Eastern Europe Events

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.

Embracing Democracy in the Western Balkans: A Progress Report

April 29, 2009 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Global Europe Program
Lenard Cohen, Professor of Political Science, Simon Fraser University; John Lampe, Professor of History, University of Maryland-College Park
Webcast

Director's Forum: Bosnia and Herzegovina: A View From Inside the Government

April 24, 2009 // 11:30am12:30pm
Global Europe Program
His Excellency Nikola Spiric, Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sustainable Development in Kosovo: Challenges and Opportunities

April 22, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Mimoza Kusari-Lila, Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo and current Fulbright fellow at Georgetown University

Changes in the Structure of Belgrade and Sofia since the End of Socialism: Some Problems and Opportunities

April 15, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Sonia Hirt, Associate Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech-Blacksburg

Yugoslavia: Oblique Insights and Observations

April 02, 2009 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Global Europe Program
Mary Rusinow; A. Ross Johnson, Woodrow Wilson Center Senior Scholar; and Gale Stokes, Professor Emeritus of History, Rice University

The Gatekeepers of Christendom? Religious Politics and the Challenge of Islam in Eastern Europe

March 25, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Patrick Hyder Patterson, Assistant Professor of History, University of California-San Diego

Central and Eastern Europe and the Global Financial Crisis: Heightened Risks and Rising Vulnerabilities

March 18, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
To varying degrees, the global economic crisis has not only stalled the dramatic economic growth of postcommunist East Europe, but has also pushed some countries into recession. Sharon Fisher presented an in-depth analysis of the economies of Central and Eastern Europe and assessed their ability to recover from the recession.

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