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.
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
Part one: "The Racija"; the Danube, Novi Sad, January 1942
Part two: "They Were Children"; Vel d'Hiv, Paris, July 1942
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.
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;