22 September 2007
ESI on State-Building in Southeast Europe at TRANSFUSE General Assembly in Berlin

Being invited to Transfuse's 6th General Assembly, Gerald spoke on lessons learned from ESI's research on State-Building in the countries of Southeast Europe.  Other speakers included Lale Akgün (Member of the Deutscher Bundestag), Sinan Ülgen (Chairman of think-tank EDAM, Istanbul), Ivan Krastev (Chairman of the Board, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia), Thomas Carothers (Vice President for studies-international politics and governance at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington), Veton Surroi (Chairman of ORA, Member of the Kosovar delegation on status talks, Prishtina), and Osman Topčagić (Director, Directorate for European Integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo).

Thomas Carothers - Copyright by TRANSFUSE Association
Thomas Carothers
Sinan Ülgen and Ivan Krastev - Copyright by TRANSFUSE Association
Ivan Krastev and Sinan Ülgen
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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

You can find out more about Jonathan Lewis on his website www.jonathanlewisphoto.com