Theme 7

Diversity and Unity in Federal Systems

Co-ordinators for this theme are Luis Moreno, a senior research fellow at The Centre for Social and Human Sciences, Madrid and César Collino of the Universidad Nacional Educación a Distanci, (UNED), Madrid.

Countries that may be included are: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, Switzerland, Spain, and United States.

Confirmed country co-ordinators include:  


Nicholas Aroney, University of Queensland


Frank Delmartino , Centre for Peace Research and Strategy and Hugues Dumont, Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis, Brussels


Marcus Faro de Castro, Universidade de Brasà­lia
and Gilberto Marcos Antonio Rodrigues, Universidade Católica de Santos


Alain-G. Gagnon, Université du Québec à  Montréal and
Richard Simeon, University of Toronto


Assefa Fiseha, Ethiopian Civil Service College and Mohammed Habib, Addis Ababa University


Roland Sturm, Institut für Politische Wissenschaft and Petra Bendel, Central Institute for Regional and Area Studies


Balver Arora, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Dr.Rekha Saxena, Center for Federal Studies
Hamdard University


Rotimi Suberu, University of Ibadan


Irina Busygina, Moscow State Institute of International Relations and Andreas Heinemann-Guder, Bonn International Center for Conversion


Luis Moreno, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas and Cesar Colino, UNED


Thomas Fleiner, University of Fribourg and Maya Hertig
Université de Genève

United States John Kincaid, Lafayette College


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The Forum of Federations organized an international roundtable on “Unity and diversity in federal countries” in Brussels recently in partnership with the European Union’s Committee of the Regions. The roundtable, the seventh in the Global Dialogue series, brought together participating experts from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Nigeria, Russia, Switzerland, Spain, and the United States. More Information