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Past Events


Thursday and Friday, 6-7 April 2017                    
LSEE Research Network on Social Cohesion in SEE  
3rd Conference – "Social Cohesion and Economic Governance"                                 

Organised by LSEE - Research on South Eastern Europe, National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia (NBRM) and University American College Skopje (UACS)              

Conference Programme                
Holiday Inn Hotel, Skopje

 Book cover

Tuesday, 7 February 2017                

Conversations with Milošević
Speaker: Sir Ivor Roberts, President of Trinity College, University of Oxford
Chair: Tena Prelec, University of Sussex; LSE EUROPP – European Politics and Policy Editor
Venue and Time: COW 1.11, 6:00-7:30pm              

This event is free and seats are allocated on a first come, first serve basis.


Wednesday, 7 December 2016              

10th Anniversary CEFTA Award Ceremony for Academia 
Part of CEFTA Week 2016: Monitoring Implementation of CEFTA              

Hotel Verde, Podgorica


Tuesday, 25 October 2016              

The Belgrade-Pristina dialogue: The normalisation of relations and regional stability
Speaker: Marko Đurić
, Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija of the Government of the Republic of Serbia
Chair: Dr James Ker-Lindsay, LSEE Research on SEE, London School of Economics
Venue and Time: COW 1.11, 6:00-7:00pm

Kolinda GK

Tuesday, 11 October 2016              

A defining moment in European and transatlantic resilience: Croatian perspectives
Speaker: Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute, LSE; Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Time: 7:00-8:00pm


Tuesday, 12 July 2016
Brexit: What consequences for the Western Balkans?
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Time: 18:30-19:30

Selimi profile 62x82

Friday, 11 March 2015
Talk by Petrit Selimi, acting Foreign Minister of Kosovo
Speaker: H.E. Petrit Selimi
Chair: Dr James Ker-Lindsay
Venue and time: NAB 1.15 (LSE), 15:30-16:30

RCooper profile

Thursday, 3 March 2016
'The Agreement': Film screening and panel discussion 
Speakers: Sir Robert Cooper (LSE and formerly FCO); Dr Joanna Hanson (LSE and formerly FCO); Dr James Ker-Lindsay (LSE)
Venue: Thai Theatre, LSE New Academic Building, 18:30 - 20:30

Valentin Inzko

Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Guest lecture by H.E. Valentin Inzko, High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina Twenty Years After Dayton - Opportunities and Challenges in 2016
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building (LSE), 18:00-19:00


Tuesday, 20 October 2015
A talk by Ambassador Aleksandar Andrija Pejović
European Institute & LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe public talk
Speaker: Aleksandar Andrija Pejović is the Chief Negotiator for Montenegro’s Accession to the EU
Venue: COW 1.11 (LSE), 17:30-18:30
Listen to the event podcast

Montenegro Workshop

21-22 September 2015
LSEE Research Network on Social Cohesion Regional Workshop
Barriers to Inclusive Growth in the Western Balkans 
Venue: Hotel Maestral, Miločer, Montenegro


Tuesday, 16 June 2015
Guest Lecture: EU Foreign Policy: the View from Bulgaria
HE Mr Daniel MItov, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Bulgaria Venue: Alumni Theatre (NAB.LG.09), New Academic Building, LSE
Time: 17:30 - 18:30


Monday,11 May 2015
Book Launch: State-Building in Kosovo: Democracy, Corruption and the EU in the Balkans
with Dr Andrea Lorenzo Capussela (author)
Venue: Cañada Blanch Room, (COW 1.11),  1st floor, Cowdray House, LSE, London WC2A 2AE
The paper that accompanies this book, containing part of the evidence used in Chapter 5, on the rule of law, is available here.


7-8 May, 2015
Workshop: Resistance or   Resilience? New Avenues of activist citizenship in Southeast Europe
Closed Roundtable event Organised by the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University & LSEE - Research on South Eastern Europe, LSE


Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Book Launch: Public Policy Making in the Western Balkans: case studies of selected economic and social policy reforms
Chair: Dr Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic, (Senior Research Fellow, Department of International Development, LSE)
Speakers: Marija Babovic (Professor of Sociology, University of Belgrade); Slavo Radosevic (Professor of Industry and Innovation, UCL); Adam Fagan (Professor of European Politics, Queen Mary)
Venue: Cañada Blanch Room, (COW 1.11),  1st floor, Cowdray House, LSE, London WC2A 2AE
Time:18:00-19:30 More information on how to get a copy of the book can be found here.


Friday, 13 March 2015
A LSEE-SEESOX Public Event
Conference: Russia in the Balkans
Venue: Shaw Library, Old Building, LSE
Time: 9.15 - 17.30
Conference booklet and programme


Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Guest Lecture by Bekim Çollaku, Minister of European Integration of the Republic of Kosovo
Kosovo's EU integration process after seven years of independence; what's next?
: Cañada Blanch Room, (COW 1.11),  1st floor, Cowdray House, LSE, London WC2A 2AE
Time: 2-3.30 pm


Monday 19 January 2015
Lecture by Macedonian Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Dr Fatmir Besimi The Western Balkans in the European Union: Mission to be Completed
Venue: Cañada Blanch Room, (COW 1.11), 1st floor, Cowdray House, LSE
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm


Monday, 1 December 2014
Panel Discussion on Romanian Presidential Elections 2014
Where does Romania go to from here? Romania and the Presidential Elections
Venue: Cañada Blanch Room, (COW 1.11), Cowdray House, LSE
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm


Monday, 3 November 2014
Guest Lecture by Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati
Long standing stability in South East Europe: from security to economic growth
Venue: KSW.1.04, 1st floor, 20 Kingsway, LSE


Monday, 27 October 2014 
The View in to the Future: Serbia and the Western Balkans in the EU Lecture by the Serbian Prime Minister, Aleksandar Vučić
: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, NAB, LSE campus
Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm


Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Book Launch: False Apocalypse
LSEE Research on SEE and Istros Books, with the support of English PEN and the Anglo-Albanian Association, present the book launch of Fatos Lubonja's "False Apocalypse: From Stalinism to Capitalism".


Monday, 23 June 2014 - Friday, 4 July 2014
The 2nd Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence (NRVSS 2014)
The seminar is organised by Charles University in Prague and International Hellenic University in Thessaloniki, supported by the LSEE and PRIO.

UCL - SSEES- Centre for South East European Studies

Friday, 13 June 2014
Third Joint PhD Symposium on South East Europe
The organisers invite submissions for the Symposium, to be hosted by the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SEES).

Nikola-Poposki profile

Wednesday, 11 June 2014
Lecture by Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki
Venue: Thai Theatre, time: 18:00-19:00,  New Academic Building.
H.E. Mr Nikola Poposki has held the post of Minister for Foreign Affairs since 2012. He spoke about current events in Macedonia.

Kudret-Ozersay profile

Monday, 9 June 2014
Cyprus Settlement: The Missing Link. Guest Lecture by Dr Kudret Ozersay, Chief Turkish Cypriot Negotiator
Venue: Alumni Theatre, time: 18:00-19:30, New Academic Building.


Friday, 30 May 2014
Workshop on Vocational Educational Training and Inclusive Education in the Western Balkans
The workshop has been organised by the LSE Research on South Eastern Europe (LSEE) in conjunction with the University American College Skopje. It took place at the University American College, Skopje.


Monday, 12 May 2014
Lecture by Serbia’s Chief Negotiator to the EU, Tanja Miščević 
Venue: COW 1.11 (European Institute, LSE), 6:30pm - 7:30pm.


Thursday, 27 March 2014
DG Enlargement Panel
A public debate on "Social protection actions within the IPA programme". The session has been organised in partnership with the Directorate-General for Enlargement of the European Commission.


Monday, 24 February 2014
Croatia's EU Accession: Expectations and Realities 
Speaker: HE Zoran Milanović, Prime Minister of Croatia
Venue: New Theatre, East Building, LSE, 5-6 pm


Thursday, 30 January 2014
Serbia Along the European Path
Speaker: HE Dr Ognjen Pribičević, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in the United Kingdom
Venue: Thai Theatre (NAB.LG.03), New Academic Building, LSE, 6-7:30 pm

Igor Luksic

Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Montenegro's Foreign Policy Priorities
Speaker: HE Dr Igor Lukšić, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, and former Prime Minister (2010-12) of Montenegro.


Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Book launch: The Sandžak: A History
Authors & Speakers: Dr Kenneth Morrison & Lady Elizabeth Roberts Canada Blanch Room (COW 1.11), Cowdray House, WC2A 2AE, LSE Hurst Publishers


Tuesday, 28 May 2013
PRESENTATION: EU Leverage & National Interests in the Balkans: The Puzzles of Enlargement 10 years on
Speaker: Milada Vachudova, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina
Event Info


Thursday, 23 May 2013
Visit of the President of Croatia Ivo Josipović 
Members of staff from LSE's European Institute met with the Croatian President to discuss Croatia's pending EU accession
Event Info


Wednesday, 22 May 2013
CONFERENCE: Croatia's EU Accession - Economic, Political & Regional Implications
Speakers: Katarina Ott, Emil Tedeschi, Ines Sabalić, Nenad Zakošek, Dejan Jović & Tim Judah
Event Info


Tuesday, 14 May 2013
PRESENTATION: Turkish Foreign Policy and the Balkans: Implications on Transatlantic Security
Speaker: Oya Dursun-Ozkanca, Assistant Professor of Political Science; Director of the International Studies Minor, Elizabethtown College, PA; LSEE Visiting Fellow
Event Info


Tuesday, 7 May 2013
BOOK LAUNCH: Economic & European Perspectives of Western Balkan Countries
Speakers: Slavica PenevFikret Čaušević
Event Info


Thursday, 14 March 2013
BOOK LAUNCH: Civil Society & Transitions in the Western Balkans Speakers: Adam FaganJoanna HansonArmine Ishkanian
Event Info 


Thursday, 14 February 2013
TALK: Kosovo's Regional Role in the Western Balkans-Five Years On Speaker: Mimoza Kusari-Lila, Deputy Prime Minister of Trade and Industry, Kosovo
Event Info


Tursday, 22 November 2012
DISCUSSION PANEL: Saved by the Banks? Growth Challenges & Investment Initiatives in the Balkans
Speakers: Anthony BartzokasIvo Bićanić & Olav Reinertsen
Event Info


Monday, 19 November 2012
BOOK LAUNCH: Health Reforms in South-East Europe
Speakers: Will BartlettAntoniya DimovaChristopher GerryArjan GjoncaBernd Rechel
Event Info


Tuesday, 6 November 2012
TALK: Kosovo Dialogue - Results and Consequences
Speaker: Agron Bajrami, Editor in Chief of Koha Ditore Newspaper, Prishtina, Kosovo
Event Info


Monday, 22 October 2012
CLOSED ROUNDTABLE on Serbian Foreign Policy, including EU accession and the topic of Kosovo
Speaker: Jovan Ratković, Then Foreign policy advisor to Mr Boris Tadić, the leader of the Democratic Party and former President of Serbia
Event Info


Thursday, 11 October 2012
TALK: Kosovo's Path to EU & Economic Integration: Opportunities and Challenges
Speaker: Mimoza Kusari-Lila, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Trade & Industry, Kosovo
Event Info