[APPLY NOW] Regional News Cafe Webinar: Legacies of Violence and Political Competition in Southeast Europe

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Why do people vote the way they do? What influences their political choices? Does the past, especially the conflict legacies affect the political behavior and election results? If yes, how? 

Join us for another Regional News Cafe Webinar: Legacies of Violence and Political Competition in Southeast Europe on February 28th from 17:00! This time our guest will be Professor Josip Glaurdić who will discuss the long-lasting connection between the war past in Southeast Europe and electoral behavior, as well as the consequences of that relationship. 

Understanding the historical context of violence and its impact on political competition is essential for crafting effective policies and strategies to address ongoing challenges in the region. This knowledge equips young politicians and activists with the tools to advocate for meaningful change and reconciliation, fostering a more inclusive and peaceful society.

Join us on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 17:00 on the Zoom platform!

Registration: Pre-registration is mandatory. 

REGISTER HERE: Registration Form 

Language: The webinar will be conducted in English. 

Who can apply? Young activists and members of youth branches of political parties from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Slovenia, North Macedonia, and Albania, but also other young people interested in the topic.

Please note that the number of participants is limited. 

You can sign up until Tuesday, February 27, 2024 by 23:59 by completing the application form at the link provided above. 

The ZOOM link will be sent to you on February 28, 2024 between 11:00 and 15:00. 

We are looking forward to your application!

About the lecturer: 

Josip Glaurdić is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Luxembourg. Prior to joining the university, he was a Junior Visiting Fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna (2008), Fellow of Clare College, University of Cambridge (2008-2017), and a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow (2012-2016) at Cambridge’s Department of Politics and International Studies. He earned his PhD in political science (with distinction) from Yale University in 2009, and his BA in political science and international business (summa cum laude) from Illinois Wesleyan University. Professor Glaurdić’s work is situated at the crossroads of comparative politics, international relations, and political economy, with a strong grounding in historical research. In the period 2017-2022, he was leading a team of scholars on a project titled “Electoral Legacies of War: Political Competition in Postwar Southeast Europe” which aimed to answer a number of questions with real policy relevance beyond Southeast Europe: What determines electoral results and the quality of governance in post-conflict societies? Are elections decided by the voters’ experiences and perceptions of the ended conflict, or are they decided by the voters’ considerations of the political parties’ peacetime economic platforms and performance in office? Is governance crippled by the destructive legacies of conflict?”

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