miércoles, 30 de mayo de 2012

Encuentro "Mujeres en Transición. Análisis y debate en perspectiva"

Encuentro Mujeres en Transición. Análisis y debate en perspectiva


Dirección:
Pilar Ortuño Anaya (Profesora de la Universidad de Málaga)
Encarnación Barranquero Texeira (Profesora de la Universidad de Málaga)

Fechas:
9 al 11 de julio de 2012

Lugar de celebración:
Albergue de la Música, Avda. Carlota Alessandri, 127. 29620 Torremolinos (Málaga)

PROGRAMA
Lunes, 9 de julio
09:00 a 11:30 h. Introducción al curso: transiciones desde una perspectiva de género. España y el contexto internacional. Encarnación Barranquero Texeira y Pilar Ortuño Anaya
El feminismo en la historiografía de la Transición española. Pamela Beth Radcliff
11:30 a 12:00 h. Descanso
12:00 a 14:30 h. Derechos de la mujer y reformas legislativas de igualdad. Rosa Burgos López
17:00 a 19:30 h. Las Mujeres en los cambios políticos: el caso de Marruecos. Nadia Nair

Martes, 10 de julio
09:00 a 11:30 h. Ciudadanía y género: nueva identidad femenina. Pamela Beth Radcliff
11:30 a 12:00 h. Descanso
12:00 a 14:30 h. La contribución política del movimiento feminista de España en los años setenta. Mónica Threlfall
17:00 a 19:30 h. El movimiento estudiantil en el tardofranquismo desde una perspectiva de género. Alberto Carrillo Linares

Miércoles, 11 de julio
09:00 a 11:30 h. Más allá de la presencia de mujeres en politica: los déficits de representación para mayorías y minorías. Mónica Threfall
11:30 a 12:00 h. Descanso
12:00 a 14:30 h. Las mujeres ante los cambios y la transición en el Mundo árabe. Awatef Ketiti

Profesorado:
Pamela Beth Radcliff, Catedrática de la Universidad de California, Departamento de Historia.
Rosa Burgos López, Secretaria Judicial, Cuerpo Juridico Superior de la Administracion de Justicia, Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Granada
Nadia Nair, Administradora Principal y Profesora de la Universidad Ab-delmalek Essaadi de Tánger
Mónica Therlfall, Reader en Política Europea de London Metropolitan University
Alberto Carrillo Linares, Profesor del Departamento de Historia Contemporánea de la Universidad de Sevilla
Awatef Ketiti, Profesora de la Facultad de Filología, Traducción y Comunicación de la Universidad de Valencia

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martes, 29 de mayo de 2012

VIII Máster en Cooperación al Desarrollo y Gestión de Proyectos

Se ha abierto el plazo de matriculación del VIII Máster en Cooperación al Desarrollo y Gestión de Proyectos, de la Universidad de Cádiz.

Asimismo de los siguientes Cursos de Experto:



En la web de la Fundación Universidad-Empresa de la provincia de Cádiz (FUECA) encontrará más información dentro del Área de Cooperación, Voluntariado y Acción Solidaria.

Consultas y ampliación de información en: master.cooperacion@uca.es

lunes, 28 de mayo de 2012

"Losing" the World: American Decline in Perspective

En los enlaces encontrará el texto completo de la primera y segunda parte del artículo "Losing" the World: American Decline in Perspective, de Noam Chomsky, publicado el 14 y 15 de febrero de 2012 en TomDispatch.com

viernes, 25 de mayo de 2012

Vídeo sobre Palestina y los cambios políticos en la región árabe

Pulsando en el enlace que viene a continuación podrán acceder al vídeo en español de la conferencia ofrecida por Raji Sourani, director del Centro Palestino para los Derechos Humanos (PCHR, Gaza), y Uri Davis, académico y activista pro derechos humanos en Israel, presentada por Eduardo López Busquets, director general de Casa Árabe, el 16 de mayo de 2012 en Casa Árabe en Madrid como conmemoración de la Nakba palestina:

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miércoles, 23 de mayo de 2012

Colloque international Les discours des médias européens sur les élections générales espagnoles de novembre 2011

Colloque international Les discours des médias européens sur les élections générales espagnoles de novembre 2011
 

Université d'Artois - Arras
Maison de la Recherche – salle des colloques
24 et 25 mai 2012


Organisé par Carmen Pineira-Tresmontant et Jaime Cespedes
 
Textes et cultures (EA 4028) Axe «Traductologie, Linguistique, Corpus et Société»


En partenariat avec l’Université de Cadix et l’Université d’Estrémadure
Renseignements : mjeanne.dessery@univ-artois.fr

PROGRAME

Jeudi 24 mai 2012
Matin
9h00 Accueil.
9h40 Ouverture et présentation du colloque par ses organisateurs: Carmen Pineira-Tresmontant et Jaime Céspedes.
10h00 Conférence plénière, par Mario Díaz Barrado (Université d’Estrémadure) : Imagen del poder y propaganda mediática durante las elecciones generales de 2011 en España.
11h00 Café
Séance I : Idéologie et mémoire
Président de séance : Pilar Martínez-Vasseur
11h20 Juan Sánchez González (Université d’Estrémadure) : En clave electoral y en perspectiva comparada: la fundamentación ideológica del discurso político.
11h40 Jordi Mir (Université Pompeu Fabra) : ¿15-M vs 20-N? Las insuficiencias de la democracia representativa y mediática.
12h00 Jaime Céspedes (Université d’Artois) : Usos de la Historia en la propaganda de las Elecciones Generales del 20-N.
12h20 Débat
12h50 Déjeuner
Après-midi
Séance II : Presse espagnole I
Président de séance : Mario Díaz Barrado
15h Pilar Martínez-Vasseur (Université de Nantes) : Les élections générales espagnoles de 2011 ou l’histoire de Zapatero, une icône déchue.
15h20 Carmen Pineira-Tresmontant (Université d’Artois) : Étude argumentative du discours électoral.
15h40 José Antonio Rubio (Université d’Estrémadure) : Paisaje después de la batalla. La prensa española tras los resultados del 20-N.
16h Alfonso Pinilla (Université d’Estrémadure) : La prensa española ante la campaña electoral del 20-N. Un análisis de las portadas.
16h20 Débat
16h50 Fin de la première journée. Visite des Places baroques et de la Cathédrale d’Arras.

Vendredi 25 mai 2012
Matin
10h Accueil
Séance III : Presse espagnole II
Président de séance : Carmen Pineira-Tresmontant
10h20 Julio Pérez Serrano (Université de Cadix) : Los medios de comunicación españoles ante las Elecciones Generales de 2011.
10h40 Denis Vigneron (IUFM de l’Université d’Artois) : L’Église et la campagne électorale : la sécularisation de l’Espagne en question.
11h Caroline Lyvet (Université d’Artois) : L’électorat féminin et les élections générales de 2011 dans quelques grands quotidiens espagnols.
11h20 Henry Hernández Bayter (Université d’Artois) : Un point de vue humoristique et idiomatique des élections présidentielles dans la presse espagnole.
11h40 Débat
12h10 Déjeuner
Après-midi
Séance IV : Presse internationale
Président de séance : Julio Pérez Serrano
14h30 José Manuel Goñi (Université du Pays de Galles – Aberystwyth) : Las elecciones generales de la crisis de 2012 en la prensa británica: The Daily Telegraph y The Guardian.
14h50 Alejandro Román (Université de Cadix) : La visión de la prensa francesa sobre el 20-N.
16h10 Stéphane Patin (Université d’Artois) : Le traitement du débat télévisé entre Rajoy et Rubalcaba par la presse française en ligne. Approches lexicométriques.
16h30 Nicolas de Ribas (Université d’Artois) : L’Amérique Latine et les Latino-américains : discours croisés des candidats Rajoy et Rubalcaba dans la presse espagnole.
16h50 Débat
17h10 Bilan du colloque et conclusions par Julio Pérez Serrano et Jaime Céspedes.
17h40 Clôture du colloque

Comité scientifique:
Mario Díaz Barrado (Université d’Estrémadure), Pilar Martínez-Vasseur (Université de Nantes), Julio Pérez Serrano (Université de Cadix), Carmen Pineira-Tresmontant (Université d’Artois), Jaime Céspedes (Université d’Artois), José Manuel Goñi (Université du Pays de Galles – Aberystwyth)

Renseignements et Inscriptions:
Université d’Artois, Maison de la Recherche, 9, rue du temple 62000 Arras.
Marie-Jeanne Dessery : 03.21.60.37.41 mjeanne.dessery@univ-artois.fr
Nathalie Cabiran : 03.21.60.38.21 nathalie.cabiran@univ-artois.fr

lunes, 21 de mayo de 2012

Colloque international Identités et Extranéité: Émigration et Immigration dans la Construction de L’Espagne des Autonomies


Colloque international
IDENTITÉS ET EXTRANÉITÉ : ÉMIGRATION ET IMMIGRATION DANS LA CONSTRUCTION DE L’ESPAGNE DES AUTONOMIES

Vendredi 8 juin 2012-05-12
Collège d’Espagne

samedi 9 juin 2012
Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (Amphithéâtre Bat V)

Organisé par les Universités de Paris 8 (ERESCEC, EA 4385) Géraldine Galeote et María Llombart, Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (CRIIA, EA 369) Marie-Claude Chaput, Mercé Pujol, Bruno Tur, Cadix (GEHA) Julio Pérez Serrano, le Collège d’Espagne Javier de Lucas avec la collaboration de Bibliothèque de Documentation Internationale Contemporaine (BDIC) Odette Martinez Maler


Collège d’Espagne (métro Cité Universitaire)
http://www.colesp.org/F-colegio.html
Plan du campus Université Paris Ouest (RER A ou train Saint-Lazare arrêt Nanterre-Université


Les mouvements migratoires dont a fait l’objet l’Espagne, que ce soit lors des phases d’exil ou d’émigration ou lors de l’immigration de ressortissants étrangers, ont participé à la transformation de la société espagnole. Ce processus migratoire à double sens a impliqué autant le retour des Espagnols étant partis dans les années postérieures à la guerre d’Espagne que l’accueil dans la société espagnole d’immigrés venus de tous horizons. Plus récemment, les gouvernements, au niveau étatique ou autonomique, ont élaboré des stratégies de prise en compte de ces Espagnols « à l’extérieur », en intégrant dans leurs discours politiques une dimension mondiale. Cette rencontre internationale entre chercheurs de différentes disciplines a pour objet d'ouvrir la réflexion sur l'influence des diverses expériences migratoires dans le processus de construction ou de reconstruction nationale de l'Etat autonomique. L’objectif est de mener une réflexion autour de la question fondamentale de la contribution des émigrés et des exilés espagnols ainsi que des immigrés au processus de construction des identités nationales en Espagne. Ce questionnement sera mené depuis l’analyse des processus de création et d’incorporation de nouveaux référents dans le champ du politique et du symbolique afin de mieux comprendre le phénomène de construction identitaire. Cette démarche ouvre des perspectives nouvelles dans la compréhension et l’articulation de deux problématiques majeures de la société espagnole contemporaine: celle des migrations et celle des identités au sein de l’Espagne.


Comité scientifique
Marie-Claude Blanc-Chaléard (Université Paris Ouest, Histoire), Mercedes Yusta (Université Paris8), Perla Petrich (Université Paris8), Pilar González- Bernaldo de Quiros (Université Paris 7 Diderot), Thomas Gomez (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre), Pilar Martinez-Vasseur (Université de Nantes), Javier de Lucas (Universidad de Valencia), Luci Nussbaum (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona), Luisa Martin Rojo (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

VENDREDI 8 JUIN 2012 
EXIL ET ÉMIGRATION : ÉLÉMENTS DE TRANSPOSITION
  
9h-9h30  Conférence d’ouverture : Javier de Lucas (Universidad de Valencia)
1. Exil, Émigration et État 9h30-12h30
Présidence
Evelyne Ribert (CNRS, IIAC, Centre Edgar Morin):« La patrimonialisation des mémoires des migrations espagnoles en France au sein de la Faceef »  
María José Fernández Vicente (Université de Paris Est) La política migratoria española durante los años de la Transición, 1975-1982 
Géraldine Galeote (Université Paris 8) : Nationalité, citoyenneté et émigration espagnole
Bruno Tur (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense) L’émigration économique dans les lois mémorielles espagnoles : vers une reconnaissance ?
Débat
2. Exil, Émigration et identités plurielles 14h-16h30
Marie-Claude Chaput (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense) & Julio Pérez Serrano (Universidad de Cádiz) : La emigración en la forja de la identidad andaluza 
Xosé Manoel Nuñez Seixas (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela) : Las dos muertes de Castelao: retornos políticos y simbólicos del exilio gallego en la Transición
Ludger Mees (Universidad del País Vasco) : ¿Símbolo u obstáculo? El Gobierno vasco del exilio y la lucha por la autonomía (1936-1980) 
Maria Llombart Huesca (Université Paris 8): El retorno de la Generalitat republicana a la España monárquica : reconstruyendo patrias, recreando valores
Débat – pause

17h  Bibliothèque de Documentation Internationale Contemporaine (BDIC) :
 Présentation et débat Odette Martinez Maler, Ismaël Cobo et Xavier Baudoin réalisateurs

Projection : Ondas Españolas (2011), Xavier Baudoin et Ismael Cobo, 52mn 30, produit par La Huit, L'atelier du Bruit diffusé sur Vosges Télévision Image Plus. Un siècle d'émigration à Bordeaux. 

SAMEDI 9 JUIN
L’ESPAGNE : TERRE D’ACCUEIL
1.  Acculturation et identités multiples  9h30-12h30
Pilar Martínez-Vasseur (Université de Nantes), Cinéma espagnol et migrations, ou l’histoire des voyageurs sans nom 
Severiano Rojo (Université d'Aix-en-Provence) : Nationalisme basque et immigration : entre rejet et acceptation (XIXe-XXIe siècles)
Débat – Pause
Mercè Pujol (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense) : Lo lingüístico en los fenómenos migratorios: entre el estatus de las lenguas, la transmisión intergeneracional y los avatares de la historia
Ángeles Solanes Corella (Universidad de Valencia) : La política de integración en España 
Débat
2.  Les communautés immigrées en Espagne : quelle place pour les immigrants dans la société espagnole ? 14h-17h
Marcela Iglesias & Francisco Villatoro Sánchez (Universidad de Cádiz): El proceso de transición migratoria en España y Marruecos
Sophie Blanchard (Université Paris XII): La comunidad boliviana en Barcelona
Paola Garcia (Université d’Avignon), Del exilio a la migración económica: transformaciones de la experiencia migratoria de los argentinos en España
      Débat
Kàtia Lurbe i Puerto (IRIS, EHESS, ESOMI-Universidad de La Coruña) : La presencia de los inmigrantes rumanos en España: trayectorias migratorias, procesos de integración y causas de los retornos 
Ángeles Solanes Corella (Universidad de Valencia) : Familias divididas y procesos de reagrupación entre latinoamericanos presentes en España : las secuelas de la historia»
Débat
      17h00   Clôture

European Elections: Is the Center Holding?

En el enlace encontrará el texto completo del artículo European Elections: Is the Center Holding?, de Immanuel Wallerstein, publicado el 15 de mayo de 2012 y distribuido por Agence Global.

viernes, 18 de mayo de 2012

Naciones negras y cultura

Con motivo de la celebración del Día de África, Casa Árabe, Casa África, el Grupo de Embajadores Africanos acreditados en España, y Edicions Bellaterra organizan, el jueves 24 de mayo en Madrid, la presentación de la obra clásica Naciones negras y cultura, del pensador y político senegalés Cheikh Anta Diop
La presentación correrá a cargo de Cheikh Mbacké Diop, profesor universitario e hijo del autor, Abas Ndiour, embajador de Senegal en España y decano del Grupo de Embajadores Africanos acreditados en España, Santiago Martínez-Caro, director general de Casa África, y Eduardo López Busquets, director general de Casa Árabe.

El acto tendrá lugar a las 19:30 horas en el Auditorio de Casa Árabe en Madrid (c/ Alcalá, 62), y la entrada es libre hasta que se complete el aforo.

África está en presente en los inicios de lo que se ha llamado civilización. Éste es el mensaje que recorre la obra de Cheikh Anta Diop. En el momento de su publicación, en 1954, dicho mensaje resonó como un descomunal exabrupto en algunas de las tribunas de la Academia: egipcios negros; paternidad negroafricana del «milagro griego» y de sus logros; Einstein o La Marsellesa expresados hasta el menor de sus matices en lenguas africanas… El escándalo fue amplificado, y se convirtió en mayúsculo, en el ambiente de emancipación anticolonial de la época. La ideas de Diop incendiarían los círculos intelectuales africanos, primero los francófonos y, luego, sobretodo, los afroamericanos.

Cheikh Anta Diop (Senegal, 1923 – 1986).

Historiador, antropólogo, lingüista, físico nuclear y político panafricanista senegalés. Desde los años cincuenta sostuvo la tesis de que la cultura egipcia faraónica estuvo estrechamente ligada al África negra. Fue uno de los historiadores africanos más destacados, contribuyendo como pocos en la necesidad de una revisión de la historia del continente que la libere de sus enfoques coloniales.

Cheikh Mbacké Diop 

Es físico y escritor,  profesor en el Instituto Nacional de Ciencias y Técnicas Nucleares en Saclay (París). Cofundador y colaborador de la revista ANKH, Revista de Egiptología y Civilizaciones Africanas. Es el autor de una biografía sobre su padre Cheikh Anta Diop, el hombre y la obra (Présence Africaine, 2003).

miércoles, 16 de mayo de 2012

IV Encuentros de Yuste sobre la transición española a la democracia: "perspectivas globales y percepciones locales"


IV Encuentros de Yuste sobre la transición española a la democracia: "perspectivas globales y percepciones locales"

Real Monasterio de Yuste, Cáceres, 16 a 18 de mayo de 2012

Organiza: Universidad de Extremadura
Director académico: Prof. Dr. D. Mario Díaz Barrado, Catedrático de Historia Contemporánea de la Universidad de Extremadura
Secretario académico: Prof. Dr. D. Juan Manuel Rodríguez Barrigón, Profesor Titular de Derecho Internacional Público y Relaciones Internacionales de la Universidad de Extremadura

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martes, 15 de mayo de 2012

The international dimension of Southern European Dictatorships: Spain, Portugal and Greece in the Cold War system, 1968-1975


 

The international dimension of Southern European Dictatorships: Spain, Portugal and Greece in the Cold War system, 1968-1975







Workshop
19 June 2012
LSE IDEAS, Cold War Studies Programme
 
SUMMARY

Less than half a century ago, three Southern European countries still lived under right-wing dictatorial rule. Spain, Portugal and Greece were the last European countries outside the Soviet orbit to emerge from the shadows of dictatorships and join the democratic nexus of Western Europe. Although their dictatorial regimes varied considerably in terms of implementation, duration, nature and practice, they did nonetheless share a number of common characteristics. These included sharp social divisions and relative economic underdevelopment, as well as the contemporaneousness of their demise and a democratisation process within a relatively short amount of time.
While a burgeoning corpus of scholarly literature devoted mainly to various domestic facets of those regimes has emerged over the years – focusing especially on their establishment, collapse and subsequent transition to democracy – the ramifications of the international environment in which those dictatorships functioned have not been adequately explored, certainly not within a comparative context. Ironically, this lacuna may mask the regimes’ vulnerability to international circumstances and the influence of broader Cold War trends.
Internationally, the critical period of the late 1960s and early 1970s was marked by a widespread pursuit of new approaches to old conflicts. The two superpowers USA and Soviet Union sought to bring relief to decades of escalating tension through détente – an array of negotiations and treaties recognising each other’s ‘interests’. Initiatives such as the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT), the Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions talks (MBFR) and the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) raised hopes for a more peaceful future. In turn, the collapse of the Bretton Woods monetary system in 1971 and the oil price shock of 1973 ushered the end of almost thirty years of Western European economic prosperity. Simultaneously, the rise of mass media facilitated an outburst of protest movements against local and global manifestations of capitalism, imperialism and colonialism.
The aim of this workshop is to examine whether and to what extent the three southern European right-wing dictatorships were exposed to these strong international currents, including political, economic and cultural effects emanating from powerful actors, most notably within the Western sphere of influence. The workshop will also look beyond traditional governmental agents into the resistance movements and social protest in order to broaden our understanding of the dynamics of this period. The discussion will thus address the existing scholarly dearth by exploring the linkages between international factors and domestic developments, taking advantage of the increasing availability of archival sources from within and outside the region.



PROGRAMME
09.00 - 9.30 Coffee and registration        
09.30 – 11.15 Panel I: International dimension of the Greek Dictatorship   Discussant: Prof  Evanthis Hatzivassiliou
Konstantina Maragkou (Yale) The international politics of the Greek Colonels' regime. Any role for human rights?
Effie Pedaliu (UWE), Unintended Consequences:  Human Rights, European Security and the International Implications of the Greek Dictatorship.
Dionysis Chourchoulis (Queen Mary) & Eirini Karamouzi (LSE), "Between rhetoric and realpolitik: the Western alliance and the Greek Colonels, 1967-1970".
Christos Christidis(University of Athens). “Battle for Legitimacy: Trends of Greek Resistance against the Colonels (1967-1974)”
11.15   Coffee Break 
11.30 – 13.15 Panel II: International dimension of the Portuguese Dictatorship Discussant: Carlos Gaspar           (IPRI, FCSH-UNL)
Aurora Santos (IHC, FCSH-UNL). Portuguese and Spanish Colonial Issues in the United Nations
Rui Lopes (LSE, IHC). Confronting Portugal within NATO, 1970-1974          
Pedro Aires Oliveira (IHC, FCSH-UNL). A sense of hopelessness? Portuguese exile communities and the opposition to the New State (c. 1968-1974)
Jose Neves (IHC, FCSH-UNL). Between Clandestinity and Statehood – the geopolitics of Portuguese communists
 13.15 – 14.15 Lunch 
14.15 - 16.30 Panel III: International dimension of the Spanish Dictatorship Discussant: Antonio Moneo (LSE IDEAS)
Eduardo Trillo (UNED). The Spanish Decolonization. Guinea Equatorial 2and Western Sahara (1967-1974)         
Elisa Chulia (UNED). The Road to Press Freedom in Late Francoism (1966-1975). Domestic Conquest or International Concession?
Romina di Carli (University of Navarra). Anticommunism and Ostpolitik. The Holy See’s foreign policy towards dictatorships in Southern Mediterranean in the times of the Déténte     
Emmanuele Treglia (LUISS). Eurocommunism and national approach: the case of the Spanish Communist Party in comparative perspective
16.15   Coffee Break 
16.30 – 17.15 Détente – a turning point for the international position of the Southern European regimes?
Roundtable: Piers Ludlow, Arne Westad, Paul Preston and Antonio Varsori
Chair: Svetozar Rajak



PARTICIPANTS
Romina di Carli, Dionysis Chourchouli, Christos Christidis, Elisa Chulia, Carlos Gaspar, Evanthis Hatzivassiliou, Eirini Karamouzi, Rui Lopes, Piers Ludlow, Konstantina Maragkou, Antonio Moneo, José Neves, Pedro Aires Oliveira, Effie Pedaliu, Paul Preston, Svetozar Rajak, Aurora Santos, Emmanuele Treglia, Eduardo Trillo, Antonio Varsori, Odd Arne Westad


BIOS
Romina di Carli is Assistant Lecturer at Public University of Navarra. She graduated in Modern History by the Studies University of Trieste. She did a European PhD in Spanish Modern History (UCM, 2007). Her research focuses on the relationships between the Catholic Church and the Spanish Government from 1960 to 1978. She held a Hispanic grant holder of the Italian Foreign Office in 2011 (Humanities Department of CSIC), pre-doctoral grant holder from 2002 to 2006 (Contemporary History Department of UCM) and Marie Curie grant holder in 2004-2005 (Jean Monnet Faculty of South Paris University). She took part in various conferences and seminars in Spain, France and Germany. She is the author of the book El derecho a la libertad religiosa en la transición democrática de España (2009) and of several articles in academic journals such as Historia Actual Online, Cuadernos de Historia Contemporánea, Cristianesimo nella Storia and Spagna Contemporanea. She worked as Marie Curie researcher for the research project Convictions et croyances religieuses des individus et des communautés en droit eropéen et communautaire (South Paris University; director: Brigitte Basdevant-Gaudemet), and from 2011 onwards, she is member of two research group: research group UPNA-315 “Historia y Economía” (Public University of Navarra; director: José Miguel Lana Berasain) and research group HUM315 “Población, medio ambiente y desarrollo urbano en la provincia de Cádiz” (Cádiz University; director: Julio Pérez Serrano).

Dionysis Chourchoulis holds a PhD on the Southern Flank of NATO in the 1950s, from the Department of History, Queen Mary University of London. He also holds an MA in Modern and Contemporary Greek History from National University of Athens, as well as an MSc in History of International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His academic interests include political, military and economic history during the Interwar, Second World War and Cold War periods in the Balkans, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. Currently he writes the biography of Themistocles Sofoulis.

Christos Christidis studied History at the department of History and Archeology of the University of Athens. He holds an MA in Modern and Contemporary Greek History from the University of Athens and he is currently doing his PhD at the same department. His thesis topic is “The Center Union’s ‘Relentless Struggle’, 1961-1963”. His research interests include Political Ideology, Modern Greek Political History and the Cyprus Question. Recent publications include Christos Christidis (ed.), Cypriot Reflections (Athens, 2011) [in Greek]

Elisa Chulia. Magister Artium in Communication (major), History and German Philology from the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (GFR), master’s degree from the Center of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences of the Juan March Institute (Madrid) and PhD in Political Science and Sociology from the Complutense University Madrid. Since 2003 she is associate professor of the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology of the National Distance Education University. Between December 2007 and July 2011 she held the position of dean of this Faculty. Her main research has focused on mass media and public opinion control in dictatorships, the role of families in the Spanish society and the political and social challenges derived from population ageing, in particular pension reforms.

Carlos Gaspar. Senior Researcher, Portuguese Institute of International Relations. Professor of International Relations, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Senior Advisor to the Board of the Fundação Oriente. Read Law and History at the Universidade Clássica de Lisboa. MA in Political Science and International Relations, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. Former Adviser to President Ramalho Eanes (1977-1986), President Mário Soares (1986-1996) and President Jorge Sampaio (1996-2006). Director of the Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI-UNL) (2006-2011). Advisor, Instituto de Defesa Nacional. Lecturer, Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Member of the European China Research and Academic Network.

Evanthis Hatzivassiliou is an associate professor of contemporary history at the History Department of the University of Athens. He is the editor of the 'Modern and Contemporary History' series of Patakis Publications (Athens), a member of the Greek-Turkish Forum, and member of the Consultative Committee of the Foundation for Parliamentarianism and Democracy of the Greek Parliament. He has published six books amongst which Greece and the Cold War: Frontline State, 1952-1967(Routledge).

Eirini Karamouzi is a Pinto Post-Doctoral Fellow at LSE IDEAS for the 2011-2011 academic year. She completed her PhD entitled 'Greece's Path to EEC membership, 1974-1979: The View from Brussels' at the International History department of LSE. She has an MSc on European Politics and Governance from the LSE and a BA in History and Archaeology from University of Athens. She is currently Book Review Editor for the Cold War History Journal and was until recently Programme assistant of the Balkans International Affairs Programme. She teaches at LSE and Queen Mary mostly on post-war Western Europe.
Rui Lopes has recently completed a PhD in International History at the LSE, with the title: “Between Cold War and Colonial Wars: The making of West German policy towards the Portuguese dictatorship, 1968-1974”. At LSE, he is currently a teaching fellow for the course ‘LSE100’ as well as a graduate teaching assistant for the course ‘International History of the Cold War, 1945-1975’. He is also managing editor of the journal Cold War History, as well as researcher with the Instituto de História Contemporânea, at the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. In 2010/2011, he was visiting tutor and lecturer for the course ‘Africa in the Global Political Economy’ in the Department of Politics of Goldsmiths, University of London

Piers Ludlow’s main research interests lie in the history of Western Europe since 1945, and in particular in the historical roots of the European integration process and the early stages of development of the EU. He is also interested in the history of the cold war in Europe and is an editor of Cold War History. His recent research has focused on the development of transatlantic relations during the cold war – and in particular in the way in which the Americans sought to balance their bilateral and multilateral dealings with their Western European allies. The eventual plan is to produce a wide-ranging monograph on this theme, drawing upon research from both US and European archives. In the shorter term, Dr. Ludlow is also planning a detailed historical investigation of the Treaty of Rome negotiations.
Konstantina Maragkou is a lecturer at Yale University. She receivedher PhD in History and MPhil in Historical Studies from the University ofCambridge and a BA in Modern History, Economic History and Politics from theUniversity of London. She had previously held fellowships at Yale, LSE, NYU.Her first book on Britain and the Greek Colonels is published by ColumbiaUniversity Press/Hurst & Co, and her articles have appeared in edited volumesand peer-reviewed journals. Her current project deals with the comparativedevelopment, resolution and legacy of the Southern European human rightscrises.

Antonio Moneo obtained his Ph.D. in Political Science at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Spain), in which he explored the constitutional transformations in Yugoslavia (1946-1989). His research focuses on the institutionalisation of authoritarian regimes, the Cold War, the Balkans, and post-electoral revolutions in Eurasia. He has been a fellow at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia and a visiting fellow at LSE IDEAS (UK, 2009), the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade (Serbia, 2008) and at the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights (Serbia, 2007). He is the co-director of www.eurasianet.es, a virtual platform for researchers interested in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and has been the Balkan International Affairs Programme at LSE IDEAS. His publications include several articles on the institutionalisation of the titoist regime between 1946 and 1989. He has been a teaching assistant at the UNED (Spain) of Comparative Politics, and Spanish Political System in 19th and 20th centuries, and has also taught History of Eastern Europe at the University Juan Carlos I.

José Neves is Assistant Professor at the Department of History of the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His main publication is the book “Comunismo e Nacionalismo em Portugal – Política, Cultura e História no Século XX” in 2008. He was Visiting Professor in the Department of History at King's College London in 2011.

Pedro Aires Oliveira is an Assistant Professor at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (History Department) and member of the Instituto de História Contemporânea (IHC) and Instituto Português de Relações Internacionais (IPRI-UNL). In 2007 he published Os Despojos da Aliança. A Grã-Bretanha e a Questão Colonial Portuguesa, 1945-1975 (awarded with the Fundação Mário Soares prize for Contemporary History), which examines the role of the colonial question on the evolution of the Anglo-Portuguese relationship after the Second World War. He is now working on a collective project, a new history of the Portuguese overseas empire, in which he will be responsible for the contemporary period (1825-1975).

Effie Pedaliu is a senior lecturer in International History at the University of the West of England-Bristol. She is the author of Britain, Italy and the Origins of the Cold War, (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2003) and many articles in journals and chapters in edited collections on the Cold War. She co-edited with J. W. Young, the Special Issue: Conflict, Security and the Cold War: Essays in Memory of Saki Dockrill, Diplomacy and Statecraft, 22/1, March 2011. Her book The Contemporary Mediterranean World will be published by Routledge in 2012. Dr Pedaliu is a member of the peer review college of the AHRC and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Paul Preston studied for his undergraduate degree at the Oriel College, Oxford before moving to the University of Reading where he gained his MA in European Studies. He moved back to Oriel College to work on his PhD. He returned to Reading to take up a post of Lecturer before moving on to Queen Mary College, London. He joined the LSE as a Professor in International History in 1991. Professor Preston has been awarded the 2005 Premi Internacional Ramon Llull, awarded jointly by the Institut de Estudis Catalans and the Institut Ramon Llull. The prize is the most prestigious international prize for academic achievement given in Catalonia. In 2006 he won the Premi Trias Fargas and has also been awarded Spain's highest honour, the Gran Cruz de la Orden de Isabel la Católica. On 20 June 2006, at a ceremony presided over by the King of Spain, Professor Paul Preston was inaugurated into the of the Academia Europea de Yuste, where he was given the Marcel Proust Chair.

Svetozar Rajak is a lecturer in the LSE’s international History department. He is also the Academic Director of LSE IDEAS, centre for the study of international affairs, diplomacy and grand strategy at the LSE and is the Head of the Balkan International Affairs Programme at LSE IDEAS. Dr Rajak is the editor of the journal Cold War History, and co-editor of a multi-volume Collection of Documents on the 'Soviet-British Relations in the Cold War', sponsored by the British and Russian Academies of Sciences. He has recently published a book Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union In the Early Cold War: Reconciliation, Comradeship, Confrontation, 1953-1957” (London, New York: Routledge, 2010). He has contributed a chapter on The Cold War in the Balkans, 1945-1956: From the Greek Civil War to Soviet-Yugoslav-Normalization in Melvyn P. Leffler and Odd Arne Westad (eds), Cambridge History of the Cold War, Volume I: Origins (Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010) and is the author of numerous articles on the Cold War and contemporary history of the Balkans.
Aurora Santos is a PhD candidate at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. For her Master, she studied the work of the Decolonization Committee - brought up by the United Nations Organization in 1961 - concerning the Portuguese colonialism. Now she continues her research regarding the United Nations efforts in the struggle for independence of the national liberation movements of Portuguese colonies. In her proposed dissertation, entitled “The United Nations and the Portuguese Colonial Issue (1960-1975)”, she intends to explore the international dimension of Portuguese decolonization.

Emmanuele Treglia (1982) is a PhD candidate in Political History and postdoctoral researcher at Luiss (Rome). He is a member of the Center of Historical Researches on Spanish Democracy (Madrid) and in 2010 he won the I Prize for Young Historians “Javier Tusell”. Since 2012 he is secretary of the Association of Historians of the Present. His main reasearch fields are the history of antifrancoism, the Spanish Transition, the communism and the anarchism. He is author of several articles in specialized journals. Recently he has coordinated Eurocomunismo (monographic dossier of Historia del Presente) and he has published Fuera de las catacumbas. La política del PCE y el movimiento obrero (1956-1977).

Eduardo Trillo is associate professor of Public International Law and International Relations at UNED University in Madrid, Spain. He successfully obtained his PhD in 2005 at the same university with a research on “statelessness and International Law, the right to have a nationality”. He has also worked for more than 10 years as a consultant for International organizations, such as the United Nations, the OSCE and the European Union, in the fields of democratisation, rule of Law, human rights, good governance, institutional capacity building, support to civil society and public administration reform. Under the pseudonym of Eduardo Soto-Trillo, he has published several books: “Voces sin voz” (voices without a voice), Bogotá, Colombia, 2002, on the conditions the civilians live under the guerrilla group FARC´s rule; “Los olvidados”, Madrid, Spain, 2005, on the historical background and current situation of Equatorial Guinee, and “Viaje al abandono” (Travelling to abandonment), Madrid, Spain, 2011, on the historical background and current situation in Western Sahara. His most recent publication is a chapter on Franco´s sentimental life for the work titled “Dictators´ women”, Madrid, Spain, 2011.

Antonio Varsori is a professor of History of International relations andDirector of the Department of Politics, Law and International Studies atthe University of Padua. He is vice-chairman of the liaison committee ofhistorians of contemporary Europe at the EU Commission and President ofthe Italian Society of International History. He has published extensivelyon issues such as the cold war, the European integration, Italy's foreignpolicy, Britain's foreign policy. Among his recent publications in volume:"La Cenerentola d'Europa ? L'Italia e l'integrazione europea dal 1947 aoggi" (Soveria Mannelli: 2010); "European Union History Themes andDebates" ed. with W. Kaiser (Basingstoke: 2010); "Democrazie. L'Europameridionale e la fine delle dittature" with M. Del Pero, V. Gavin, F.Guirao (Florence: 2010); "Europe in  the international arena in the 1970sEntering a Different World" ed. with G. Migani (Brussels/Bern: 2011). Heis completing a volume on Italy and the changing international systembetween 1989 and 1992.

Odd Arne Westad is Professor of International History at LSE and an expert on the history of the Cold War era and on contemporary international affairs.  He co-directs LSE IDEAS, a centre for international affairs, diplomacy and strategy, is an editor of the journal Cold War History, and a general editor of the three-volume Cambridge History of the Cold War. Professor Westad lectures widely on China's foreign affairs, on Western interventions in Africa and Asia, and on foreign policy strategy. Professor Westad's most recent book, The Global Cold War: Third World Interventions and the Making of Our Times, received the Bancroft Price, the Michael Harrington Award, and the Akira Iriye International History Book Award. It has been translated into fourteen languages. He is now working on a history of Chinese foreign affairs since 1750.
 

Acknowledgements
The organisers would like to thank the LSE IDEAS and Mr Mutilinaios for their continuous support.
They are also grateful for the contribution of the Instituto de História Contemporânea (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa).