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Staff Presentations

ACADEMIC YEARS

 

  • In September, Dr Joanna Hanson will be doing research on civil society in Kosovo, as well as setting up a co-funded NGO.
  • International Conference on "The Economic Causes and Consequences of the First World War
    Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade
    19-20 September  2014 – Belgrade, Serbia
    Dr Will Bartlett will be presenting a paper on "The political economy of the cooperative movement before and after the First World War".
  • 26th Annual Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists
    18-20 September 2014 – Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis will be presenting a paper titled “A tale of two crises: changes in Greek public and private wages over 2009-2013”.
  • Conference of the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies
    4-6 September – Budapest, Hungary
    Dr Will Bartlett will be presenting a paper on "Political economy of the economic crisis in South East Europe" (with Ivana Prica and Aleksandra Nojkovic).
  • SPERI Conference on "Perspectives on Global Growth and Development after the Crisis"
    30 June 2014 - Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield, UK
    Dr Will Bartlett will be presenting a paper on "International and domestic strategies to deal with the economic crisis in South East Europe".
  • Second IOS Annual Conference: "Labour in East and Southeast Europe Institutions and Practices Between Formality and Informality"
    Institute for East and Southeast European Studies
    26-28 June 2014 - Regensburg, Germany
    Mr Angelo Martelli presented the paper "Determinants of Non-standard Employment and Paths to Informality in Serbia: ‘Coping’ versus ‘Sorting’", speaking for Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis (details).
  • Summer School on Nationalism, Religion and Violence
    23 June-4 July 2014 - Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay presented a paper on 'Case Studies on Ethno-national Conflict in South East Europe: Kosovo and Cyprus'.
  • Conference: 'Economic Development in the Western Balkans: on the Road to Competitive Market Economies?'
    Aspen Institute
    23-26 June 2014 - Alt Madlitz, Berlin
    Dr Will Bartlett presented a paper on 'Implementing structural reforms in the Western Balkan countries'.
  • First International Sarajevo Conference: 'Global Crisis and Countries in Transition'
    19-22 June 2014 - International University of Sarajevo
    Dr Will Bartlett delivered the keynote lecture and presented a paper on 'Health System Reforms and reproductive Health in Western Balkans', co-authored with Maja Krstić and Snezana Simić (details).
  • CEELBAS / John Smith Trust Debate and Workshop
    'Democracy is not always the best form of government'
    20 June 2014 - London, UK
    Dr Vesna Popovski was a panellist.
  • First Meeting of the Policy Working Group on VET
    16-17 June 2014 - Turin, Italy
    Dr Will Bartlett presented at this meeting (details).
  • Regional Studies Association European Conference Second Annual Conference 2014
    15-18 June 2014 - Izmir, Turkey
    Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis  presented a paper on 'Unemployment risk and labour market adjustment in the Greek crisis: an unemployment decomposition approach', co-authored with Mr Angelo Martelli.
  • 3rd Joint LSE-Goldsmiths-UCL PhD Symposium on South East European Studies
    13 June 2014 - SEES, UCL
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay was chair and co-organiser of the event.
  • Dr Vesna Popovski was invited to discuss the present situation in Ukraine by Rt Hon Mr Martin Horwood, MP for Cheltenham.
    11 June 2014. 
  • All-Party Parliamentary Group on Western Cyprus
    10 June 2014 - House of Lords
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay discussed 'Current developments in the Cyprus problem'.
  • Greek Labour Market Research Network - Inaugural Meeting
    6 June 2014 - University of West of England, Bristol, UK
    Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis was a panellist.
  • Jean Monnet Conference : 'European Union Accession and the Western Balkans: The Road Travelled and the Road Ahead'
    5 June 2014  - De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay and Dr Joanna Hanson presented their work at his event (details).
  • Dr Vesna Popovski's research was cited by Rt Hon Mr Martin Horwood, MP for Cheltenham in his question to Prime Minister David Cameron during the G7 Summit in Brussels, 4-5 June 2014 (details). 
  • LSEE Network on Social Cohesion Workshop
    30 May 2014 - Skopje; with the support of the World Bank Office, Skopje
    Dr Will Bartlett presented a paper on 'Vocational education and social inclusion in the Western Balkans: evidence from a school-based survey'.
  • "The Study of Languages"
    British Academy & Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation
    27 May 2014 - British Academy, London
    Dr Vesna Popovski took part in this seminar.
  • Workshop; Council of Europe
    7 May 2014 - Sarajevo
    Dr Will Bartlett presented a paper titled 'Inclusive Education in the Western Balkans'.
  • Pre-Departure briefing for Mr Charles Garrett, the incoming British Ambassador to Macedonia
    Foreign and Commonwealth Office
    1 May 2014
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay took part in this policy event.
  • "The State of History"
    British Academy & Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation
    13 April 2014 - British Academy, London
    Dr Vesna Popovski took part in this seminar.
  • Workshop on Conflict in the Western Balkans, Western Balkans and Enlargement
    Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
    29 April 2014
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay took part in this policy event.
  • "When does austerity work? On the conditional link between fiscal austerity and debt sustainability"
    3rd Research Conference of the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia
    28-29 April 2014, Skopje, Macedonia
    Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis presented a paper.
  • Public Conference: 'Turkey's Regional Policy at a Crossroads'
    Contemporary Turkish Studies, European Institute, LSE
    28 April 2014 - London, UK
    Associate Professor Rıfat Barış Tekin acted as chairman (details).
  • '10 Years after the 'Big Bang', what is the Future of EU Enlargement?’, UACES 15th Annual Student Forum Conference, `New Horizons in European Studies'
    25 April 2014 – Aston University, Birmingham, UK
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay was a keynote roundtable participant.
  • Conference on The Greek Economy: from Crisis to Development
    4 April 2014 - Volos, Greece
    Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis gave a lecture on "A New Industrial Policy for Greece: lessons from the BRICS" in this event jointly organised by the Greek Center for Planning and Economic Research, the South & East European Development Center, and the Hellenic Observatory.
  • Lecture by the Deputy Foreign Minister of Bosnia
    Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies
    3 April 2014 - London, UK
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay was invited to chair the event.
  • "An Economic and Social Strategy for Europe 2014" -  European Dialogue "Creating a Social Europe"
    European Trade Union Institute Forum
    2-3 April 2014 - Brussels, Belgium
    Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis was a panellist (details).
  • Attitudes of EU Member States towards Enlargement in the Western Balkans Workshop
    European Policy Centre (EPC)
    13-14 March 2014 - Brussels, Belgium
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay was an invited participant at the event.
  • Research Seminar Series, University of West England
    13 March 2014 - UWE, UK
    Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis presented the paper “Unemployment risk and regional adjustment during the crisis in Greece: evidence from micro-data”, co-authored with Angelo Martelli.
  • Engagement without Recognition in Secessionist Conflicts
    12 March 2014 - University of Kent, UK
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay was a guest speaker.
  • Bi-annual Conference on Modern Greece: Entrepreneurship in the Context of the Greek Crisis: 'Challenges and Opportunities for the Future', 2014
    9 March 2014 - Cambridge University, UK
    Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis was the keynote speaker of this event organised by the Cambridge University Hellenic Society.
  • Conference on Economic Co-operation in Cyprus
    Peace Research Institute (PRIO) Cyprus Centre
    6-7 March 2014 - Brussels, Belgium
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay moderated two sessions.
  • The State of the Balkans: Public Service, their Role and Development.
    Balkan Futures Workshop II

    6-7 March 2014 - Athens, Greece
    Dr Will Bartlett presented a paper (details 1 ; 2)
  • LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Public Lecture
    17 February 2014 - London, UK
    Associate Professor Rıfat Barış Tekin presented a paper, titled "Limits, Dilemmas and Paradoxes of Turkish Foreign Policy: A Political Economy Perspective".
  • European Union Enlargement in South East Europe: An Overview
    Department of Political Science, University of Pristina
    14 February 2014 – Pristina, Kosovo
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay gave a guest lecture.
  • LSE Alumni Event
    14 February 2014 - Pristina, Kosovo
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay was guest honour at the event.
  • The Role of the European Union as a Conflict Manager in South East Europe
    Faculty of Law, University of Saints Cyril and Methodius
    10 February 2014 – Skopje, FYR Macedonia
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay gave a guest lecture.
  • Strategic Planning Meeting - Office of the European Union Special Representative/European Union Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina
    23-24 January - Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay took part in this policy event.
  • Growth models and development trajectories: the crisis in SEE and beyond
    LSESU Development Society
    5 December 2013 - London, UK
    Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis discussed the topic (details).
  • LSEE-SEESOX Workshop on Belgrade-Pristina dialogue
    29 November 2013 - St Antony's College, University of Oxford
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay was co-organiser of the event. Dr Spyros Economides chaired a session.
  • CEFTA (Central European Free Trade Agreement) Week
    18-20 November 2013 - Sarajevo, Bosnia
    Dr Will Bartlett participated as a guest speaker.
  • Regional Studies Association North American Conference
    16-18 November 2013 - Los Angeles, California
    Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis presented on ‘Regional migration and employment flexibility: substitutes or complements? Evidence from the local and regional labour markets of Britain’ (details)
  • Mapping of VET policies and practices for social inclusion and social cohesion in the Western Balkans, Turkey and Israel
    11-13 November 2013 - Tel Aviv, Israel
    Dr Will Bartlett participated as a speaker (presentation)
  • 'Taiwanisation and the Foreign Policy of Counter Secession: Preventing the Legitimisation of Contested States'
    Taiwan Programme, Asian Studies Centre
    1 November 2013 - St Antony's College, Oxford University
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay gave a talk as part of the Visiting Speakers programme(details).
  • Vocational education and social inclusion in the Western Balkans
    October 2013 - Sarajevo, Bosnia; Zagreb, Croatia and Tirana, Albania
    Dr Will Bartlett presented a paper.
  • ERSTE Foundation Summer School
    23-28 September 2013 - Torino, Italy
    Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis participated as a guest speaker.
  • Harnessing European Labour Mobility
    19 September 2013 - Brussels, Belgium
    Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis attended the second Board Meeting and workshop of the Bertelsmann Stiftung project.
  • Closed discussion on security aspects of the Cyprus Problem
    Foreign and Commonwealth Office
    16 September 2014
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay took part in this policy discussion.
  • 4th GDRI-DREEM Conference 'Evaluation of Economic Policies and Institutional Changes in Mediterranean Countries'
    12-13 September 2013 - Florence, Italy (details)
    Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis presented the paper 'Fairness through crisis? Testing for convergence in the returns to labour force characteristics in the regional labour markets in Greece'. 
  • Human Capital externalities in local labour markets: evidence from Serbia
    Foundation for the Advancement of Economics (FREN), University of Belgrade
    10 September 2013 - Belgrade, Serbia
    Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis gave a lecture. 
  • The 53rd European Regional Science Association Congress
    27-31 August 2013 - Palermo, Italy (details)
    Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis presented two papers (i) ‘FDI spillovers in the ENP countries: does European FDI have a productivity advantage?’, co-authored with Mireia Borrell; (ii) ‘Beyond rising unemployment: the distribution and determinants of unemployment risk in the Greek regions during the crisis’, co-authored with Angelo Martelli.
  • 'Labour market adjustment in Greece during the crisis: demand/supply shifts and regional variations’
    The 42nd Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section)
    20-22 August 2013 - Cambridge, UK (details)
    Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis presented a paper.
  • Summer School on Nationalism, Religion, and Violence in Southeast Europe 12 July 2013 - Thessaloniki, Greece (details)
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay will speak on 'The Battle for Recognition: Ethno-National Disputes and Diplomatic Conflict at the LSEE co-sponsored summer School. 
  • Lunch discussion on contemporary developments in FYR Macedonia
    Foreign and Commonwealth Office
    9 July 2013
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay took part in this discussion.
  • SPERI Annual Conference Programme - Austerity vs Growth: The Future of European Political Economy
    1-3 July 2013 - Sheffield, UK (details)
    Dr Will Bartlett presented a paper on austerity and growth in the Balkans.
  • Devising a Viable Future for the Area of former Yugoslavia
    21-22 June 2013 - Belgrade, Serbia
    Dr Spyros Economides participated in this conference organized by the Luxembourg institute for European and International studies, the Anglo-Serbian society, and the Centre for Democracy at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade.
  • Europeanisation as an Academic Subject and as Policy: Bridging the Gap in South East Europe 
    20 June 2013 - Birmingham, UK (details)
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay will be speaking at the LSEE co-convened roundtable at the British International Studies Association (BISA) annual conference.
  • Harnessing European Labour Mobility 
    18 June 2013 - Brussels, Belgium 
    Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis
    attended the 1st Advisory Board meeting of the Bertelsmann Stiftung project.
  • Cyprus: Time to Think Outside the Box 
    17 June 2013 -  Izmir, Turkey 
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay spoke at the conference organized by the Cyprus Turkish Culture Foundation and Yasar University.
  • Croatia - the 28th EU Member Country
    17 June 2013 - Vienna, Austria (details)
    Dr Will Bartlett presented a paper at this conference organized by the Oesterreichische Nationalbank. 
  • 11th Annual Conference of the Greek Regional Science Association  
    14-15 June 2013 - Patras, Greece
    Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis presented a paper titled 'Beyond rising unemployment: unemployment risk and its determinants across the Greek regions before/during the crisis.
  • The Political Economy of Welfare Reforms in the Western Balkans
    14 June 2013 - Belgrade, Serbia (details)
    Dr Will Bartlett gave the annual Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung Lecture at the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade.
  • Jobs, Welfare and Inclusion in the Western Balkans
    10-12 June 2013 - Bečići, Montenegro (details)
    Dr Will Bartlett was the keynote speaker at this conference organized by the World Bank (presentation).   
  • Workshop no 2: Blurring of Sovereignty? De Facto States in the International System 
    5-8 June 2013 - University of Tartu, Estonia 
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay presented a paper entitled 'Diplomatic Engagement without Recognition: Examining the Limits of Official Communication with Contested States'. at the first European workshop in International studies at the University of Tartu.
  • 10 Years After Thessaloniki: An Appraisal of the EU Perspective and Challenges in the Western Balkans
    Irish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Irish Institute for European Studies (Organised as a Part of the Irish EU Presidency in Conjunction with the DG Enlargement)
    24 May 2013 - Dublin, Ireland (details
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay was an invited academic participant.
  • Bridging the Balkans: Celebrating a Centenary of Diplomatic Relations since the London Conference
    16-17 May 2013 - King's College, UK (details)
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay spoke on 'The EU as a Factor of Stability in the Western Balkans'.
  • Energy in the Eastern Mediterranean: Can it Facilitate Dispute Resolution?
    Centre for Economics & Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM) and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung 
    13 May 2013 - Istanbul, Turkey 
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay was an invited participant.
  • Roundtable discussion on the European Union sponsored dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo
    Foreign and Commonwealth Office
    23 April 2013
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay took part in the discussion.
  • Regional Economics Laboratory
    8-12 April 2013 - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (details)
    Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis
    visited the Regional Economics Laboratory.
  • European Union Center and Hellenic Studies Programme
    10 April 2013 - University of Illinois, USA
    Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis gave a lecture on the Greek/Eurozone crisis.
  • Development Assistance in South Eastern Europe, Conference
    22-23 February 2013 - Athens, Greece
    Dr Will Bartlett spoke about international assistance programmes and education reform in the Western Balkans.
  • European Training Foundation, Conference
    18-19 February 2013 - Torino, Italy (details)
    Dr Will Bartlett, spoke on the project's progress and will sum up comparisons between country cases.
  • The Balkan Forum on Regional Cooperation
    7-9 February 2013 - Thessaloniki, Greece (details)
    Dr Will Bartlett, spoke about human capital and labor markets.
  • FP7-Search Project Conference
    4-5 February 2013 - Brussels, Belgium 
    Dr Will Bartlett gave a presentation on the institutional environment.
  • 'EU Balance of Competences Review: Foreign Policy’
    Foreign and Commonwealth Office
    16 January 2013
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay was an invited participant at this policy event.
  • Turkey's Relations with the Balkans
    3 December 2012 - PRIO-Cyprus Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay participated in the event.
  • Moving the Balkans and Bosnia Forward: A Post-Dayton Road Map 
    13-14 November 2012 - Atlantic Council, Washington DC, USA (details)
    Dr Will Bartlett gave a presentation on the effects of the global economic crisis on the Balkan economies.
  • Social Sector Workshop 
    23 October 2012 - European Commission/IFI Coordination Unit, Brussels, Belgium (details)
    Dr Will Bartlett has attended the workshop and held a meeting of the Research Network on Social Cohesion's Advisory Board.
  •  Economic Development and Political Transition in Kosovo
    12-13 October 2012 - American University of Kosovo (details)
    Dr Will Bartlett gave a lecture entitled ' The Political Economy of Welfare Reform in the Western Balkans'. 
  • 'Turkey's Neighbourhood Policy in the Balkans' Conference
    4 October 2012 - Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and the European Council on Foreign Relations, Skopje, FYR Macedonia
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay gave a presentation entitled 'Turkey's Relations with Greece'.
  • 2nd Belgrade Security Forum: Panel on Frozen Conflicts and Frozen Lives 
    20-22 September 2012 - Belgrade, Serbia 
    Dr James Ker-Lindsay gave a presentation entitled 'Learning the Lessons from Cyprus'.
  • The 12th Biannual Conference of the European Association of Economic Studies 
    6-8 September 2012 - University of West England, UK (details)
    Dr Will Bartlett and Dr Ivana Prica (Faculty of Economics, Belgrade) presented a conference paper on the' Impact of the Eurozone Crisis on the Western Balkans'.  
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