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Conference Program


Venue: University of Gothenburg, Dept. of Political Science, Sprängkullsgatan 19, Room B225
*Please observe that all lunches and dinners are reserved for registered conference participants


Wednesday 20 September 2017
13:00-14:00 LUNCH in Room B225

14:00-14:30 Introduction

Chair: Katarzyna Jezierska
14:30-15:00 Paper I: Marta Reuter, Pelle Åberg & Stefan Einarsson “Think tanks: a new organisational animal in Swedish civil society”
(Commentator: Thomas Alam)
15:00-15:30 Paper II: Jesper Dahl Kelstrup “Influencing the think tank agenda on Google News in the UK”
(Commentator: Maria Bigday)

15:30-16:00 COFFEE BREAK

Chair: Urban Strandberg
16:00-16:30 Paper III: Katarzyna Jezierska “The presentation of self in political life. On think tanks in Poland”
(Commentator: Dieter Plehwe)
16:30-17:00 Paper IV: Carolina de Stefano & Serena Giusti “Think Tanks and Foreign Policy in Russia: from inside to outside”
(Commentator: Patrick Gilroy)
17:00-17:30 Paper V: Marcos Gonzalez Hernando “The politics of the ‘moderate’: think tanks and the mediation of expertise and politics in times of austerity”
(Commentator: Milan Hrubeš)

19:00 INFORMAL DINNER at Malmstensvåningen


Thursday 21 September 2017
9:00-9:15 Introduction
9:15-11:30 PANEL: Methods and theories in think tank research
Dieter Plehwe, Marie Laure Djelic, Lucile Desmoulins
Commentator: Adrienne Sörbom

Chair: Marta Reuter
11:30-12:00 Paper VI: Cathrine Holst & Johan Christensen “The role of academic knowledge in Norwegian think tanks”
(Commentator: Valérie Pattyn)
12:00-12:30 Paper VII: Tatyana Bajenova “The multiplier effect of European think tank networks: between representativeness and exclusivity”
(Commentator: Jesper Dahl Kelstrup)

12:30-14:00 LUNCH at Happy M Kitchen 

Chair: Marcos Gonzalez Hernando
14:00-14:30 Paper VIII: Alexander Ruser & Birte Fähnrich “Climate Change is a fact/fake! – The role of Think tanks in the climate change discourse in Europe”
(Commentator: Marie Laure Djelic)
14:30-15:00 Paper IX: Bogdan Zawadewicz “Fielding think tanks in a semi-peripheral context – the case of Serbia”
(Commentator: Lucile Desmoulins)
15:00-15:30 Paper X: Ondřej Císař, Milan Hrubeš & Markéta Blažejovská, “Towards Europeanization of Public Sphere? Think Tanks Discussing the Migrant Crisis in the Czech Republic”
(Commentator: Anna Longhini)

15:30-16:00 COFFEE BREAK

Chair: Pelle Åberg
16:00-16:30 Paper XI: Thomas Alam “When the wise man points at the moon, the political sociologist looks at the finger. Embedded research in an EU think and do tank on childhood obesity prevention”
(Commentator: Serena Giusti)
16:30-17:00 Paper XII: Maria Bigday “Think tanks in Belarus: emergence of a new social space”
(Commentator: Cathrine Holst)

19:00 DINNER at Sjöbaren


Friday 22 September 2017

Chair: Oleksandra Kryshtapovych
9:30-10:00 Paper XIII: Patrick Gilroy “EU Think Tanks: The Composition and Historical Evolution of an Organizational Field”
(Commentator: Alexander Ruser)
10:00-10:30 Paper XIV: Valérie Pattyn & Bert Fraussen “Neo-Corporatism and Think Tanks, a Difficult Marriage? The Organization and Policy Engagement of Think Tanks in Belgium”
(Commentator: Erin Zimmerman)

10:30-11:00 COFFEE BREAK

Chair: Adrienne Sörbom
11:00-11:30 Paper XV: Olena Prystayko & Oleksandra Kryshtapovych “Think Tanks in a Limited Access Order: the case of Ukraine”
(Commentator: Bogdan Zawadewicz)
11:30-12:00 Paper XVI: Anna Longhini “Theorizing the role of think tanks’ experts in Euro-Mediterranean relations. The case of the EuroMeSCo network”
(Commentator: Tatyana Bajenova)
12:00-13:00 Discussion on workshop findings, future collaborations and publication strategies

13:00-14:00 LUNCH at Bistro Italiano

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