[balkans] New Members
- We welcome the following new members to Balkan Academic News!
Danijel Pantic, M.A. Research Associate, Economics Institute, Belgrade and
Deputy Secretary General, European Movement in Serbia (action
Born: 1968, Belgrade, Educated: University of Belgrade, School of Law;
University of Leiden, School of Law, Univeristy of Vienna, School of Law -
Summer Programe; Georgetown Univeristy - AIPES; European University
Institute - Summer Programe. ada@...
I'm Bernard Hibbitts, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for
Communications & Information Technology at the University of Pittsburgh. My
interest in the group arises from the fact that I'm also the Director of
JURIST: The Law Professors' Network (http://jurist.law.pitt.edu), an online
legal information and education service headquartered at the University of
Pittsburgh, with international affiliates at the Cambridge University
Faculty of Law, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and the
Australian National University Faculty of Law.
During the Kosovo conflict we developed an extensive guide to the legal
issues involved: text of international legal materials, relevant
legislation and case law, plus commentary from law faculty and other
academics in the area (from all sides). The guide is still operational
under the title "Kosovo & Yugoslavia: Law in Crisis", and is online at:
Donald L. Dyer. I am Associate Professor of Russian and Linguistics at The
University of Mississippi, where I have taught for ten years. For the past
several years I have been Editor of Balkanistica, a multidisciplinary
journal of Balkan studies. I also currently serve as Editor of Romance
Monographs, which is published on our campus. My research interests include
Romanian, Balkan and Slavic Linguistics, as well as syntax and language
Asu Aksoy. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) of UK is funding a
academic research programme titled Transnational Communities. More details
about this programme can be seen at www.transcomm.ox.ac.uk There are 19
projects within this programme and I am working on one of them titled
"Negotiating Spaces: Media and Cultural Practices in the Turkish Diaspora
in Britain, France and Germany". We are looking at the implications of
Turkish satellite television for Turkish diaspora in Europe.
I am also a member of the Turkish Human Settlements Association, based in
Istanbul, and we are trying to follow closely the events in Kosovo.
John Zubevich. I am a Medical Practitioner in the specialty of Anaesthesia.
I was born in Australia of Bosnia - Herzegovinian Parents. My interest
is in comparing the multiculturalism of Australia with what was the
multiculturalism of Yugoslavia but has now reverted back to the
multinationalism of the "former" Yugoslavia. How much must Australia
understand of the genesis of such transformations to protects it's own
future from evolving out of similar dysfunctional behaviour?
Balkan Academic News
- We welcome the following new subscribers to Balkan Academic News:
Branimira Mrak, and I am professor of German and English language and literature. Born 1975 in Osijek, Republic of Croatia. Presently coordinating the Zagreb office of IIZ-DVV (German Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association), furthermore active in Croatian women's NGOs. Fields of interest German & English literature, gender studies. Email: iiz-dvv@....
Antuen Skenderi. I am a final year student BA.(Hons) International Relations at the University of Malta. However my interest about the balkans comes primarily from nationality (Albanian) and I am interested and try and be updated on what it is happening in the region, and also because of this strong tie I am writing my disertation On the ' Overlapping' Balkans identities. I hope this is going to be a useful experience! Email: antuen1@....
Ljiljana Mrakovcic, I'm Croatian, currently working in Portugal and possibly developing a PhD thesis about international civil administrations in post-conflict situations in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo. Email: lilarozica@....
Rossitza Guentcheva. I am currently a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, where I am a member of the Cultural Mobility Group. I have an MA in History from Sofia University and another one from the Central European University in Budapest. I did my PhD at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of History. My interests are in the field of contemporary social and cultural history and history of socialism. Email: 03GURO@...
Ali ibraimi and I come from Macedonia. I am currently studying at the department of Translation and Interpreting at Bosphorous University, Istanbul.I am a sophomore student. Email: liloib@....
Emmanuel Nekic. I am a 25 years old french croat. I currently live in Berlin. I graduated political science in Toulouse, France and then at the College of Europe in Warsaw. I worked for a year at the french embasssy in Zagreb. I also took part into the network "le courrier des balkans", a french online news website on the balkans, which i recommand you : www.balkans.eu.org In Croatia, I appreciated, the news website www.iskon.hr. I am very interested in debates about administration reform in the balkans, accession to EU, economic opportunities and statistical datas.Email: emmanuelnekic@....
Amra Dapo. I come from Bosnia. I am a teacher of English langauage in the local grammar school. I am interested in academic activities in our region. Email: amra_dapo@....
Anjeza Doko. I'm from Abania.i'm studing psychology at Sosial Science Faculty at Tirana University. I'm 20 years old and i like so much keep in contact with new people ,travel,and above all perform my academic accomplishment. Email: anjezadoko@....
Chilmi Emin Kechagia. I'm from Greece, Western Thrace. I'm a third year student of Bogaziçi University, that is in Istanbul in Turkey. Here, I'm studying Translation-Interpreting. Email: dimariotis@....
Miftar Spahija. -Works for Morgan Staneley. -Is interested in international issues and peace and conflict studies. Email: Miftar.Spahija@....
Mikko Väyrynen, a Finn currently living in Zagreb where I'm finishing my Master's thesis on German support to Slovenian and Croatian independence for the University of Helsinki. I have published articles and reports on other foreign policy related subjects during my employment at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. Email: mmsvayry@...
Dan Kvistbo. I am a student of Eastern European (effectively South Eastern European) studies, Political Science and "serbian/croatian/bosnian" language at the University of Copenhagen. I am also a reserve officer with a danish humanitarian governmental organisation and prior to my studies, I worked three years with various NGO's in the former Yugoslavia (mainly Croatia, BiH, Macedonia (FYROM) and Kosovo/a). Initially concentrating on both the language(s) and the history of former Yugoslavia, my focus has turned to the contemporary politics of the successor states, with an emphasis on foreign policy, i.e. in particular a) the respective states' relations with the EU, the UN (not least the ICTY) and other important international and regional actors, and b) their bilateral relations. I can be reached at kvistbo@...