Events

Turkey’s Troubled Democracy and Foreign Policy

January 28, 2015 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Savaş Genç will discuss recent political developments, including concerns over the weakening of the rule of law, growing pressure on the judiciary and limits on the freedom of expression under Erdogan’s leadership. One focus will be media freedom which Genç argues has suffered the most as journalists have lost their jobs or been detained and newspapers and TV stations have been raided, raising questions about the future course of Erdogan’s “New Turkey:”

Whither the World: The Political Economy of the Future

January 13, 2015 // 3:00pm4:00pm
How will global forces impact Europe’s economic future? Dr. Grzegorz Kolodko employs a holistic approach to answer fundamental questions about the course of future generations. An interdisciplinary approach is necessary, since the future of the world and civilization depends not only on what happens in the economic sphere but also vis-à-vis cultural, social, political, demographic, technological, and ecological processes.

Ireland: The Celtic Tiger Reborn?

December 16, 2014 // 11:00am1:00pm
The panel will discuss Ireland’s outlook as it faces major challenges ahead, in achieving a sustained economic recovery while maintaining financial stability.

Moldovan Parliamentary Elections: What Happened?

December 08, 2014 // 10:30am11:30am
Oana Serafim, the director of RFE/RL's Moldovan Service, discussed what Moldovans expected would happen in the election, whether their expectations were fulfilled, and what the impact of the results may be on Moldova in the future.
Webcast

Between Alignment and Competition: Europe’s Pivot to Asia and Implications for the US

December 04, 2014 // 2:00pm3:30pm
President Obama used his recent trip to Asia to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the centerpiece of the US rebalance to the region. The US pivot represents a significant shift in the country’s foreign policy and has generated debate in Europe as to whether it should align with Washington or adopt a more autonomous position, considering that Europe too has rebalanced toward Asia in the last decade. The focus of the European pivot both competes with and complements that of the US.

15th Annual Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture: Slovakia’s Road to Freedom and Democracy

November 14, 2014 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Pavol Demes will discuss Slovakia’s road to freedom and democracy
Webcast

The Rise of Global Anti-Semitism

October 22, 2014 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Seventy years after the Holocaust, anti-Semitism is once again being expressed publicly and violently. Classic anti-Semitic tropes are freely expressed; signs reading “Jews to the gas” and “Hitler should have finished the job,” are common; and Jews have been attacked and murdered. Two panelists will discuss this phenomenon, which is especially prevalent in Europe and the Middle East.

OECD Perspectives on Global Development

October 16, 2014 // 2:00pm3:00pm
This seminar will present the 2014 Perspectives on Global Development report which focuses on the global economic shift to developing countries and stresses how boosting productivity growth can meet the middle-income challenge, giving detailed comparative analysis of productivity levels and changes over time.

From Sarajevo, 1914 to Southeastern Europe, 2014: Wars, Transitions and Controversies

October 15, 2014 // 11:30am1:00pm
Drawing on recent scholarship and addressing recent controversies, John Lampe, traces the saga of Southeastern Europe from the explosive mixture of Balkan states and imperial borderlands before the First World War, through the trials that their successors faced during two world wars, the Cold War, and finally the wars of Yugoslavia's dissolution.
Webcast

Transatlantic Relations at a Time of Crisis: Common Threats, Different Responses?

October 10, 2014 // 9:30am5:00pm
This event is a full day conference, held at the Center for American Studies (CAS) in Rome, which will discuss security, Russia’s relations with the West, and instability in the Middle East, featuring former policymakers and practitioners from the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East.

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Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Emily R. Buss // Program Assistant