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9:00 – 9:30 a.m.          Registration     Hazel Hall (Law School) - Atrium

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.          Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.        Keynote: ‘Can Democracy be Exported?’ 

Daniele Archibugi (University of London, Italian Research Council)

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.      Break

10:45 – 12:15 p.m.      Panel 1: Movements & Civil Societies         

Chair: Peter Mandaville (George Mason University)

Balakrishna Rajagopal (MIT): “Social Movements and International Law”

James Riker (University of Maryland): “Counter-Hegemonic Visions and Strategies for Transnational Democracy: Transnational Civil Societies and Movements”

Uma Narayan (
Vassar College): “Women and Microcredit: NGOs, Debt, and Development”

Wendy Harcourt (Society for International Development): “Transnational Women’s Movements: Power Politics Around the United Nations and the World Social Forum”

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.         Break for Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.          Panel 2: Citizenship & Transnational Democracy

Chair: Claire Snyder (George Mason University)

Lisa Jordan (Ford Foundation): “The Relationship Between Global Civil Society and Democracy”

Julie Mostov (
Drexel University): “Soft Borders and Thin Bonds: Rethinking Sovereignty and Citizenship”

Michael Menser (
City University of New York): “Transnational Dehegemony in Practice: Via Campesina as Six-Dimensional Democratic Combat”

John Forrer (George Washington University): “Global Citizens and Global Citizenship: Pathways of Practice”

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.          Break

3:15 – 4:45 p.m.          Panel 3: Philosophical Frameworks of Nondomination &                                   Cosmopolitanism

Chair: Carol Gould (George Mason University)

James Bohman (
St. Louis University): “Instituting Nondomination: Transnational Democracy and the Normative Powers of Citizens”

Frank Cunningham (
University of Toronto): “Twilight of the Modern Princes”

Omar Dahbour (
City University of New York): “Sovereignty as an Antidote to Hegemony?”

Nigel Dower (
University of Aberdeen, Colorado State University): “What a Cosmopolitan Approach Entails”


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