Events

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Contested Narratives, Controversial Rituals: Recent Debates over World War Two Commemorations and the Politics of History in Croatia

September 14, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Commemorations (and counter-commemorations) of the World War Two antifascist resistance movement in Croatia continue to be a source of debates over both political and ethnic identities. This talk examines the transformation of several memorial days in Croatia during the post-communist transition, in particular focusing on the content of the commemorative speeches given at these political rituals.

Europe's Neighborhood Policies in a New Context: The Impact of Crisis

September 09, 2010 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Panagiota Manoli, Lecturer, Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean (Rhodes) and Southeast Europe Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

Book Launch: Europe's Destiny: The Old Lady and the Bull

July 23, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Europe is trying to find its place in this rapidly changing global age, just like America and the new Asian powers. What are its chances of securing its achievements of peace, stability, prosperity, and a relatively important geopolitical status? And why do many think that Europe, this part of the world that was once so mighty, now resembles a fragile old lady looking in the mirror and thinking of the good old days? Is there any truth to what these doomsayers claim?

NATO's New Strategy in the Era of Financial Crisis

July 13, 2010 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Marios Efthymiopoulos, Southeast Europe Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Director General, Strategy International (Greece)
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Greening the Mediterranean: Greek Foreign Policy Against the Backdrop of the Financial Crisis

July 08, 2010 // 10:00am11:30am
Spyros Kouvelis, Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece

From Lisbon to Lisbon: Afghanistan and Russia as Test Cases for the new EU Foreign Policy

June 24, 2010 // 3:30pm4:30pm
Two new positions introduced by the Lisbon Treaty will significantly affect EU's ability to conduct foreign policy: the permanent Presidency of the European Union and the appointment of a High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Anne-Marie Le Gloannec argued that the EU's ability to formulate and execute a common foreign policy foreign remains questionable because the Lisbon Treaty "does not simplify representation; does not conjure up coherence; and does not muster will." Given these problems, she argued that Europeans should continue to develop institutions and cooperative representation outside the scope of EU institutions.
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Beyond Cairo: Visions of a New Decade in European Islamic Relations

June 23, 2010 // 9:00am3:00pm
Tufyal Choudhury, Durham University Law School; H.A. Hellyer, University of Warwick; Luc Véron, Delegation of the European Union (Washington, DC); Rebeya Müller, Institute for Interfaith Education and Teaching (Germany); Daut Dauti, Center for Islamic Pluralism (UK); Bassam Tibi, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany); Jocelyn Cesari, Harvard University; Rahsaan Maxwell, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Senem Aydin Duzgit, Center for European Policy Studies (Brussels) and Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey)
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The Evolution of NATO: the 2010 Strategic Concept and Beyond

May 21, 2010 // 9:00am5:00pm
Twenty years after the end of the Cold War, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has grown in size, but in many other ways has not fully adapted to the post-Cold War world. The 2010 Strategic Concept attempts to address the increasingly complex threats facing the allies, including nuclear terrorism, cyber crime, and global climate change, as well as the institutional changes necessary to maintain NATO's relevance in the 21st Century. This conference explored this new security environment. Participants offered assessments of the new Strategic Concept, which was released on May 17, 2010.

Turkey in Transition: A View from the Parliament

May 19, 2010 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Dr. Yusuf Ziya Irbec, MP of Antalya from AK Party and Vice president of the EU Commission in the Turkish Parliament; Dr. Edibe Sözen, University Professor, MP of Istanbul from the AK Party, and Member of the Central Decision Executive Committee; Sadýk Yakut, Vice Speaker of the Turkish Parliament and MP of Kayseri from the AK Party

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

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