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
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.
- Travails of the European Raj – Media reactions
- Islamic Calvinists. Change and Conservatism in Central Anatolia – Media reactions
- Lost in the Bosnian labyrinth. Why the Sejdic-Finci case should not block an EU application – Media reactions
- Protests and Illusions – How Bosnia and Herzegovina lost a decade
- Kafka's world – the trial of Mehmet O.