First Blue Bird Club meeting - Sofia

Almost forty years after the revolution of 1968, which demanded coming in terms with the past in Europe, in its South East the past is still haunting the societies.
What are the reasons behind this worrisome trend?
Can we expect further deterioration of the moral condition of Balkan politics or even a 1968-type of upheaval?
What could be the West's response?
These are some of the questions, which a limited number of prominent Western journalists, in their quality as public intellectuals, together with South East European academics, scholars and opinion makers address during the first Blue Bird Club meeting on 16-18 November, 2007 in Sofia.
Main points:
  • 1968 vs. 2008: Dealing with the Past. Postwar Western Europe and Post-Cold-War Balkans
  • Introductory remarks by Ivan Vejvoda
  •  Institutionalizing the Politics of Morality: The Case of ICTY
  • Introductory remarks by Zarko Puhovski
  • The Politics of Memory: The Role of the Media
  • Introductory remarks by Rayna Gavrilova
  • What is Wrong with the Post-Cold-War ‘Moralpolitik'
  • Introductory remarks by Alexander Kiossev

Period: 16 November 2007 - 18 November 2007