Transitional Justice in Europe after Communism: Reflections on the First Two Decades
Michael Kraus, Middlebury College and Charles University, Prague; Timothy Frye, The Harriman Institute, Columbia University; and Jan Svejnar, Center on Global Economic Governance, School of International and Public Affairs
A leading specialist on post-Soviet political issues, Michael Kraus will discuss how countries of the former Soviet bloc have tackled and continue to tackle the difficult legacy of communism. The presentation will be based on his research as well as his participation in the work of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes in the Czech Republic and other countries.
Michael Kraus is Dirks Professor of Political Science at Middlebury College and a Visiting Fulbright Professor at the Institute for Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague. He is a recipient of numerous major grants and has held several research appointments including at the George Washington University and at Harvard University. Professor Kraus has published widely including Irreconcilable Differences? Explaining Czechoslovakia's Dissolution; numerous articles in Current History, Journal of Democracy, Foreign Policy, Politique Internationale; and most recently in the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice.
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013: 4:00 p.m. Faculty House, Third Floor
A distinguished group of thinkers, policy makers, and practitioners will discuss the challenges facing Europe and the implications for the region and the world's economy, politics, and democracy.
Ambassador Anne Anderson, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations
Kemal Derviş, Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution; Senior Advisor, Sabanci University; Adjunct Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University in the City of New York
George A. Papandreou, Member of Parliament and Former Prime Minister of Greece; SIPA Global Fellow and Adjunct Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University in the City of New York
George Soros, Chair, Soros Fund Management LLC; Founder and Chair, Open Society Foundations
Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor and Co-Chair, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia
Jan Svejnar, James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy; Director, Center on Global Economic Governance, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University in the City of New York
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.