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26 March 2018 at 11:00
Prešernova hall SAZU, Novi trg 2 / ground floor, Ljubljana

The round table on populism is organized by Goethe-Institut Ljubljana and ZRC SAZU. It will be held in English. Participants: Ms. Danica Fink Hafner, Mr. Martin Reichert, Mr. Reinhard Heinish and Mr. Zoran Stančič. You are kindly invited!

Danica Fink Hafner is a professor at the University of Ljubljana (Faculty of Social Sciences). As a leading political scientist in Slovenia she is interested in policy analyses, political parties and interest groups. Among her books and articles the organizers would like so emphasize the books Political Parties (Politične stranke, written in co-authorship with Meta Novak and Matej Knep) and Slovenian Green Parties in Comparative Perspective (Razvoj slovenskih zelenih strank v primerjalni perspektivi) and the article in Europe-Asia Studies (A Typology of Populism and Changing Forms of Society: The Case of Slovenia).

Martin Reichert is a journalist and editor at Berlin-based Tageszeitung (TAZ). Educated as historian he focuses on gender, gendering, LGTB and other gender related topics. He also writes for Siegessäule, Männer and Du & Ich. He has published three books: Wenn ich mal groß bin: Das Lebensabschnittsbuch für die Generation Umhängetasche, Landlust and Vertragt euch!. All of them were published with the well-known Fischer Publishing house. For the article Adieu, Habibi! he was awarded the Felix Rexhausen prize.

Reinhard Heinisch is a professor of political sciences and a Head f Political Science Department at the University of Salzburg. He was educated in Austria and the U.S. where he worked (among others at Pittsburgh University). In his research he deals with Austrian politics in European context and comparative analysis of populism. He is also an adviser for the Austrian Foreign Ministry and frequent guest at round tables in Austrian media. Among other works Dr. Heinisch also authored or co-authored Understanding Populist Party Organisation: The Radical Right in Western Europe, and Handbook on Political Populism (International Studies on Populism).

Zoran Stančič is currently a Head of the EU Representation in Ljubljana. Previously he was Deputy director general at the EU Directorate for Communications Networks, Content and Technology and the Directorate for Research. Before moving to Brussels he was a State Secretary for Science at the Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport (Slovenia). As an academic, Dr. Stančič worked at the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and the University of Ljubljana. As a guest lecturer or researcher he was affiliated with top faculties University of Paris I, Sorbonne (France), University of Trieste (Italy), Boston University (USA) and the University of Reading. He is the author and co-author of The archaeological heritage of Vis, Biševo, Svetac, Palagruža and Šolta; The archaeological heritage of the island of Brač, Croatia, The Adriatic islands project. Vol. 1 and 2.