Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation Centenary

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 22:00

I will take part in the jubilee symposium Human Progress in the 21st Century – Bright and Dark Sides of Democratization to celebrate Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation's 100 years anniversary.

More about the event:


On the occasion of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation’s centenary, an international symposium is being organized at Uppsala University on September 21, 2017. The symposium is titled Human Progress in the 21st Century – Bright and Dark Sides of Democratization. Research has certainly highlighted the important links between human progress and democracy, but has also shown the dark sides of democratization. This symposium aims to present and discuss current research on the bright and dark sides of democratization, with the aim of exploring how democratization processes best serve human progress in the 21st century. Two keynote-speakers set the tone for the symposium. Professor Donatella della Porta, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, will talk on the theme “Where Did the Revolution Go? The Challenge for Civil Society After Democratic Transition”. Professor Staffan Lindberg, University of Gothenburg, will speak about “Varieties of Democracy: Has Research on the Bright and Dark Sides of Democratization Been Misguided for 60 Years?” Three panel discussions follow, each hosting distinguished scholars. The themes of these panels are: Bright Sides of Democratization, Dark Sides of Democratization, and The Role of External Actors. The symposium ends with a panel of high level policymakers discussing 21st Century Policy Lessons.

The event will take place at Uppsala University on September 21, 2017 (info)


I am scheduled in the 15:00–16:00 PANEL 3 - THE ROLE OF EXTERNAL ACTORS


Moderator: Lisa Hultman, Uppsala University


Anna Jarstad, Umeå University


Nikolay Marinov, University of Mannheim


Peter Wallensteen, Uppsala University