Eastern Europe Events

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Director's Forum: The Enlargement of the European Union

September 22, 2009 // 10:00am11:00am
Global Europe Program
EU enlargement has been celebrated as the European Union's most successful foreign policy. The peaceful transformation in postcommunist Europe is a tribute not only to the peoples and leaders of those 10 countries, but also to the umbrella provided by the European Union. Dr. Michael Leigh, who has served as director-general for enlargement since 2006, highlighted the successes of the enlargement process to date as well as the main challenges to come.

Montenegrin Politics after Independence

September 14, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program

Offsite Event: Film Screening and Discussion: Where Does Europe End?

June 11, 2009 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Global Europe Program
Where Europe Ends, a 50-minute documentary directed by Alina Mungiu-Pippidi and her team, shows the condition of Europeans living beyond the Eastern border of the European Union since Romania and Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007.

Hijacked Justice: Dealing With the Past in the Balkans

June 10, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
The highly publicized arrest of indicted Bosnian war criminal, Radovan Karadzic, last year in Serbia was seen by many as a triumph of soft power. It was seen as proof that linking Serbia's cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to progress toward EU accession was the only way in which Serbia's leaders would be compelled to participate in transitional justice initiatives. Yet, despite Karadzic's transfer to The Hague and recent evidence of the government's finding other indictees, Jelena Subotic argues that transitional justice initiatives taken in Serbia have been largely a sham and have been hijacked by politics.
Webcast

Symposium: Evaluating the Effects of EU Accession: Lessons for Southeast Europe

June 09, 2009 // 1:00pm5:00pm
Global Europe Program
The countries of Central and East Europe have been profoundly affected by the EU accession process. Indeed, no single state or international institution has had as great an impact on domestic change as the EU has had in postcommunist Europe. Eight countries from the region have now been EU members for five years, and further enlargement to the Western Balkans is a shared goal of the United States and the EU. As this process continues, it is important to assess the impact EU accession and membership has made on these countries' politics, markets, societies, and international relations.

Democracy, Memory and Moral Justice in Postcommunist Europe: The Case of Romania

June 03, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program

Moving Forward in High Seas: The Balkans in 2009

May 27, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Ivan Vejvoda, Executive Director, Balkan Trust for Democracy

Social and Political Responses to Economic Crises: Reflections on the State of Democracy in EU Member States Bordering the CIS

May 20, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Ginta T. Palubinskas, Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University

Serbia's Transition to a Market Economy: Achievements and Failures

May 13, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Milica Uvalic, Professor of Economics, University of Perugia and current WWICS Public Policy Scholar
Webcast

Federal Conference: Innovative Strategies for European Integration of the Western Balkans

May 06, 2009 // 9:00am5:00pm
Global Europe Program
EU accession holds the best hope for overcoming stagnation on democracy-building, market reform and state consolidation in the Western Balkans. However, the traditional enlargement process is not well suited to the region and requires a coordinated strategy between the EU, the United States and other international actors if it is to succeed in the near future. This meeting will aim to discuss the EU enlargement process, the role of the US and other international actors to support this process, the unique obstacles to the success of the process in the Western Balkans and innovations that might be introduced for a new, coordinated policy toward the region.

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