From Sarajevo to Kiev: 1914 to 2014 - A Century of Politics and Political Action: a roundtable

Event Name From Sarajevo to Kiev: 1914 to 2014 - A Century of Politics and Political Action: a roundtable
Start Date 26th Feb 2014 5:15pm
End Date 26th Feb 2014 6:45pm
Duration 1 hour and 30 minutes
Description

Open to all.

Speakers:

Nataliya Kibita, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh

Jeffrey Murer, Lecturer in Collective Violence, School of International Relations, University of St. Andrews

Igor Štiks, Senior Researcher on the CITSEE Project on citizenship in the former Yugoslavia, University of Edinburgh

Moderated by Jo Shaw, Director of IASH

Through the IASH 'pop-up' Forum we offer a platform for conversations on pressing contemporary issues, especially in the international sphere. In this first event, we will look at the recent events in Bosnia and Herzegovina and - even more pressingly from the perspective of international relations in the year that marks the centenary of the start of the first world war - in Ukraine. While Igor Štiks has just returned from Bosnia, where he has in close discussions with those involved in citizens' plenums in Sarajevo and Tuzla, our other two conversants - Nataliya Kibita and Jeffrey Murer - have been watching the events in Ukraine very closely, bringing to their observations respectively a historical perspective and a perspective which focuses on issues of identity and collective action by citizens.