20 November 2008
ESI public lecture at Harvard Kennedy School: The ultimate test European soft power and the future of liberal democracy in the Balkans and Turkey
"The Ultimate Test: European Soft Power and the Future of Liberal Democracy in the Balkans and Turkey". Video: Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe / Youtube

ESI Chairman Gerald Knaus was invited to deliver a talk on the relationship between Southeast Europe, Turkey, and the European Union. The lecture was part of a series organized by the Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe at Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge.

In the past, this lecture series has included speakers and scholars such as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, President Boris Tadic of Serbia, Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk, Kemal Kirisci of Bogazici University, and Dr. Mark Mazower of Columbia University.

The event is open to the public.

4:00 p.m.
Fainsod Room, Littauer Center
John F. Kennedy School of Government
79 John F. Kennedy St.
Cambridge, MA

More information on the Kokkalis Program’s website

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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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