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The EU, International Organizations and Post Communist Reform: Five Paradoxes

The European Union and other International Organizations have played an important role in reforming the institutions of post communist societies. Through its accession process, the EU in particular has generated a great deal of activity in institutional reform in central and Eastern Europe. But there is evidence to suggest that these changes are not as authentic and deep as they should be. By tracing East European countries' progress in adopting the EU's acquis communautaire, Wade Jacoby offered five paradoxes the should be considered when designing a democracy promotion strategy.

National Minorities in Post-Communist Europe: The Role of International Norms and European Integration

National Minorities in Post-Communist Europe: The Role of International Norms and European Integration
November 17, 2004
Staff-prepared summary of the EES informal discussion with Will Kymlicka, Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy at Queen's University and Visiting Professor in the Nationalism Studies Program, Central European University, Budapest.

Rating the Slobo Show:<br> Is the ICTY's Leading Case Advancing Justice?

Staff-prepared summary of the East European Studies discussion with Eric Gordy, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Clark University, MA and a Title-VIII JSTS Alumnus.

NATO and the EU: The Institutional and Policy Challenges for Euro-Atlantic Organizations and Northeastern and Southeastern Europe

Tentative Agenda

8:45 - 9:00
Introductions

Martin Sletzinger, East European Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center
Samuel Wells, West European Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center
James Henderson, Stanley Foundation

Milosevic and the Hague War Crimes Tribunal

Summary of the East European Studies discussion with Louise Branson, an independent journalist and co-author of Milosevic: Portrait of a Tyrant.

EU Enlargement and Environmental Quality in Central and Eastern Europe

European Union (EU) accession is no longer a question of if but when for the countries of Eastern and Central Europe. But accession has required these countries to adopt wholesale European regulations on a broad number of topics, including environmental standards and protection. This day-long conference explored the potential effects EU enlargement might have on national and EU environmental quality and policies.

New Borders and Old Neighbors in Europe

Summary of the East European Studies meeting with Elena Jileva, a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Sussex, UK, and a WWC-OSI International Junior Public Policy Scholar

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