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FYI: Conference Announcement and Call for Papers – International Network for Hate Studies

This event is not related to the WSC but may be of interest.

On behalf of the International Network for Hate Studies we would like to invite you to take part in  our second biennial conference, the theme of which is “The Politics of Hate: Community, Societal and Global Responses.” The conference will be hosted by the Hate and Hostility Research Group at the University of Limerick in Ireland on 24-26 May 2016. We are delighted to inform you that plenary papers will be delivered by the following individuals at the conference:
                      Stephanos Stavros, Executive Secretary, European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance
                      Professor Gail Mason, University of Sydney
                      Salome Mbugua, President AkiDwA
                      Dr Amanda Haynes and Jennifer Schweppe, University of Limerick 
                      Stephen O’Hare, Irish Council for Civil Liberties
                      Professor Paul Iganski, Lancaster University
                      Dr Nathan Hall, University of Portsmouth
                      Dr Lucy Smith, Clinical Psychologist
We are also delighted to announce that the keynote address following the conference dinner will be delivered by David Joyce, member of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. See here for further details of speakers: http://www.ul.ie/hhrg/plenary-speakers
The call for papers and participation which are available here: http://www.ul.ie/hhrg/inhs-conference. We would be delighted if you, or members of your organisation, would consider participating in the event. The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to Friday 19th February.
Who is the conference for?
The conference is for academics, civil society organisations, public service providers, practitioners and policy makers who are working on ways to better understand and combat hate and hate crime. It will provide a unique opportunity to engage with colleagues from around the world who will come together to discuss issues which are common to those working in the area of hate crime, as well as provide an opportunity to generate links and networks with those practicing and working in other jurisdictions. It will be inclusive of all sectors and will use a variety of formats to promote discussion and engagement across all attendees and speakers, including: discussions sessions, workshops and group based problem solving activities, and seminar papers/presentations. Plenary papers will also be delivered by leading international scholars and policy practitioners. Debates and discussions will encourage dialogue across sectors, deepening our understanding of hate and hate crime, and measures that can be used to combat it.
By attending the conference, you will have an opportunity to:
  • engage with colleagues from across disciplines and practices on issues facing you in your everyday work;
  • exchange ideas and problem solve with people from across cultures, communities and countries;
  • hear about cutting edge research from across the world;
  • learn about new practices being used to internationally combat hate crime.
We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Limerick campus for what we are sure will be an exciting, fruitful and friendly conference. Details as to how to submit a proposal for participation are available here: http://www.ul.ie/hhrg/participate-inhs-conference. Register for the conference here: http://ulsites.ul.ie/hhrg/inhs-conference-registration-form.
Best wishes,

Amanda Haynes, Jennifer Schweppe, Jon Garland and Mark Walters,
INHS Conference 2016 Organising Committee
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