BELGRADE FOLLOWING BERLIN AND WALES On the second day of the Belgrade Security Forum, on the behalf of the organisers, Ms. Sonja Licht, president of the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, expressed her delight to the fact she was able to welcome guests to the Forum for the fourth year in a row. “This is the first gathering of experts and policy makers after the summit in Berlin and NATO summit in Wales”, she emphasized.... Read
HISTORICAL ANALOGIES TO PERSERVE IMAGE OF IMPORTANCE Second panel of the Academic Event titled Memory and Historical Analogies in World Politics was dedicated to the question how politicians, academics and general public use history to achieve certain goals and present themselves as important in the global arena. Newest conflicts and crisis in Europe and elsewhere are bringing new light to this phenomenon.... Read
Transatlantic Trends in 2014
The first day of the Belgrade Security Forum will be remembered by the Transatlantic Trends Report 2014 which was presented and explained by Ms. Constanze Stelzenmüller, Senior Transatlantic Fellow GMF, and later discussed with Ambassadors Mr. Michael Kirby, US Ambassador to Republic of Serbia, Mr. Michael Davenport, Head of the European Delegation in Serbia, Mr. Giuzeppe Manzo, Ambassador of the Republic of Italy in Serbia, and Mr. Goran Svilanović, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council.
FAILING TO FACE THE PAST
The last panel of today's Academic Event titled Memory and (In)Security in the Former Yugoslavia discussed the construction of collective memories in the Former Yugoslavia. Memory was found to be powerful and useful resource often used by politicians to spin the debate from internal to external affairs. Failing to face the past contributes to the raise of insecurity in the region.
Historical Analogies to Perserve Image of Importance
(Mis)Use of Collective Memories
Initial panel "Theorizing Memory/Security Nexus" held at the Academic Event saw presentation of four papers digging into matters of historical and collective memory, social narratives, and misuse of historical analogies for political purposes.
Academic Event Opened the Fourth BSF
The Fourth Belgrade Security Forum started today with the Academic Event. Professor Iver Neumann, Montague Burton Professor of International Relation at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, delivered the key note speech "I Remember When Russia was a Great Power".
BSF app now available for Android and iOS
Belgrade Security Forum is proud to offer its attendees customized event application for this year’s event developed in cooperation with the CONFI Company from Slovakia. The BSF CONFI app will enable its users to view all info about the conference, agenda, speakers, venues, etc. It will allow them to favorite specific sessions and speakers and receive notification on upcoming favorite session or speaker.