9 May 2013
Budapest ESI at the Central European University: Building Sustainable Peace in the Western Balkans. A View From Practitioners
Besa Shahini, Gerald Knaus, Mark Freeman, and John Shattuck. Photo: CEU
Besa Shahini, Gerald Knaus, Mark Freeman, and John Shattuck. Photo: CEU

ESI's Gerald Knaus and Besa Shahini participated in a panel discussion on "Building Sustainable Peace in the Western Balkans" at the Central European University in Budapest.

The panel took stock of the peace building efforts in the former Yugoslavia, identified lessons learned and sketched out the way ahead. It also discuss edrelevant lessons from peace-building efforts elsewhere.

Welcoming remarks and moderator:

John Shattuck, President and Rector, CEU


  • Gerald Knaus, Chairman, European Stability Initiative,
  • Mark Freeman, Executive Director, Institute for Integrated Transitions
  • Besa Shahini, Senior Analyst, European Stability Initiative
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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