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Institutions in crisis

Across the world national and international institutions are under increasing pressure from both citizens, who may no longer feel that they respond to their needs, and political leaders (particularly, but by no means exclusively, from authoritarian states) pursuing more narrow political agendas. At an international level this programme will look at the future of the European Union, Council of Europe, the OSCE, NATO, the international financial institutions and the United Nations where the benefits of multilateralism are being challenged by forces of nationalism and isolationism, and the institutions themselves are facing growing challenges from states seeking to blunt their effectiveness. At a national level it will look at the challenges of supporting improved governance standards and institutional reform in fragile democracies, semi-authoritarian governments and authoritarian regimes at a time when established institutions are under strain even in long-standing democracies. It will examine the extent to which the principles of liberal democracy are under threat around the globe.

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Religion and Forced Displacement in the Eastern Orthodox World

This webinar is being held to examine findings of a new Aston Centre for Europe and Foreign Policy Centre publication Religion and Forced Displacement in the Eastern Orthodox World. The event and publication will examine the relationship between religion-state relations, forced displacement, religious diplomacy and human security in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, with a focus on eight countries in the region, Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine. ...

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Dr Lucian N. Leustean, Reader in Politics and International Relations at Aston University

Dr Jasmine Dum-Tragut, Head of the Center for the Study of the Christian East and the Department for Armenian Studies at the University of Salzburg

Dr Dmytro Vovk, Head of the Centre for the Rule of Law and Religion Studies, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University in Kharkiv and member of the OSCE/ODIHR Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Dr Daniela Kalkandjieva, Independent Bulgarian scholar affiliated with Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski

Dr Tornike Metreveli, Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Listen to an audio recording of the event here.

July 23, 2020

The event will take place on Zoom.

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