WINIR 2019 – Venue

The Sixth WINIR Conference was held in Northern Europe, in one of the oldest cities in Sweden, Lund. Located in the country’s southernmost province, Skåne (Scania), Lund’s neighbour is Malmö, one of Scandinavia’s largest cities, which is connected to the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, by the Öresund Bridge, made famous by the Scandinavian noir crime series, The Bridge.

WINIR 2019

WINIR CONFERENCE ON INCLUSIVE SOCIETIES (LUND, SWEDEN, SEPTEMBER 2019) — While a majority of the world population has experienced improved living standards, there seems to be rising popular discontent with globalization as economic inequalities both between and within nations are rising throughout most of the world. As many now question whether globalization is compatible with inclusive societies, we must ask what lessons may be drawn from previous waves of globalization.

WINIR 2018 – Venue

The Fifth WINIR Conference was held in East Asia, in the fascinating city of Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China located south of the mainland Chinese province of Guangdong and east of Macao. Its strategic location on the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea has made it one of the world’s most thriving and cosmopolitan cities, nicknamed the “Pearl of the Orient“.

WINIR 2018

WINIR CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL CAPITALISM (HONG KONG, CHINA, SEPTEMBER 2018) — The twenty-first century will see major disruptions to the global balance of politico-economic power. There is a recognised need for new or enhanced international orders, to sustain peace and international trade, as well as to address the problem of climate change.

WINIR 2017 – Venue

The Fourth WINIR Conference was held in the beautiful city of Utrecht, the capital of the province of the same name in the Netherlands. Utrecht was founded by the Romans roughly in 50 CE, and from the 8th century became the center of Dutch Christianity. In 1024 its bishops were made Princes of the Holy Roman Empire, with the resulting Prince-Bishopric of Utrecht lasting until 1528.

WINIR 2017

WINIR CONFERENCE ON OPEN SOCIETIES (UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS, SEPTEMBER 2017) — As the adverse impacts of financial crises, inequalities in wealth and income, globalized trade and capital mobility have given rise to authoritarian populism, concerns have been raised regarding the possible futures of economically and politically “open societies“.