Assimilation, Accommodation, and Exclusion in the Balkans: Serbian Nation-Building Policies Toward Kosovo Albanians, 1912-1940
October 27, 2010 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
In the process of nation-building, states attempt to make the state and the demographic nation overlap. In this process, national minorities become a problem and European nation states have a checkered past in terms of dealing with them, with variable policies reflecting ethnic antipathy at one moment and cooperation at another. Conventional wisdom holds that ethnic antipathy is the result of cultural distance or "age-old ethnic hatreds." However, according to Harris Mylonas, these theories neither predict outcomes nor account for variation in minority policy over time. His research focuses on the relationship between minority treatment and interstate relations, in an effort to gain a broader understanding the complexity of state-building and minority policies in Europe.
October 20, 2010 // 11:30am — 1:00pm
October 19, 2010 // 2:30pm — 4:00pm
Aristotle Tziampiris, Assistant Professor, Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus (Greece)
October 15, 2010 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
October 15, 2010 // 10:00am — 11:00am
"Any serious effort to address the complex, inter-related problems of Eurasian energy must be informed by humility," says Ambassador Richard Morningstar in the inaugural event for the European Studies Program's new European Energy Security Initiative.
October 06, 2010 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Since military dictatorship ended 36 years ago, most observers assumed that Greece was growing in prosperity and progress. However, the current crisis indicates that Greece's recent history is far more complex. In order to understand the current state of affairs, John Koumoulides surveyed the transformation of Greece from its founding, to dictatorship, to the restoration of democracy.
September 27, 2010 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Suat Kiniklioglu, Çankiri MP (AKP); Cüneyt Yüksel, Mardin MP (AKP);Erol Aslan Cebeci, Sakarya MP (AKP);Emrehan Halici, Ankara MP (CHP); Mithat Melen, Istanbul MP (MHP)
Contested Narratives, Controversial Rituals: Recent Debates over World War Two Commemorations and the Politics of History in Croatia
September 14, 2010 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Commemorations (and counter-commemorations) of the World War Two antifascist resistance movement in Croatia continue to be a source of debates over both political and ethnic identities. This talk examines the transformation of several memorial days in Croatia during the post-communist transition, in particular focusing on the content of the commemorative speeches given at these political rituals.
September 09, 2010 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Panagiota Manoli, Lecturer, Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean (Rhodes) and Southeast Europe Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
July 23, 2010 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Europe is trying to find its place in this rapidly changing global age, just like America and the new Asian powers. What are its chances of securing its achievements of peace, stability, prosperity, and a relatively important geopolitical status? And why do many think that Europe, this part of the world that was once so mighty, now resembles a fragile old lady looking in the mirror and thinking of the good old days? Is there any truth to what these doomsayers claim?