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The Future of Ireland

Convened by: Conor Cruise O'Brien Senior Fellow, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: Former United Nations Secretary-General Representative to Katanga: Author, Passion and Cunning: Essays on Nationalism, Terrorism, and Revolution and God Land: Reflections on Religion and Nationalism


Convened by: Ronald Wixman Professor of Geography, University of Oregon; Author, The Former U.S.S.R.: Cultural and Regional Geographic Perspectives Nikolai Petrov Head, Analysis and Forecasting Subdepartment, Russian Supreme Soviet; Laboratory Head, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow; Regional Exchange Scholar, Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, The Woodrow Wilson Center

Non-Independent Peoples

Convened by: Alan Buchanan Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin; Author, Secession: the Morality of Political Divorce from Fort Sumter to Lithuania and Quebec

U.S. Foreign Policy and Ethnic Conflict in the Former Soviet Union

Convened by: Fiona Hill Project Director, The Ethnic Conflict Project, Harvard University; Author, Back in the U.S.S.R.: Russia's Intervention in the Internal Affairs of the Former Soviet Republics and Implications for U.S. Policy towards Russia Steven L. Burg Professor of Politics, Brandeis University; Author, War or Peace? Nationalism, Democracy and American Foreign Policy in Post-Communist Europe

Gender, War and Culture

Convened by: Svetlana Slapsak Senior Lecturer, Balkanology and Women's Studies, Department of Sociology of Culture, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Author, Remembering Yugoslavia

Africa's Future: Public Freedoms and Nation-Building

Convened by: Ehiedu Iweriebor Chair, African Studies Program, Manhattanville College; Author, Nigeria: Societal Evolution and Political Thought and 21st Century Nigeria: A Study of Technological Transformation and National Empowerment

Post Modern Zealots: Religion and Politics in the Middle East

Convened by: Gideon Aran Lecturer in Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem; Author, Jewish Zionist Fundamentalism: The Bloc of the Faithful in Israel (Gush Emunim) Mark Juergensmeyer Professor of Religion and Political Science, University of California/Santa Barbara; Author, The New Cold War? Religious Nationalism Confronts the Secular State; Editor, Violence and the Sacred in the Modern World

The Future of India

Convened by: Sanjoy Hazarika Correspondant, The New York Times, New Delhi; Author, Warriors of the Mist: Tales of War and Peace in Northeast India

Women and Islam

Convened by: Shahla Haeri Lecturer in Sociology and Anthropology, Boston University; Author, Obedience vs. Autonomy: Women and Fundamentalism in Islam

Cultural Genocide in Yugoslavia

Convened by: Andras Riedlmayer Bibliographer, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Fogg Museum, Harvard University

Invention of History, Stereotypes and Treasures

Convened by: Bozidar Slapsak Associate Professor in Roman Archeology, University, University of Ljubl

The Fate of the Former Yugoslavia

Convened by: Amb. John Scanlan U.S. Ambassador to Yugoslavia, 1985-89; Former Politcal Adviser, Serbian Presidential Candidate Milan Panic; Member, Kissinger/Sobchak International Action Committee