This discussion will feature four speakers, including Jelena Subotic of Georgia State University, Dimitar Bechev of Harvard University, Graeme Robertson of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Milada Anna Vachudova of UNC.
Subotic is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Georgia State University. She writes broadly about international relations theory, human rights, transitional justice, international ethics, state identity and the politics of the Western Balkans.
Bechev is an adjunct professor at the University of Sofia where he teaches European studies and international relations. He is also affiliated with the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom. Previously, he headed the Sofia office of the European Council on Foreign Relations, where he had been a senior policy fellow. Bechev has written extensively on the politics and history of modern Turkey and the Balkans, EU external affairs and Russian foreign policy.
Robertson is an associate professor of political science. He received his bachelor’s degree from Oxford University, a master’s degree in Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies from Harvard University and his doctorate from Columbia University. A specialist in comparative politics, Robertson’s work focuses on political protest and the dynamics of competition between rulers and their challengers in contemporary authoritarian political systems.
Vachudova specializes in the democratization of post-communist Europe, the enlargement of the European Union and the impact of international actors on domestic politics. She is an associate professor of political science at UNC.
This event is presented as part of Europe Week at Carolina, organized by the Center for European Studies.