Serbia Events

Achieving the Grand Vision: Southeast Europe in the EU

February 02, 2010 // 1:00pm2:00pm
Global Europe Program
Crown Prince Alexander II voiced his strong support for Serbia's application for EU membership, which its leaders submitted to Brussels in December 2009. He asserted that "Serbia will gain political and economic benefit from EU membership," arguing that the reforms necessary to meet accession obligations will help to strengthen government institutions.

Support for Democracy From Poland to Serbia to Georgia: The Role of Supranational Identity, International Institutions, and Soft Power

December 09, 2009 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Competing democratization theories analyze various factors—such as economic development, history, culture, or elite inclination—to determine the propensity of a particular state to become democratic. Each of these theories has distinct policy implications for external democracy promoters. Ryan Kennedy suggested another factor, based on social identity theory, which posits that diplomacy figures much more prominently in democracy promotion than current practice would suggest.

Serbian Foreign Policy and the Possibility of Cooperation within the Western Balkan Region

October 02, 2009 // 10:00am11:00am
Global Europe Program
Recent surveys indicate that public support for the Serbian Progressive Party (SPP), which split from the Serb Radical Party last fall, has grown steadily, and is now at the heels of the Democratic Party, which leads the current government. SPP Party leader Aleksandar Vucic, explained the young party's foreign policy strategy at a Wilson Center noon discussion.

Hijacked Justice: Dealing With the Past in the Balkans

June 10, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
The highly publicized arrest of indicted Bosnian war criminal, Radovan Karadzic, last year in Serbia was seen by many as a triumph of soft power. It was seen as proof that linking Serbia's cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to progress toward EU accession was the only way in which Serbia's leaders would be compelled to participate in transitional justice initiatives. Yet, despite Karadzic's transfer to The Hague and recent evidence of the government's finding other indictees, Jelena Subotic argues that transitional justice initiatives taken in Serbia have been largely a sham and have been hijacked by politics.

Serbia's Transition to a Market Economy: Achievements and Failures

May 13, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Milica Uvalic, Professor of Economics, University of Perugia and current WWICS Public Policy Scholar

Changes in the Structure of Belgrade and Sofia since the End of Socialism: Some Problems and Opportunities

April 15, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Sonia Hirt, Associate Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech-Blacksburg

Party systems and the EU Accession Process in Serbia and Croatia

February 25, 2009 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Andrew Konitzer, associate professor of political science, Samford University

Serbia Confronts 2009: Opportunities and Challenges

January 21, 2009 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Ivan Vujacic, ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the United States

Transnational Networks, Domestic Democratic Activists and Defeat of Dictators: Slovakia, Croatia and Serbia, from 1998 to 2000

November 05, 2008 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Valerie Bunce, Aaron Binenkorb Professor of International Studies and Professor of Government, Cornell University; Sharon L. Wolchik, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University and Reagan-Fascell Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy

High Crimes, High Drama: A Preview of the Karadzic Trial

October 29, 2008 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Michael P. Scharf, Professor of Law and Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law