Balkan Talks on War and Peace

We are proud to announce the Balkan Talks on War and Peace, organised by the Belgrade Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, in cooperation with Debates on Europe. 

The event will run for two days, from 2 to 3 October 2023, and will be held at the Centre for Cultural Decontamination in Belgrade.

Even though the historical experience of South-East Europe is highly relevant for understanding Russia’s attack on Ukraine, intellectuals from the region have hardly participated in the international debate. The Balkan Talks on War and Peace set out to change this. Participants, including Sergei Lebedev, Miruna Troncotă, Ivan Vejvoda, Olga Shparaga and Dubravka Stojanović, among many others, will address some key questions surrounding both the ongoing war and the situation in South-East Europe: What does the post-war motto “Never again!” actually mean? Is pacifism only an option in peacetime? And what can Europe learn from the Balkan experience?

The full programme with all events can be found on the website of the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory and an event flyer can be downloaded here (PDF).

The Balkan Talks on War and Peace are supported by the Federal Foreign Office