CFP: Graduate Student Conference on Kosovo

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CFP: Graduate Student Conference on Kosovo

Call for Papers
Kosovo: Understanding the Past - Looking Ahead
Budapest, 31.3.-2.4.2000
International Graduate Students Conference
This three day conference seeks to bring together young scholars and
graduate students from Serbia and Kosovo, as well as from Southeastern
Europe and elsewhere in Europe, working on multinational relations in
Kosovo. The conference, seeking to encourage an academic dialogue, is
organized by the International Politics Working Group of AEGEE, a
European Student organization. The conference will take place at the
Central European University in Budapest with the support of the
European Youth Foundation and CEU.
The following topics will be discussed during the conference:
Can there be a common Kosovo history?
During the first day contentious issues of Kosovo history will
discussed. The emphasis lies on trying to find a common understanding
of historical events in Kosovo. Positive Examples of multiethnic
coexistence in Southeastern Europe (Vojvodina, etc.) and tools
facilitating multiethnic existence.
Success and Failure of the first year of International Administration
of Kosovo
The second day of the conference will touch on the experience of the
international administration of Kosovo. Both successes and failures
will be subject of discussion.
What is the long-term future of Kosovo?
The last day of the conference seeks to place Kosovo in the larger
Southeast European context and explore the long term development
strategies for Kosovo and multinational relations in Southeastern
Europe as whole.
Structure of the Conference
The Conference will be organized around a number of panels and
workshops. There will be 1-2 panels per day, followed by workshops on
the different topics outlined above.

The working language of the conference is English. The conference will
take place at the Central European University in Budapest.
If you seek to participate as a presenter, please submit an abstract
(approx. 500 words) with a short resume. If you are interested only in
attending the conference, please submit a short letter of motivation.
The deadline for applications is March 3rd, 2000.
Participation Fees:
Participants from Western Europe:
AEGEE Members (room & board):            25 EURO
Non-AEGEE Members (room & board):        60 EURO
Non-AEGEE Members (Self-Organized):      10 EURO
Participants from Central and Eastern Europe:
AEEGEE Members (room & board):                   15 EURO
Non-AEGEE Members (room & board):                30 EURO
Non-AEGEE Members (Self-Organized):              free
Direct all Submissions and Enquiries to
Or by regular mail to
Florian Bieber
Nardor utca 9
H-1051 Budapest
As we will seek the publication of a select number of papers presented
at the conference, we would request all presenters to submit their
paper before or during the conference.
For more information on the conference and links on Kosovo see

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