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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.

Competing for the Albanian Soul: Are Islamic Missionaries Creating a Lebanon in the Balkans?

Summary of the East European Studies discussion with Isa Blumi, Fellow at the American Research Institute in Turkey, Ph.D. Candidate at New York University, and Title VIII JSTS alumnus.

Greece Views the Modern World

Summary of the Director's Forum with Andreas Andrianopoulos, Greek Politician, Author, and former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar.

While the title of his talk was "Greece Views the Modern World," Andreas Andrianopoulos devoted the core of his remarks to critical issues confronting Europe and the Balkans today, including the issues of NATO and EU enlargement, continuing unresolved ethnic and historical issues in the former Yugoslavia, the presence and the proximity of the Muslim world in Southeast Europe, and the relationship of Greece to all of these issues.

Romania's Return to its Western Identity

Director's Forum with His Excellency Ion Iliescu, President of Romania

Romanians have long identified with Western Europe. Despite a half century of Soviet occupation and the deprivation and isolation imposed by the Ceaucescu regime in the 1980s, Western values and ideals still seeped in. In the 1960s, Romania was the first Soviet bloc country to establish economic and cultural ties with Western countries. Today, Iliescu said, 75 percent of Romania's trade occurs with European Union countries and the United States.

The Social Roots of Ethnic Conflict in East Central Europe: A Comparative Study of the German Diaspora in Hungary, Romania and Slovakia

Summary of the East European Studies meeting with Balazs Szelenyi, a Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of California, Los Angeles, CA, and a Title VIII-sponsored EES Research Scholar

Gender and Islam in Africa: New Book from Wilson Center Senior Scholar Margot Badran

Wilson Center Senior Scholar Margot Badran is the editor of a new book published jointly by the Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Stanford University Press. Gender and Islam in Africa: Rights, Sexuality, and Law examines ways in which women in Africa are interpreting traditional Islamic concepts in order to empower themselves and their societies.

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