Grand Strategy in Contemporary Statecraft: From Byzantium to Washington

May 13, 2010 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Edward N. Luttwak, Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Author, The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire

Romani Politics in Contemporary Europe: Poverty, Ethnic Mobilization and the Neoliberal Order

May 12, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
The profound shifts in economic policy towards neoliberal market principles in the 1990s in the former socialist countries of Europe (economic ‘shock therapy' in some cases) resulted in catastrophic labor market exclusion and unemployment for many Romani Europeans. Although some scholars have discussed the adverse implications of liberal democratic transitions in former socialist states for Roma in particular, few have analyzed the impacts of neoliberal policies that have dominated European political landscapes since the 1980s.

The Future of Greece: Challenges and Opportunities

May 11, 2010 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Theodore Couloumbis, Director General, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Greece, and Former Southeast Europe Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

Informality and the Euro: The Role of Rules in Unlocking Prosperity in Southeast Europe

May 06, 2010 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Elena Panaritis, Member of the Greek Parliament, Institutional Economist, and Author, Prosperity Unbound: Building Property Markets With Trust

Serbia and the EU: Assessing the Economic Prospects

April 21, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
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.

Book Discussion: NATO in Search of a Vision

April 20, 2010 // 10:00am11:30am
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

Which Way Next? Turkish Foreign Policy at the Crossroads

April 15, 2010 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Leyla Tavsanoglu, columnist with Cumhuriyet and author of "Chess Game in the Middle East"

"Building Good Neighborly Relations: Investment and Trade Facilitation in Southeast Europe

April 13, 2010 // 3:30pm5:00pm
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.

Getting Kosovo out of Limbo?

April 12, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
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.

Building Democracy and State Institutions in Post-War Kosovo

April 05, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
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?



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  • 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
  • Kristina N. Terzieva // Program Assistant
  • Emily R. Buss // Program Assistant