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School of Law

The History, Culture and Politics of Contemporary Citizenship

2 April 2019

Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Room 3.1 Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) Queen Mary, University of London 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields London WC2A 3JB

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The Centre for Law, Democracy, and Society at Queen Mary, University of London presents Nationality Now: The History, Culture, and Politics of Contemporary Citizenship.

This event is sponsored by the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences and The Global Research Initiation Scheme.


10:15 – 11:45

Nationality, Human Rights, and Genocide

The Nation and Its Other: Citizenship, Minorities, and International Law

Mohammad Shahabuddin (Birmingham)

Dangerous Encounters with Papers and Cards: Statelessness in Myanmar

Natalie Brinham (Queen Mary)

Burma/Myanmar, the Rohingya, and the NVC as a Tool of Genocide

Thomas MacManus (Queen Mary)

12:00 - 13:00

Race, Crime, and Statelessness

Criminal Conviction and the Involuntary Loss of Citizenship

Milena Tripkovic (Birmingham)

The In/Significance of Citizenship and White British National Identity

Amy Clarke (Queen Mary)

14:00 - 15:30

Religion, Migration, and Asylum

Religion, Fundamental Rights, and the Politics of Inclusion in Asia

Dian A H Shah (NUS)

Race, Migration, and Nationality in Singapore’s National Histories

John Solomon (NUS)

Non-Citizen Subjects: Australia, the IOM, and the Construction of Immoral Asylum

Josh Watkins (NUS)

15:45 – 17:15

History, Nationalism, and Citizenship

Nationalism and Early International Rights

León Castellanos-Jankiewicz (T.M.C. Asser Institute)

National Identity and Collective Rights in Israel

Piergiuseppe Parisi (Trento)

Memory, Belonging, and Citizenship in Turkey

Egemen Özbek (Duisburg-Essen)

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