The Project on Democratic Transitions at the Foreign Policy Research Institute is holding an informal seminar to discuss and test the usefulness of its working hypotheses, or the set of guidelines and definitions currently used to guide the work of PDT. Participants in the discussion will utilize their interest in and familiarity with post-authoritarian transitions and especially the regions of Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia to contribute to, discuss and debate the PDT hypotheses.
Both Alan Luxenburg (President of FPRI) and Mitchell Orenstein (Chair of Political Science at Northeastern University whose scholarship has focused on the Central European transitions) will participate in the seminar along with several members of the PDT and FPRI teams.
The PDT working hypotheses are by no means carved in stone and are rather intended to serve as a general framework or “checklist” of issues for scholars to keep in mind as they analyze and write about evolving developments in the post-communist countries. PDT welcomes the input of interested scholars and friends of the program, especially on the particularly controversial and salient hypotheses and definitions.
This event is open to FPRI scholars and those associated with the Project on Democratic Transitions. For more information contact 215 732 3774, ext 303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.