Vlasta Jalušič, PhD
Although in times considered normal the quest for truth is not essential in political space; today telling the truth and disclosing facts has become a political act par excellence. As such, the quest for truth is now where the key political battle is being fought. This is not a good sign: It shows that we live in difficult, dark times.
– Vlasta Jalušič, interview in Mladina weekley 2020
Vlasta Jalušič is one of the founders of the Peace Institute She earned her PhD in political science (1996) from the University of Vienna. She is the author of several books, articles, and chapters in books on the women’s movement and feminism, gender and political theory, violence, war and collective crime – and a prominent connoisseur of Hannah Arendt (see bibliography). She was teaching courses in political science and gender studies at the Ljubljana University, the Central European University in Budapest, the University of Sarajevo, and was a guest researcher at Free University of Berlin and at the Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna. Curently she also works as a professor of politicial theory at the University of Primorska (M.A. Study Programme in Politics, Ethics and Society).
A longtime activist against discrimination and gender (in)equality, she has been deeply involved in feminist networks and human rights activities for years. Apart from her research work she also carried out several development projects – she founded a women’s centre in a poor neighborhood in Kigali (Nyamirambo women’s centre) and edited a documentary film about the development work in Rwanda. In recent years she also has been active in the field of visual arts – painting.
This project uses Hannah Arendt’s thesis of the “break of tradition” and the consequences of this break for political theory.
- Equality and human rights in times of global governance
- The Break in Tradition: Hannah Arendt and Conceptual Change
- Migrant Children and Communities in a Transforming Europe (MICREATE)
- Reducing and eliminating discrimination based on ethnicity, ‘race’, nationality and/or religion
- VICATIS – Victim-centered Approach to Improving Support Services
- Education and economic empowerment of vulnerable groups of women in Rwanda
- Developing bystander responses to sexual harassment among young people
- Crimmigration between Human Rights and Surveillance
- National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (NIEM). Measuring and improving integration of beneficiaries of international protection
- Obtaining Political Equality by New Names – OPENN
- CEINAV – Cultural Encounters in Interventions Against Violence (Violence, Inequality, and Human Rights)
- Seminar for Political Theory
- Nyamirambo Women’s Center – Women for Women
- SIAPREM – Support for Intersectional Approach in Antidiscrimination Programs for Roma, Migrants and Elderly
- NWC sustainability – socioeconomic engagement and poverty reduction in local community Nyamirambo in Kigali
- Empowering Nyamirambo Women’s Center
- PRIMTS – Prospects for Integration of Migrants from »Third Countries« and their Labour Market Situations: Towards Policies and Action
- Violent Intersections: Dynamics of Societal and Political Elements of Collective Violence and Mass Crimes and Their Consequences – Yugoslav and Rwandan Case
- Twiyubacke Nyamirambo – Establishing Women’s Self-empowerment Association of Nyamirambo – Kigali
- QUING: Quality in Gender+ Equality Policies
- Politics and Power in Times of Terror: Thinking with Hannah Arendt
- Between Past and Future: What Means Political Thinking Today?
- Nation-State and Xenophobia
- MAGEEQ: Policy Frames and Implementation Problems: the Case of Gender Mainstreaming
- Gender Mainstreaming: Policy Frames and Implementation Problems
- The Slovene Model of Migration Policy: Perspectives and Potentials for a Country on the Schengen Periphery
- Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe (evaluation study)
- Contemporary Citizenship: Politics of Exclusion and Inclusion
- Contemporary Citizenship the Politics of Exclusion and Inclusion (continuation of the project from 2002)
- The Profiles of Women’s Magazines
- Racism and Xenophobia in Post-Socialism
- Prospects for Gender Equality Politics in Central and Eastern Europe
The goal is to present facts, explain changes in state policies and procedures used to “process” the refugees, and to analyse state, media and the general public’s responses.
- Razor-Wired. Reflections on Migrant Movements through Slovenia in 2015
- War and Peace. Reflections of the Last Twenty Years
- The Door is not Completely Open (They Need to be Pushed in Order to Open)
- Evil of Thoughtlessness. Arendtian Exercises in Understanding Post-totalitarian Times and Collective Crimes
- Women’s Human Rights. Inroductory Notes and Documents
- Contemporary Citizenship: The Politics of Exclusion and Inclusion II.
- The Erased. Organized Innocence and the Politics of Exclusion
- Women – Politics – Equal Oportunities. Prospects for Gender Equality Politics in Central and Eastern Europe