19 - 20 Nov 2019, Bucharest

    1989 - Annus Mirabilis. Three Decades After: Desires, Achievements and Future

    The conference is one of events organised in cooperation with ENRS on the 30th anniversary of the democratic revolitions of 1989.

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    The conference will be held in English and Romanian and simultaneously translated into Romanian and English.
    Venue: Blvd. Expozitiei no.30A, Conference Hall

    Programme

    19/11/2019 Tuesday

    10:00
    Registration
    10:30
    Welcome & opening
    11:00-11:45
    Keynote lecture
    Alina Bârgăoanu: Challenges to the post-1989 liberal order: the response from Central and Eastern Europe
    12:00-13:45
    Session One/First Panel: The end of the Cold War and the fall of communism in Europe
    Adrian Pop: The role of geopolitical factors in the fall of communism in Central and Eastern European countries
    Ferenc Miszlivetz: The fall of communism in Hungary
    Anthony Kemp-Welch: 1989: The Polish paradigm

    Moderators: Florin Abraham and Ion M. Ioniță
    13:45-14:30
    14:30-16:15
    Second Panel
    Michael Gehler: The end of the communist regime in the German Democratic Republic
    Oldřich Tůma: The fall of communism in Czechoslovakia (Czech perspective)
    Peter Jašek: The collapse of communism in Czechoslovakia (Slovak perspective)
    16:15-16:30
    Coffee break
    16:30-18:15
    Third Panel
    Jordan Baev: The fall of communism in Bulgaria
    Dragos Petrescu: The collapse of communism in Romania (international dimension)
    Constantin Hlihor: Romanian Revolution of December 1989 (internal dimension)

    Moderators: Octavian Roske and Adrian Pop
    18:30-19:30
    Session Two/First Panel: Transition to democracy and market economy. Challenges of populism
    Mihail E.Ionescu: The role of geopolitical factors in the transition to democracy in Central and Eastern European countries

    20/11/2019 Wednesday

    9:00–11:00
    Second Panel
    Attila Antal: Neoliberalization and democratization? Economic and political transition in Hungary
    Łukasz Kamiński: The main features of political and economic transition in Poland
    Daniela Kolenovská: Trends of political and economic transition in Czech Republic
    Juraj Marusiak: Slovakia: features of political and economic transition

    Moderators: Ana-Maria Cătănuș and Peter Jašek
    11:00-11:15
    Coffee break
    11:15-13:15
    Third Panel
    Bogdana Todorova: Bulgaria: directions and outcomes of the political and economic transition
    Daunis Auers: From the Soviet Union to the European Union: a quarter of a century of political and economic transformation in the three Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
    Dan Dungaciu: The main features of political and economic transition in the Republic of Moldova
    Florin Abraham: The labyrinth of transition in Romania
    13:15-13:30
    End of conference

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    Event organised as a part of the 1989. Changes and Challanges framework
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