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Currently there are at least four email reports on Southeastern Europe,
especially from the prespective of the Stability Pact available by
Stability Pact Watch (http://www.seein.org)
To subscribe, send e-mail to csrd@... with the word "subscribe" in
subject. The newletter is published by the South-East European Information
Network in Skopije.
SouthEast European Educational Cooperation Network
If you want to get the Newsletter monthly or to exchange and announce your
news, projects and contributions: please register your email in the section >
MAILING LIST > GENERAL LIST on http://www.see-educoop.net or use the form:
http://www.see-educoop.net/mailing/text/order1.htm Take the oportunity of
your information acessible to educational experts in more than 25 countries.
The project is facilitating the flow of information and establishing links
between grass roots initiatives / NGOs, regional educational policy makers and
European and International Institutions. Supported by the Austrian Ministry of
Education and Cultural Affairs, the Austrian Ministry of Science and Transport
and KulturKontakt Austria which are presently in charge of the coordination of
the Task Force Education and Youth of the Enhanced Graz Process. In October
1999, the Stability Pact decided that the Graz Process should be enhanced
formally to lead the effort in education in Working Table 1, Democratisation
and Human Rights.
Balkan Economic Bulletin (http://epc-eu.com/balkan.htm)
To Subscribe, send a blank message to: seerecon-subscribe@eGroups.com
The Balkan Economic Bulletin delivers independent information on
theSouth-East-European region every week. EUROPEAN PROJECT CONSULTANTS
this news from own experts in the Balkan countries. epcprovides consulting
services for technical assistance, tendering,business contacts, distribution
and outsourcing. See http://epc-eu.com/balkan.htm for more or contact us in
Germany: phone+49 69 913343-0, fax -40)
CEPS' Europa South-East Monitor (www.ceps.be)
This is a series of monthly bulletins from CEPS’ Europa South-East policy
forum. Issues contain analysis of the policies of the EU, the wider
international community and the governments of the region, and updates of the
work of CEPS and of the Europa South-East policy forum. Back issues and other
information is available at http://www.ceps.be/Research/SEE/SEEHub.htm For a
subscription contact: Europa South-East Monitor: Nicholas Whyte Centre for
European Policy Studies Place du Congrès 1, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium, CEPS
phone: +32 2 229 3911, fax: +32 2 219 4151, email: explorers@...
The Centre for South-East European Studies at the School of Slavoinc and
East European Studies, University College London is planning to hold on
the 16-17 June 2000 a conference on security in the Balkans. The full
announcement of the conference and call-for-papers follows below but
please note that proposals for papers of no more than 150 words should be
submitted before 31 March 2000. Any inquiries and all correspondence
relating to the conference should be addressed to
Centre for South-East European Studies
School of Slavonic and East European Studies,
University College London
Senate House, Malet Street, London. WC1E 7HU.
Balkan Security: Visions of the Future
After a decade of turbulence and war the search for sustainable security
in the Balkans remains a major concern not only for the inhabitants of
the region but also for the wider outside world. Recently, much attention
has been focussed on outside intervention and economic reconstruction but
in themselves these will not be sufficient to ensure the long-term
security of the region. Less attention has been paid to how the states
and peoples of the region perceive their own security needs and whether
security policies that are increasingly made at a global level really
reflect local concerns. This conference will attempt to explore these
issues by focussing on two key interrelated questions: 'what does
security mean in a Balkan context' and 'how is sustainable security in
the region to be achieved'?
Over recent years the concept of security has been redefined to encompass
the wider needs of what has been termed 'societal security'. In an
interdependent world economic, social and environmental issues are now
seen as being the equal of military might in assessing vulnerabilities,
the likelihood of confrontation and the security needs of a given state.
Critical security studies have also deepened the concept of security to
embrace the individual and group alongside the state within a wider
understanding of stable security as a process of emancipation from
threats and fears. Yet, despite the widespread acceptance of these
expanded notions of security, significant questions remain unanswered as
to how this theoretical modeling is to be linked to practical security on
the ground. A prime aim of this conference will be to explore the linkage
between the theoretical and the practical in a Balkan context.
The Yugoslav wars mean that until now security in the Balkans has usually
been viewed in more traditional, military, terms but with the ending of
the conflict in Kosovo this would now seem to be an appropriate time to
undertake a reassessment. The conference will consider how the states of
the region and people who inhabit them assess their own security needs at
the dawn of the twenty-first century. Are the security concerns of the
past likely to dominate the future? How will security agendas that still
mostly reflect the concerns of the state meet group and individual needs?
The attention of Balkan policy makers is increasingly shifting towards
issues such as organised crime, cross border trafficking, immigration and
environmental pollution, as well as the defence of national identity,
with one national security doctrine within the region even giving special
emphasis to 'cybernetic war'. What does this shift mean in practical
The conference will also consider how security might be fostered in the
Balkans at the individual, group, state and regional level. Security
studies have traditionally focussed at the state and interstate level yet
many initiatives in the Balkans are being implemented at the community
level. What is to be the relationship between state and group and
individual security, between global and local initiatives? Are low-level
initiatives going to create a sustainable security environment or can
this only be produced at an interstate or regional level? Are the hopes
for large-scale group reconciliation after so much conflict realistic?
Large areas of the Balkans are now under the supervision of international
mandates. Will such international intervention lay the ground for a
sustainable security environment in the Balkans, or, are initiatives from
what has grown to be a veritable peacekeeping industry merely
substituting local structures? How are global initiatives to achieve
local resonance? Can regionally based initiatives mediate? What form are
such initiatives likely to take?
Although much attention will inevitably be paid to Albania, Macedonia,
Bosnia-Herzegovina and Yugoslavia, in particular Kosovo, we wish also to
encourage papers considering other countries in the region and in
particular those which offer a comparative or a theoretical approach.
The conference, which is the second of the annual international
conferences in South-East European Studies organised by the Centre for
South-East European Studies, will be held on the 16-17 June 1999 at the
School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London.
The organisers are particularly keen in attracting the widest possible
participation from academics, policy makers, and members of the media, as
well as people involved in security issues on the ground, and invite
proposals for papers of no more than 100 words.
The proceedings of the conference will be published in book form.
Participants are asked to prepare their contributions for advanced
distribution (both electronic and hard copy). Participants will have 20
minutes to deliver their papers; discussion will follow. The selection of
papers will be the responsibility of the conference board. The conference
language is English. Young scholars are particularly encouraged to submit
proposals. Limited funding may be available for travel and accommodation
with priority given to scholars coming from the Balkans. The deadline for
proposals is 31 March 2000.
For further information please contact:
Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers and Peter Siani-Davies by email at
security.conference@... or visit the website of the Centre for
South-East European Studies at http://www.ssees.ac.uk/seecent.ht
Sorry for the cross-posting!
The tenth issue (IV 2000 1) of Archaeologia Bulgarica has been just struck
off. Its contents:
Gatsov, I.: Preliminary Results from a Technical and Typological Analysis
of the Chipped Stone Assemblages of Phases X and IX from the Neolithic
Settlement Illipinar, West Anatolia 1-6
Kuleff, I./Djingova, R./Zlateva, B.: Archaeometric Investigations of Bones
from Thrace (10th-2nd c. BC) 7-12
Vasic, R. (YU): Thracian Fibulae in the West: Invasion or Cultural
Torbov, N./Antonov, D.: Part of a Mould for Silver Fibulae of 1st c. BC
Found in North-western Bulgaria 21-26
Kuzmanov, G.: A Residence from the Late Antiquity in Ratiaria (Dacia
Valeva, J.: An Audience Hall Mosaic from Ratiaria: a Lost Picture of
Torbatov, S.: The Roman Road Durostorum-Marcianopolis 59-72
Balbolova-Ivanova, M.: A Contribution to the Research of the Early
Medieval Ceramics in Bulgaria 73-85
Vaklinova, M.: An Unpublished Byzantine Seal from Veliki Preslav 87-93
Peter, U. Die Muenzen der thrakischen Dynasten (5.-3. Jh. v. Chr.).
Hintergruende ihrer Praegung. Berlin 1997. (Youroukova, I.) 95-97
Corman, I.: Contributions to the History of the Area Between the Prut and
the Dniester Rivers During the Early Middle Ages (5th-7th c. AD). Kishinev
1998. (Curta, F. USA) 99-101
Archaeologia Bulgarica is the only Bulgarian archaeological journal in a
foreign language - English (mostly), German and French.
Dr. Lyudmil F. Vagalinski
Archaeologist & Publisher
Archaeological Institute and Museum at Sofia
NOUS Publishers LTD
Fax/Tel: +359 2/659 688
INSTITUTE FOR STRENGTHENING DEMOCRACY IN BOSNIA
K o n j i c
The third international Seminar
"Democracy and Human Rights in Multi-ethnic Societies"
Time: 3-7 July, 2000
Place: Konjic, B&H
Here is the tentative program of our July gathering in Konjic, BiH. I have
found slots for each proposed paper. Moreover, I think we still have some room
for those who would like to join us. It is also possible that I have omitted
some of your names or titles, or simply wrote it incorrectly. If so, please do
not hesitate to let me know about it.
I kindly request those who might be impeded to take part at the event and wish
to cancel to let me know as soon as possible.
I look forward to seeing you again or meeting you in Bosnia.
!!! Tentative Program !!!
Day 1, July 2, Sunday
Afternoon Arrival to Sarajevo - Bus - taxi to Konjic
Day 2, July 3, Monday
09.00 - 09.15 Opening Word:
Dzemal Sokolovic, Institute for Strengthening
09.15 -10.00 Addressing Words:
Thor Gieslesen, Norwegian Royal Embassy,
Representative(s) from CEI
Emir Bubalo, Mayor, Konjic
10.00 - 11.00 Introductory lecture
Chairman: Florian Bieber, CEU, Budapest
Lecturer, Rei Shiratori, President of IPSJ,
Title: "Democratic Government and the Divided
11.00 11.30 Tea/coffee break
11.30 - 13.00
Panel I: "Alternatives to Ethnic Nationalism:
Before and After the War"
Participants: Eric Gordy, Clark University,
Ana Devic, Brown
University, USA, Florian Bieber, Central
Panel II: "Globalisation, Ethno-Nationalism and
Democratisation in the
Chairperson/organizer: Biljana Vankovska,
Participants: Biljana Vankovska, Skopje, Zarko
Aleksandar Fatic, Belgrade, FRY, Jelica
18.00 - 20.00 Plenary session
Chairman: Slobodan Bjelajac, Split
Slobodan Bjelajac, Split: "The Realization of
Human Rights in Croatia
and its Impact on the Developmnet of
particularly in Split,
Zadar, Knin, Benkovac and Gracac"
Zlatko Isakovic, Sarajevo: "Ethnic Conflicts,
Democracy and Human
Rights in the Balkans"
Raonic Boris, Podgorica: "Razvoj demokratije u
Crnoj Gori, prepreke i
zablude (sa posebnim osvrtom na ulogu
Vasko Karangeleski, Skopje: “The role of
and cognitive societies on the Balkans”
Ranko tK. Milanovic-Blank, Sarajevo: “Is a
20.30 Reception - “Kajmin han”
Day 3, July 4, Tuesday
09.00 - 11.00 Plenary session
Chairperson: Margaret Vandiver, Memphis,
Lecturers: Margaret Vandiver, USA:
about genocide in Bosnia: Challenges and
Jose-Miguel Palacios, Spain: "Minorities
becoming majorities (but
behaving still as minorities)”
Nadia Boyadjieva, Bulgaria: "US involvement
in the Balkans / the
Bosnian and Kosovo cases/”
Glen D. Camp, USA: “Greek Balkan Policy"
Carsten Wieland, Germany: "Ethnic Conflict"
Undressed: Patterns of
Contrast, Interests of Elites and
Clientilism of Foreign Powers in
Comparative Perspective - Bosnia, India,
11.00 11.30 Tea/coffee break
11.30 - 13.30 Plenary session
Chairperson: Nadia Boyadjieva, Sofia
Lecturers: Andrei Pantev, Bulgaria: "Recent
National Aspirations and
the Future National Tolerance in the
Balkans. How to overcome the
Hatreat through the History Teaching?"
Jorgen Johansen, Sweden: "The role of
nonviolence in creating new
Fernand de Varennes, Northern Ireland:
Rights of Minorities,
European and International Law and the
Prevention of Ethnic Conflicts"
Vjeran Katunaric, Croatia: "Social Distance
and War: From America
in the forties to the Balkans in the
Bob Brecher, UK: 'In Praise of
17.30 - 20.00 Plenary session
Chairperson: Keith Doubt, USA
Lecturers: Keith Doubt, USA: “An
of the Frequent Use of
Double-Voiced Discourse in the World Media
by Perpetrators of War
Crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina”
Serguei A.Kizima, Belaruss: "Impact of
internet on Development of
Civic National Identity in Russia"
Arpad Barath, Hungary: "Helping Childeren's
Grass Roots in Building
Democracy for and by Themselves through
Dzelal Ibrakovic, B&H: “Teorije
multilateralnosti i etnocentrizma
Randy Tift, USA: “Investing in the Next
Generation of Political
Leaders and Public Servants”
Day 4, July 5, Wednesday
09.00 - 11.00 Mini seminar on local democracy in Sund
kommune, Norway, and
Addressing Word: Albrigt Sangolt,
Moderator: Edhem Badzak,
SDA and HDZ vs. oposition
Participants: local party leaders
11.30 13.00 Workshop: 'The Role of Local Government in
Chairman: David Chandler, UK
Participants: David Chandler,
Isa Blumi, New York,
Petra Kovacs, Budapest and Eva Tall,
Early afternoon Walking (swimming, barbecuing) workshops
Walking excursions to Neretva river (in
order to secure the
return of the participants to the next
year seminar - there
is the saying: the one having drunk
wather from Neretva
river is always to return)
Peter Emerson, Northern Ireland,
“A PREFERENDUM DEMO” , a practical
demonstration of how a
multi-option vote, a Borda preferendum,
can effect reconciliation and
20.00 22.00 Dinner Pizzeria “AVLIJA”
22.00 24.00 Chairperson: Eva Polgar-Tall, Budapest
Damla Aras, Turkey: “ Problems of
Slavo-Macedonians of Greece
and Turkish Minority of Western
Aleksandar Fatic, Yugoslavia: "Sta je
to Multikulturalizam, a sta
Simona Neumann, Romania: "The Role of
Community in Interethnic conflict
Solving in the Balkans. The Case
DjuroMedic, Croatia: “The Pluralism
Schools of Economic
Thought and Democracy”
Taro Tsukimura, Japan: "A shadow
history of the myth of one
ethnicity in Japan: the case of
Koreans living in Japan."
Day 5, July 8, Thursday
09 11.00 Plenary session
WOMEN`s FORUM ON DEMOCRACY AND NON VIOLENCE
Introductory lecture: Barbara Soros, USA:
“Women and Democracy
Participants: Nada Ler-Sofronic, B&H:
and Civil Society a
democratic perspective for region”
Simona Bitlan, Romania: “Masculine
in a Multiethnic
Priscilla F. Sears, USA: “Democratic
Leadership of Women in the
Balkans at the Grass Roots Level”
Sefko Kadric, Sweden: "Zena kaojedan od
strategijskih ciljeva rata na
prostoru Bosne i Hercegovine"
11.30 13.00 Plenary session
Chairperson: Vjeran Katunaric, Croatia
Jakob Finci, BiH: "Istina i pomirenje -
Tibor Meszmann, Yugoslavia: "Stanje,
problemi, i izazovi
interkulturnog/interetnickog dijaloga u
Anniken Hauglie, Norway: “How to rebuild
trust in conflicting
societies. A comparative study of the
conflicts in Bosnia and Algeria"
M.Murat Hatipoðlu, Turkey: "Democratic
Tradition and Minority
Rights in Modern Greece/A Member of the
Valery Perry, USA/Sarajevo: "The
Administration of the Post-Dayton
18.00 - 20.00 Plenary session
WOMEN`s FORUM ON DEMOCRACY AND NON VIOLENCE
Chairperson: to be announced
Participants: to be announced
Day 6, July 7, Friday
09.00 11.00 Plenary Session
Chairperson: Jose-Miguel Palacios, Spain
Lecturers: Slavko Kukic, B&H: "Nacionalna i
graðanska prava u
Dragoljub Stojanov, B&H: “Globalizacija i
Lucian Branea, Romania: “National Security or
Strategies and Doctrines in Central Europe”
Nevenko Misita, Sweden/Bosnia: "Subsidiarity -
'The Word that saves
Maastricht?...'; What about Dayton?"
Zakalin Nezic, USA: "Encouraging and Supporting
Education in the Balkans: A Positive Bond for
Youth in Multi-ethnic
Goran Saric, The Netherlands/B&H: “Zajednici
zivot kazna ili nagrada”
Salomeea Romanescu, Romania: ”Transition
global society between
dream and reality”
11.30 - 13.00 Plenary session
WOMEN`s FORUM ON DEMOCRACY AND NON VIOLENCE
Chairperson: to be announced
Participants: to be announced
17.00 20.000 Plenary session
WOMEN`s FORUM ON DEMOCRACY AND NON VIOLENCE
Chairperson: to be announced
Participants: to be announced
Seminar will be held at the Cultural House, Konjic, an architectural
master-piece by Juraj Najdhart, Le Corbusier`s student, heavily damaged during
the war, but already partly restored.
Consecutive translations from/to English/Bosnian will be provided. Speakers
requested to map their talks in line with this.
Subject matter and speakers may be subject to change.
Seminar works in plenary session, workshops, panels and unofficila discussion
groups whereever we meet.
Seminar is open to the public.
The audience will be consist of people both come from and invited from both
entities in Bosnia.
Those interested to join us, either as speakers, discussants, or simply as
attendants are encourage to contact Dzemal Sokolovic, director of the
Institute, by e-mail and as soon as possible.
I also take the occasion to caution the participants to make their travel
reservations to Sarajevo as soon as possible. The number of flights to
is very limited and is already difficult to find available seat. The
accomodation reservations should be faxed to Motel "Konjic": +387 88 728-548.
Private accomodation is also possible and recommended.
Please also feel free to re-transmit this note to whomever might be
In the event of not being interested in receiving further informations on this
particular event as well as on the forthcoming activities of the Institute
please let me know at your most suitable convenience.
Institute for Strengthening Democracy
Contacts in Konjic: Tel/fax: + 387 88 729 806, E-mail: izjd-ko@...
!!! Tentative Program !!!
We welcome the following new members to Balkan Academic News:
David Phinnemore. lecturer in European Integration at the Institute of
Studies, The Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Main teaching
research interests include EU external relations (particularly with Central
Eastern Europe, EU and NATO enlargement processes, and Romanian foreign
Ilir Dugolli. I was born in Kosovo and I'm 24 years old. I have the law degree
from the University of Prishtina. I've been scholarship-holder of the Faculty
of Law as well as the Fridrich - Schiller Universität (Jena). Currently I'm
doing my postgraduate studies at the Central European University, in
Comparative Constitutional Law. I participated in various qualities in many
different events in relation to the Kosovo dispute, among which, here I'd like
to mention only two: Students peaceful protests (1997. One of the organizers),
and International Conference for Peace and Self-government in Kosovo (Paris,
1999). I'm currently employed as Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law
(University of Prishtina). Email: <mailto:ilir@...>ilir@...
Jovanka Matic. Works as a research associate at the Institute of Social
in Belgrade, Serbia. Holds a B.A. degree from the
Faculty of Political Science in Belgrade and a M.A. degree in mass
communication from Simon Fraser University, Canada. Has worked as a journalist
in "old Yugoslavia" and as a researcher in the Yugoslav Institute of
Journalism. Now involved in media research. Has done
studies of the Serbian media coverage of human rights, ethnic minorities,
Kosovo crisis, war in Bosnia, political conflicts and elections in Serbia.
Research interests include communication policy in transition societies, the
role of media in promoting democratic political culture and the media coverage
of conflicts. Email: <mailto:jovanka@...>jovanka@...
Harold E. Raugh, Jr. I retired in late 1998 (age 42) from the U.S. Army as a
Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry after twenty years' service. During my military
career I served in troop assignments in the United States, Berlin, South
the Persian Gulf, with the United Nations in Egypt and Jordan, and in Saudi
Arabia. My last operational assignment (1996-1997) was as a Detachment
Commander in the NATO Stabilization Force (SFOR) in the former Yugoslavia. I
also served as an assistant professor of history at the United States Military
Academy (West Point), as an operations officer in the Pentagon, and as a
military analyst in a tenant unit of the National
Security Agency. I hold a Ph.D. in European History from the University of
California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and have had one book and about 160 articles
and book reviews published. I am currently working on a study of the 1999 NATO
campaign for Kosovo. Email: <mailto:INFFAOHER7@...>INFFAOHER7@...
Iris Luarasi. I am currently working at the Journalism Department of the
University of Tirana teaching "Radio Journalism," as the chief editor of the
station "Radio Ime," as the chief instructor at IREX on radio journalists
training, as a local trainer in a two year project at the Media Institute and
as the director of a women's monthly magazine "Me, the Woman." I first began
with radio journalism ten years ago. First, I worked as a reporter and anchor
for the Morning Edition at Radio Tirana, the country's sole radio station at
the time. At the same time, in cooperation with a woman NGO, I began
the magazine "Me, the Woman," the first of its kind in Albania. In January
2000, I won again the Soros prize for the best radio reportage for 1999, on
Kosovo crisis. E-mail: luarasi@...
Enno Alimerko. Currently I'm the owner and I'm working as the Director of
Ime 105.4 fm. I'm 35 years old and I have more than 5 years dealing with
First, I have worked at Albanian State Radio. I was the director of the
show in the studio.
In December 1995, I was awarded the first prize for radio in the national
journalism competition organized by the Soros Media Training Center. The prize
was awarded to me for the series "Facts and testimonies on drugs, sexual
violence and AIDS." In 1997, I had on the air the first private radio station
in Tirana called Radio Ime. Right now Radio Ime is the only station in Albania
that is part of a western network such as the agreement we are having with
Radio Voyager and CNN radio news. E-mail: radioime@...
Yannis Manos. He is a doctoral student at the Institute for Social/Cultural
Anthropology of Hamburg University in Germany. He completed his graduate
studies (1991) at the History and Archaeology School of the Aristotle
University in Thessaloniki and he worked as a scientific assistant at a
research project of the Aristotle University on “Sources about the Florina
region (1830-1904)”. He carried out independent fieldwork (1992-1995) on
and cultural change in Northwestern Greek Macedonia. As a part of his
post-graduate studies at the Institute for Social/Cultural Anthropology of
Hamburg University (1996-1998) he conducted fieldwork in a border region
between Germany and the Netherlands examining the perception of border and its
importance in the everyday life of villages on both sides. In his current
research he is working on his Ph.D. thesis on dance and the construction of
identities in Northern Greece. Having the perspective that dance functions
means of personal and collective expression, he investigates the conditions
under which dance elements are used as a means of constructing or displaying
political identities. Email: <mailto:yama@...>yama@...
Dominique Giabiconi. I graduated from Universite de Provence,(Aix, France) in
sociology, 1998. In my masters thesis, i studied the former nomenclature
conversion in polish society. I'm particularly interested in the social
mechanisms of the post socialistic transition. At the present time, I'm
consultant, and I try to develop European programs (LIFE, PH ARE) aiming to
implement European environment standards in central and eastern European
countries. Email: <mailto:dgiabiconi@...>dgiabiconi@...
27.-29.10.2000 *Assimilation - Diasporization - Representation: Historical
Perspec-tives on Immigrants and Host Societies in Post-war Europe" (Second
Workshop on Con-temporary Migration History), Ort: Humboldt-Universität zu
Berlin. The workshop will address questions of immigration in and to Europe in a
historical and comparative perspective (1945 to present time) with an emphasis
on MIGRATION HISTORY. The main focus will be put on immigrant incorporation and
immigrant representation in receiving countries with particular focus on:
historical migration patterns and migration systems
inclusion and exclusion of immigrants
interethnic relations in the context of immigration societies
ethnic politics and ethno-nationalism
(changes and continuities of) minority rights and minority representation over
CALL FOR PAPERS - abstracts of papers (max. 500 words) will be considered on a
com-petitive basis. The number of participants will be limited to 25. Submission
of abstracts and a short biographical note including a list of publications are
welcomed till May 15, 2000. For further information see:
http://www.demographie.de/mighhist or contact mighistconf@...
The Yugoslav Crisis: international responses and the way forward
University of Bradford, UK
25th-26th March 2000
Registration 9.30-10.30 am on Saturday
List members are invited to attend the conference. Please note that bookings
for accomodation have to be made by Monday 20th March and that there is a
discount for early registration! Further details are available on the webpage
A booking form is attached in ASCII (txt) and other details are similarly
appended on text format.
The following people have been invited to present papers at the conference.
There are in addition a considerable number of presentations by members of
NGOs, local governments and a number of keynote speakers. A draft
timetable will follow shortly.
Centre for Advanced Legal Studies, Belgrade
Civil Society, Civil Disobedience and NGOs in Serbia
Group 484, Belgrade
Civil Society and Democracy in the Balkans & the role of NGOs and political
opposition in this process
Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, USA
The Multilayered Amnesia of Yugoslavis's Breakdown: Social Sciences Troubled
Vision of Nationalism
University of Podgorica, Montenegro, Yugoslavia
Bosnian and Serb Krajina Children: More than Victims
University of Podgorica, Montenegro, Yugoslavia
Breaking or Disintegration of Yugoslavia
Department of English,University of Nis, Yugoslavia
Faculty of Dramatic Arts, University of Belgrade
The Representation of the Yugoslav Crisis in Film and Drama
Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade
Kosovo War in Yugoslavia: State and Perspective
Centre for Strategic & International Studies, Washington
Religious Communitites' Role in Conflict Prevention and Resolution
University of Munich
Western media and NATO's Yugoslav War
Peralta Community College, California, USA
Media and War: Yugoslavia Case Study
San Francisco State University
Uneven Development and Right-Wing Populism in Yugoslavia
Sentinel Regional Security Assessment, Janes
Disintegration, Division, Integration: Strategic Prospects for Balkans States
and Sub-State Entities
Kosovo/NATO: Economy of the War and of Communication
Tobias Vogel, Triadafilos Triadafilopoulos
International Rescue Committee, Sarajevo
The Atlantic Alliance, Great Power Policy and 'Humanitarian Intervention' in the
University of Kingston, London
Nato, Europe and the Balkans
Centre for European Studies, University of Southhampton
NATO Enlargement to the Balkans: The View from Rome
Jos De la Haye
Centre for Peace Research, K.U. Leuven
Missed Opportunities in Bosnia-Hergovina
Moscow Centre, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Russia in the Kosovo Crisis
Wim van Meurs
Centre for Applied Policy Research, University of Munich
The Stability Pact: European Ideals and Regional Realities
Zlato Chernomoria, Ukraine
Developing Strategy of Ukraine and Russian after the recent NATO/Yugoslav War:
Challenge to National Paradigms
Faculty of the Built Environment, University of the West of England, Bristol
Militarism and Nature at the Millennium: the environmental consequences of the
1999 NATO campaign in FRY
Department of International Politics, University of Aberystwyth
The Path(s) to Peace? Reassessing the Kosovo Settlements
Richard Clarke, Marija Anteric
Birkbeck College and Kings College, University of London
Conflict and Environment in the former Yugoslavia
Regional Environmental Centre, Budapest
The Multilayered Amnesia of Yugoslavia's Breakdown: Social Sciences Troubled
Vision of Nationalism
Regional Environmental Centre, Budapest
Environment Issues in the Context of Economic Sanctions Against Yugoslavia and
Leeds Metropolitan University
The Lessons of Bosnia
Institute of International Politics and Economics, Belgrade
Western and Serbian NGOs in the aftermath of NATO bombing of Yugoslavia
Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, USA
Cultures of Deliberation and Expediency: an alternative to the nationalist
School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol
Corporate Governance and Economic Reconstruction in the Yugoslav Sucessor States
University of Plymouth, UK
Bosnia: neo-liberal development Strategies and Consequences for Economic and
University of Sheffield
The Effects of Sanctions on Yugoslavia
Serbian Ecological Society
The Environmental effect of NATO's War
An Emerging Political Crisis:Self-management and Market Reform in Yugoslavia
During the Early 1980s
Draft Evaders and Deserters
The joint UNEP/UNCHS(Habitat) Balkans Task Force
For the international conference on Yugoslavia see
Announcement mailing list send blank message to:
Tel: +44(0)7050 615511
Fax: +44(0)7050 644569
DOCUMENTS ON CHAMERIA
Collected and introduced by Dr. Kaliopi Naska
In original: DOKUMENTE PER CAMERINE
Publisher "Dituria Publishing House", with the
the General Directorate of Albanian Archives
The book contains 391 archival documents of the
Albanian administration, of various international
organizations, by representatives of the people of
Chameria and other Albanian territories. Ninety
percent of the documents are published for the first
The documents are in Albanian, and many in French,
English and a few in Greek. The book includes a
geographical, name and subject matter index.
Chameria is the region assigned to Greece in the
London Conference of Ambassadors of 1913. This
publication reflects the efforts of the Chameria
people and those of the Albanian state to protect the
human rights of the Chams during the period from
Albania's independence in 1912 up to her occupation by
Italy in 1939.
The book fills a vacuum in the field of the
Albanian-Greek diplomatic relations as well as the
history, ethnicity, anthropology, customs, laws,
folklore, and other features of the region.
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On 25 January this year, Dr Haris Silajdzic published his Memorandum on
Change: "The Dayton Peace Accord - a treaty that is not being
implemented". Does anyone know if the text is available on-line
Centre for European Policy Studies
We write to introduce you to the Balkan Information
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Does anyone know where to find political maps of the former YU down to the
obstina level? Preferably elctronic but print will do as well.
A proposal for cooperation within the EU Fifth
The Institute of International and Social Studies
(IISS) in Tallinn, Estonia is looking for
international cooperation partners to prepare a joint
application within the EU Fifth Framework Programme
(the Second Call). The proposed research project will
focus on the issues of multiculturalism and national
integration in Estonia (and elsewhere, if a
comparative aspect can be included) in the
of ongoing EU enlargement.
The IISS is one of the biggest social science
institutes in Estonia (for more information see
http://www.gaia.ee/iiss). We have been doing research
on nationalism, multiculturalism and national
integration issues over the last ten years. Currently
we are engaged in a long-term state-financed project
on monitoring of national integration processes in
The proposed research project will be situated under
the Research Task Governance, Citizenship and the
Dynamics of European Integration . Please contact us
by email (vetik@...) or by fax (37 26 454927).
Deadline for the application is April 28, 2000.
Dr Raivo Vetik
February 22, 2000
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FULBRIGHT AEGEAN INITIATIVE IN GREECE AND TURKEY for 2001-2002
The Fulbright Aegean Initiative was announced by President Clinton in
November 1999, during his visit to Greece and Turkey. This new lecturing
program is designed to promote mutual understanding through the stimulation
of contacts and collaborations between scholars and professionals from the
US faculty and professionals are invited to submit proposals for lecturing
projects that would encourage collaborative thinking and cooperative
activities. Areas of potential interest include, but are not limited to,
regional economic development, disaster management and emergency
preparedness, environmental protection and advocacy, ecotourism, tourism
development and management. Although applications in any field will be
considered, preference is for proposals in the social sciences and
professional fields other than the hard sciences
The Fulbright Aegean Initiative scholar will divide his/her time equally
between Greece and Turkey lecturing and/or conducting seminars at one or
more institutions in an area of specialization relevant to both countries.
The scholar will lead a special seminar on a related topic for selected
participants from both countries. The seminar will be hosted by either
the Fulbright Foundation in Athens or the Fulbright Commission in Ankara.
Institutional affiliation will be arranged by the host countries, although
applicant may express a preference. Grant duration is for three-four months
between October and May. Up to two grants will be awarded. There is no
For application materials and benefit details, consult the CIES web page at
or contact Micaela S. Iovine, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer, CIES,
Dear Florian: Trust this finds you well. Herewith a new announcement
about a book that many of your correspondents will doubtless wish to
see if they don't own a copy already!
New book announcement from Hurst - New book announcement from Hurst -
THE BALKANS SINCE 1453
With a new introduction by Traian Stoianovich
'Virtually every scholar and teacher of Balkan history and
civilization today began training with Stavrianos's seminal work, The
Balkans since 1453(Holt Rinehart,1963). Not only was it the
principal work of synthesis for several decades (in a field which
sorely lacked synthesis) but more significantly, it was, and remains,
of considerable value because of its extensive coverage, clear
organization, depth of analysis and readability.
Stavrianos, who devoted nearly a decade to the project, defined
two objectives in writing this book. First, he intended to synthesize
the existing monographic and periodical literature on Balkan topics
since the First World War, and second, he hoped to demonstrate the
general importance of Balkan history by examining it in the context
of European and world history. Not only did he accomplish his
objectives with style and insight but, by identifying gaps in the
scholarship, helped to shape much of the subsequent research in the
The book, divided into six parts, covers the immense period from
the Ottoman conquest to the aftermath of the Second World War. It
begins with historical background, considers the rise and fall of the
Ottoman Empire, the age of nationalism in the Balkans, the age of
imperialism, and the age of crisis and war from 1914 to 1947.
Stavrianos combines the imperial and local approaches, providing the
reader with national histories, as well as a view of the Balkans in
the larger context. He concludes with an extensive annotated
While other fine works of synthesis have been produced since
Stavrianos wrote 'The Balkans since 1453', his book has not only
stood the test of time but remains the defining general work in the
study of Balkan civilisation. Those who grew up with this book
enthusiastically applaud its reissue and warmly recommend it to the
new generation of Balkan students.'
(Dr Bernd J. Fischer, University of Indiana)
Until his retirement L.S. STAVRIANOS was Professor of History at
Northwestern University, Chicago.
He is the author of numerous articles and more than twenty books,
including Global History (Prentice Hall, 8th edn, 1999). A noted
historian of the Balkans, Traian Stoianovich is Professor of History
at Rutgers University, New Jersey.
xxi, 947pp., 17 maps, 22 b/w illus. 1963/March 2000
Pbk: £19.50 1-85065-551-0
Hbk: £45.00 1-85065-550-2
Part I. Introduction -
Part II. The Age of Ottoman Ascendancy: to 1566 -
Part III. The Age of Ottoman Decline: 1566-1815 -
Part IV. The Age of Nationalism: 1815-1878 -
Part V. The Age of Imperialism and Capitalism -
Part VI. Age of War and Crisis: 1914-1947 -
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We welcome the following new Members to Balkan Academic News:
Sergei Plekhanov, Associate Professor of Political Science and Coordinator of
the Post-Communist Studies Programme, York University, Toronto, Canada. Born
and educated in Russia, from 1968 to 1993 worked at the Institute of the USA
and Canada of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, specializing in American
politics, foreign policy and international relations. In recent years, has
teaching and doing research on issues of post-communist transition and Russian
foreign policy. Email: splekhan@...
Judith Selman. I am Programme Officer at CARE International. Part of my job
entails communications for the organisation here in BiH,
another involves information management within the organisation and a last is
assisting in programme development. I joined the list so that I could stay up
to date with what's happening in the region and share CARE's news when
appropriate, and inform the organisation of significant events. Email:
Nicholas Whyte. Dr. Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy studies,
Brussels; working on CEPS' "Future of South-East Europe" project; editor of
monthly e-journal, "CEPS Europa South-East Monitor". Formerly worked in
democratisation in Zagreb, Banja Luka and Belfast. Graduate of Queen's
University of Belfast and Clare College Cambridge. Email: explorers@...
Bernard Lehire. I studied history at Nanterre Paris X and I plan to complete
my DEA on the relations of communism and religions in Yugoslavia (1945-1991),
comparing it with the developments in other Balkan countries. Email:
Christopher Peters. I am researching Russian Foreign Policy in the Balkans at
London University, and also the possible courses open to Montenegro, and the
wider effects of these various options. Previously I worked in a large
Investment Bank with many projects in Central and Eastern Europe and the
Soviet Union. Email: christophe46@...
Daniel Feher, born in Budapest/Hungary 1976 and living in Bonn/Germany since
1988. I started my studies (History/Philosophy, with emphasis in East European
History) in Bonn. I am now in my fourth year and currently doing an MA at the
School of Slavonic and East European Studies in London. Email:
Ioannis Armakolas is working on his doctoral thesis in Cambridge University.
His research involves an inter-disciplinary approach to the problem of
identities in the Yugoslav conflict. His general research interests include
International theory, conflict analysis, security studies, globalization, and
south-eastern European affairs. Email: ia212@...
Sorin Moisa. I am a B.A. of the Academy of Economics in Bucharest,
International Economics Faculty. I have done research on political economy of
the European integration since the second university year. I have been working
since 1997 with Monitorul media group in Romania as an analyst on economic and
international relations matters. I am at present a senior editor for foreign
affairs with the Monitorul-Curentul Media Group (Monitorul-18 dailies in
Romania, Curentul- a national business and political daily). I plan to
my studies abroad starting fall 2001 with an MA in a European integration
related field or in international relations. My main field of study is the
formation of a new bourgeoisie/middle class in CEE and the Balkans, including
the cultural - anthropological sense- implications of that. Email:
Jens Stilhoff Sörensen is Ph.D Fellow at the Department for Ethnic Studies,
University of Linköping / Campus Norrköping. He has worked for the Swedish
Government and the OSCE in the Balkans. His current research, and particular
interrest, focuses on social reconstruction and available international
instruments in Yugoslavia (and Kosovo). Special interrests: aid policy,
Serbian-Albanian relations, conceptualisation of social reconstruction and
civil society, transformationa of labour market structures. Focus area:
Yugoslav sucessor states. Email: Jens.Sorensen@...
Jenny Pendeva. I work as Institutional Research and Special Projects
Coordinator at the American University in Bulgaria (www.aubg.bg). One of the
most important tasks at the moment for our office is the development of an
educational program for young Kosovars, which is sponsored by USAID (U.S.
Agency for International Development)(http://mm.aubg.bg/kosovo). The
my subscription is to find assistance in recruiting students for our
program,exchange ideas and eventually find placement for the successfully
graduated ones - both in business and as graduate students. On the other hand,
I can be an information resourse and mediator for links with AUBG and our
professors. Email: jenny@...
Tudor Pitulac. September 1996 - present, "Petre Andrei" University,
Department of Sociology and Political Science. From February 1998, "Al.I.
University, Collaborator Assistant - Department of Sociology and Political
Science. Major research topics in Sociology: community construction and
reconstruction in Romania. Political Science: political parties system in
post-December Romania; diachronic perspective. History of Sociology: French
Sociology - Emile Durkheim and durkheimian school. Romanian Contemporary
Sociology: Ion Ungureanu.
http://www.freeyellow.com/members5/fiorga/tudorp.htm Email: pitulac@...
Call for Applications
TIRANA SUMMER SCHOOL IN POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.
TIRANA, ALBANIA, JULY 9-31, 2000.
Application deadline: 20 May 2000.
Tirana summer school in Political Science and International Relations
will offer six courses in Political Sociology; Comparative Politics;
Governance in European Union and the Challenge of Enlargement;
International Relations Theory; International Politics of the Balkans;
and Public Choice.
Applicants shall be young faculty members from Albanian universities in
Albania, Kosova and Macedonia or Albanian graduate students of
political science, international relations or their subdisciplines.
Albanian Political Science Association will offer 40 scholarships to
qualified applicants. Scholarships will cover tuition, readers and other
study materials, travel and accommodation in Tirana.
Courses will be offered by western professors of political science or
international relations. However, seminars and tutorials will be led by
young Albanian political scientists. Applications for teaching
assistantship (TA) positions for all the courses offered are also
welcomed. Ideal applicants for TA should be graduate students of
political science or International Relations from Albania or Kosova.
TA's will have all their expenses covered and receive remuneration per
each teaching day. Application deadline for TA: 1 May 2000.
For more information and application forms, please visit:
Central European University
Department of Political Science
Nador U. 9, 1051-Budapest
Fax: (36-1) 327 3087
Jens Sorensen is looking for :
Tomasevich, Jozo (1955) or (1975) "Peasants, Politics, and Economic Change
in Yugoslavia" Stanford University Press.
This book is out of print. Does anyone know where it is possible to get it
second hand? Or if somebody has a copy they wish to sell. Please contact
Jens Sorensen at: jens.sorensen@...
CLARK UNIVERSITY—Worcester, Massachusetts
invites you to attend the Biennial Seymour M. Logan conference
LIVING WITH THE BEAST: EVERYDAY LIFE IN AUTHORITARIAN SERBIA
to be held Friday, 7 April 2000
at Lasry House (corner of Woodland and Hawthorne streets)
The title of the conference is a phrase by the Belgrade philosopher and
antiwar activist Radomir Kostantinovic. His essay introduced the book
Another Serbia, a collection by the antiwar "Belgrade Circle" which
seeks to describe and analyze the political, social, cultural and
historical conditions that made aggressive nationalism and war against
civilians possible. This conference explores the experience of everyday
life in the regimes under which war and state-sponsored mass murder was
carried out in the former Yugoslavia. It is meant to introduce the
audience to the self-examination being carried out by some scholars in
both Serbia and North America, which interrogates ethnic nationalism in
power, its values and methods, and its causes and consequences.
We are motivated by the need to understand nationalist mobilization and
the acceptance of crimes against humanity as an element of state policy.
We need to move beyond viewing the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia as
ethnic or religious conflicts, the way they are commonly presented—and
to explore them as conflicts between nationalist rural nostalgia and
cosmopolitan urban culture, between the ethic of modernity and the
frustration of displacement. The presentations here are meant to
contribute to a new understanding of` connections between culture,
authoritarianism and state-sanctioned violence.
10:00 ? 10:10 AM
Welcome: Shelly Tenenbaum (Clark University), Eric Gordy (Clark
10:10 AM ? 12:00 PM
Panel I. AUTHORITARIANISM IN EVERYDAY LIFE
Andjelka Milic (University of Belgrade): War, Families and Generations
Jasminka Udovicki (Massachusetts College of Art): All Sides, Hot and
Ana Devic (Brown University): Nationalism and Powerlessness of Everyday
Life: A Sociology of Discontents in Yugoslavia Before the Breakup
Joel M. Halpern (University of Massachusetts): Politics and Images:
Heroism and Illusion
Chair: Regina Robo (Clark University)
12:00 PM ? 2:00 PM
Break for lunch
2:00 ? 4:00 PM
Panel II. CULTURE AND VIOLENCE
Sreten Vujovic (University of Belgrade): Material Conditions and Urban
Eric Gordy (Clark University): Yugo-Rock, Turbo-Folk and Social Division
Marko Zivkovic (University of Chicago): Who Are the Riders of the
Chair: Naama Haviv (Clark University)
Sponsored by the Seymour M. Logan Faculty Fellowship, Department of
Sociology, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Communication and Culture,
Peace Studies, Higgins School of the Humanities, Women’s Studies,
Government and International Relations, Center for Holocaust Studies,
Office of the Dean of the College
Parking: There is usually ample parking available on the surrounding
streets. There will also be spaces available for conference attendees at
the parking lot of St. Peter’s Church on Main Street and at the former
gas station on the corner of Main and Crystal.
For further information:
A JOURNEY TO BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
by Swiss journalist Marcel Stoessel
Probably the first complete travelogue of a two months trip through all of Bosnia and Herzegovina has been published on the internet (for free) by Swiss journalist Marcel Stoessel. He went to Medjugorje, Mostar, Sarajevo/Pale, Srebrenica, Gorazde, and Banja Luka, interviewed about 25-30 people, and talked with hundrets more. His impressions are briefly resumed on this new internet page, which contains many pictures as well:
The URL for his site is:
Please feel free to publish this message or forward it to other groups/individuals.
Subject: This week on partner lists
1. Balkan Human Rights
2. Minelres (Minority Electronic Resources)
Balkan Human Rights mailing list:
- Human Rights in Bulgaria in 1999 (Bulgarian Helsinki Committee,
- This week on partner lists
- Bulgarian Helsinki Committee's New Web Site
- IWPR'S BALKAN CRISIS REPORT, NO. 123
- IPI1999 World Press Freedom Review (Europe-Overview, Kosovo, Serbia)
- IPI1999 World Press Freedom Review (Turkey)
- IPI1999 World Press Freedom Review (Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria,
Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia)
- FRY (Serbia) alert (transmission equipment seized)
- HLC-Albin Kurti sentenced to 15 years in prison
- Two Turkish Christians jailed for distributing Christian literature
- IWPR'S BALKAN CRISIS REPORT, NO. 124
- FRY report (ANEM report on media repression)
- YUGOSLAVIA: KFOR and UNMIK fail to uphold human rights standards in
- IWPR'S TRIBUNAL UPDATE, NO. 167
- FRY update (broadcast outlet forced off the air)
- Women in Black (Belgrade): Wars Start in the Spring....
- FRY (Serbia) alert (TV station's equipment stolen)
- IWPR'S BALKAN CRISIS REPORT, NO. 125
- FRY (Serbia) update (closedown of independent media is a warning,
says ARTICLE 19; appeal for action to support independent media)
- WORLD: 2000 United Nations Commission on Human Rights; Time to
defend the defenders
- FRY update (j released)
- This Week in AIM
- HLC-Belgrade lawer and wife severely beaten
- European Parliament Human Rights Reports (for 1994-1999)
2. Minority Electronic Resourses (MINELRES)
- European Roma Rights Center, ERRC Letter to the Military Prosecutor of
- This week on partner lists
- Eldar Zeynalov, UNHCR Update
-Eldar Zeynalov, Ethnic Russian religious sect seeks Swedish asylum
-Minorities Information Service, Protest to CoE by Macedonian newspaper in
-Veronika Leila Szente, EU Annual HR Forum report
-RomNews Network, New on Romnews
-MINELRES moderator, New FCNM reports on MINELRES web site
-Eldar Zeynalov, New publication: Caucasian Regional Studies
-RFE/RL on Belarusian minority in Poland
-Nicola Markes-Goerlach, Germany and Russia submit reports on
-Philosophy Forum, Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter No. 16 -
-Felix Corley, Tight Borders Difficult for Minorities: OSCE Worried By Central
Visa Restriction Plan
-William McKinney, Re: Information request: political participation of
-Nils Muiznieks,LCHRES report: Human Rights in Latvia in 1999
-CIPDD, Human Rights in Georgia, January 2000 (excerpts)
-European Roma Rights Center, ERRC Letter to Italian Prime Minister
ALBANIAN INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Address "Pjeter Bogdani Nr.10/a Tirana Albania
Tel/fax +355 42 48853
A NEW PUBLICATION OF ALBANIAN INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Dissolution of Yugoslavia and the case of Kosova
By Enver Hasani
Dissolution of Yugoslavia and the case of Kosova - the latest publication of
the Albanian Institute for International Studies.
The Albanian Institute for International Studies has just produced its latest
publication: "Dissolution of Yugoslavia and the case of Kosova" by Enver
The book explores the causes leading to Yugoslavia's disintegration and
describes the tragic aftermath of its bloody break-up.
The author undertakes a thorough analysis of the centrifugal processes, thus
shedding light on the genesis of the violent disruption. The author also
reflects on the reaction of the International Community at the Hague Peace
Conference and goes on with an analysis of the criteria for recognition of the
newly independent states in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
The process is further complemented with a detailed analysis of the Kosova
highlighting the London Conference on former Yugoslavia, the Banditer
Commission, the right to self-determination and the Kosova case.
Whether Kosova had received authority to self-determination, or had the London
Conference failed, are some of the questions answered in this book
with an exploration of the perspectives of the Dayton Agreement on the Kosova
The book relies on extensive literature on international relations as well as
on the various contributions about the last decade developments in the
Enver Hasani, a former professor of international law at the Prishtina
University, received his Ph.D. on international relations at the Bilkent
University in Ankara, Turkey. A member of the leading Board of the Albanian
Institute on International Studies, the author appears regularly in
international journals. Enver Hasani was on the Albanian delegation at the
Rambouillet Conference as an expert on international law.
The first complete analysis on the Yugoslav disintegration and the Kosova case
by an Albanian scholar, the book is primarily meant for scholars and academic
institutions such as the Academy of Sciences; research policy centers; media
specializing on international relations; the press at large, but also for the
wide public. While the Albanian version was made available earlier, the
version has just come out of press.
Those who are interested to have either one of the versions can do a
($20) directly to our account. Albanian Institute for International Studies
Account number 011132.Italian Albanian Bank, (Banca Italo Albanese) Swift Code
: IALBALTR . Address "Ruga e Barikadave" Tirana Albania. Please send the bank
confirmation of the transer by fax +355 42 48853
AIIS TIRANA ALBANIA
From: "Galt, Anthony" <galta@...>
Subject: FYI: New discussion list on forced migration
I should like to invite you to join a new discussion list on the
internet entitled "forced-migration-history".
This list is devoted to the exchange of ideas and information on
historical aspects of forced migration, population displacements,
resettlement and related themes (refugee welfare, diaspora politics, the
construction of identity, urbanisation, nationalism, state-building,
etc.). The list is concerned primarily with twentieth century Europe,
including the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, but we would
welcome all contributions from those engaged in studying other times
If you should like to subscribe, please send an e-mail to:
with this text in the body of the message
join forced-migration-history firstname lastname
e.g. join forced-migration-history john smith
Alternatively, please refer to our web pages at:
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Manchester M13 9PL.
Tel. (+44) 161 275 3104 (office)
Tel: (+44) 161 275 7223 (direct)
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A message from H-SAE, affiliated with H-Net
and the Society for the Anthropology of Europe.
Have a look at our web site at:
Editor: Tony Galt (galta@...)
CEPS has just published Working Document 142, Notes on the Economy of
Montenegro, edited by Daniel Gros and Nicholas Whyte.
CEPS has been closely involved in Montenegro in recent months, and advised the
government of President Milo Djukanovic to adopt the DM/euro
as a legal currency in November 1999, in order to avoid economic destabilisation
driven by the Milosevic regime's devaluation of the Yugoslav dinar. This novel
monetary reform has been a success, but now financial aid is needed from the
outside to support continuation of the
reform efforts and keep living standards in Montenegro at an acceptable minimum
in the face of the economic blockade imposed by Serbia.
The new CEPS publication describes an aid programme which would consist of:
-20 million in the form of an emergency loan to support reforms,
-15 million in grants for social programmes in 2000, and
-6.5 million for urgent repair projects on vital infrastructure that can be
implemented during 2000.
ECOFIN currently takes the position that macrofinancial aid to Montenegro is not
possible because Montenegro is not a member of the IMF
and that the use of funds cannot be controlled. CEPS does not accept this
argument. Membership of the IMF is not a legal precondition for
receiving macrofinancial assistance from the EU. And the Montenegrin government
is prepared to cooperate fully with any necessary provisions
for monitoring the disbursement of aid.
The new CEPS publication also includes data on Montenegro's budget, banking
system, GDP and balance of payments. Contributing authors,
besides Daniel Gros, include Wolfgang Hager of CEPS, Gérard Duchêne of the
University of Paris, Franziska Schobert of the University of
Frankfurt and Boris Najman of the DELTA research unit in Paris.
CEPS Working Document 142 is available from me electronically (466 kilobytes, 50
pages) or on paper from CEPS Publications Department,
email rozi-@..., for 12 euros.
Nicholas Whyte, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels
CEPS web-site: http://www.ceps.be/
We are searching for freelance contributors for specific journalistic
activities in Yugoslavia. German or Englisch language required.
Applications to: janbec@....
We welcome the following new members to Balkan Academic News
Jonathan Vidal. I am a French Canadian working for the Department of Foreign
Affairs as a Desk officer for the Balkan region. I wrote a Masters' thesis
which you can access at this address: http://pages.infinit.net/bosnie/ Email:
Victoria Ingrid Einagel, Research fellow at the Department of Sociology and
Human Geography, University of Oslo. I am currently working on a PhD in Human
Geography which focuses on the personal negotiation of identities, memories
place in post-war Sarajevo. This research builds on ethnographic fieldwork and
life histories conducted in Sarajevo during 1998. One year of my doctoral
studies (October 1998-August 1999) was spent at the Department of Geography,
the University of Edinburgh working within the Programme "The Geography of
Identity and Cultural Politics". During 1995-1996 I worked as a research
at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) on the project
"Geopolitics in Post-Wall Europe: Security, Territory and Identity". My
thesis "Croatia: Nationalism and the Birth of a New State" was written whilst
member of the Ethnic and Nationalist Conflict Programme at PRIO. My main
research interests include: ethnic and nationalist conflicts, nationalism,
ethnic and/or national identities, with focus more specifically on the
relevance of place and position for the construction of individual and
collective identities. My main areas of research have included Bosnia, Croatia
Ayten Gundogdu, MA Student-Research Assistant. Department of Political Science
and International Relations, Bogazici University Istanbul, Turkey. Main fields
of interest: Political philosophy; international relations (especially
Turkish-Greek relations) Email: gundogay@...
Evangelia Achladi. I am a D.Phil. student in St. Antony's college. I am
on the Greek community of Istanbul the period of First World War.I am
interested in Ottoman and Turkish history, and particularly in history of
Ottoman Greeks of 19th and 20th century. I spend 3 years in Turkey teaching
Greek to Turkish students in the department of Greek language and
Ankara.I am interested in Balkans in general and particularly in Ottoman
in Balkans. Email: evangelia.achladi@...
Craig Zelizer. I work for a small conflict resolution organization,
Conflict Transformation, which does conflict resolution research and practice
for organizations in the US and around the world (including in the
the same time I am working on my doctorate in conflict resolution at the
Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. I
have previously spent a great deal of time in the Balkans (and also lived in
Hungary and the Czech Republic for four years) doing trainings for various
non-profit groups, working with Roma, and also just traveling. My main
interest are community conflicts and conflicts between ethnic groups, the role
of the arts in conflict, non-profits and organizational development and
with youth. I will be moving back to the region in September for one year as I
have a fellowship to conduct my field research (examining the intersection
bewteen arts and conflict) and am eager to make additional contacts.
Osman Karatay. I'm chief of the Balkan department of ASAM (Center for Eurasian
Strategic Survey), the outstanding think-tank of Turkiye, centered in Ankara.
Academically I'm interested in early Medieval Balkans, on which matter I have
two books, as given below. I have been in Bosnia between 1995 and 1998 as a
journalist, and travelled around also, including Kosovo and Sandjak. I know
Serbo-Croato-Bosnian language, read and understand Bulgarian and Russian, and
now intend to learn Hungarian. -Ba'de Harab'il Bosna (After the Destruction
Bosnia), Istanbul, 1997. -Kosova Kanli Ova (Kosovo the Bloody Plain),
1998. -Balkanlar'in Gulen Cehresi (The Smiling Face of the
Balkans), Ankara, 1999. -Omurtak Han'}n Ruyasi (The Dream of Omurtaq Khan), to
be published. -Croats and Turks: Turkish Influence and Contribution to the
Making of Croatian Nationalty, to be publihshed. -Dayton File: Peace
BiH, to be published. Email: osmankaratay@..., okaratay@...
I am trying to find out as much as i can about the ICTY. Does anyone have an
idea how to access a list of journalists ( both regional and foreign) who
are covering specifically The Hague War Crimes tribunal?
Or any other helpful suggestions?
Available March 2000, Volume 12 of Slovo and Special Issue
Slovo is a fully-refereed, interdisciplinary journal of Russian,
Eurasian, and East European affairs published by postgraduates of the
School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London.
Composed of academic articles, review articles and book and film reviews
the journal covers a wide range of topics in Russian, Central and East
European, and Eurasian Studies. Recent contributions have addressed
politics, cinema, history, nationalism, economics and literature.
This year we are also publishing a Special Issues containing a selection
of papers from the conference "Between The Bloc And The Hard Place:
Moving towards Europe in the post-Communist States". The conference was
held November 1999 at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies
Slovo publishes articles and review by both established academics and
postgraduates. We are currently issuing a call for papers for Volume 13
to be published in March 2001.
For more information, or to request a style sheet, please contact the
managing editor at:
or write to:
School of Slavonic and East European Studies
University of London
Senate House, Malet Street
London WC1R 7HU
Democracy Beyond the Nation-State:
Perspectives on a Post-National Order
Thursday 5 - Saturday 7 October 2000
Supported by the European Commission, Research DG, Human Potential Programme.
High-Level Scientific Conferences (HPCF-CT-1999-00168)
The Hellenic Political Science (HPSA) will host the second EuroConference of the
cycle «Politics and the State: Prospects for Democracy in Contemporary Europe»,
entitled «Democracy Beyond the Nation-State: Perspectives on a Post-national
Order». The organisers invite academics to submit proposals to be delivered at
the conference. Contributions from young researchers and doctoral students will
be welcomed. HPSA would also like to encourage the active participation of
colleagues from other Balkan countries.
Paper proposals (up to 500 words) should address questions falling into the
thematic units and/or area studies listed below. It is expected that panels will
be enhanced by interdisciplinary contributions and comparative case-studies.
- National and European citizenship: dilemmas of integration
- Redefining the international legal order: sovereignty and beyond
- Multiculturalism and the nation-state. «International» multiculturalism?
- Universal human rights and national sovereignty
- The Balkans and European integration
- The new democracies of Central and Eastern Europe
- The EU and the USA
- Russia and China in the international community
A number of grants for travel and accommodation are available. Since paper
proposals are reviewed anonymously, the author's name, affiliation and address
should be separate from the text. Please note that participants requesting
subsidies should also attach a budget, indicating -if applicable- the amount to
be raised by other sources. Proposals (3 copies) should reach the EuroConference
secretariat by 31 March 2000. Deadline for submission of accepted papers: 15
June 2000. Venue: Sakis Karagiorgas Hall, Panteion University, Athens
Contact: Euroconference Secretariat
Hellenic Political Science Association (HPSA)
19, Omirou street
106 72 Athens
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