ECEC: Modernization: 1989 and its Antecedents in East Central Europe

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 9, 2013 (All day) to Friday, May 10, 2013 (All day)

Please join the Harriman Institute, the East Central European Center, the Blinken European Institute, the Balassi Institute, and the Hungarian Cultural Center for a conference that will discuss the causes and agents of both backwardness and catching up in East Central Europe, notably the Eastern member states of the European Union. Panels will address early 20th century questions of development, the period of state socialism, the role of ideologies and nationalism, as well as the key question of how to interpret the past quarter century of democratization and market economy.

ECEC: Inclusion and Exclusion at the Border of the European Union by Dr. Julien Danero Iglesias, Universit libre de Bruxelles

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 12:00 to 13:30

Since the enlargements of 2004 and 2007, the process of European integration has brought about major changes for the citizens of Central and Eastern Europe. Facing a process of rebordering, some of them may seem stuck behind a new "Iron Curtain". Indeed, citizens from non-EU countries encounter new obstacles to travel into EU countries that were previously easily accessible. This situation is the starting point of a postdoctoral research, which will be presented, on border identities of the Romanian populations located on the "wrong" side of the border

ECEC: The Crisis of Democracy in Europe

Event Date: 
Friday, March 1, 2013 (All day)

The Crisis of Democracy in Europe
Friday, 01 March 2013, 2:00pm–5:00pm
Room 1512 IAB

Please join the Harriman Institute and East Central European Center for a roundtable discussion.

Roundtable Participants:
Sheri Berman, Professor of Political Science, Barnard College;
Sylvana Habdank-Kołaczkowska, Project Director and Editor of Nations in Transit, Freedom House;
Jessica Pisano, Associate Professor of Politics, New School for Social Research;

The Impact of the European Crisis on Latin America and East-Central Europe

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 (All day)

The Center on Global Economic Governance and the Program in Economic Policy Management invite you to a discussion on,
The Impact of the European Crisis on Latin America and East-Central Europe

Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Columbia University, International Affairs Building, Room 1501
This discussion will focus on the impact of the European crisis on the economies of Latin America and East-Central Europe: How has it affected particular economies, and why have some emerged stronger than others?