Upcoming talks and events
(Please note that only public events are listed here.)
8 June 2022, Oxford, UK
European Studies Centre, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
20th SEESOX anniversary seminar: “South East Europe in the shadow of the war in Ukraine”. Panel: Security challenges within the region. Panellists: Dimitar Bechev (Oxford School of Global and Area Studies); Milos Damjanovic; (Balkan Investigative Reporting Network) Adis Merdzanovic (Zurich University of Applied Sciences); Kerem Öktem (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice). Chair: Kalypso Nicolaidis (European University Institute). Details see here.
Public talks and seminars
27 November 2019, Oxford, UK,
5pm at the European Studies Centre, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX) Seminar, “Unresolved issues in the Western Balkans: Progress or deterioration?”, on the panel with Jessie Barton Hronesova (Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford), chaired by Sir David Madden (St Antony’s College, Oxford). Details see here.
September 2018, Sarajevo, BiH
Conference organised within the framework of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union: “The European Union and the Western Balkans: Moving apart or together?” Discussion on the panel: “The Politics of EU accession and regional cooperation – why do we need to think about it?”
June 2018, London, UK
Global Strategy Forum, London, and South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX) seminar: “The Berlin Process On Its Way To The London Summit: A Bridge Between The Western Balkans And The EU”, Presentation: “The London Summit and the Rule of Law”. More information may be found here.
March 2017, Oxford, UK:
South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX), Presentation as part of the Hilary Term seminar series “The rise of illiberalism in South East Europe”. Panel topic: “Illiberalism and post-ideology politics in South East Europe” (with Othon Anastasakis and Nancy Bermeo). More information here.
February 2017, London, UK:
London School of Economics, Research on South East Europe (LSEE), Visiting Speaker Programme: Topic: “For the individual, the demos, or the group? Evaluating the prospect for a liberal Bosnia and Herzegovina in light of ideological alternatives”. More information and an audio podcast may be found here. Please contact me if you wish to have the fully footnoted manuscript.
October 2016, London, UK
Global Strategy Forum, London, and South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX) seminar: “The Geopolitics of Fear: South East Europe in a triangle of uncertainty––Russia, Middle East, North Africa”, Presentation: “The geopolitics of ideas and the Western Balkans”. More information and the audio podcast may be found here.
September 2016, Tirana, Albania
Regional Research Promotional Programme (RRPP) Scientific Conference 2016, Tirana, Albania, Participation on panel: “Prospects of the Balkan Countries in Times of European Uncertainty”. See the video of the event here.
November 2015, Washington, DC, USA
Wilson Center, Global Europe Programme. Book presentation entitled: “20 Years after Dayton: International Engagement and Power Sharing in Bosnia and Herzegovina”
November 2015, Oxford, UK
South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX), Book Launch: “Democracy by Decree: Prospects and Limits of Imposed Consociational Democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina”
June 2015, Oxford, UK
South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX) Lecture Series, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. Presentation: “Turning international intervention into Domestic Cooperation in Post-War Societies: The case of Bosnia and Herzegovina” (based on paper co-authored with Daniel Bochsler and Davor Petrić).
January 2015, Washington, D.C., USA
Wilson Center, Global Europe Program Lunch Seminar, Presentation: “International Intervention in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina”
Previously attended academic conferences and workshops (selection)
14-16 May 2018, Loccum, Germany
Conference “Western Balkans Back in Focus”, How to Shape Europe’s Reengagement with a Region in Crisis”, Participant at the conference, as well as the concluding discussion with a talk on “The Way Forward with the Western Balkans from an academic perspective”
23 November 2017, 9:00-16:30, Oxford, UK
Co-convenor and presenter at the conference: “Revisiting Yugoslavia in the shadow of the present: Continuities and Discontinuities”, with the presentation on “Liberalism in Yugoslavia: before and after the disintegration”. See details here.
June 2017, Oxford, United Kingdom
Richard von Weizsäcker Fellowship Conference: “The Trump Presidency: A Historical Assessment from Europe”, Panel: “The Perspective from Southern Europe”, Paper: “Western Balkans”
May 2017, Oxford, United Kingdom
Santander Fellowship in Iberian and European Studies Conference: “Responses to Secessionism in Advanced Democracies: Accommodation Instruments, institutional Design and the Politics of Federal Reforms” (Discussant)
October 2016, Munich, Germany
RRPP International Workshop: “Illiberal and authoritarian tendencies in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe”, Paper: “Challenges of Liberalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina”
April 2016, New York, USA
21st Annual World Convention, Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), Paper: “European Union Accession and the Challenges of Liberalism in Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina”
March 2016, Oxford, UK
European Studies Centre Visiting Academic’s Seminar Series, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. Paper: “Yugoslav Legacies and Liberalism in the Western Balkans”
November 2015, Philadelphia, USA
47th Annual Convention of the Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES). Paper: “A liberal Western Balkans? The European Union and the Challenges of Liberalism in Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina”
April 2015, New York, USA
20th Annual World Convention, Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), Paper (co-authored with Daniel Bochsler, UZH, and Davor Petrić, UZH and University of Sarajevo): “Turning International Intervention into Domestic Cooperation in Post-war Societies”
June 2014, Cluj, Romania
10th Convention, Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA). Paper (co-authored with Daniel Bochsler, UZH, and Davor Petrić, UZH and University of Sarajevo): “Enforced Cooperation: A Model of International Intervention in Divided Polities”
April 2014, New York, USA
19th Annual World Convention, Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), Paper: “Imposed Consociation in Bosnia and Herzegovina”
April 2013, Zurich, Switzerland
Young Researchers’ Workshop with Donald L. Horowitz: “Democracy in Plural Societies – fresh approaches”, Centre for Comparative and International Studies CIS Zürich, Paper: “Imposing Consociation: Elite Cooperation in Divided Post-Conflict Societies”
January 2013, Zurich, Switzerland
Annual Congress, Swiss Political Science Association SVPW / ASSP, University of Zurich, Paper: “The Democratic Foundation of Consociational Constitutional Design”
November 2012, New Orleans, USA
44th Annual Convention, Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), New Orleans (USA), Paper: “Explaining the Failure of Imposed Consociational Democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina: An Alternative Theoretical Approach to Elite Cooperation in Divided Post-Conflict Societies“