Special Round Table: Ukraine and Croatia: Navigating (Post) – War Hopes and Challenges

Dezember 13, 2023
16:00 - 17:30 MESZ/MEZ

While current news about Ukraine is dominated by the war, it is essential to think about how Ukraine can shape its own future after the conflict and how it can address the political, economic, and societal aspects of dealing with the war experiences and traumas.
What similarities and common challenges existed in Croatia and Ukraine before the war, such as a transition to a different type of economy, national independence, minority issues, and different approaches to national history? How can a post-war situation be addressed from legal, political and social perspectives? How can divisive issues like minority rights and debates on memory politics be effectively resolved?
This online panel discussion we will explore how Croatian politics, society, and economy have changed during and after the war, as well as how Croatia and other neighbouring countries have addressed the challenges of the post-war period, including addressing war crimes, dealing with EU integration, memory politics, and historical debates.
This event is organised in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Studies/Rijeka, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.
Prof. David Lewis (University of Exeter)
Dr. Oleksandr Moskalenko (CAS SEE, University of Rijeka / National Scientific Centre, Bokarius Forensic Science Institute, Kharkiv)
Dr. Senada Šelo Šabić (Institute for Development and International Relations – IRMO, Zagreb)
Dr. Iva Vukušić (University of Utrecht)
Dr. Vanni D’Alessio (University of Naples ‘Federico II’)
Dr. Tena Prelec (CAS SEE, University of Rijeka)
Dr. Peter Techet (IDM Vienna)