March 6 (Fri) - 9:30am - 5:30pm

Heyns Room, Faculty Club
UC Berkeley Campus

The Collapse after a Quarter Century: What Have We Learned About Communism and Democracy?

Conference schedule:

9:45 - 10:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
John Connelly, UC Berkeley
10:00 - 11:45 am

Panel One
Chair: Jeffrey Pennington, UC Berkeley ISEEES
Alma Vadari-Kesler, Stanford CREEES
20 Years after Dayton; Taking Stock of International Statebuilding in the Balkans
Levon Abrahamian, UC Berkeley
History of Unfairness: Elections in Post-Soviet Armenia
Piotr H. Kosicki, Stanford University
Museums, Memory, and the Intelligentisa: The Future of Poland's Past, Seen from 2014-15

12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 3:15 pm Panel Two
Chair: John Connelly, UC Berkeley
M. Steven Fish, UC Berkeley
Putinism's Challenge to Democracy
George Breslauer, UC Berkeley
Gati's "Leaders, Laggards, and Losers" Revisited
Edward W. Walker, UC Berkeley
Why the Ukraine Crisis is still very Dangerous
3:15 - 3:30 pm Coffee Break
3:30 - 5:15 pm Panel Three
Chair: Yuri Slezkine, UC Berkeley
Gail Kligman, UCLA
Reflections on Romania Since Ceau┼čescu: From Post-Communist Communists to...

Márton Dornbach, Stanford University
Hungary's Autocratic Turn: Local, Regional, and Global Lessons 
Matthew Rojansky, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Post-Soviet Indigestion: The Persistence of Weak Property Rights in Ukraine

5:15 - 5:30 pm Closing Remarks
Pavle Levi, Stanford CREEES


























Stanford-Berkeley Conference Program

Free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by Stanford Universitys Center for RussianEast European and Eurasian Studies and University of CaliforniaBerkeleys Institute of SlavicEast European and Eurasian Studieswith funding from the US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Centers program.