Romania Events

Romani Politics in Contemporary Europe: Poverty, Ethnic Mobilization and the Neoliberal Order

May 12, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
The profound shifts in economic policy towards neoliberal market principles in the 1990s in the former socialist countries of Europe (economic ‘shock therapy' in some cases) resulted in catastrophic labor market exclusion and unemployment for many Romani Europeans. Although some scholars have discussed the adverse implications of liberal democratic transitions in former socialist states for Roma in particular, few have analyzed the impacts of neoliberal policies that have dominated European political landscapes since the 1980s.

Challenges for Romania's Democratic Consolidation: Assessing the 2009 Presidential Elections

January 27, 2010 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
The Romanian presidential elections held last fall provoked accusations of mudslinging, electoral fraud and, most recently, even interference by the occult. Vladimir Tismaneanu offered to bring this debate back to solid ground by presenting his assessment of Romania's path to democracy. Although he found no evidence of the occult, Tismaneanu did point to some idiosyncrasies of the party system in the country as well as what he called the "baroque" coalitions that are characteristic not only of Romanian politics but also of other post-communist European democracies.

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

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

Democracy and Freedom as Fundamental Human Rights

December 04, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
Mrs. Eleonora Cercavschi, a human rights activist and the 2008 recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, spoke on Democracy and Freedom as Fundamental Human Rights. The Honorable Paula J. Dobriansky, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, and Samuel Donaldson, Chairman of the Wilson Council, and provided introductory remarks.

Elections in Romania: Challenges and Implications

December 03, 2008 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Vladimir Tismaneanu, Professor of Political Science, University of Maryland-College Park and WWICS Fellow

Talk of the Nation: Language and Conflict in Romania and Slovakia

October 08, 2008 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Zsuzsa Csergo, Assistant Professor of Political Studies, Queen's University

Confronting Romania's Communist Past

January 17, 2007 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Vladimir Tismaneanu, Professor of Government at the University of Maryland and Chairman of the Presidental Commission for the Analysis of the Communist Dictatorship in Romania

Expanding the Eastern Frontier: Bulgaria, Romania and the EU

January 11, 2007 // 9:00am11:00am
Global Europe Program
Dr. Margarita Assenova, Executive Director of the Institute for New Democracies; Dr. Esther Brimmer, Deputy Director and Director of Research for the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Vladimir Tismaneanu, Professor of Government and Politics and Director of the Center for the Study of Post Communist Societies at the University of Maryland

Romania after Iliescu: Prospects for Democratic Consolidation

November 19, 2004 // 8:30am11:00am
Global Europe Program
Aurelian Craiutu, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Indiana University-Bloomington;Mircea Mihaies, Professor of English and American Literature, University of Timisoara and Editor in Chief of Orizont magazine;Vladimir Tismaneanu, Professor of Political Science, University of Maryland-College Park

The Difficult Apprenticeship of Liberty: Romania 1989-2004

June 09, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Aurelian Craiutu, Assistant Porfessor of Political Science, Indiana University-Bloomington

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