After Communism: Achievement and Disillusionment Since 1989

Friday, February 26, 2010
Faculty House, Presidential Room

Presented by The Harriman Institute at Columbia University in association with the Polish Cultural Institute in New York, Romanian Cultural Institute New York, and Austrian Cultural Forum as part of Performing Revolution in Central and Eastern Europe, a performing arts festival marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe, presented by The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in partnership with key New York City cultural organizations and academic institutions, November 2009 - March 2010.

This symposium brings together scholars and officials from across the Atlantic to assess the meaning of the revolutions of 1989 for Eastern Europe and the world. Panels will explore the demise of communism, the nature of postcommunism, the legacy of dissent, the promise of democracy in the region, and the creation of narratives about the communist past. Confirmed participants include Adam Michnik, Alfred Gusenbauer, Erhard Busek, Ira Katznelson, Archie Brown, Katherine Verdery, Stephen Kotkin, Stephen Sestanovich and Vladimir Tismaneanu among others.

Registration for this event is required.

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