The first years of post-communism: Transitions and legacies

November 26 Friday

Date/time

November 26, 2010, 10.30 - 16.00

Loc.

IICCMER

With

Prof. Dragos Paul Aligica, George Mason University, USA; Prof. Tom Gallagher, University of Bradford, UK; Prof. Lazar Vlasceanu, Univ. Bucharest; Dr. Pal Germuska, Institute of the Hungarian Revolution, Hungary

Type

Symposium

The symposium aims at discussing the changes in the first years after 1989 and to analyze the evolution of several east-european countries and their different transitional path.

Also available in Romana, Deutsch

Program of the International Symposium

The First Years of Post-Communism: Transitions and Legacies 26 November 2010

The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile, Bucharest, Romania

10.30-10.50 Welcome addresses by Mr. Ioan Stanomir, executive president of the IICCMER, Mr. Holger Dix, resident representative of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Romania & Moldova, Mr. Bogdan Cristian Iacob, secretary of IICCMER’s Scientific Council

10.50-12.20 Panel 1: Politics, Minorities and Intellectual Development

Prof. Tom Gallagher (University of Bradford), “Burying Hope and Licensing Discord: Necessary Goals for the FSN’s Path to Power”

Dr. Oana-Valentina Suciu (University of Bucharest), “Brief History of the Ethnic Minorities in Post-1989 Romania” Prof. Lazăr Vlăsceanu (University of Bucharest), “RO Universities of the 1990s: Withering Away Some Legacies and Instituting New Ones” Questions & Answers

12.20-13.20 Lunch

13.20-14.50 Panel 2: Central and East European Transitions

Prof. Martin Ivanov (Senior Research Associate in Economic History – the History Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Science), “Bulgaria's Multi-Start Transition, 1989-1997”

Dr. Pal Germuska (The Institute for the History of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution), “Building a Market Society in Hungary: Decline and Crises-Handling in Two Former Socialist Cities, Ózd and Tatabánya” Dragoş Paul Aligică (George Mason University), Vlad Tarko (The Analysis and Institutional Development Centre Eleutheria - CADI), “Economic Performance, Social Safety and Individual Happiness. A Comparative Approach to Communist and Post-Communist Romania” Questions & Answers

14.50-15.10 Coffee break

15.10-16.10 Concluding remarks by Prof. Bogdan Murgescu, director of the Centre for Administrative, Cultural and Economic Studies (University of Bucharest): “Point Zero of Democratic Freedom. Agency and Structural Constraints in East-Central Europe in the Early 1990s”

Questions & Answers

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