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On this page we will try to provide information about conferences or other events that might be of interest to LFEE readers.


New Divisions in Europe



Friday 20 and Saturday 21 October 2000



London European Research Centre



Until 1989 it was possible (even if simplistic) to regard the fundamental division in Europe as that between the Soviet and Western dominated blocs. Since then the situation has become so much more complex that there is no agreed way of representing it. However, the hopes of 1989 have not been realised: there is not "one Europe", but a continent in which many of the most salient divisions still bear the imprint of the Cold War. While there is controversy over the causes of these new divisions, there is some consensus about their existence.

This conference has two major aims:

1) It analyses the situation since 1989 asking how and why the new divisions emerged.

2) It examines possible solutions for some of the key divisions

In collaboration with
The Ukraine Centre, University of North London
and the journal, Labour Focus on Eastern Europe.



Friday 20 October

1.00pm Registration

1.30pm Introduction to the Conference
Marko Bojcun, Director, The Ukraine Centre, University of North London

1.45pm Can an inclusive European security system be established and what role might be played by the major international organisations - the UN, NATO, EU,OSCE?
Peter Gowan, University of North London
Mary Kaldor, University of Sussex

3.30pm Coffee

4.00pm  Can the European economy be reconstructed to overcome the core/periphery relationship on West/East lines? What changes would be necessary and what are the prospects for their realisation?
Jane Hardy, University of Hertfordshire
Jörg Huffschmid, University of Bremen, Germany
Alexander Fisun, University of Kharkiv, Ukraine

6.30pm End of  first day



Saturday 21 October


9.00am  What are the prospects for the establishment and maintenance of stable democratic states throughout the continent?
Boris Kagarlitsky, Moscow
Anna Pollert, University of Greenwich
László Andor, Budapest University of Economic Sciences

10.45am Coffee


11.15am What role, if any, do/should international and European organisations play in securing human rights (including social and gender rights) throughout the continent?
Mike Newman, University of North London
Gilbert Achcar, University of Paris VIII, France

12.45pm Closing address
Marko Bojcun, Director, The Ukraine Centre, University of North London


1.00pm Close


2 day conference Booking Form


London European Research Centre

New Divisions in Europe


Dates
Friday 20 October - Saturday 21 October 2000

Location
London Voluntary Sector Resources Centre, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA

Fee
75.00 (including refreshments)
15.00 students, unemployed and low-waged

How to apply
The application form below should be returned to The Administrator, London European Research Centre, 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB
Tel: 0171 607 2789 ext 2662  Fax: 0171 753 7069


Conference Application Form


New Divisions in Europe

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London European Research Centre
The Centre's interests include European Integration, analysis of the interactions between the European Union and such areas as East Central Europe and the South, and studies of individual European countries. Its focus is upon the social sciences, broadly defined, and its work is based on independent, critical approaches, with a commitment to the principles of equality, democracy and internationalism.
The European Dossier series is published by Kogan Page for the London European Research Centre.
Where appropriate, the Centre will undertake research for organisations which share its aims.

Contact
Professor Michael Newman
Director of the London European Research Centre
Faculty of Humanities and Teacher Education
University of North London
166 - 220 Holloway Road
London N7 8DB
Tel: 0171-753 5794
Fax: 0171-753 7069
Email; m.newman@unl.ac.uk



London European Research Centre
Faculty of Humanities and Teacher Education
University of North London
166 - 220 Holloway Road London N7 8DB
Tel: 0171-753 5794 Fax: 0171-753 7069
Email; lerc@unl.ac.uk



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