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Infrastructure in East and Southeast Europe in Comparative Perspective: Past, Present and Future

8th Annual Conference of the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS).

: 23 and 24 September
Time: For details see the program
Location: Online via Zoom (Meeting-ID: 884 439 7929, Kenncode: 337230) / Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Landshuter Str. 4 (Raum 319).
Guests are welcome to join us online – link to be announced.

: 5, 12 and 19 October, 16:00
Time: For details see the program
Location: Online via Zoom (Meeting-ID: 824 5820 1575, Kenncode: 797053).

Call for papers: State Descriptions Revisited: Historical Forms of Territorial Representations, 18-21th centuries

Organizers: Borbála Zsuzsanna Török (Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University Duisburg-Essen) and Guido Hausmann (IOS Regensburg).
Dates: 20-21 January 2022
Location: Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Regensburg, Germany
Call for papers
Submission deadline: 30 September 2021

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Selected Presentations, Workshops and Conferences

11th meeting of the network “Strategie und Vorausschau” (“Strategy and Foresight”), organised by the Metis project, Bundeswehr University Munich, Federal Ministry of Defence (BMVg), Berlin
Presentation on questions of security policy with a focus on South Caucasus and Central Asia

Master class on “The Politics of International Law in the Post-Soviet Space: Do Georgia, Ukraine, and Russia Speak International Law in International Politics Differently?”, LOEWE Research Cluster “Regions of Conflict in Eastern Europe”, University of Giessen

Fourth Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies: “Communities in Flux: Rethinking Sovereignty and Identity in an Era of Change,” Tartu, Estonia
Paper: ‘Is International Law International?’ –The Many Politics of International Law in the Post-Soviet Space

First CITAS Conference “Obsolete, Resilient, Resurgent. The Nation-State in a Globalized World”, Center of International and Transnational Area Studies, University of Regensburg
Invited speaker to roundtable discussion on “The International Political Order in Crisis: Global Governance vs. National Sovereignty”

“Expert Talks on Donbas Reintegration,” in Mariupol, Ukraine, organized by Heinrich Boell Foundation
Input on European and German experience with frozen conflicts

Bucharest Security Conference, Bucharest, Romania
Panel 4 - Security Evolutions in the Eastern Neighbourhood

Invited Speaker first MPIL Momentum “The Long Shadow of the Russian Revolution: Its Legacy in International Law,” Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law Berlin Office

Invited speaker for the first Kharkiv International Legal Forum, Yoroslav Mudryi National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine
·      Paper on “The Minks Agreements: More than Scraps of Paper?”

Invited speaker to “Breaking the Ice of Frozen Conflicts? Understanding Territorial Conflicts in East and Southeast Europe,” Fourth Annual Conference of the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) in Regensburg
·      Paper: “(Re)conceptualising Territories, Boundaries, and Sovereignty – (Frozen) Conflicts in the Post-Soviet Space”

Invited participant to the international conference on “Transnational Sovereignties – Evolving Contours,” organised by Prof. Peer Zumbansen, King’s College London, The Dickson Poon School of Law, Transnational Law Institute
·      Paper: “’Test the West’ – Contested Sovereignty in the Post-Soviet Space”

Invitation by the Executive Office of the President of the United States of America (US Security Council) and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for a high-level workshop on “New Models of Cease-fire Monitoring Using Technology and Crowd-Sourcing,” Washington D.C.

Invited speaker to the conference “Legitimacy and Law-Making in International Humanitarian Law,” DFG collaborative interdisciplinary research centre (Sonderforschungsbereich) 700 “Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood,” Freie Universität Berlin
·      Invited paper on: “Ceasefire Agreements as Consensual Law-Making by Relevant Actors”

Invited talk sponsored by the Centre for Law, Society, and Culture and the Centre for Constitutional Democracy, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
·      Presentation: “The Peace Agreement Challenge: Negotiating Peace and Making a New Constitution”

Law and Society Association, Annual Meeting, Boston, Session: “The Dark Side of New Governance – Deconstructing or Transforming: Democracy, Human Rights, Military Interventions, Waterscapes & Post-Conflicts”
·      Presentation: “Making the Client’s Peace? International Lawyers offering pro bono Services in Intra-State Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings”

5th European Society of International Law (ESIL) Research Forum on “International Law as a Profession” in Amsterdam
·      Paper: “Making the Client’s Peace? International Lawyers offering pro bono Services in Intra-State Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings – Implications of the Solicitor-Client Relationship”

Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, first annual international conference on “Agents of Change: The Individual as a Participant in the Legal Process”
·      Paper: “The Law of the Peacemaker: The Role of Mediators in Negotiating Peace and the Creation of (Transitional) Law”

6th European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference, University of Iceland
·      Panel: “Contested States and Disputed Sovereignties”; paper: “International Arbitration: A New Mechanism to Settle Territorial Intra-State Disputes between States and Secessionist Movements?”
·      Discussant for the panel: “International Organisations as Norm-Setters in Global Development Governance”

Goettingen Journal of International Law (GoJIL) Conference on “Resources of Conflict – Conflicts over Resources”
·      Paper: “The Redistribution of Resources in Internationalised Intra-State Peace Processes by Comprehensive Peace Agreements and Security Council Resolutions” (case studies: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire)


Organiser of Academic Events (Selection)

Co-organiser and Moderator of “Agressor oder Friedensstifter? – Russland, das Völkerrechts und seine Nachbarn,“ (Aggessor or Troubleshooter? – Russia, its Neigbours and International Law) a discussion with Prof. Lauri Mälksoo (Tartu) and Dr. Gesine Dornblüth (Berlin), Leibniz-IOS, Regensburg, Germany

Co-organiser and moderator of “Krieg in Sprechblasen – Alltag in der Ostukraine in Graphic Novel und Literatur“ (War in Speech Bubbles – Portraits of Everyday life in East Ukraine in Graphic Novels and Literature), Leibniz-IOS, Regensburg

Co-organiser of an international workshop on “Experiences and Opportunities: The OSCE as Mediator and Facilitator of Civil Society Dialogues in Long-Standing Conflicts,” in Vienna, Austria as part of OSCE Network Project “Cross-Regional Corridors of Dialogue: Developing a Complementing Track for Transforming Long-Standing Conflicts,” cooperation between the IOS-junior research group “Frozen and Unfrozen Conflicts” and the The Tampere Peace Research Institute, University of Tampere

Co-organiser of an international workshop on “Donbass and Crimea: Status and Perspectives of Ukraine’s Contested Territories,” at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine, in cooperation with the “German and European Studies” Program at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA) and the Research Group “Frozen and Unfrozen Conflicts,” funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Organiser of the guest lecture on “Broadening Participation in Political Negotiations and Implementation“ by Anne Zachariassen and Nicholas Duncan Ross, Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative (IPTI), Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva, at the University of Konstanz

Organiser of the guest lecture on “Gender Politics and Transitional Justice” by Dr. Catherine O’Rourke, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights/International Law, Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster, at the University of Konstanz

Organiser of the guest lecture on “Women in post-conflict situations: What role for human rights?” by Prof. Beate Rudolf, Director of the German Institute for Human Rights in Berlin, at the University of Konstanz

Co-organiser of “Law and Politics à la carte,” a joint event for young scholars of the Department of Politics and Public Administration, Economics, and the Legal Studies Department of the University of Konstanz

Organiser of the Workshop “What Role for Women in Peace and Constitution Making Processes?” of the Gender Research Week of the Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz
·      Invited speakers: Melanie Allen (International IDEA, The Hague), Fiona MacKay (University of Edinburgh), Clara Neupert-Wentz (University of Konstanz)

Conference “Europe and Asia – Democracy in Entangled Modernity,” Philipps-Universität Marburg, responsible for panel on “(Democratic) Governance of Cities in the 21st Century – The Unwritten Constitution within and beyond the State”

Co-organiser of the international conference “Intellectual Property in Modern Europe – Tracing the Expansion of a Concept,” Leipzig Centre for the History and Culture of East Central Europe (GWZO)

Organiser of a workshop on “Conflict and Conflict-Prevention in International Law,” with young legal scholars from Armenia, Georgia and Germany, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Yerevan, Armenia

Co-organiser for the international workshop and conference “Non-State Actors as Providers of Governance in Weak and Failing States: What Role for Public International Law?,” DFG collaborative inter-disciplinary research centre (Sonderforschungsbereich) 700 “Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood,” Freie Universität Berlin