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The Burden of Historical Perceptions and the Way Forward for Yugoslavia and the Balkans

Thursday 31 October, 4.15pm
Old Theatre, Old Building 

Yugoslav Foreign Minister Goran Svilanovic will be speaking on the future of Yugoslavia and the Balkans on Thursday 31 October at LSE. 

He will speak on the Balkan states' historical opportunity to overcome their heritage of conflict. For the first time in their history, all states in the region have democratically elected governments and a common strategic goal - to join the European Union. But Yugoslavia is simultaneously trying to overcome problems of transition, problems that are a result of the change of political and economic systems, of the policies of Milosovic's regime, of wars, and of international sanctions.

Goran Svilanovic MA is Yugoslavia's Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs and president of the Civic Alliance of Serbia (GSS). Assistant professor at Belgrade Law School teaching civil trial law from 1989 to 1998 until he was removed for opposition to the new repressive law on universities, he has worked in the field of human rights, including as president of the Council for Human Rights within the Centre for Anti-War Action (1996-98), and has published articles and books in the field of civil trial law and civil law.

The lecture is free and open to all but a ticket is required. To obtain a ticket, contact the Cold War Studies Programme on 020 7852 3626 or e-mail s.w.quinn-judge@lse.ac.uk| 

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To reserve a press ticket, contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

22 October 2002

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