The Balkans in Harvard - Part 2

posted by sab on 2006/11/13 15:17

[ The Balkans in Harvard ]

Worth applying for is the 9th Annual Kokkalis Graduate Student Workshop - the call for papers' deadline is the 27th of November. Here's what it is all about:

The Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe, John F.
Kennedy School of Government, and the Southeastern Europe Study Group, Minda
de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, will hold the
ninth Kokkalis Graduate Student Workshop on February 2, 2007.

Doctoral students are invited to submit proposals for papers to be
delivered at the workshop. Proposals should be a maximum of 500 words and
should fall into one of the below thematic units:

Thematic units:

I. Secularism, Fundamentalism and Pluralism in Southeast Europe:

Papers should explore trends in secularism, fundamentalism and/or pluralism
at the sub-state, inter-state and/or transnational level(s) in Southeast
Europe. Papers can explore topics such as the constitutional and legal
relationship between religion and the state; the organization, regulation
and transformation of religion in public life; the links between religion
and nationalism; democratic institution-building and religious human rights;
and related subjects.

II. Nontraditional Security Threats in Southeast Europe:

Countries have faced security threats stemming from military action,
politics and diplomacy. Increasingly, however, conflict and instability in
Southeast Europe and, indeed, globally are being generated by nontraditional
security threats such as terrorism, drug trafficking, health crises,
environmental security, illegal immigration, economic and financial security,
failures in governance, and information security. Papers should examine
these and/or other nontraditional security issues in the region. Preference
will be given to papers providing recommendations to improve policymaking to
combat these new threats at the local, national and regional levels.

III. Innovative Governance and Entrepreneurship in Southeast Europe:

Papers should explore experiments in new forms of governance, partnerships
and entrepreneurship in the public/private sector in Southeastern Europe and
analyze the circumstances under which they emerged. Papers could, for
example, focus on new entities, innovative projects, cross-sector
partnerships and the circumstances (institutional, managerial, leadership,
political, etc) in which they emerged as well as the challenges, dilemmas,
and solutions facing the realization of such initiatives. Papers may stem
from the domains of public policy, administration and/or management;
in the public, private or NGO sectors; or others.

Countries of focus:

Albania _ Bosnia-Herzegovina _ Bulgaria _ Croatia _ Cyprus _ Greece _
Hungary_FYR Macedonia _ Moldova _ Montenegro _ Romania _ Serbia _ Slovenia _

- Deadline for submission is *November 27, 2006*.

A number of grants for travel and accommodation are available. Proposals and
CVs should be

submitted online here.

Alternatively, they may also be submitted via email to:

For more information on the Graduate Student Workshop and the Kokkalis
Program, visit:



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