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The International Politics of Minority Issues: could the early 1990s return?

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FT Business - LSE European Institute The Future of Europe lecture series

Date: Thursday 7 May 2009
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: U8, Tower 1
Speaker: Knut Vollebaek
Chair: Dr Jennifer Jackson-Preece

Recent ethnic conflicts in parts of Europe and Central Asia have often taken on an inter-state dimension. Do we have the right international legal instruments and institutions to protect minority rights and avoid the mistakes of the past?

Knut Vollebaek is high commissioner on national minorities at the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, email events@lse.ac.uk| or phone 020 7955 6043.

Media queries: please contact the Press Office if you would like to reserve a press seat or have a media query about this event, email pressoffice@lse.ac.uk| or call 020 7955 7060.

The next lecture in the the Future of Europe series, Multilingualism: a policy for uniting Europeans|, with Leonard Orban, will take place on Tuesday 19 May.

Transcript

A transcript of Knut Vollebaek's speech is now available to download.  Download: The International Politics of Minority Issues: could the early 1990s return? |(pdf)

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