner of De Simone & Partners SpA, Rome, Italy; Domenico Demarinis Adjunct Professor of Fashion Law and Intellectual Property Law at UNINT, Rome, Italy, Lawyer at De Simone & Partners SpA, Rome, Italy; and Sara Cavagnero – Humanitarian Diplomacy Office, Italian Red Cross, Rome, Italy

Behind the Label: Rethinking Sustainability in the Fashion Industry

 

Rosa Stella De Fazio PhD, University of Naples, Italy

The International Protection of Human Rights in Transnational Businesses Activities

 

Open Debate

 

16.30 – Coffee Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.00 – SESSION V

EUROPE AS A LAB FOR SUPRANATIONAL DEMOCRATIC SOLUTIONS?

 

Chair: Daniele De Luca – University of Salento

 

Oleg Volgin Professor, Department of State Governance and Law, Moscow Institute of International Relations, MGIMO University, Russia

The Supranational Democracy and the Public Will

 

Fabio Masini Professor, Department of Political Sciences, University of Rome III, Italy

Imaging Multilevel Democratic Economic Governance?

 

Diletta De Cicco Legal Consultant, Mayer Brown, Brussels, Belgium, and Mario Pagano – PhD Candidate, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

Public interest Litigation before European Courts: a Light at the End of the Tunnel?

 

Planned Interventions

 

Federico Bonomi – Student, IUSS and University of Pavia and Representative of RIASISSU, Association of Italian Excellence Schools, Italy

European Instruments for Environmental Policy and Resources for Supranational Democracy

 

Audric Alexandre – Chargé de mission chez PACE, France

PACE: a European Transnational Party

 

Open Debate

 

LOCATION: OFFICINE CANTELMO

20.00 – Apulian Wine and Food Excellence Party

 

Presentation of the conclusions: the Supranational Democracy Manifesto

Presentation of Unisalento

Music & Wine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTRATION

The registration is required to attend the event

 

CONFERENCE FEES UNTIL APRIL 10th

Free full conference pass for Unisalento students (registration before the deadline)

– 60 euros: full conference pass

– 120 euros: full conference pass plus gala dinner on April 26

(Full conference pass includes: five sessions, lunches and coffee breaks, closing party.)

 

Late registration – on-line and on the spot – available with an extra payment of  50 euros

 

Logistic info and registrations: http://supranationaldemocracy.unisalento.it

________________________________________________________________________________

 

Scientific Coordinators: Susanna Cafaro, Saverio Di Benedetto

 

Organizing Committee: Simone De Michele, Giuseppe Gioffredi, Claudia Morini, Silvia Solidoro, Rosa Stella De Fazio, Mauro Spedicati, Francesca Leucci, Stefania Attolini, Angelo Ardito, Melania Vicentelli.

 

For further information please contact: info@supranationaldemocracy.net

 

 

For further information please contact: info@supranationaldemocracy.net

 

 

We thank for the precious support:

  • Commissione paritetica docenti-studenti dei C.d.L. di area politologica.
  • Democracy Without Borders
  • Workable World Trust
  • Consorzio di tutela del Primitivo di Manduria
  • Consorzio di tutela Salice Salentino
  • Elsa Lecce
  • Pasticceria Martinucci
  • Vesta Hotels

 

 

 

We are crowdfunding to be able to offer to our guests the best experience.

If you want to support us we will sincerely appreciate

Support the event!

€10,00