Post-communist era is conference focus
Posted April 29, 2009; 02:01 p.m.
Marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, scholars from around the country will convene for a conference titled "The Post-Communist Era: Challenges and Opportunities" on Monday and Tuesday, May 11-12, in 219 Burr Hall.
The conference will explore issues such as the role of American political thought in relation to formerly communist states, international politics in the post-communist era, human rights, the trajectory of European politics over the past two decades and the role of Western intellectuals in interpreting the significance of communism.
The event is sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society along with the Association for the Study of Free Institutions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
For a detailed schedule, visit the Madison Program website.