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2017 Global Minority Rights Summer School at NUPS

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The increasingly popular Global Minority Rights Summer School, which has been organized for the fifth time in cooperation between the National University of Public Service, the Tom Lantos Institute and the Middlesex University of London, has started today. During the intense, one week long course, the invited renowned professors, researchers and practitioners, as well as the participating students are looking for answers to the question of what role does populism fulfil in the lives of vulnerable minorities around the world.

At the opening ceremony of the summer school, Anna-Mária Bíró, Director of the Tom Lantos Institute and Dr. Balázs Vizi, Head of the Department of International Law at the Faculty of International and European Studies greeted the participants. Anna-Mária Bíró stressed the importance of the above mentioned question and wished a successful week of learning to the participants. A week, where they should not be afraid to ask and wonder about these difficult questions. Dr. Balázs Vizi expressed his content on NUPS being a part of this important event which is a really respected in this field and serves are a great meeting point for all those interested in minority issues.

The lectures of the one week long course started right after the opening ceremony. They are going to cover such important issues as populism and liberal democracy, media in the age of populism, and the EU’s reaction to populism. One of the main roundtable discussions are going to be about cross-border activism and minorities in multi-national states.  In the second part of the week case studies are going to be presented on various countries including India, Israel and Bosnia and Herzegovina.