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Events of past Academic Years


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
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
Kosovo's EU integration process after seven years of independence; what's next?
Guest Lecture by Bekim Çollaku, Minister of European Integration of the Republic of Kosovo
: 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
Title: 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". The event will be followed by a reception.


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). Submission deadline - 21 March.

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.


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 on May 30 at the University American College, Skopje.


Monday, 12 May 2014
Lecture by Serbia’s Chief Negotiator to the EU, Tanja Miščević
*Special event* 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
Public lecture by 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


Thursday, 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 Gerry
Arjan 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


Monday 2 - Wednesday 4, July 2012
The 5th International Black Sea Symposium: The Black Sea Region as an Influential Crossroad Between East and West,  A Path Towards Extroversion
Co-organised with the International Centre for Black Sea Studies & others
Event Info


Monday, 18 June 2012
2nd Joint PhD Symposium on South East Europe  
Co-organised with Goldsmiths Centre for the Study of the Balkans & 
UCL's Centre for South East European Studies
Event Info


Friday, 11 May 2012
WORKSHOP: Skills and the Labour Market in the Western Balkans Organised in collaboration with FREN, Belgrade
Event Info 


Monday, 26 March 2012
PUBLIC LECTURE: A Country in Transition: The Transformation of Tirana and the Future of Albania
Speaker: Edi Rama, Former Mayor of Tirana & Leader of the Socialist Opposition Party in Albania
Event Info


Tuesday, 13 March 2012
PANEL DEBATE: Challenges of Economic Development in Kosovo Speakers: Avni Zogjani & Iraj Hashi
Event Info


Friday, 10 February 2012
CONFERENCE: The Cyprus Economy at a Time of European Uncertainty: Managing Reform and Sustainability
rganised with the LSE's Hellenic Observatory 
Event Info 


Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15, December 2011
CONFERENCE: The Social Consequences of the Global Economic Crisis in South Eastern Europe  
Organised byLSEE's Research Network on Social Cohesion in SEE
Event Info


Friday, 9 December 2011
Speaker: Fatos Nano, Former Prime Minister of Albania
Event Info


Wednesday, 23 November 2011
FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION: The Long Road Through Balkan History
Co-organised with theCentre for the Study of the Balkans of Goldsmiths University
Event Info


Monday, 7 November 2011
PUBLIC LECTURE: Serbia & the Western Balkans: conomic Challenges, European Perspectives
Speaker: Božidar Đelić, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia
Event Info


Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28, October 2011
REGIONAL COOPERATION COUNCIL CONFERENCE: New Skills for New Jobs in the Western Balkans
Co-organised with the Regional Cooperation Council & Friedrich Ebert Foundation
Concept Note - Event Agenda - LSEE Research Network Session


Monday, 10 October 2011
Speaker: Milorand Katnić, Finance Minister of Montenegro
Event Info


Wednesday, 12 October 2011
PUBLIC LECTURE: Obstacles to Western Balkan Trade in Services?
Speakers: Borko Handjiski, Ivana Prica & Peter Sanfey
Event Info


Monday, 19 - Friday, 23 September 2011
SOUTH EAST EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL FOR DEMOCRACY: EU Perspective of the Western Balkans: Challenges and Opportunities
Co-organised with the Hellenic Observatory and the Anglo-Serbian Society, Belgrade
Event Info


Monday, 19 - Friday, 23 September 2011
THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL BLACK SEA SYMPOSIUM: The Black Sea Region in Transition: New Challenges and Concepts
Organised by The International Centre for Black Sea Studies in partnership with LSEE & others
Event Info


Monday, 4 July 2011 
Speaker: H.E. Sven Alkalaj, Foreign Affairs Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina
More details about the Ghiţă Ionescu Memorial Event Series can be found here.


Friday, 24 June 2011
LSEE GHIŢĂ IONESCU MEMORIAL EVENT SERIES: Policy Roundtable on Administrative and Economic Reform in Romania: Lessons for the Region
Speakers: Alan SmithMonica Macovei & Cătălin Avramescu 
More details about the Ghiţă Ionescu Memorial Event Series can be found here.


Tuesday, 7 June 2011
BOOK LAUNCH: New Perspectives on Yugoslavia, Key Issues & Controversies 
Speakers: James Ker-Lindsay & Dejan Djokić (book eds)
Event Info


Monday, 6 June 2011
Speaker: H.E Traian Băsescu
Discussant: Vladimir Tismaneanu 
More details about the Ghiţă Ionescu Memorial Event Series can be found here.


Friday, 6 May 2011
LSEE-KFG RESEARCH WORKSHOP: Environmental Governance in South East Europe & the Western Balkans
Speakers: Liliana Andonova Miranda Schreurs & Tanja Borzel and others
Event Info 


Thursday, 24 March 2011
PUBLIC LECURE: Property Restitution & the Return of Serbian Refugees to Croatia
Speaker: Milan Mesic, University of Zagreb 
Discussant: Brad Blitz, Kingston University, London


Thursday, 2 December 2010
CONFERENCE: South Eastern Europe - Regional Cooperation, Institutional Change and the Challange of European Integration
Co-organised with Programme Europe du Sud-Est (Ifri)
Event Info


Monday, 22 November 2010
PUBLIC LECTURE: What has the financial crisis taught Europe? 
Speaker: Simeon Djankov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Bulgaria
Co-organised with APCO Worldwide Perspectives on SEE Series
Event info


Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Ten Years After Milosevic: How can Serbia Contribute to the Stabalisation of the Western Balkans?
Speakers: Zoran Vujić, Zoran Jeftić, Sonja Stojanović & Bojan Brkić
Event Info


5-12 September 2010
South East European Summer School for Democracy: Enlargement Fatigue & EU Prospects of the Western Balkans
Participating LSEE Staff: Spyros Economides
Event Info


Monday, 28 June 2010
JOINT LSEE-IFRI WORKSHOP: John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation Research Programme for South Eastern Europe, Joint LSEE-IFRI Workshop
Co-organised with the Programme Europe du Sud-Est, L'Institut francais des relations internationales (IFRI)
Event Info


Thursday, 24 June 2010
BOOK LAUNCH: Serbia's Transition Towards a Better Future
Speaker: Milica Uvalic 
Discussants: Saul Estrin & Laza Kekic
Event Info


Friday 11 & Saturday 12 June 2010
WORKSHOP: Europeanisation and Enlargement
Bucharest, Romania
Event Info


Monday 10 & Tuesday 11 May 2010
RESEARCH CONFERENCE: Regional Policy and Decentralization in SEE
Co-organised with IMO Zagreb, Freidrich Ebert Stiftung and supported by the National Bank of Greece
Event Info


Thursday, 20 May 2010
The Serbian Economy in 2010 and Beyond: back to growth?
Speaker: Professor Boris Begovic, Professor of Economics, School of Law, University of Belgrade
Event Info


Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 May 2010
RESEARCH WORKSHOP: Health Reforms in South Eastern Europe
Co-organised with the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and The Andrija Štampar School of Public Health
Event Info


Friday, 7 May 2010
CONFERENCE: For better or for worse? Civil Society & Transitions in the Western Balkans
Co-organised with LSE's Global Governance
Conference Info


Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Culture of Corruption: South East Europe, Britain & Germany in a Comparative Perspective
Speakers: Dirk Tanzler, University of Konstanz; Angelos Giannakopoulos, University of Konstanz & Konstandinos Maras, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Essen


Thursday, 18 March 2010
PUBLIC DEBATE: EU Enlargement & the Western Balkans: Fast Track or Slow Lane Approach?
Speakers: Ingeborg Grassle & Tanja Fajon
Event Info


Thursday, 11 February 2010
VISIT & LECTURE: Marking a New Beginning-Bosnia & Herzegovina and South East Europe
Speaker: Zlatko Lagumzija, Leader of the Social Democratic Party & Former Prime Minister of Bosnia & Herzegovina
Event Info


Wednesday, 3 February 2010
PANEL DISCUSSION: Eastern Europe and the Balkans: What Now?  Speakers: Tim Judah & Nick Thorpe 
Event Gallery


Tuesday, 2 February 2010
PANEL DISCUSSION: The Kosovo Case Unpacked - A Legal and Political Discussion of the Arguments Presented to the ICJ
Speakers: James Irving & James Ker-Lindsay 
Event Info


Tuesday, 1 December 2009
ROUNDTABLE: After the Economic Crisis in South East Europe: Back to Business as Usual?
Speakers: Vladimir GligorovLaza KekicPeter Sanfey
Event Info


Wednesday, 25 November 2009
PUBLIC LECTURE: Long Live the Yugosphere
Speaker: Tim Judah, Author and Balkans correspondent for The Economist
Event Info


Friday, 2 October 2009
PUBLIC LECTURE: Why is Bosnia a Failure? Comparing theories of international state-building
Speaker: Professor Susan Woodward, City University of New York
Event Info


Sunday 13 - Friday 18 September 2009
THE 12TH SOUTH-EAST EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL FOR DEMOCRACY: Impact of Global Crisis on Stability and Security in the Balkans
Participants: James Ker-LindsaySpyros Economides
Event Info