Albania Events

Four Types of Diaspora Mobilization: Albanian Diaspora Activism for Kosovo Independence in the U.S. and the UK

June 29, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
This comparative study explores the conditions and causal pathways through which conflict-generated diasporas become moderate or radical actors when linked to homelands experiencing limited sovereignty.

The Working Group on the Western Balkans: Confronting Illegitimacy

June 27, 2011 // 10:00am3:00pm
Global Europe Program
The EU and the US agree that the long-term goal for the Western Balkans is European integration. For a variety of reasons, however, progress on this goal has stalled. This series aims at launching a discussion on the hurdles to enlargement in the Western Balkans, the tools available to various international actors in the region, and how these resources might best be applied to reach the goal of integration most efficiently. These meetings, therefore, address issues that are at the core of the making the Transatlantic relationship work.

Stability and Democracy in Albania: Clearing the Path towards European Integration

March 04, 2011 // 12:30pm1:30pm
Global Europe Program
The recent January events in Albania have proved once again that more needs to be done in order to strengthen democracy, democratic institutions and rule of law. As a NATO member country Albania was expected to radiate stability in the still fragile region and to behave as a proper candidate for the EU integration status. However the recent events and the sudden damage these events brought to Albania's image, after years of stability, moderate foreign policy, economic and social developments, have once again put forward the idea that democracy or stability alone can not be a paradigm for a country's or regional development, but only a combination of both well-harmonised by social development and reforms which will make possible a clear separation from the communist past, would guarantee a steady development to the country which until not long ago was considered a regional hub.

A Blow to Democracy: Election Fraud, Corruption and Political Violence in Albania

February 08, 2011 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Erion Veliaj, a former civil society activist and coordinator of the Albanian opposition parties, discussed the demonstration held on January 21, 2011. The demonstration ended in violence, with four shot and killed by the Republican Guard. Prime Minister Sali Berisha characterized the event as an attempted coup d'état in an attempt to justify the violent response, and said that the demonstrators had been carrying weapons disguised as umbrellas. Veliaj argued at the meeting that these contentions were "ludicrous": according to Veliaj, this was just another in a number of peaceful demonstrations organized by the opposition to protest what they see were unfair elections in 2009. The Albanian government, Veliaj said, was trying to force the population to choose between stability and freedom.

The Impact of EU Accession on Women's Working Rights in Albania

June 25, 2008 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Jeta Katro, President of Millennium Women's Network

Democracy, Demolition and Development: Albania's Crooked Road to the West

May 01, 2008 // 9:30am11:00am
Global Europe Program
Remzi Lani, Executive Director of the Albanian Media Institute; Erion Veliaj, Former head of the MJAFT movement, Albanian's leading watchdog NGO

Albania's Progress Towards NATO Membership

February 07, 2008 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
CANCELLED Jozefina Topalli, Speaker of the Albanian Parliament

The Kosovo Decision: Regional Implications and the Albanian Issue

June 06, 2007 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
James Pettifer, Professor and Research Associate of the Defense Academy of the United Kingdom

Smiles from the Southern Balkans: Tracking Long-Term EU Prospects in Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania

December 13, 2006 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
John Lampe, Professor of History, University of Maryland and Wilson Center Senior Scholar

Live Webcast--Strengthening Albania's Security Sector: Defense Reforms, Regional Stability, and Euro-Atlantic Integration

March 09, 2006 // 2:30pm3:30pm
Global Europe Program
A Director's Forum with with H.E. Fatmir Mediu, Defense Minister of Albania

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