The Balkans in the Cold War

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International Conference

26-29 May. Athens

Conference Academic Committee

Konstantina E. Botsiou, University of Peloponnese
Vesselin Dimitrov, LSE
Evanthis Hatzivassiliou, University of Athens
John O. Iatrides, Connecticut State University
Eirini Karamouzi, LSE
Svetozar Rajak, LSE
Odd Arne Westad, LSE

Conference organisers

Anastasia Aritzi, Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy
Eirini Karamouzi, LSE
Antonis Klapsis, Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy
Antonio Moneo, LSE IDEAS

A detailed summary of this conference can be found here.|

Thursday, May 26th

17:00 - 20:30   Registration

20:30                Welcome dinner

Welcome remarks: Konstantina E. Botsiou (University of Peloponnese), Evathis Hatzivassiliou (University of Athens), Svetozar Rajak (LSE)

Friday, May 27th

09:00 - 09:30   Morning coffee

09:30 - 11:00   Panel I - Balkans and the creation of the Cold War World Order

Chair/Discussant: Svetozar Rajak (LSE)

11:00-11:30       Coffee Break

11:30-13:00       Panel II - Culture, Perceptions, Identity 

Chair/Discussant: George Prevelakis (Panthéon-Sorbonne University)

13:00-14:00       Lunch

14:00-15:30       Panel III - Security and Military Alliances

Chair/Discussant: Christian Ostermann (Woodrow Wilson International Centre)

15:30-16:00       Coffee Break

16:00-17:30       Plenary Session I - The Balkans in the Global Cold War: A Reassessment

Discussants: Mark Kramer (Harvard University), Michalis Psalidopoulos (The Fletcher School-Tufts University), Odd Arne Westad (LSE)

Chair: Odd Arne Westad

Saturday, May 28th

09:00-09:30       Morning coffee

09:30-11:00       Panel IV - Ideology

Chair/Discussant: Vesselin Dimitrov (LSE)

11:00-11:30       Coffee Break

11:30-13:00       Panel V - Uneasy Relations With Superpowers

Chair/Discussant: George Th. Mavrogordatos (University of Athens)

13:00-14:00       Lunch

14:00-15:30       Panel VI - Good and Not-so-good Neighbours

Chair/Discussant: Evangelos Kofos (ELIAMEP) 

15:30-16:00       Coffee Break

16:00-17:30       Panel VII - From Détente to the End of the Cold War

Chair/Discussant: Arne Hofmann (LSE)

20:00       Farewell dinner

Sunday, May 29th

10:00-10:30       Morning coffee

10:30-12:00       Closing Plenary Session - Summary and Way Forward

Discussants: Konstantina Botsiou (University of Peloponnese), Vesselin Dimitrov (LSE), Evanthis Hatzivassiliou (University of Athens), Svetozar Rajak (LSE), Stathis Kalyvas (Yale University)

Chair: Konstantina E. Botsiou (University of Peloponnese)



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