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    Disinformation in Memory Politics: Opening Discussion

    Truth and disinformation: theoretical and ethical approaches

    The event will take place on 11 May 2021 at 14:30–16:00 CEST.

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    Prof. Constantin Iordachi (Central European University)

    Professor at the Department of History, Central European University, Vienna, co-editor of the journal East Central Europe (Brill) and president of the International Association for Comparative Fascist Studies. He also serves as a member of the Academic Committee of the House of European History, Brussels. Professor Iordachi’s books include: A Vasgárda: Karizma, politika, és erőszak Romániában, 1927–1941, Budapest, L’Harmattan Könyvkiadó, 2018 and Liberalism, Constitutional Nationalism and Minorities: The Making of Romanian Citizenship, c. 1750–1918, Leiden, Brill, 2019 (Winner of the 2019 CEU Award for Outstanding Research). He has edited and co-edited over a dozen volumes, including: Constantin Iordachi (ed.), Comparative Fascist Studies: New Perspectives, London, Routledge, 2009 (translated into Romanian and Turkish); John Lampe and Constantin Iodarchi (eds.), Battling over the Balkans: Historiographical Questions and Controversies, Budapest, CEU Press, 2020.


    Prof. Ewelina Szpak (European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, Institute of History Polish Academy of Sciences)

    Assistant Professor at the Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, where she is currently working on a project entitled ‘A Socio-Cultural History of Cancer in Poland after 1945. Institutions, Places, People’. She studies biopolitics as well as social and cultural history of communist-ruled Poland. In 2018, she began cooperation with the ENRS Academic Department. Fields of research: social and cultural history, history of medicine and biopolitics, oral history, environmental history and Polish history. Recent publication: ’Chory człowiek jest wtedy jak coś go boli‘: Społeczno-kulturowa historia zdrowia i choroby na wsi polskiej po 1945 roku, [‘Man is ill when in pain‘: a socio-cultural history of health and illness in the Polish countryside after 1945], Warsaw, IH PAN Press, 2018.



    Nicholas J. Cull (USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism)

    Professor of Public Diplomacy in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. He is a well-known historian of the role of media in international relations. He has worked with many foreign ministries, cultural agencies, and diplomatic academies around the world, including those of the US, UK, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, and The Netherlands. He is currently writing a history of the role of public diplomacy in bringing political change to South Africa and a detailed exploration of his concept of Reputational Security and other priorities for public diplomacy in the post-COVID age. He can be heard with Simon Anholt in the podcast ’People, Places, Power‘. Recently published: Public Diplomacy: Foundations for Global Engagement in the Digital Age, Cambridge, Polity, 2019; Canada’s Public Diplomacy, London-New-York-Shanghai, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021 (with Michael K. Hawes).


    Prof. Marek Kornat (Institute of History Polish Academy of Sciences)

    Professor of History, Head of the Department of 20th-Century History at the History Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Fields of research: political history of Poland and Europe in the 20th century, Sovietology, history of totalitarianism, history of Polish diplomacy in the 19th and 20th centuries, and history of Polish political thought. Recently published: Niższość cywilizacyjna wrogiego narodu. Niemieckie dyskursy o Polsce i Polakach 1919–1945 [The civilizational inferiority of a hostile nation: German discourses on Poland and the Poles 1919–1945], Warsaw 2020; (with Mariusz Wołos): Józef Beck. Biografia, Krakow 2020; Poland and the Origins of the Second World War. A Study in Diplomatic History (1938-1939), Peter Lang 2020.


    Prof. Adrian Pop (National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest)

    Professor of International Relations at the Faculty of Political Sciences at the National University of Political Science and Public Administration in Bucharest. A former Visiting Fellow at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo, Visiting Fulbright Scholar with the University of Maryland, College Park, and International Research Fellow with the NATO Defence College in Rome, he is a member of various international professional associations and sits on the editorial boards of two scholarly journals. He has published a series of books in the fields of Cold War history, history of historiography, international relations, geopolitics as well as security and defence studies with a particular focus on the Black Sea region, East-Central and South-Eastern Europe. Recently published: `Towards a bifurcated future in US-China relations: What is in it for the EU?`, Futures, 125 (1), January 2021; `Long Cycles and Anticipation`, in Roberto Poli (ed.), Handbook of Anticipation: Theoretical and Applied Aspects of the Use of Future in Decision Making, Springer International Publishing, 2019.