Quo vadis Romania?

Thursday, 12 October 2017  —  2.30–3.30 pm

Panel discussion (German / Romanian)

In 1989, demonstrations culminated in the bloody overthrow of Ceausescu, and since then Romania has been going through a process of democratisation before becoming an EU member in 2007. At the moment, these civil demonstrations against large-scale corruption phenomena are repeating themselves. What equivalent can Romania’s political development find in its society, and what perspectives are available?

Quo vadis Romania?

  • Panel discussion (German / Romanian)
      2.30 – 3.30 pm

    Mihai-Răzvan Ungureanu (Romania), Professor of contemporary Romanian history, chief editor of Romanian Review of Social History Journal, former Prime Minister

    Sorin Ioniță (Romania), expert on administrative reforms, development/local politics, advisor to Europarat, Weltbank and the UN

    Philipp Ther (Austria), Professor of Eastern European history at the University of Vienna, author of “Die neue Ordnung auf dem alten Kontinent”, Suhrkamp 2014

    Chaired by:
    Karl-Peter Schwarz (Austria), long-term correspondent for Eastern Europe at the FAZ, with special focus on politics and economics

    Cooperation: TRADUKI, Romanian Ministry of Culture

    Location:  Salon Weltempfang, Hall 3.1, Stand L25