Southeast Europe Events

Turkey in Transition: A View from the Parliament

May 19, 2010 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Global Europe Program
Dr. Yusuf Ziya Irbec, MP of Antalya from AK Party and Vice president of the EU Commission in the Turkish Parliament; Dr. Edibe Sözen, University Professor, MP of Istanbul from the AK Party, and Member of the Central Decision Executive Committee; Sadýk Yakut, Vice Speaker of the Turkish Parliament and MP of Kayseri from the AK Party

Grand Strategy in Contemporary Statecraft: From Byzantium to Washington

May 13, 2010 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Global Europe Program
Edward N. Luttwak, Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Author, The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire

The Future of Greece: Challenges and Opportunities

May 11, 2010 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Global Europe Program
Theodore Couloumbis, Director General, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Greece, and Former Southeast Europe Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

Informality and the Euro: The Role of Rules in Unlocking Prosperity in Southeast Europe

May 06, 2010 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Global Europe Program
Elena Panaritis, Member of the Greek Parliament, Institutional Economist, and Author, Prosperity Unbound: Building Property Markets With Trust

Book Discussion: NATO in Search of a Vision

April 20, 2010 // 10:00am11:30am
Global Europe Program
Gulnur Aybet, Lecturer in International Relations, University of Kent at Canterbury (UK) and Dan Hamilton, Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University

Which Way Next? Turkish Foreign Policy at the Crossroads

April 15, 2010 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Global Europe Program
Leyla Tavsanoglu, columnist with Cumhuriyet and author of "Chess Game in the Middle East"

"Building Good Neighborly Relations: Investment and Trade Facilitation in Southeast Europe

April 13, 2010 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Global Europe Program
The Business Advisory Council for SEE has been serving as the private sector arm and advisory mechanism of the European and international mechanisms for regional cooperation - first under the auspices of US-led SECI, later the Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe and currently with the Regional Cooperation Council.

Greece's Financial Crisis: The Politics of Resolution and Reform

March 24, 2010 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Global Europe Program
Achilles Skordas, Professor of International Law, University of Bristol(UK) and Visiting Scholar, Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School

Greek Gifts: Archaeophilia, Ochlocracy and Monochromatism in Contemporary Macedonia

March 10, 2010 // 11:00am12:30pm
Global Europe Program
As part of their program of "national revival," the Government of the Republic of Macedonia has embarked on a program of "antiquization" to lay claim to the legacy of Alexander the Great—in ways that resemble a longer process of antiquization in Greece, and which contribute to tensions between the two countries. This paper reviews the debate over antiquization within the Republic, focusing in particular on the robust critiques offered by a range of dissidents who risk being labeled as "dissidents" or "traitors." It then explores the similarities between the Republic's present and Greece's recent and more distant past, in which scholars and activists who questioned assumptions of cultural continuity and national purity have faced sanctions ranging from stalled career paths to lawsuits and death threats.

The Crisis over the Role of the Turkish Military

March 03, 2010 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Global Europe Program
Dr. Henri J. Barkey, Visiting Scholar, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment and Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Professor, Lehigh UniversityDr. Steven A. Cook, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign RelationsProfessor Mithat Melen, Member of Parliament (MHP), Turkish Grand National Assembly