April 21, 2010 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
As elsewhere in the Western Balkans, Serbia made significant strides in the period 203-8 toward becoming the "functioning market economy" specified by the Copenhagen Criteria as a major credential for membership in the European Union.
April 20, 2010 // 10:00am — 11:30am
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
April 15, 2010 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Leyla Tavsanoglu, columnist with Cumhuriyet and author of "Chess Game in the Middle East"
April 13, 2010 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
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.
April 12, 2010 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Since Kosovo's declaration of independence in February 2008, it has been in limbo, as have Serbia, the EU and the broader international community. The hurry to finish the period of Yugoslav dissolution and conflict resulted in something other than the end of transitional administration and creation of a final frontier desired. Instead, there was a messy proliferation of transitional states, in even murkier circumstances than there had been previously.
April 05, 2010 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Following the NATO intervention in 1999, Kosovo became a de-facto international protectorate in which the United Nations led other international organizations and actors, in building democracy and state institutions capable of sustaining peace. My main research question is: Can ambitious political and economic international interventions, as in Kosovo, build democracy and effective state institutions?
March 24, 2010 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Achilles Skordas, Professor of International Law, University of Bristol(UK) and Visiting Scholar, Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School
March 10, 2010 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
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.
March 09, 2010 // 1:00pm — 3:00pm
Klaus Scharioth, Ambassador, Federal Republic of Germany, Shahram Chubin, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, Bernard Hourcade, Senior Research Fellow, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris
March 09, 2010 // 9:00am — 10:30am
His Excellency Martti Ahtisaari, Former President of Finland and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate