Join us for a discussion and release of Network 20/20’s report on Southeast Europe. The panel discussion includes Network 20/20 members who were part of a delegation to Southeast Europe in May 2016 and will be moderated by Tanya Domi, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Members of the delegation met with heads of state and other government officials, opposition, business, media, and NGOs to learn about regional trends and areas of concern. This report is a product of an ongoing two-year project that aims to uncover areas of opportunity and concern for business leaders and policymakers. The discussion will address questions such as: Is extremism on the rise in Southeast Europe and how does it affect the U.S. and Europe? How does the influence of foreign state actors impact the geo-political environment in the region? Why does the U.S. need to reestablish its pivotal role in the region? What are the areas of potential business collaboration between the region and the U.S? Panelists will share their own experiences and take questions from the moderator and audience.
Tanya L. Domi is an Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and is an affiliate faculty member of the Harriman Institute. Ms. Domi is also a Fellow with the Emerging Democracies Institute based in Washington, D.C. She teaches human rights in the Western Balkans.
Prior to her faculty appointment at Columbia in 2008, Domi worked internationally for more than a decade on issues related to democratic transitional development, including political and media development, human rights, gender and sexual identity issues and human trafficking. These topics animate her research and teaching interests in the Balkans and the states of the former Soviet Union. She is currently writing a book on the emerging LGBT human rights movement in the Western Balkans.