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The Agreement: Film screening and panel discussion


Thursday, 3 March 2016

Time 6:30 - 8:30pm

Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, London WC2A 3LJ 


Sir Robert Cooper (LSE, Former Chief EU negotiator during the Belgrade-Pristina talks under Catherine Ashton's office) and Dr Joanna Hanson (LSE, Formerly at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

Chair Dr James Ker-Lindsay, LSEE Research on SEE, London School of Economics

Event description:

In 2011, representatives from Serbia and Kosovo met for the first time since Kosovo declared independence in 2008. And the chief European Union negotiator, Sir Robert Cooper, allowed cameras to record the action. "The Agreement" is a documentary film by Danish director Karen Stokkendal Poulsen showing those delicate talks. 

Robert Cooper took part in the discussion that followed the film screening. The panel debate saw the participation of Joanna Hanson, a former Western Balkans analyst at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and was chaired by LSEE's James Ker-Lindsay, the author of 'Kosovo: the path to contested statehood in the Balkans'. 

To find out more, read Joanna Hanson's interview with Robert Cooper, published on the LSEE Blog: "The Brussels Agreement was generated by conversations, not by relentless pressure".

Robert Cooper - The Agreement
Robert Cooper in the documentary 'The Agreement' (Photo: Bullitt Films)