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Balkan Dialogues

Kosovo – Serbia Dialogue: Beginning with the End in Mind


JULY 1, 2020  | WEBINAR

11:00 am – 1:00 pm EDT (17:00 – 19:00 CEST)

To learn more about this webinar and how you can participate, email europe@concordia.net

Concordia is proud to partner with the “Balkan Dialogues”, an initiative created by the EastWest Institute (EWI) and the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE), to host a timely and important discussion around the future of Kosovo – Serbia relationships. In the midst of potentially game-changing negotiations between regional leadership and geopolitical superpowers, this conversation will include an exclusive analysis of the current situation by the top thought leaders in the space and a larger conversation on what the political and economic future of the region might look like.

Welcome remarks

  • John Jovanovic, Member of the Board of Counselors, EastWest Institute


Kosovo Serbia Dialogue: Key Principles for Solid Foundation

  • Judy Dempsey, Editor in Chief, Strategic Europe (Moderator)
  • Nathalie Tocci, Special Advisor to EU High Representative and Vice President of the European Commission
  • Agon Maliqi, Program Director, Sbunker
  • Branislav Nesovic, Political Analyst


Regional Cooperation: Whole Is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts

  • Maja Piscevic, Senior Fellow, EastWest Institute (Moderator)
  • Marko Cadez, President, Serbian Chamber of Commerce 
  • Berat Rukiqi, President, Kosovo Chamber of Commerce
  • James O’Brien, Vice-Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group, Washington D.C.


Kosovo Serbia Dialogue: Fresh Start or Re-Start?

  • Ivan Krastev, Chairman, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia (Moderator)
  • Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman, Munich Security Conference
  • Miroslav Lajcak, Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue and other regional issues in the Western Balkans, European Union
  • Matthew Palmer, Deputy Assistant Secretary, US State Department


Discussion with Q&A

  • Cameron Munter, Fmr. Ambassador to Serbia & Pakistan (Moderator)


Conclusions & Next Steps

  • Sonja Licht, President, Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence