Georgia College Leadership Programs to host distinguished international panel

Georgia College Leadership Programs to host distinguished international panel

Scholars to address “Borders, Security, and Nationhood.”

On Monday, November 29th, at 11 a.m., Georgia College Leadership Programs will host a virtual symposium on “Borders, Security, and Nationhood."

A distinguished panel of discussants, including Jean Peyrony, director-general of France’s Mission Opérationnelle Transfrontalière, will discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on nationalism and borders.

The non-partisan event will be sponsored by Georgia College’s Leadership Programs, in collaboration with the CEPA Foundation, the University of Strasbourg, and the Franco-German Jean Monnet Center of Excellence/Erasmus+.

"Across the world, the scourge of nationalism is again disgracing our public life and discourse," says Dr. Harold Mock, Georgia College's director of leadership programs. "The COVID-19 pandemic has hastened its return, making the threat of defensive nationalism a critical question for us to grapple with in the coming months and years."

"Across the world, the scourge of nationalism is again disgracing our public life and discourse." - Harold Mock, Georgia College

Jeff Corntassel, associate professor of indigenous studies at the University of Victoria, will deliver the keynote address.

Panelists include:

  1. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, Professor & Jean Monnet Chair in the School of Public Administration, University of Victoria
  2. Hynek Böhm, assistant professor of regional studies, University of Opole
  3. Laura Anne Hastings, senior lecturer in political science, Georgia State University
  4. Jussi P. Laine, associate professor of multidisciplinary border studies at the Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland
  5. Harold Mock, assistant professor of history and director of leadership programs, Georgia College
  6. Jean Peyrony, director-general, Mission Opérationnelle Transfrontalière

Frédérique Berrod, professor of politics and governance at the University of Strasbourg, will moderate the discussion.

“As a liberal arts institution, we teach our students in the classic tradition of leadership for the public good,” says Mock. “That involves preparing students for thoughtful and engaged citizenship and active dialogue with thought-leaders in public life.”

The event is hosted through Georgia College’s Transatlantic Leadership Consortium. The Transatlantic Leadership Consortium brings together leading minds from Europe and North America for dialogue and scholarship related to public leadership and citizenship in democratic societies. Through the Transatlantic Leadership Consortium, students, faculty, researchers, and staff at member institutions take part in stimulating conversations and engage in vibrant ongoing discussions that span boundaries and bridge cultures. Participants explore important questions of public life, as well as the leadership challenges they present. Discussants have the opportunity to participate actively in an ongoing, genuine dialogue with recognized international leaders in business, politics, and academia.

The event is free and open to the public. The discussion will be conducted in English. To register and join the discussion, please visit the event online.

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Georgia College’s Office of Leadership Programs provides teaching, research, and public service related to leadership, citizenship, democracy, and public affairs. With the support of a distinguished faculty and practitioners, we educate the next generation of Georgia’s leaders for the public good. Our programs bring together scholars and students, as well as business leaders, non-profit executives, journalists, and public officials, and offer a trusted forum on citizen-leadership and pressing issues of the day.

Updated: 2021-11-24
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