3 Dec, Budapest

    Transition. International Aspects of the Fall of Communism (1989)

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

    Venue: National University of Public Service, Széchenyi Assembly Hall
    Ludovika square 2. Budapest, 1083

    Programme

    3/12/2019 Tuesday

    10:00
    Welcome address
    Boglárka Koller, vice rector for international affairs, National University of Public Service
    10:10
    Mark Kramer (Harvard University)
    The Demise of the Soviet Bloc. A Reassessment 30 Years Later
    10:30
    Réka Kiss (Committee of National Remembrance)
    Specific Features and International Aspects of the Transition in Hungary
    10:50
    Zoltán Garadnai (Hungarian National Archives)
    President François Mitterrand’s Policy of Opening Towards the East, 1988–1991
    11:30
    Coffee break
    11:40
    Peter Ruggenthaler (Ludwig-Boltzmann- Institut)
    The Role of Violence in 1989
    12:00
    Ferenc Gazdag (National University of Public Service)
    The Last Agreement. Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces
    12:20
    Łukasz Kamiński (University of Wrocław)
    The Polish Year 1989 – from Reform of Communism to Democratic Transition
    12:40
    Sandwich Lunch
    13:30
    Jaromír Mrňka (Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, USTR)
    17th November 1989 in Czechoslovakia. Where the Memory Met the Social Change
    13:50
    Beáta Katrebová Blehová (National Memory Institute, UPN)
    Annus Mirabilis 1989 and Slovakia
    14:10
    István Bandi (Historical Archives of the Hungarian State Security)
    Specific Features of the 1989 Transition in Romania
    14:30
    Gergely Prőhle (National University of Public Service)
    Cults and Facts. The Aspects of the Transition Regarding German–Hungarian Relations

    Partners

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