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    Disinformation in Memory Politics: Sixth Panel Discussion

    Recommendations for a guide to prevent disinformation in the field of memory politics

    The event will take place on 13 May 2021 at 11:30–13:00 CEST.

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    Prof. Marie-Janine Calic (University of Munich)

    Professor in Eastern and South-Eastern European History at the University of Munich. Aside from her permanent employment, she has worked for the Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South-eastern Europe in Brussels, UNPROFOR-Headquarters in Zagreb and the ICTY in The Hague. She is a regular commentator on Balkan affairs for the media. Recently published: The Great Cauldron. A History of Southeast Europe, Cambridge-London, Harvard University Press, 2019; A History of Yugoslavia, West Lafayette, Purdue University Press, 2019; Tito. Eine Biographie, München, C.H. Beck 2020.


    Prof. Mihail E. Ionescu (National University of Political Studies and Administration in Bucharest)

    Major General (ret), Professor and member of the Doctoral School at the National School of Political Studies and Administration In Bucharest. He was Director of the Institute for Political Studies of Defence and Military History at the Romanian Ministry of National Defence (2000–2020). Between 2004 and 2006, he was a member of the Senior Advisory Council of the PfP Consortium. From 2006 until 2012, he established and co-chaired the Regional Stability within the Greater Black Sea Area Working Group of the PfP Consortium. He was a member of the Parallel History Project on NATO and the Warsaw Pact and Cold War International History Project in Washington D.C. Within this project, he co-authored the volume Romania and the Warsaw Pact, 1955–1989: Selected Documents, Bucharest, Politeia-SNSPA, 2004 (with Dennis Deletant). He has published and coordinated more than 40 monographs and 100 studies and articles (in Romania and abroad) covering various topics related to international relations, security and defence policy and military history. Recently published: Eastern Partnership. A Civilian Security Perspective, Bucharest, Military Publishing House, 2016; The Romanians in the Great War. Year 1916 (coord.) - five volumes (2015–2019).



    Prof. Jan Rydel (Pedagogical University of Cracow, European Network Remembrance and Solidarity )

    Professor, until 2010 Researcher and Professor at the Jagiellonian University and currently Professor at the Pedagogical University of Cracow. Between 2001 and 2005, he headed the Office of Culture, Science and Information at the Polish Embassy in Berlin. Since 2008, Professor Rydel has been Poland’s representative on the board of the Polish-German Foundation for Science. He is Deputy Chairman of the ENRS Steering Committee and coordinates the Polish side in the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (ENRS). Fields of research: East-Central Europe and Polish–German relations in the 19th and 20th centuries. He is the author of Polityka historyczna w Republice Federalnej Niemiec. Zaszłości – Idee – Praktyka [Politics of history in Federal Republic of Germany. Legacy – ideas – practice] (2011) and Jan Rydel, Stefan Troebst (eds.), History as an Instrument of Contemporary International Conflicts, Routledge, forthcoming 2021.


    Dr Bartosz Dziewanowski-Stefańczyk (European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences)

    PhD, historian. He has worked for the Centre for Historical Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Berlin (2012–2016). Since 2016, a researcher and Deputy Head of the Academic Department at the Institute of European Network Remembrance and Solidarity and a researcher at the History Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Fields of research: Polish–German relations, textbooks, Polish foreign politics of memory and cultural diplomacy. Recently published: ’To ”acquire the right place among the nations”. Cultural diplomacy and the New Order in East-Central Europe’, in Bartosz Dziewanowski-Stefańczyk, Jay Winter, Routledge (eds.), A New Europe, 1918–23: Instability, Innovation, Recovery, Routledge, forthcoming 2021; ‘Overcoming Conflicting Memories. History in the Polish–German Relations after 1989‘, in Jan Rydel, Stefan Troebst (eds.), History as an Instrument of Contemporary International Conflicts, Routledge, forthcoming 2021.


    Prof. Dan Dungaciu (University of Bucharest)

    Professor at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work of the University of Bucharest and Director of the Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations of the Romanian Academy (IRRA). He is a coordinator of the Masters Programme of Security Studies and Information Analysis at the University of Bucharest. In 2010, he held the post of a presidential European integration advisor to the President of Moldova. He has been involved in national and international projects and coordinated several of them. He is the author of dozens of specialized studies, reports and over 25 dedicated books. Recently published: The Geopolitical Black Sea Encyclopaedia (ed.), Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020; 100 Years since the Great Union of Romania, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019 (edited with Viorella Manolache).


    Dr Igor Gretskiy (Saint Petersburg State University)

    PhD, Associate Professor at the School of International Relations of the Saint Petersburg State University. In 2009, he received a PhD in History of International Relations and Foreign Policy. In 2012–2014, he headed the Rectorate’s International Office at the Smolny Campus. Fields of research: Russia’s foreign policy towards East-Central Europe, Polish–Russian relations and theory and practice of post-conflict reconciliation. Dr Gretskiy has been an op-ed contributor for a variety of print and electronic media, both in Russia and abroad. Recently published: ’Lukyanov Doctrine: Conceptual Origins of Russia’s Hybrid Foreign Policy — The Case of Ukraine‘. Saint Louis University Law Journal, 2020, vol. 64, is. 1, art. 3; ‘Russian Intervention in the Ukrainian Presidential Elections of 2004‘, in P. Kowal, G. Mink, & I. Reichardt (eds.) Three Revolutions: Mobilisation and Change in Contemporary Ukraine I: Theoretical Aspects and Analyses on Religion, Memory, and Identity, Stuttgart, Ibidem-Verlag, 2019, p. 297–332.