Eastern Europe Events

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

Yugoslavia: Oblique Insights and Observations

April 02, 2009 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Global Europe Program
Mary Rusinow; A. Ross Johnson, Woodrow Wilson Center Senior Scholar; and Gale Stokes, Professor Emeritus of History, Rice University

The Gatekeepers of Christendom? Religious Politics and the Challenge of Islam in Eastern Europe

March 25, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Patrick Hyder Patterson, Assistant Professor of History, University of California-San Diego

Central and Eastern Europe and the Global Financial Crisis: Heightened Risks and Rising Vulnerabilities

March 18, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
To varying degrees, the global economic crisis has not only stalled the dramatic economic growth of postcommunist East Europe, but has also pushed some countries into recession. Sharon Fisher presented an in-depth analysis of the economies of Central and Eastern Europe and assessed their ability to recover from the recession.

Transnational Integration Regimes as Development Programs

March 04, 2009 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Gerald A. McDermott, Associate Professor, Sonoco International Business Department, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

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

Into the Weeds: Obstacles to Good Governance in the Balkans

February 18, 2009 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Mark Baskin, senior associate and research professor, Center for International Development, Rockefeller College, University of Albany; Paula Pickering, associate professor of government, College of William and Mary

Trade as a U.S. Development Tool: Notes from Southeast Europe

February 12, 2009 // 9:00am10:30am
Global Europe Program
Ioannis Tsorbatzoglou, Coordinator for the Southeast European Cooperative Initiative PRO Committees (SECIPRO), discussed the tumultuous conditions that existed prior to the establishment of SECI in 1996. Noting that with change comes instability, Tsorbatzoglou highlighted regional and ethnic conflicts that had erupted with the collapse of Yugoslavia as well as the high rates of inflation and rising unemployment. True change, said Tsorbatzoglou, did not come to the region until 1996.

Soft Borders: Rethinking the Nation State in Southeast Europe

February 11, 2009 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Julie Mostov, associate vice provost for international programs and professor of political science, Drexel University

A Few Bumps in the Road: Obstacles to State-Building in Bosnia and Herzegovina

February 04, 2009 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Douglas Davidson, Visiting Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund