Talks

Past Talks, Lectures and Conference Presentations

  • Authoritarian turn: The Western Balkans’ move towards EU membership and away from democracy, SEESOX, St. Anthony’s College, Oxford University, 1.2.2017
  • How to Reanimate the Democratisation and the European project in the Balkans? BIEPAG, GPD, Belgrade. 16.12.2016.
  • Populism and authoritarianism and EU enlargement in Balkans. State of Peace Conference 2016 – „EU Action and Global Justice“, Graz, 24.11.2016.
  • Europäisierung als Mythos. Die langfristige Entwicklung des Begriffes in Südosteuropa, Pro Oriente Stiftung-Kommission für südosteuropäische Geschichte, Graz, 24.10.2016.
  • Fleeing the Balkans–Yugoslav and Greek Refugees in the Middle East (1943-1946), Along the Balkan Route. Refugees and Minorities in Southeast Europe and the Middle East, Universität Tübingen, Institut für Donauschwäbische Geschichte und Landeskunde, Tübingen. 20.10.2016.
  • The Balkan Crisis of Democracy as a Part of a Global Trend. The Interrelationship between Challenges to Democracy at Europe’s Core and Periphery,” Illiberal and authoritarian tendencies in Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe, Universität Fribourg, Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft, München. 14.10.2016.
  • After Ethnicity? Persistence of and challenges to the ethnicity paradigm in the Balkans, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, 26.09.2016.
  • Studying Dalmatian Islands from a longue durée perspective: Hvar in the 19th and 20th Century, VERN, Ivo Pilar, Vis-Croatia, 23.09.2016.
  • Refugee “crisis” in Europe: The Balkans, NYU, New York, 06.04.2016.
  • Inclusion and Exclusion in the Balkans University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh. 18.03.2016.
  • 25 years after the beginning of the transition process. Reflections on the appropriateness of the concept of transformation, AIIS, Tirana, 25.11.2015.
  • Zwischen Demokratisierung und Autoritarismus. Serbien, Bosnien und Kroatien 20 Jahre nach Dayton, University of Basel, Basel. 27.10.2015.
  • The Balkans today:A progress report, 4th Thessaloniki International Symposium in World Affairs, Thessaloniki. 18.10.2015.
  • The Never-ending Peace: How Bosnia Became Stuck in the Dayton Accords, University of Richmond, 23.09.2015.
  • Has post-war Bosnia failed? Limits of the Dayton Peace Agreement Georgetown University, Washington. 22.09.2015.
  • The Challenges to Democratization in Southeastern Europe. Bangkok. 03.06.2015.
  • Tourism, Nation-Branding and the Commercial Hegemony of Nation-building, University of Pula. 29.05.2015.
  • (De-)Democratisation Processes in Western Balkans in the Context of EU Integration. Queens University, Belfast. 06.03.2015.
  • The Crisis of Democracy in the Balkans. The interrelationship between Europeanization and the New Authoritarian Temptation, LSE, London. 27.01.2015.
  • Non-conformist Identities: Challenging Identity Categories, ASN convention, 25.4.2014.

  • The Crisis of Democracy in Central and Southeastern Europe, University College London, 10.4.2014.
  • The International Relations of Kosovo in light of the Serbia-Kosovo Agreements, Graz, 21.3.2014.
  • Identity Construction through Population Censuses in Former Yugoslavia, University of Ljubljana, 21.1.2014.
  • Tourism, Nation-branding and new self-definitions of state and nation in Southeastern Europe, Annual Conference of the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, Skopje, 18.1.2014.
  • The Show and the Trial: The Political Death of Milošević, ASN Convention, 20.4.2013.
  • Scholars as Public Intellectuals Weighing in on History and Politics in East Central Europe, Roundtable discussion, ASN convention, 19.4.2013
  • War die Jugoslawische Volksarmee zum Scheitern verurteilt? Entscheidungen der JNA-Führung im Kontext des Ende Jugoslawiens, Der verhängnisvolle Irrtum- Zur Analyse von Fehlleistungen in politisch-militärischen Kontexten, University of Graz, 15.3.2013.
  • State-building and International Intervention in Southeastern Europe, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Convention, New Orleans, 16.11.2012.
  • Bosnien und Herzegowina, Europäische Integration und Westlicher Balkan, Hans-Seidl-Stiftung, Munich, 16.10.2012.
  • European Union and the Western Balkans.Current status and research perspectives, Keynote Speech, RRPP Conference Social, Political and Economic Change in the Western Balkans, Sarajevo, 25-26.5.2012.
  • Die Rolle der EU und europäischer Institutionen im Friedenprozess, Krieg(e) in Jugoslawien – War(s) in Yugoslavia, Zentrum für Friedensforschung und Friedenspädagogik der Alpe-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt in Kooperation mit dem Institut für Geschichte der Universität Klagenfurt, 1.12.2011.
  • Gibt es einen südosteuropäischen Populismus? Keynote Speech, Populismus und Euro-Skeptizismus in Südosteuropa nach 1989, Jena.Wissenschaftliches Symposium des DFG-Graduiertenkollegs 1412 “Kulturelle Orientierungen und Gesellschaftliche Ordnungsstrukturen in Südosteuropa” der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena und der Universität Erfurt, 17.6.2011.
  • Dinner Speech, PfP Consortium Arbeitsgruppe, Regional Stability in South East Europe, Reichenau/Rax, 13.5. 2011.
  • Montenegro seit der Unabhängigkeit: Monaco der Adria und Potemkinsche Reformen, Zentrum Ost-/Südosteuropa, St. Pölten, Austria, 4.11.2010.
  • Prospects for reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the elections,  75th Rose-Roth, NATO Parliamentary Assembly, South Eastern Europe: Creating New Momentum, Skopje, 20.10.2010.
  • Kontinuitäten und Brüche in der Entwicklung von Institutionen, 49. Internationale Hochschulwoche, Politische Institutionen und Kulturin Südosteuropa, Südosteuropa Gesellschaft, Tutzing, 7.10.2010.
  • Governance in Bosnia between Minimalism and EU Membership, State Building in Divided Socities, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Lebanese Association of Sociology,  Beirut, 24.9.2010.
  • Origins and Legacies of State Weakness in Southeastern Europe, Workshop The role of the state in South East Europe today, SEESOX, Oxford University, 21.5.2010
  • A (Un-)Democratic Contradiction? EU Democracy Promotion in former Yugoslavia, Indiana Democracy Consortium, Indiana University, 22.2.2010.
  • The Independence of Kosovo and its Implications for the Balkans, Waseda University, Tokyo,20.1.2010.
  • The End of Dayton Bosnia?, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, 2009.
  • The Balkans after Kosovo’s Independence: Between a European Perspective and Stagnation, University Bologna, 2009.
  • How Ethnic Diversity Delays Democratization: Lessons from Bosnia & Lebanon, Cornell University, 2009.
  • EU Conditionality in Bosnia, Columbia University, 2009.
  • Power-sharing and its Alternatives in former Yugoslavia, MIT, 2009.
  • Kosovo one year after Independence, Cornell, 2009.
  • EU and NATO Conditionality in Bosnia: The Impact of Police and Defence Reform on State Building, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, 2008
  • The Balkans: Promotion of Power-Sharing by Outsiders, University of Pennsylvania, 2008.
  • EU and NATO conditionality in state building in Bosnia, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, 2008.
  • Between Europe and Kosovo? Serbia after the Presidential Elections, Nationalism Studies, Central European University, 2008.
  • EU and NATO state-building in the Balkans; Synergies and Linkages, St. Anthony’s College, Oxford University, January 2008.
  • Historical and Political Background of Montenegro [in German], Commerzbank, 2007.
  • The Contradictions of Nation- and Statebuilding in Montenegro, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, 2007.
  • The Kosovo Precedent? Secession and Frozen Conflicts,  Schapiro lecture series, London School of Economics, 2007.
  • Referendum, Status, Loss? State and Nation-Building in Serbia, Kosovo and Montenegro, The Harriman Institute, Columbia University, 2006.
  • One Nation, Many Nationalisms? Competing Strategies of Nation and State-building in Former Yugoslavia, Luigi Einaudi Lecture, Cornell University, 2006.
  • (Why) Does Nationalism Persist in the Western Balkans? South East European Studies, St. Anthony’s College, Oxford University, November 2004.
  • Nationalism, Ethnicity and the Dissolution of Yugoslavia, Romanian Institute for Recent History, Bucharest, January 2004.
  • Political Perspectives for Montenegro, Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, Vienna, November 2003.
  • Reconciling Ethnicity with Democracy: The Record of Institutional Design in Bosnia, Centre for Policy Studies, CEU, Budapest, March 2003.
  • The Dynamics of Nationalist Mobilization, Fragmentation and the Difficult Demobilization: The Case of Serbia, Nationalism Studies, CEU, Budapest, March 2003.
  • Multiethnicity and Governance in Post-War Kosovo, Nationalism Studies, CEU, Budapest, March 2002.
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