Society and Culture

Poverty and the Traps of Hungary's Postcommunist Welfare Reforms

What is the nature of poverty? Is it the price societies must pay in order to achieve a successful transition to a market economy? Or is poverty a permanent feature of society, regardless of market type? These were the questions that Julia Szalai prompted her study of Hungarian welfare reforms 15 years after the transition to a free market began.

Book Launch: Language and Identity in the Balkans: Serbo-Croat and its Disintegration

Language and Identity in the Balkans: Serbo-Croat and Its Disintegration
October 28, 2004
Staff-prepared summary of the EES book launch with Robert Greenberg,
Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, University of New Haven and Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Yale University. Commentator: Susan Woodward, Professor, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Can We Keep the Poor Warm in Transitioning States? Problems of Social Protection in Eastern Europe

Can We Keep the Poor Warm in Transitioning States? Problems of Social Protection in Eastern Europe
April 7, 2004
Staff-prepared summary of the EES noon discussion with Michael Cain, Associate Professor of Political Science, St. Mary's College of Maryland

Approaching the Roma from a Human-Development Perspective

Panelists:

Kalman Mizsei, Assistant Administrator for Europe & the CIS, UNDP

Kent Hill, Assistant Administrator for Europe & Eurasia, USAID

Erika Schlager, Counsel for International Law, U.S. Helsinki Commission

Andrey Ivanov, Adviser, Bratislava Regional Office, UNDP

Macedonia between Conflict and Stability: Overcoming Corruption, Violence and Nationalism

Macedonia Between Conflict and Stability: Overcoming Corruption, Violence and Nationalism
September 24, 2003

Staff-prepared summary of the East European Studies discussion with Ed Joseph, Former Director of the Macedonia Project, International Crisis Group and EES Research Scholar

Containing Ethnic Conflict: <br>A Mediator's Efforts in Yugoslavia, 1991-1996

Staff-prepared summary of the East European Studies discussion with Geert Ahrens, Ambassador, Former Head of the OSCE Presence in Albania, and Wilson Center Fellow.

Shaking Off the Shakedown State? Crime and Corruption in Post-Ohrid Macedonia

Staff-prepared summary of the East European Studies discussion with Robert Hislope, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Union College and a Title-VIII JSTS Alumnus.

Disentangling the Social Safety Net from the Energy Sector: Problems of Privatization in Post-socialist States

Summary of the East European Studies discussion with Michael Cain, an Associate Professor of Political Science at St. Mary's College of Maryland and a Title VIII-supported Research Scholar.

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