Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts The Next Decade of Post-Communist Transitions: The Applicability of PDT’s Theoretical Framework in the Years to Come

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The Next Decade of Post-Communist Transitions: The Applicability of PDT’s Theoretical Framework in the Years to Come

June 17, 2013 | 5:00 pm | Eurasia Program

About the Event

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.


Venue

FPRI

1528 Walnut Street, Suite 610
Philadelphia. PA. US. 19102


Registration

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 events@fpri.org.


Speakers

Adrian A. Basora

Adrian A. Basora - Ambassador Adrian A. Basora is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and director of its Eurasia Program. Previously Amb. Basora was the Director of FPRI’s Project on Democratic Transitions.

Mitchell Orenstein

Mitchell Orenstein - Mitchell Orenstein is a Senior Fellow at FPRI’s Eurasia Program and Professor and Chair of Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Melinda Haring

Melinda Haring - Melinda Haring is a Senior Fellow at FPRI’s Eurasia Program.

Michael Cecire

Michael Cecire - Michael Hikari Cecire is a Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

Michael P. Noonan

Michael P. Noonan - Dr. Michael P. Noonan is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Tally Helfont

Tally Helfont - Tally Helfont was the Director of FPRI's Program on the Middle East (2011-2018).