Ambassador Garčević joined fellow scholars and practitioners to examine how the war in Ukraine may reflect on the situation in Eastern Mediterranean, including Turkish-Greek relations.
While the political importance of the churches has noticeably decreased over time, in Orthodox countries such as those in the Western Balkans, the church remains a significant actor and is inextricably linked to both politics and state power. Garčević and Morrison explore why the SPC remains a potent force in public and political life today.
In recent years, global patterns have emerged that threaten to undermine democracy – election denialism, the emergence of nationalist regimes, and the removal of democratically elected governments to name a few. A panel of Pardee School professors commented on these trends in their regions of study as well as the implications for global democracy.
Ambassador Garčević argued that the Russian invasion of Ukraine was a moment for the EU to radically re-evaluate its stagnant enlargement process; he proposed that Brussels develop a multi-step EU integration process, creating intermediate goals before the full inclusion into the Union,
Professor Hefner discusses Indonesia’s transition to democracy, how it stands alone as the only Muslim majority country to make a successful transition to democracy, and forces that threaten that democracy.
“The insecurity the CCP continually struggles with was revealed in spades in Xi’s speech…The reason it was imperative for Xi to hammer home that the CCP had transformed China…was because there is no socialist ideological glue that holds China together today.”
Nine Pardee School Faculty and one undergraduate student will present during the International Studies Associations annual convention, whose theme is “Globalization, Regionalism and Nationalism: Contending Forces in World Politics.”
Ambassador Garčević discusses nationalism in the Balkans.