The Bucharest Debate on Europe, 19th-20th of September 2014, “1914-2014 What if Europe Fails?”

Hundred years ago Europe failed and within a few weeks found itself in a World War nobody could have forseen in this extent. Is it possible something like this could happen again today? Given the current tension in Eastern Europe writers and scholars from 10 European countries discuss on September 19 and 20 in Bucharest on key issues concering the project Europe.

Friday, 19.09., 6.00 p.m. (University Library) – Dealing with one another in Europe and its neighborhood: diplomacy, sanctions, war
  • Dan Dungaciu – Sociologist, Romania
  • Emil Hurezeanu – Political Journalist, Romania
  • Ivan Krastev – Political Scientist, Bulgaria
  • Michael Stolleis – Historian, Germany
  • Moderation: Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu – Historian, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Prime Minister and former Director of the Foreign Information Agency, Romania


Saturday, 20.09., 9.30 a.m. (New Europe College) – Close and remote European „neighbors”: Russia and the United States
  • György Dalos – Writer, Hungary
  • Sonja Margolina – Publicist, Russia
  • Oksana Sabuschko – Writer, Ukraine
  • Richard Swartz – Publicist, Sweden
  • Moderation: Heinrich Detering – Literature Scientist and Writer, Germany


Saturday, 20.09., 11.30 a.m. (New Europe College) – Ethnicity in Europe. The Renaissance of ethnic nation states?
  • Andrei Cornea – Publicist and Philosopher, Romania
  • Slavenka Drakulić – Writer and Journalist, Croatia
  • Silvia Marton – Sociologist, Romania
  • Ilma Rakusa – Writer and Translator, Switzerland
  • Moderation: Raluca Alexandrescu – Political Scientist, Romania


Saturday, 20.09., 6.00 p.m. (Odeon Theatre)The margins of Europe: a hazard zone, a grey zone, or a trading zone?
  • Edhem Eldem – Historian, Turkey
  • Yaroslav Hrytsak – Historian, Ukraine
  • Jörn Leonhard – Historian, Germany
  • Karl Schlögel – Historian, Germany
  • Moderation: Andrei Pleșu – Philosopher, former Minister of Culture and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Romania

Bucharest Debate on Europe