The Latest from the Global Europe Program

Religion and the Encounter with Modernity: What Can We Learn from Jewish Urbanization?

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June 30, 2015 // 12:00pm1:00pm
This talk uses the case of Jewish urbanization in the nineteenth century to discuss some of the ways religious leaders and communities engage with the fear and possibility presented by modernity. What are the political implications for theological and cultural nostalgia? Can we understand why some responses are more violent than others? Is there anything to be done about it? more

Victim’s Justice in the Aftermath of Genocide: Lessons from Efforts in the Balkans

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June 24, 2015 // 10:00am11:00am
With the rise of transitional justice globally, the role of reparations in war has changed. This talk focuses on the global significance of reparations efforts in Balkan states in the aftermath of the 1990's genocide in Yugoslavia. Who can pursue reparations, in what venues, for what types of reparations, at what cost? more
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Turkey: Parliamentary Elections and their Aftermath

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June 09, 2015 // 9:30am11:00am
The June 7 Turkish elections witnessed the AKP's loss of the majority in parliament. Participants of this panel discussed the election results and considered how these will affect Turkish domestic and foreign policy in the months to come. more

Sarajevo Roses, Tahrir Protests & Djerbahood: Injustice, Youth & Resilience

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June 03, 2015 // 10:00am11:00am
In the Balkans, local youth, unsatisfied by attempts to deal with post-conflict and post-authoritarian injustice, launched their own forms of activism. Arnaud Kurze will discuss why and how, despite repressive politics, youth were able to create alternative spaces to express their political voice. more
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UK Elections 2015: David Cameron’s Big Win

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May 15, 2015
In this interview, Global Fellow Michael Geary provides analysis on the surprisingly big win for David Cameron and his party. He discusses the outcome and implications for Scotland and the European Union. more

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