22 January 2015
Graz – ESI lecture: Do outsiders get the Balkans and Turkey?
Photo: Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Photo: Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

The University of Graz and the European Stability Initiative
are pleased to invite you to a public lecture

Do outsiders get the Balkans and Turkey?

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 17.00-18.30

Bosnia, European Raj (2003) – Kayseri and Islamic Calvinism (2005)
Bosnia, European Raj (2003) – Kayseri and Islamic Calvinism (2005)

Universität Graz
Zentrum für Südosteuropastudien

HS 23.03, Erdgeschoss, Mozartgasse 3, 8010 Graz

How can a think tank write reports that have impact? Can headlines be planned? Is impact on the public debate and impact on policy makers the same? Starting with ESI publications on Bosnia – the European Raj (2003); Lost in the Bosnian labyrinth (2013); Protest and Illusions (2004-2014) – this presentation by ESI chairman Gerald Knaus examines the strategy of a European think tank: from research strategies to writing style to dissemination efforts. The presentation also looks at the background story to a widely read report on Turkey – Islamic Calvinists (2005) – and the challenge of tackling another burning political issue in Turkey today: political justice.

Gerald Knaus
Gerald Knaus
About us
Photo credits
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