The new role of NATO and challenges in the Western Balkan
Our 16th International Summer School, that is traditionally being held in the island of Šipan, with this year's topic: 'The new role of NATO and challenges in the Western Balkan' was held during the last week in June in Hotel Sipan, with the support of NATO PDD and International Institute for Peace from Vienna. After the President of the Atlantic Council of Croatia Prof. Radovan Vukadinovic greeted all the speakers and participants, the opening presentations were held by NATO PDD Program Officer Zsolt Rabai and Assistant of Croatian Minister of European and Foreign Affairs Gordan Bakota. The discussion was focused on the role of NATO and the process of stabilization of the Western Balkan countries.
Interesting debate continued with the 'American session' Professor Lee Kendall Metcalf from Florida State University, US, talked about the impact of Trump's policy to the Western Balkans, while Col. Robert Duggleby presented top 6 global security threats, with frozen conflicts being one of the major security threat. Participants from all around the world really enjoy the fruitful discussion.
Traditional International Summer School Šipan, 16th this year, will be held in the period of 26 – 30 June 2017, organized by the Atlantic Council of Croatia, with the support of NATO PDD and the International Institute for Peace Vienna, with the topic: 'The new role of NATO and challenges in the Western Balkan'. It will gather distinguished speakers, experts in international relations and international security from the whole world, as well as participants, young postgraduate students and leaders.
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The latest edition of Yearbook Šipan 2016, with the scientific essays related to our last year's International Summer School in Šipan, with two working titles:
'NATO, EU and Crisis Management – Importance of Cooperation for Effective Crisis Management'
and: 'Western Balkan Countries and New Security Challenges – Integration or Isolation'
was recently published and you can read it here
NATO General Secretary stated that NATO will benefit from Montenegro’s insight into the Western Balkans and the professionalism, bravery and dedication of its men and women in uniform. He stressed the fact that NATO’s collective pledge, Article 5, has kept Allies safe for almost seven decades.
Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia to the Republic of Croatia and Council of the Macedonian National Minority of Zagreb, in cooperation with the European Movement Croatia, Center for International Studies and our Atlantic Council organized a round table discussion with the topic: Contemporary development in the Republic of Macedonia. The event was held in Europski dom in May in Zagreb.
Roundtable discussion "Contemporary developments in the Republic of Macedonia" with distinguished keynote speakers Monika Begovic, Zhidas Daskalovski, Nenad Markovikj and Stefano Pilotto, moderated by respected prof. Radovan Vukadinovic, was opened by H.E. Maciej Kaczorowski, and raised many issues that could be related to the possible solutions of the current crisis in Macedonia among the numerous participants.
Institute for Political and International Studies (ISPN) from Skopje, with Prof. Ylber Sela, published a book in Albanian language written by Professor Radovan Vukadinovic and Prof. Lidija Cehulic Vukadinovic: 'European Idea from Charles the Great to the European Union'. The book was promoted in Skopje with many participants listening to the presentation held by Prof.Vukadinovic and other distingushed speakers.
Professor Lidija Cehulic Vukadinovic visited Russia in January 2017, and held a lecture with the topic: 'Western Balkan and Great Powers' at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs in Moscow. See more at: https://we.hse.ru/news/198418106.html
'Contemporary International Relations' was the topic of a training seminar that was held in December 2016 in Gymnasium Velika Gorica, Croatia, with the aim to train high school professors on promoting Euro-Atlantic values, and was organized by the Atlantic Council of Croatia and Gymnasium Velika Gorica, with the support of Zagreb County.
International conference 'Bilateral relations between Croatia and South-Eastern European countries', that was held in Hotel Dubrovnik in Zagreb, gathered many speakers from the Western Balkan countries, such as Prof. Dragan Vukčević from Montenegro, Prof. Marina Mitrevska from Macedonia, Dr. Milan Sitarski from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dr. Dušan Janjić from Serbia and representatives of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and Croatian Parliament. They presented bilateral relations with Croatia from the perspective of their countries. Dr. Klaus Fiesinger, Hanns Seidel Stiftung Regional Director for South-East Europe, and Prof. Radovan Vukadinovic, President of the Atlantic Council of Croatia, greeted the participants and speakers, promising that there will be further joint efforts in promoting good neighbourly relations and dialogue in the region, that was also the conclusion of the conference.
Professor at the University of Alabama, USA, James Seroka held a presentation at the Faculty of Political Sceince in Zagreb, during their classes: International Relations from the Cold War to Global Order', with the topic: US Foreign Policy: A Geopolitical Perspective and President Obama.
Professor Seroka explained how the globa role of the United States and also reflected on the president-elect Donald Trump, stressing that the international relations will be more unpredictable than ever so far.
See more at: http://www.fpzg.unizg.hr/?@=2e3m5#news_8980