KOSOVO CRISIS – IMPACT ON THE WORLD, RELEVANCE TO INDIA

THE LORD BYRON FOUNDATION FOR BALKAN STUDIES

THE UNITED SERVICE INSTITUTION OF INDIA

and

THE INSTITUTE FOR PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES

INVITE YOU TO A PANEL DISCUSSION AND DEBATE

KOSOVO CRISIS

IMPACT ON THE WORLD, RELEVANCE TO INDIA

Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 10 am – 14:30 pm

USII, Rao Tula Ram Marg (Opposite Signals Enclave)

New Delhi 110 057

A major security issue facing Europe in 2008 is the future of the Serbian province of Kosovo. Many countries around the world, including several key members of the European Union and NATO, are facing a dilemma: to follow Washington’s lead in recognizing Kosovo’s likely UDI, or to uphold the rule of law, the United Nations Charter, and the Westphalian principles that still retain their validity. This issue has legal and political relevance – not least for India – that transcends the boundaries of the former Yugoslavia. The speakers will provide a diagnosis of the problem of Kosovo, warn of the obvious and hidden dangers, and recommend workable, durable, and legal solutions.

Welcome by Maj.Gen. Dipankar BANNERJEE

Director, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies

Introductory remarks by Lt.Gen. Satish NAMBIAR, USII Director

General Nambiar was the first UNPROFOR commander in the former Yugoslavia, 1992-1993

James BISSETT: Kosovo: The West vs. the Westphalian Order

Mr. Bissett, former Canadian Ambassador to Yugoslavia (1990-1992) and former head of Canada’s immigration service, is Chairman of The Lord Byron Foundation for Balkan Studies

James JATRAS: U.S. Kosovo Policy: Turning a Regional Problem into a Global Crisis

Mr. Jatras, formerly senior analyst with the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee, is Director of the American Council for Kosovo and a Principal with Squire Sanders Public Advocacy LLC

Srdja TRIFKOVIC: The View from Serbia: Farewell EU, Hello Russia?

Dr. Trifkovic, Executive Director of The Lord Byron Foundation for Balkan Studies, is Foreign Affairs Editor of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture

Earle SCARLETT: Squaring the Circle in Kosovo: An Old Balkan Hand’s View

Dr. Scarlett, a retired senior State Department official, has served, inter alia, as political officer at the US Embassy in Yugoslavia (1990-1992) and political advisor to the High Representative in Bosnia

Raju THOMAS: Muslim Majority Provinces in Non-Muslim Majority States

Dr. Thomas, Professor Emeritus at Marquette University in Milwaukee, was Fulbright Professor at the University of Belgrade (2004-2005) and Visiting Professor at the University of Bologna, Italy (2007).

DISCUSSANTS:

Dr. Bharat Karnad, Professor, Centre for Policy Research. New Delhi

Dr. Rajesh Kadian, defense and security affairs analyst

For all information please contact  Prof. Thomas gcthomas2@yahoo.com or Dr. Trifkovic trifkovic@netzero.net 

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