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Panel Discussion: 1989-2019, The End of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe: A panel discussion on the significance and contemporary relevance of the 1989 revolutions in Europe
 
 
Date: 7 November 2019 
 
European Studies Programme, School of Modern Languages and Cultures HKU has the pleasure of inviting you to the Panel Discussion:

1989-2019, The End of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe: A panel discussion on the significance and contemporary relevance of the 1989 revolutions in Europe

Time: Thursday, 7 November 2019, 16.30-18.20
Venue: K. K. Leung Building, Room KK.101

Panelists:
Dr. Stefan Auer - Associate Professor & Jean Monnet Chair, European Studies, The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Chan Ka Lok Kenneth - Associate Professor, Department of Government & International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University & President of the Hong Kong Association for European Studies
Dr. Roman David - Professor & Head, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Lingnan University
Dr. Loretta Kim - Assistant Professor & Director, China Studies, The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Krzysztof Sliwinski - Associate Professor, Department of Government & International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University

At the beginning of 1989 few people could have imagined that by the end of the year the communist states of Central and Eastern Europe would have broken free of the shackles imposed on them by the Soviet Union. Thirty years later the events of 1989 in Central and Eastern Europe are still a cause for hope and celebration to many around the world, but in many ways that world now looks less hopeful than the optimistic prognoses offered by some triumphant scholars and commentators at the time. This panel discussion seeks to address the significance and contemporary relevance of the end of communism in Central and Eastern Europe – not only from a European perspective, but from global, Asian, and local Hong Kong perspectives as well. Please join our distinguished panelists for an engaging conversation on one of the twentieth century’s most important events, and its enduring legacy into the twenty-first.

 
 
     
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