The Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe, John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the Southeastern Europe Study Group, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, invite scholars, researchers, university faculty, public policy practitioners, and graduate students at advanced stages of research to submit 500-word proposals for papers to be delivered at the symposium “Continuity and Change in Southeastern Europe” on February 4, 2011, at Harvard University.
Proposals must fall into one of the below thematic units:
I) Institutional Legacies: Tracing Historical Continuities.
Over the last century and a half, Southeastern Europe has been marked by a large number of critical junctures: from the collapse of multinational empires to the long period of wars form 1912-18 and World War II to the emergence of Communist states and their collapse.
Chair: Dr. Florian Bieber, Editor-in-Chief, Nationalities Papers
II) Domestic-International Relationships in Political Reform in Southeastern Europe
What do case studies of political reform in post-socialist Southeastern Europe tell us about the conditions under which international actors can work together with domestic actors to develop institutions that are responsive to and valued by ordinary citizens? How have domestic actors in Southeastern Europe been able to incorporate domestic values and traditions into new institutions in the face of pressure to adopt Western models? Under what conditions are international actors who promote reform sensitive to local knowledge?
Chair: Dr. Paula Pickering, Associate Professor, Department of Government, College of William and Mary
III) Gender, Nation and Globalization
The last two decades have been a time of tremendous upheaval for the nations of Southeastern Europe, which have variously weathered the storms of sudden economic change, political disintegration, social instability, increasing crime and corruption, massive out migration, violence, and war.
Chair: Dr. Kristen Ghodsee, Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, Bowdoin College
Deadline for submission is November 15, 2010. Proposals should be submitted along with a recent CV to Andrew Hall at Andrew_Hall@hks.harvard.edu.
Travel and accommodation
Small stipends for travel and accommodation will be available for selected participants.
Areas of focus: Albania * Bosnia-Herzegovina * Bulgaria * Croatia *Cyprus * F.Y.R. of Macedonia * Greece * Hungary * Kosovo * Moldova *Montenegro * Romania * Serbia * Slovenia * Turkey
For more information on the Kokkalis Program, visit the official website.