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

The Cold War Studies Programme presents a public lecture

Date: Thursday 31st October 2002
Time: 4.15pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Goran Svilanovic, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Yugoslavia
Chair: Dr Odd Arne Westad, LSE

Mr. Goran Svilanovic was an Assistant Professor at the Belgrade Law School, until his removal in 1998 for resistance to the Milosevic government's repressive Law on the Universities. He served as spokesman of the Civic Alliance of Serbia from 1997 and in 1999 was elected its Chairman.

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 Milosevic's regime, of wars, and of international sanctions.

This lecture is free and open to all but a ticket is required.

To obtain a ticket:

Members of the general public and LSE staff can contact the Cold War Studies Programme on 0207 852 3626 or email s.w.quinn-judge@lse.ac.uk|

LSESU students can collect tickets from the LSESU reception from Monday 21st October onwards.

Transcript of the lecture| (PDF)

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