The Future of the Past: Ten Years after Yugoslavia
APRIL 14-16, 2000
Goldsmith Hall Auditorium (3.120)
FRIDAY APRIL 14
7:30 Welcome and Film Screening:
Dusan Makavejev, Reminiscence and Prediction
Discussion with film maker follows screening
SATURDAY APRIL 15
9:00 Murder, Guilt, Redemption
Moderator: Jasminka Udovicki
"Yugoslavia did not Die, did not Fall Apart: it was Murdered: Towards the Clarification of a Murder"
"The Future of the Region and the Question of Guilt"
"Debalkanization of the Balkans: The Road to Rehabilitation"
General Jovan Divjak
"The Future of the Future: The Road to Europe"
"Possibilities of Stabilization in the Balkans"
1:30 Media, Democracy, Civil Society
Moderator: Peter Jelavich
"The Independent Media in Serbia: Between Globalization and Isolation"
"Civil Society Response to the Wars in Former Yugoslavia: Focus on Women's Groups"
"Serbia all the way to Tokyo"
"Prospects for Democratization in former Yugoslavia after the Elections in Croatia"
"Lessons of the past-Challenges of the Future"
5:00 Screening & Commentary:
Tito for the Second Time Among the Serbs and new footage--working title: The New Berlin Wall
SUNDAY APRIL 16
9:00 Language, Identity, Authenticity
Moderator: Andrew Wachtel
Juan Fernandez Eloriaga
"Yugoslavia: 'Total Recall' "
"Possibilities of Communication Between Cultures of the Former Yugoslav Republics: A Personal View."
"In my Father's Mobile Home: Identity Search, 'Bad Authenticity' and Limits of Essentialism"
"Interculturalism and the South-Slavic Territories"
"Marginalia on the Abolition of "Our" i.e. the Serbocroatian Language."
1:30 Exile and Return
Moderator: Bogdan Denitch
"Triumph of Hope over Experience"
President of the Council of Refugees in Slovenia and of the Committee for the Return to Bosnia-Herzegovina
"Ten Years of Separation from our Land: Ten Years of Suffering, Sadness and Pain"
"Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary ex-Yugoslav Literature"
Mitko Panov, rough cut of new documentary