News & Views: Seccession Movements
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News & Views: Seccession Movements

Join us for News & Views on Thursday, May 21 as Dr. Emir Yazici will be facilitating a discussion on the impacts of secession movements. The program will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. CST.

When: Thursday, May 21, 2020
5:30-6:30 p.m. CST
Where: Zoom
United States
Contact: Evan Verploegh

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From referenda on Scottish and Catalan independence to questions around Kurdistan, Hong Kong, and Kashmir, secessionist movements have a history of mixed success and varied ambitions. Join us for a discussion of separatism, its recent traction, and how these movements move forward in a post-COVID world.

1. Discussion Plan
2. A Right to Secede
3. Building Reputation: Why Governments Fight Some Separatists but Not Others
4. Does Violent Secessionism Work
5. Donald Horowitz 
6. Secessionist Minorities and External Involvement 
7. The Encyclopedia of Political Science
8. Understanding Strategic Choice
9. 60 or so secessionist movements around the world want independence in 2020
10. Kurdistan and Catalonia are voting on independence

About the Moderator
Emir Yazici is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Missouri. Yazici's research focuses on political violence, nationalism, and ethnic politics. More specifically, Yazici studies the role of transborder identities in political violence at domestic and international level. His work has been published or is forthcoming in journals including International Security, Conflict Management and Peace Science, and Political Research Quarterly.