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Corruption and the Erosion of Democracy in Southeastern Europe,’ Round Table Discussion
October 28, 2016 @ 12:20 pm - 1:45 pm
Marko Klasnja, Dane Taleski and Kiran Auerbach will be part of a round table discussion with Milada Vachudova. This event is part of the 2016 Fall Friday Lecture Series presented by the Center for European Studies.
Auerbach is a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a master’s degree in democracy and human rights in South-East Europe, jointly issued by the University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna. Her thesis, Human Rights Institutions and Peacebuilding: Lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina for Iraq, was selected for publication as one of the best theses of the year. Auerbach obtained her bachelor’s degree in international relations from Stanford University.
Klasnja is an assistant professor of political science at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Government Department. He specializes in comparative politics, political behavior and political economy of democratic accountability.
Since October 2015, Taleski has served as a visiting fellow at the Centre for Southeast European Studies at the University in Graz. He is a passionate advocate for democratic change in post-communist and post-conflict societies in Southeast Europe with more than 10 years of experience with research, policy analysis and advocacy projects.
Vachudova is an associate professor of political science at the UNC. She specializes in the democratization of post communist Europe, the enlargement of the European Union and the impact of international actors on domestic politics.