The Western Balkans: Progress, Stagnation, or Regression? | Sarajevo, June 12th – 15th 2011 | Organized by: The Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Johns Hopkins University SAIS and the America – Bosnia Foundation in cooperation with University of Sarajevo and Ministry of Education and Science of the Canton of Sarajevo

Program

"The Western Balkans: Progress, Stagnation, or Regression?"
Sarajevo, June 12th – 15th 2011

DAY TIME TOPIC VENUE

Sunday,
June 12th

17:30

OPENING CEREMONY

Opening:

  • Daniel Hamilton
    Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS
  • Michael Haltzel
    Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS
  • Sasha Toperich
    America-Bosnia Foundation

Welcome:

  • Hon. Patrick Moon
    U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Concert of Young Artists from Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Naomi Druškić (piano)
  • Benjamin Bojanić (clarinet)
  • Amila Smajević (piano)
  • Mirna Kavčić (violin)
  • Emina Huskić (piano)

Accompanied by: Amila Musić Čengić (piano)

Reception to follow
Sponsor:
Embassy of the United States of America, Sarajevo

Greetings:

  • Emir Suljagić
    Minister for Education and Science, Sarajevo Canton
University of Sarajevo Rectorate

Monday, June 13th

9:30 – 12:00

Prospects for the New Government in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Role of the International Community

Moderator: Michael Haltzel
Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS

Speakers:

  • Zlatko Lagumdžija
    President, SDP BiH
  • Valentin Inzko
    High Representative, EU Special Representative in BiH
  • Jonas Jonsson
    Head, Division of the Western Balkans, EEAS
  • Martin Raguž
    Vice President, HDZ 1990

Commentators:

  • Kurt Bassuener
    Democratization Policy Council, Sarajevo
  • Gerald Knaus
    President, European Stability Initiative
Hotel Europe Sarajevo

12:00 - 13:30
LUNCHEON
Hotel Europe Sarajevo - Restaurant
  14:00 – 16:30

Regional Reconciliation and Cooperation

Moderator: Daniel Serwer
Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS

Speakers:

  • Igor Lukšić
    Prime Minister of Montenegro
  • Sven Alkalaj
    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Enver Hoxhaj
    Minister for Foreign Affairs, Republic of Kosovo
  • Erhard Busek
    Coordinator, Southeast European Cooperative Initiative, and Director, IDM, Vienna
  • Romana Vlahutin
    Advisor to the President of Croatia
  • Goran Svilanović
    Coordinator, OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities
  • Ayse Sezgin
    Deputy Undersecretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey

Commentators:

  • Nataša Kandić
    Humanitarian Law Center, Belgrade
  • Dušan Janjić
    Forum for Ethnic Relations, Belgrade
Hotel Europe Sarajevo
  17:30 – 19:30

The Media and their Role in the Democratization and Europeanization of the Western Balkans

(Organized with the Media Centar, Sarajevo and the Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo)

Speaker: Dunja Mijatović
OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media

  • Kemal Kurspahić
    The Connection Newspapers, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Oliver Vujović
    South and East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), Vienna
  • Gordana Igrić
    Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN-Regional Office)
  • Vildana Selimbegović
    Oslobođenje
  • Remzi Lani
    Albanian Media Institute
  • Tanya Sakzewski
    The Doha Debates
  • Tarik Jusić
    Media-Centar Sarajevo
  • Dinka Živalj
    Regional Cooperation Council
Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo
  20:00

DINNER RECEPTION

Celebrating the launch of the new South East European Initiative at CTR - SAIS

Welcome:

  • Mujo Selimović
    MIMS Group
  • Daniel Hamilton
    Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS
"HS Pivnica" Restaurant

Tuesday,
June 14th

9:30 – 12:00

The Integration of National Minorities in Western Balkan Countries: Case Studies of Successes and Failures to Date

Moderator: Daniel Hamilton
Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS

Speakers:

  • Miodrag Vlahović
    Ambassador (ret.): CeRS - Center for Regional Studies, Montenegro
  • Jakob Finci
    Ambassador of BiH to Switzerland
  • Joseph Marko
    University of Graz

Commentators:

  • Charles Ingrao
    Purdue University
  • Aida Ćorović
    Urban In, Novi Pazar
Hotel Europe Sarajevo

12:00

Keynote Address on U.S. Policy in the Balkans by Hon. Philip Gordon, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs

Hotel Europe Sarajevo

12:45 - 13:30
LUNCHEONHotel Europe Sarajevo - Restaurant
  14:00 - 16:30

Corruption: a Cancer on Democracy and How to Combat It

Moderator: Robert M. Beecroft
Ambassador (ret.), Supervisory Senior Inspector, U.S. Department of State

Speakers:

  • Nemanja Nenadić
    Transparency International Serbia
  • Srđan Blagovčanin
    Transparency International BiH
  • Svetlana Cenić
    Independent Analyst, Banja Luka

Commentators:

  • Robert Benjamin
    National Democratic Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Doug Drysdale
    Alvogen Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Hotel Europe Sarajevo
  17:30 – 19:30

Democratizing the “Constitutional Debate” - Inclusion of Civil Society Voices (in Cooperation with the Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo)

Moderator: Vedran Džihić
Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS

  • Nerzuk Ćurak
    University of Sarajevo
  • Dino Abazović
    University of Sarajevo
  • Asim Mujkić
    University of Sarajevo
  • Bruce Hitchner
    Tufts University
  • Ivana Howard
    National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, D.C.
  • Bodo Weber
    Democratization Policy Council, Sarajevo
  • Goran Marković
    Faculty of Law, Eastern Sarajevo - Pale
Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo

20:00

Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Reception

Welcome:

  • Wolfgang Waldner
    State Secretary for European and International Affairs of Austria
  • Anton Fink
    Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation
  • Eugen Stark
    Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation
  • Daniel Hamilton
    Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS
Hotel Europe Sarajevo

Wednesday,
June 15th

09:00

"The Western Balkans: an Austrian Perspective"

Wolfgang Waldner
State Secretary for European and International Affairs of Austria

Hotel Europe Sarajevo


9:30 – 12:00

Economic Development: a Regional Approach or Every Country for Itself?

Moderator: Michael Haltzel
Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS

Speakers:

  • Andrei Krikliwy
    Bedminster Capital Management LLC
  • Amer Bukvić
    BBI Bank
  • Vjekoslav Domljan
    Centre for Regional Economic Studies (CRES) Mostar
  • Ahmet Shala
    Former Minister of Economy and Finance of Kosovo

Commentators:

  • Vladimir Gligorov
    WIIW, Vienna
Hotel Europe Sarajevo

12:00 - 13:30
LUNCHEONHotel Europe Sarajevo - Restaurant
  14:00 – 16:00

The Road to NATO and EU Accession

Moderator: Nida Gelazis
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.

Speakers:

  • Renzo Daviddi
    Acting Head of EU Delegation, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Reuf Bajrović
    Foreign Policy Advisor, SDP BiH 
  • Ivan Vejvoda
    German Marshall Fund of the U.S., Washington, D.C.
  • Denisa Sarajlić-Maglić
    Foreign Policy Initiative, Sarajevo

Commentators:

  • Jelena Milić
    Center for Euroatlantic Studies (CEAS), Belgrade
  • Ulrike Lunacek
    European Parliament, Brussels
Hotel Europe Sarajevo
  16:15 - 18:15

CLOSING SESSION

BRINGING CIVIL SOCIETY IN - Civil Society Perspective on Government Reforms toward EU Accession

Presentation of Follow-up Initiative "Southeastern Europe Initiative at CTR - SAIS" and "Civil Society Manifesto"

Welcome: Samir Arnautović
University of Sarajevo

Moderator: Vedran Džihić
Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS

Discussion:

  • Mak Kamenica
    America - Bosnia Foundation
  • Lajla Zaimović Kurtović
    ACIPS
  • Mevlida Rovčanin
    CEI CSO's, Network
  • Tija Memišević
    European Research Centre, Sarajevo
  • Vedran Horvat
    Zagreb office, Heinrich Böll Stiftung
  • Vladimir Mišev
    Institute for Democracy "Societas Civilis", Skoplje, Macedonia
  • Aleksandra Bojadžieva
    InSoC - Initiative for Social Change
  • Maja Stojanović
    Civic Initiatives, Belgrade
  • Daliborka Uljarević
    Centre for Civic Education, Montenegro

Concluding remarks: Hon. Raimondo De Cardona
Ambassador of Italy to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Hotel Europe Sarajevo


 

 

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