12 September 2013
Upcoming: ESI in Belgrade, Vienna, Tbilisi, Istanbul, Visby, and Salzburg
Abdullah Gul – Ibrahim Kalin – Carl Bildt
Abdullah Gul – Ibrahim Kalin – Carl Bildt

In the next few weeks, ESI analysts will be speaking throughout Europe, including events in Belgrade, Vienna, Tbilisi, Istanbul, Visby, and Salzburg.

Besa Shahini will speak on "Human Security in Kosovo" at the upcoming Belgrade Security Forum, 19-21 September. On 23-25 September, Gerald Knaus will join the discussion at a workshop on "EU, Russia and Turkey – security trends and challenges in the Balkans" in Vienna, organised by the Centre for Liberal Strategies. In Tbilisi, Alexandra Stiglmayer and Gerald Knaus will make presentations about ESI’s research on visa free travel at a round table on visa liberalization on 1 October organised by the Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies. At the 4th Istanbul Forum (3-4 October), Gerald Knaus will speak at a panel on "Majoritarianism versus Pluralism: Democracy in Question?". Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Ibrahim Kalin, Chief Advisor to the Turkish Prime Minister, will also speak at the conference. At this year's Visby conference (5-6 October), Gerald Knaus will discuss the "Road to Authoritarianism – Political Trends in the Eastern Neighbourhood". Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt and many other high level decision makers from the region will also attend this Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation event. Gerald will also give a presentation on vocational training at the Policy Leaders' Forum Western Balkans And Turkey in Salzburg (10-11 October) organised by the European Training Foundation.

About us
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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.

You can find out more about Alan Grant on his websites:
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