The Faculty of History of the University of Bucharest and the “Asociația Cooltura Nouă ne pasă!” organized the “Thirty Years After – Post Communism, Democracy and Illiberalism in Central and Eastern Europe” international conference, between the 9th-11th of October 2019. The event took place at the Faculty of History of the University of Bucharest (4-12, Regina Elisabeta Bvd.) and in the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Law (36-46, Mihail Kogălniceanu Bvd.).
The conference took place over three days of speeches and debates of researchers and specialists from Central and Eastern Europe and from other European and Extra-European areas, such as France, Great Britain, Austria, Spain, Turkey, the United States of America or Canada. Daniel Chirot, Peter Siani-Davies, Oliver Jens Schmitt and José M. Faraldo are some of the most renowned personalities that participated this international conference.
Recalling the 30 years since the fall of the communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe area, the event aimed to analyse major issues that occurred before 1989 and in the post-communist period, such as the causes and consequences of the communism fall, the transition period in these areas, the international organizations and organisms, NATO and the European Union that are factors of democratization, but also civil society, its metamorphosis and role in the last three decades.
The event aimed to analyse how the communism fall and its inheritance influenced the evolution of Central and Eastern European countries over the last 30 years. The conference takled to approach current trends and the causes that lead to the emergence of some regimes with illiberal influences in this area. The debates and speeches analysed the last 30 years using a multidisciplinary approach, but also historical, economical, political sciences, international relations, cultural history or historic sociology approaches. The conference also aimed to debate current trends towards illiberalism and populism and the transition period shortcomings on all social and economic levels and sectors.
The event’s language was English. Free entrance.
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The contact person is Matei Gheboianu, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event’s official partners are Dedeman and OMV-Petrom.