(Post)conflict Transformations in the Western Balkans: Drawing Insights for Ukraine?

Vladimir Petrovic, Research Professor, Institute of Contemporary History, Belgrade, and CEU Democracy Institute

What went wrong in the Balkans, what can be done about it, and what can we learn from it? At the very end of the Cold War, Yugoslavia went down in flames. Since its demise, Southeastern Europe is facing challenges of multiple transitions with uneven results. A mixed bag of experiences, accumulated over a quarter of century, could be useful for Ukrainian society, as the war unfolds and postwar approaches. To that end, we are offering a set of theoretical insights and practical approaches, focused on the issue of (post)conflict transformations. Over twenty experts from different fields of humanities and social sciences will explore and contextualize most troublesome issues of past, present and future of this region.