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How to Understand Central Europe in 2018: book launch&discussion

3. október. 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

2018 saw the publication of a landmark volume ‘Understanding Central Europe’, edited by Marcin Moskalewicz and Wojciech Przybylski. This collection of articles and essays focused on the diverse historical, cultural and political aspects of the concept of ‘Central Europe’ and included a large team of authors from across the Visegrad Four as well as the broader Eastern European region.

In little more than a year, ‘Central Europe’ will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of Communism. Yet, in recent years, the region has been changing drastically. Rise of illiberalism in the V4, the Ukraine security crisis, the ongoing crisis of the European idea and growth of Eastern European Euroskepticism – all these and other factors raise a range of important questions about the destiny of ‘Central Europe’. What does the future hold for the region? Should we be optimistic or not? Does ‘Central Europe’ still exist as a shared idea? If yes, then what does it mean to be ‘Central European’ today, nearly three decades after 1989? How should we understand Central Europe in 2018?

Join us for a book launch and a discussion of these important questions with the book editors and authors in Bratislava, in the Aula (B120 Room) of the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, on October 3, 16:30!
MARCIN MOSKALEWICZ (University of Oxford)
TOMÁŠ STRÁŽAY (Slovak Foreign Policy Association)
ALIAKSEI KAZHARSKI (Charles University in Prague & Comenius University in Bratislava)

Moderated by:
OĽGA GYÁRFÁŠOVA (Comenius University in Bratislava)


3. október. 2018
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


IESIR – Institute of European Studies and International Relations

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