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Lecture: National Self-determination in the 21st Century:  Implications for Greece and the Balkans
Title:
Lecture: National Self-determination in the 21st Century: Implications for Greece and the Balkans
When:
19.09.2013 19.00 h
Where:
Kelvin Club - Melbourne
Category:
Education

Description

Presenter: Aris Gounaris
Entry: Free

This seminar will explore the theme of national self-determination and will seek to answer some topical questions including: Should all nations have their own states? Was Kosovo's secession from Serbia justified? Is there a Macedonian nation? Do the demands of national minorities pose a threat to Greece and to other Balkan states?


Biography

Aris Gounaris has a PhD in philosophy and history from La Trobe University.

His thesis, Self-determination and Secession: A Remedial Rights Approach, examines the theory and practice of national self-determination with particular emphasis on the separatist conflicts in Kosovo, Chechnya and Aceh. Dr Gounaris has contributed to the ongoing debate about national self-determination through refereed publications, opinion pieces and public seminars.

While working on his thesis, Dr Gounaris delivered lectures on: Nationalism in the Balkans; Greece and Yugoslavia under Nazi Occupation; Imperial Russia; and Napoleon as part of La Trobe University's Modern European History program.

He also tutored in history and philosophy. Dr Gounaris is a Commonwealth public servant. He will present his views in a private capacity.

Venue

Venue:
Kelvin Club   -   Website
Street:
Melbourne Place
Postcode:
3000
Suburb:
Melbourne
State:
VIC
Country:
Country: au

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