The Search for a Cold War Legitimacy: Foreign Policy & Tito’s Yugoslavia

March 14, 2018
12:15 PM
ASU Tempe campus, Vista del Sol Community Center, Vista Theater, 701 East Apache Boulevard, Tempe, AZ 85281
Event Description: 

A book discussion featuring:

The author, Robert Niebuhr, who earned his Ph.D. in History with his research focusing on politics in the former Yugoslavia during the Cold War. He has spent several years living and studying abroad, including a year in Croatia as a Fulbrighter where he did archival research for his M.A.  He also spent time doing research and working in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Mostar and Sarajevo), Kosovo (Prishtina), and in Serbia (Novi Sad and Belgrade). At Barrett, the Honors College, Niebuhr teaches courses such as The Human Event and History of Ideas. 

Discussant, Danko Šipka, who holds one Ph.D. in Psychology, for which he wrote the dissertation, “The Concepts of Democracy and National Interest, Attitudes toward Those Values and Interpretation of Political Events,” using the example of the war in the former Yugoslavia.  He also holds another Ph.D. in Linguistics and a Habilitation in Slavic Studies. Šipka is a professor of Slavic languages and applied linguistics at ASU, where he teaches Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, and Slavic linguistics in the School of International Letters and Cultures.

Discussant, Andrej Milivojevicwho earned his Ph.D. in History and is completing a monograph, Self-Managed Globalization: International Integration and Regional Fragmentation in Socialist Yugoslavia. As an instructor and visiting lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, he has taught courses such as European Economic History, The International Economy of the 20th Century, and How Does History Count?  Milivojevic received Title VIII funding to conduct research at the Woodrow Wilson Center and a Max Weber Fellowship to conduct research at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy).

Dessert will be served at the event.

This event is sponsored by the Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies and Barrett, The Honors College.