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CONF./CFP- 9th Annual Conv., Assoc. for Study of Nationalities, 15-17 Apr. 2003

Call for Papers

"Nation, Identity, and Conflict"

9th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

International Affairs Building,

Columbia University, NY

Sponsored by the Harriman Institute

15-17 April 2004

***Earlier submission deadline: 12 November 2003*** Contact information: panel and individual paper proposals: exhibits, advertisements, accommodation: web site:

100 panels on the Balkans, Baltics, Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Caucasus, Central Asia, Turkey, China, with a special section on Theoretical Approaches to Nationalism.

AS WELL AS thematic panels on Islamic Movements, Ethnic Violence, Conflict Resolution, Democratization, Demography, Language Issues, and Ethnicity in Films/Videos

The ASN Convention, the most attended international and inter-disciplinary scholarly gathering of its kind, welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to national identity, nationalism, ethnic conflict and state-building in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Central Asia, and adjacent areas. Disciplines represented include political science, history, anthropology, sociology, economics, geography, sociolinguistics, and related disciplines. The Convention invites proposals for individual papers or for complete panels.

The 2004 Convention will introduce a new section devoted to theoretical approaches to nationalism, from any of the disciplines listed above. The papers in this section do not necessarily have to be grounded in an area of the former Communist bloc usually covered by ASN, as long as the issues examined are relevant to a truly comparative understanding of nationalism-related issues. In this vein, we are welcoming theory-focused and cross-regional proposals, rather than case studies from outside Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

Centra Asia-related poanel themes in previous conventions included Islam and Politics in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Geostrategy and Geopolitics of the Great Powers in Central Asia, Identity Issues in Uzbekistan, Turkey at the Crossroads, Social and Political Aspects of Contemporary Kazakhstan, Search for a Mongolian Identity, Nation-Making and Conflict in Central Asia, The Impact of Globalization in Central Asia.

Videos screened in 2003 included Shto Novovo. An Elegy for the Union (Kyrgyzstan) and Greetings from Grozny. The ASN web site ( contains a complete list of the 2003 panels and videos.

As before, the 2004 Convention is inviting submissions for documentaries or feature films made within the past year and available in video (VHS or DVD) format. The videos selected for the convention will be screened during regular panel slots and will be followed by a discussion moderated by an academic expert.

Location. The Convention will be held at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, New York (address below).

Schedule. The convention will begin on Thursday, April 15th, at 1 PM, and end on Saturday, April 17th in the early evening. No panels will be held on Sunday.

Panel/Roundtable/Roundtable Proposals. There is no particular application form to complete. Proposals can simply be e-mailed to Dominique Arel and Troy McGrath at FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON THE PROPOSALS, SEE THE "APPLICATION INFORMATION" BELOW.

Registration. Registration fees are $45 for ASN Members, $60 for Non-Members and $30 for Students. All panel participants must pre-register by February 15th, 2004. Non-panel participants are also urged to pre-register early. Please note that the Convention will be unable to refund preregisterees after March 1st, 2004. Pre-registration by panel participants and attendees can be done electronically, by fax, or by regular mail. A registration form can be downloaded from our ASN web page or be requested from Convention Executive Director Gordon N. Bardos (

Funding. Participants are responsible for covering all travel and accommodation costs: ASN has no funding available for participants

Accommodation. The Convention does not have particular arrangements with hotels. Our ASN web site, however, provides a list of several hotels, in various price ranges. Participants and attendees are strongly encouraged to reserve as early as possible.

Advertisements/Exhibitors. Several dozen publishers and companies had exhibits and/or advertised in the Convention Program in past years. Due to considerations of space, advertisers and exhibitors are encouraged to place their order early. For information, please contact Convention Executive Director Gordon N. Bardos (

Convention Papers. The convention papers will be available for sale at the Convention for $1 apiece. That policy has proven a huge success in the past.

Web Site. Our web site ( provides continuously updated information on the ASN World Convention.

Membership Subscription to ASN. A yearly membership to ASN is $60 ($35 for students). Members receive the journal Nationalities Papers quarterly, the periodical Analysis of Current Events (ACE) quarterly, and the newsletter ASNews twice a year, as well as a registration discount at the ASN Annual World Convention. ASN Members also have the option of subscribing to Europe-Asia Studies at the cut-rate of $60 yearly. A membership form can be downloaded from our ASN web page (, or be requested from Convention Executive Director Gordon Bardos (

We look forward to seeing you at the convention!

The Convention organizing committee: Gordon Bardos, Executive Director Troy McGrath, Co-Program Chair Sue Davis, Co-Program Chair David Crowe, ASN President Dominique Arel, ASN Vice-President (Conventions)


ASN is accepting proposals for panels, roundtables, or individual papers. There is no particular form to complete. Proposals have to be emailed to Dominique Arel and Troy McGrath at All proposals must be included IN THE BODY OF A SINGLE EMAIL. Attachments will be accepted only if they repeat the content of an email message/proposal, and if all the information is contained in a single attachment. Proposals exceeding the word limit will be returned to the sender, and CVs should not be submitted (only short bios, outlined below).

Proposals for panels with presentations based on papers must include:

* a chair, no more than three paper-givers and a discussant * the title of the panel, as well as the title for each of the papers * the affiliation, postal address, telephone, fax, and email (very important) of all participants * a one-paragraph biographical statement of each participant. This does not mean simply sending your CV, this should be a paragraph

Proposals for roundtables must include:

* a chair and no more than four presenters * the title of the roundtable and a short (one paragraph) description of the purpose/theme of the roundtable * the affiliation, postal address, telephone, fax, and email (very important) of all participants * a one-paragraph biographical statement of each participant (Not a CV)

NOTE: A panel features presentations based on written papers. A roundtable therefore is not based on specific papers, but rather on a number of organized presentations. The number of roundtables, however, will be limited.

Proposals for individual papers must include: * the title, and a 250-500 word abstract of the paper * the affiliation, postal address, telephone, fax, and email (very important) of the applicant * a one-paragraph biographical statement of each participant

If audio-visual equipment (overhead projector, PowerPoint, VCR) is required, please indicate so in your application. Please understand that not ALL video/technical requests can be accommodated.

As before, applicants must abide by three golden rules: * No participant may be listed more than once on a given panel * No participant may present more than one paper at the convention * No participant may appear more than twice in the convention program

Proposals must be sent by email at An international Program Committee will be entrusted with the final selections.

Deadline for proposals: 12 November 2003

The ASN convention's headquarters are located at:

Harriman Institute

Columbia University

1216 IAB

420 W. 118th St.

New York, NY 10027

212 854 8487 tel

212 666 3481 fax





ASN Convention 2000

ASN Convention 2000


Harriman Institute Columbia University

International Affairs Building (IAB)

420 W. 118th St., 12th Floor

New York, NY 10027

ASN phone number: 212.854.8487

ASN fax number: 212.666.3481


11.00 am

Registration, Location: 6th Floor,


1.00-3.00 pm

Session I

3.15-5.15 pm

Session II

5.30-7.30 pm

Session III

7.30 pm

Opening Reception


9.00-11.00 am

Session IV

11.00 am-1.00 pm

Session V

ASN Convention Program/ Committee Meeting

2.15-4.15 pm

Session VI

4.30-6.30 pm

Session VII

7.00 pm

Central Eurasia Society Meeting


9.00-11.00 am

Session VIII

ASN Executive Committee Meeting

11.15 am-1.15 pm

Session IX

1.15-2.15 pm

Nationalities Papers Editorial Board Meeting

American Association of Ukrainian Studies Meeting

2.15-4.15 pm

Session X

4.30-6.30 pm

Session XI

6.30 pm

Closing Reception




Convention Panels

Thursday, 13 April

Registration 11.00 a.m.

Location: 6th Floor, IAB

Session I 1.00—3.00 p.m.


Panel V05 (I)

Video Presentation: The Making of a New Empire (Netherlands

1999, 95 mins., directed by Jos de Putter, English subtitles)

Filmmaker Jos de Putter was given a free hand to follow from

close by and film Khozh-Ahmed Noukhaev, a self-appointed leader

of the Chechen independence movement who is continuously

surrounded by bodyguards. Is Noukhaev a cunning Mafia boss or a

staunch idealist? The filmmaker leaves the question unresolved.

The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Thomas Goltz

(Journalist and Writer, U.S.)

Panel K06 (I)

Legacies of Soviet Nationality Policy in the Caucasus

Chair<>Evan Siegel (City University of New York, U.S.)


Cory Welt (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.)

Institutions and Identity: Rethinking the Role of Soviet Nationalities Policy(Georgia and Azerbaijan)

David J. Meyer (Columbia U., U.S.)

A Place of Our Own: Does the Ethnicization of Territorial Control Create

Incentives for Elites to Conduct Ethno-Political Mobilization? Caucasus

Case Studies and Regional Comparison

Taline Ter Minassian (U. Jean Monnet, France)

Yerevan, a Twentieth-Century Armenian National "Icon": The Role of a

Capital-City in the Making of Territorial Identity

J. Paul Goode (U. of Wisconsin at Madison, U.S.)

State Sovereignty and Secession after the Soviet Union: The Abkhaz



Brenda Shaffer (Harvard U., U.S.)

Panel R03 (I)

Nationalism and Federalism in the Russian Federation


Matthew Crosston (Brown U., U.S.)


Elise Giuliano (U. of Chicago, U.S.)

Paths to the Decline of Nationalism in Russia: Mass Mobilization and

Economic Change

Helge Blakkisrud (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs,Norway)

The Russian Regionalisation Process--A View from Northwest Russia

Jeff Kahn (U. of Michigan Law School, U.S.)

"The Parade of Sovereignties:" Establishing the Vocabulary of the New

Russian Federalism

Peter Waisberg (Carleton U., Canada)

Language Politics in a Multi-ethnic Federation: The Case of Alphabet/Reform in Tatarstan


Kathryn Stoner-Weiss (Princeton U., U.S.)

Panel Y12 (I)

State-building and Nationalism in Croatia


Jonathan Bach (Columbia U., U.S.)


Daphne Winland (York U., Canada)

Memories and Monuments: "Recovering" the Croatian State

Triadafilos Triadafilopoulos (New School for Social Research, U.S.)

From Krajina to Dayton: Ethnic Cleansing and Peacemaking in the

Balkans, 1995—1999

Ljubinka T. Karpowicz (Independent Scholar, Croatia)

Ten Years of the Serbo-Croatian Ideological Conflict: The Interpretation

of the Croatian Democratic Community (HDZ)

Marin Sopta (Croatian Center of Strategic Studies, Zagreb, Croatia)

The January 2000 Croatian Parliamentary Elections


Nicole Lindstrom (Syracuse U., U.S.)

Panel V12 (I)

Video Presentation: TBA

Panel CA01 (I)

A Nation Exiled: The Crimean Tatars in the Russian Empire,Central Asia, and Turkey


Seymour Becker (Rutgers U., U.S.)


Edward Lazzerini (U. of New Orleans, U.S.)

Births, Deaths, and Migration: Counting Crimean Tatars in Imperial Russia

Otto Pohl (Freelance Author, U.S.)

The Deportation and Fate of the Crimean Tatars

Brian Williams (SOAS, U. of London, U.K.)

Ak Toprak: Ethno-Political Mobilizations among the Crimean Tatar

Diaspora in the Republic of Turkey


Edward Allworth (Columbia U., U.S.)

Panel CE02 (I)

Origins of Recognition of a Stateless Nation: Defining Jewish

Politics, Culture, and Territory in Pre-World War II Central and

Eastern Europe


Stephen Deets (U. of Maryland, U.S.)


Larissa Douglass (St. Antony’s College, Oxford U., U.K.)

Lynchpin in the Creation of Nation-States: The Influence of the Eastern

Jewish Conception of National Rights on the Minorities Treaties at the

Paris Peace Conference, 1919

Esther Schmidt (New College, Oxford U., U.K.)

Nationalism and the Invention of Jewish Culture: The Politicisation of

Music and Language in the German-Jewish Press

Sean Martin (Ohio State U., U.S.)

Jewish Children in Independent Poland: Caring for Orphans in Krakow


Rebekakh Klein (Columbia U., U.S.)

Panel U03 (I)

Ukraine’s Foreign Policy Orientation: Theoretical and

Comparative Perspectives


Sergei Konoplyov (Kennedy School of Government, Harvard U.,



Victor Chudowsky (Meridian International Center, U.S.)

Foreign Policy and the Nature of the Ukrainian State: Understanding the

Role of Domestic Determinants

Jennifer Patterson Moroney (U. of Kent at Canterbury, U.K.)

Ukraine’s Foreign Policy on Europe’s Periphery: Globalization,Transnationalism, and the Frontier

Andrew Fesiak (York U., Canada)

Ukraine’s Strategic Choice: East, West, or Neutral?


Taras Kuzio (U. College, London, U.K.)

Thursday, 13 April

Session II 3.15—5.15 P.m.

Panel N12 (II)

War and Gender


Mary Flad (Vassar College, U.S.)


Indira Kajosevic (City College of New York, U.S.)

Feminism Sans Frontiers

Thomas Buck (USAID, U.S.)

Women, War, and Displacement in Georgia

Valerie Zawilski (Queen’s U., Canada)

The War Is Never Over: Human Rights Violations and the Displacement

of Women and Children in Chechnya


Mia Bloom (Cornell U., U.S.)

Panel CA09 (II)

Media and Long Distance Nationalism in Central Asia

Chair/Pauline Jones Luong (Yale U., U.S.)


Steven Sabol (U. of North Carolina at Charlotte, U.S.)

Print-Nationalism in the Kazak Steppe: Mirzhaqyp Dulatov and ‘Oian


Anthony R. Bichel (Juniata College, U.S.)

Central Asia Online: Expressions of Nationalism, Sovereignty, and

Self-Determination in Cyberspace

David Romano (U. of Toronto, Canada)

Assessing Catalysts to Ethnic Nationalism in a Globalized World: The

Case of the Kurds in the Wake of Abdullah Ocalan’s Capture


Peter J. Sinnott (Columbia U., U.S.)

Panel K07 (II)

Ethnic Minorities in Georgia


Redjeb Jordania (American-Georgian Institute, New York, U.S.)


Karina Vamling (Lund U., Sweden)

Language Use and Attitudes Among Megrelians in Georgia

Thornike Gordadze (Institut d’Etudes Politiques, France)

National Minorities in Georgia: Ethnic Mobilisation and Political


Gabrielle Costa (Institut d’Etudes Politiques, France)

Minorities and Political Representation in a Post-Soviet State: Political

Parties in Georgia

Sylvia Serrano (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations

Orientales, France)

Azeri Minority Integration Problems in Georgia


Stephen F. Jones (Mt. Holyoke College, U.S.)

Panel V01 (II)

Video Presentation: Trading Stories (U.S. 1999, 56 mins., directed

by Ari and Owen Shapiro)

When the Nazis took control of the Czech lands, they confiscated

Mrs. Fischmann's farm. After the war, the socialists took it. Now,

with the communist era over, Mrs. Fischmann has been trying to

get her land back. Through this and other short stories, this film

explores contemporary Czech perspective on property.

Presented by Ari Shapiro (Princeton U., U.S.)

Panel Y05 (II)

European Identity Formation at the Crossroads: Ethnic

Homogeneity or Multicultural Diversity? The Cases of Bosnia,Kosovo, and South Tyrol in Comparison


Joseph Marko (U. of Graz, Austria and Vice-President of the

Constitutional Court, Bosnia-Herzegovina)


Mitja Zagar (Institute for Ethnic Studies, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Minority Protection in the Framework of the EU Stability Pact for

South-East Europe

Jens Woelk (European Academy Bolzano, Italy)

The Case of South Tyrol: A Model for Conflict Resolution in the Balkans?

Natalino Ronzitti (Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, Italy)

Options for Kosovo’s Final Status


Wolfgang Danspeckgruber (Liechtenstein Program on

Self-Determination, Princeton U., U.S.)

Panel CE04 (II)

What Is European Identity?



Amand Menon (New York U., U.S.)


Petr Lom (Central European U., Hungary)

European Identity and the East

Miguel Glatzer (Watson Institute, Brown U., U.S.)

European Identity and the Welfare State

Miguel Vatter (Ohio State U., U.S.)

European Identity and the Philosophical Tradition: Husserl and Heidegger

Peter Burgess (European U. Institute, Florence, Italy)

Culture and European Identity

U08 (II)

State Building and the Politics of Inclusion in Ukraine


Vitaly Chernetsky (Columbia U., U.S.)


Louise Jackson (U. of Wolverhampton, U.K.)

Ethnic Minorities and the Politics of Inclusion in Ukraine

Spyros Demetriou (The Graduate Institute of International Studies,Switzerland)

Rebuilding After Revolution: State Formation and the Politics of Identity in/Ukraine and Tajikistan

Gwendolyn Sasse (London School of Economics, U.K.)

Regionalism and Ethnopolitics During Post-Communist Transition:

Ukraine in Comparative Perspective


Marta Dyczok (U. of Western Ontario, Canada)

Panel R07 (II)

Conflict and Identity in Russian Foreign Policy


Ambassador Heyward Isham (East West Institute, U.S.)


Ria Laenen (Catholic U. of Leuven, Belgium and Harriman Institute,

Columbia U., U.S.)

The Problem of Identity in Russia’s Relationship with Ukraine and


Ustina Markus (Department of Defense, U.S.)

Russia’s Methods and Options for Dealing with Separatism

Regina Akopian (Rutgers U., U.S.)

Distant Kins in the Balkans and Home-Close Aliens in the Caucasus:

Differing Responses of Russia’s Political Elite and Public to the Crises in

Kosovo and Dagestan

Robert O. Freedman (Baltimore Hebrew U., U.S.)

Russia’s War in Chechnya and Its Impact on Russian-Iranian Relations


Christoph Zürcher (Institute of East European Studies, Free U/Berlin, Germany)

Thursday, 13 April

Session III 5.30—7.30 P.M.

Panel B03 (III)

Ethnicity and Mobilization in the Balkans and Baltic


Leonard Bernardo (Open Society Institute, New York, U.S.)


John Ginkel (Washington U., U.S.)

From Singing Revolution to Discordant Consolidation: Nationalism,

Identity, and Ethnicity in Latvia

Stathis Kalyvas (New York U., U.S.)

The Dynamics of Violence in Civil War: Evaluating the Impact of Ethnicity

Roger Petersen (Washington U., U.S.)

Social Structure and Strategy: The Emergence of the KLA in

Comparative Perspective


Mark R. Beissinger (U. of Wisconsin at Madison, U.S.)

Panel K05 (III)

The Impact of Land Reform on Rural Communities in


Chair Csaba Csaki (The Budapest Economics U., Hungary and World

Bank, U.S.)


Mark Lundell (World Bank. U.S.)

Small is Beautiful: The Impact of Family Farming on Rural Life in Armenia

Iain Shuker (World Bank, U.S.)

The Path of Land Reform in Georgia: Government Role vis-a-vis Ethnic


Roy Southworth (World Bank, U.S.)

Azerbaijan: The Beginning of the Transition from Collective to Family



Zvi Lerman (Hebrew U., Israel and World Bank, U.S.)

Panel CE01 (III)

The Historical Roots of National Identity in Central and Eastern

Europe, 1848—1918

Chair/John Micgiel (East Central Europe Institute, Columbia U., U.S.)


Markian Prokopovych (Central European U., Hungary and Oxford

U., U.K.)

National Identity and State Legitimation in Representative Architecture

around 1900 in Vienna, Berlin, Budapest, and Prague

Jonathan Kwan (Oxford U., U.K.)

Austro-German Identity and Viennese Culture: The Construction of Self

Amy Ng (Oxford U., U.K.)

The Austrian State Idea versus National Identity: The Case of Joseph



Bradley Abrams (Columbia U., U.S.)

Panel CA11 (III)

Ethnicity, Religion, and Nationalism in the Caucasus and the

Middle East


Lan Chan-Marples (U. of Alberta, Canada)


Neophytos G. Loizides (U. of Toronto, Canada)

Understanding Ethnicity and Nationalism in Southeast Anatolia

Shaun Keith Long (U. of Leeds, U.K.)

The Ural’sk Cossack Revival and the Struggle for Ethnic Recognition

Giorgi Gogia (Central European U., Hungary)

Religious Nationalism in Georgia (with a comparison to India)


Michael Rywkin (City College of New York, U.S.)

Panel V10 (III)

Video Presentation: A Cry from the Grave (U.K., 1999, directed by

Leslie Woodhead, 90 mins.)

This BBC documentary narrated by Bill Moyers reconstructs with

mounting tension the failure of the UN to protect the

internationally-created "safe haven" of the Bosnian city Srebrenica

in July 1995, which resulted in the massacre of more than 7,000

Bosnian Muslim men by Serbian troops. A powerful exposé of

humanitarian intervention gone awry.

The screening will be followed by a discussion led by David Rohde

(Journalist, New York Times; author of Endgame. The Betrayal and

Fall of Srebrenica; Europe's Wordst Massacre since World War II,

Westview, 1998), U.S.)

Panel U12 (III)

Ukrainian Foreign Orientation: East or West?

Chair/Adrian Karatnycky (Freedom House, New York, U.S.)


Yaroslav Bilinsky (U. of Delaware, U.S.)

Ukraine’s Rapprochement to the EU and NATO as an Auxiliary Indicator

of Ukrainian National Identity

Marko Bojcun (Ukraine Center, U. of North London, U.K.)

Ethnos, Nation, and Now Civilization: The New Debate about Ukraine’s


Tor Bukkvoll (Norwegian Defense Research Establishment, Norway)

Defining a Ukrainian Foreign Policy Identity: Business Interests and

Geopolitics in the Formulation of Ukrainian Foreign Policy, 1994—1999

Paul D'Anieri (U. of Kansas, U.S.)

The New Ukrainian Elite


Paul D’Anieri (U. of Kansas, U.S.)

Panel N10 (III)

Systemic Change and the Transformation Process in Comparative



Dominique Colas (Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris, France)


Troy McGrath (U. of Kansas, U.S.)

The Path from Leninist Rule: From Communist Parades to Capitalist


Andreas Pickel (Trent U., Canada)

Nationalism and Systemic Change

Shale Horowitz (U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, U.S.)

National Identity and Liberalizing Consensus: Responses to the

International Financial Crisis of 1997-1999 in the Czech Republic,

Hungary, and Poland

Roman A. Novojilov (American U., U.S.)

Systemic Corruption in Russia During the Reforms: Its Origins and



Stephen Whitefield (Yale U., U.S.)

Panel N12 (III)

War and Gender


Mary Flad (Vassar College, U.S.)


Indira Kajosevic (City College of New York, U.S.)

Feminism Sans Frontiers

Valerie Zawilski (Queen's U., Canada)

The War is Never Over: Human Rights Violations and the

Displacement of Women and Children in Chechnya


Mia Bloom (Cornell U., U.S.)

Thursday, 13 April

Opening Reception 7.30 p.m.

Friday, 14 April

Session IV 9.00-11.00 a.m.

Panel K09 (IV)

The Russian-Chechen War(s)


Sue Davis (American Political Science Association, U.S.)

Screening of the 23-minute documentary "The Dark Side of the

Earth (2000)," made for Czech television and distributed by Radio

Free Europe/Radio Liberty. The documentary was made by two

Czech journalists who smuggled themselves into Chechnya in

December 1999.


John Dunlop (Hoover Institution, U.S.)

How Many Soldiers and Civilians Died during the Russo-Chechen

War of 1994—1996?

Anna Zelkina (SOAS, University of London, U.K.)

Social Structure and Forms of Identity in Chechnya: Challenges for

National Consolidation and State-Building


Terrence P. Hopmann (Watson Institute, Brown U., U.S.)

Panel R08 (IV)

Nations and Empire in Russia


Charles Steinwedel (Columbia U., U.S.)


Alex Semyonov (Central European U., Hungary and Harriman

Institute, Columbia U., U.S.)

Political Mobilization in the Russian Empire in the Duma Period:

the Constitutional-Democratic Party Between the National and the

Nationality Questions

Iain G. Lauchlan (Rennvall Institute, Helsinki U., Finland)

The Separate Realm: Imperialism and National Identity in

Connection with the Tsarist Secret Police, 1881—1917

Karsten Brüggeman (U. of Hamburg, Germany)

Campaining Sovereignty: Estonia’s War of Secession against Two/Russias, 1918—1920

Serguei Glebov (Rutgers U., U.S.)

The Congress of Russian Diaspora in 1926 and the Politics of

Emigre Nationalism


Mark Von Hagen (Harriman Institute, Columbia U., U.S.)

Panel CE09 (IV)

German and Hungarian Minorities


Pontus Hiort (Northern Illinois U., U.S.)


Jørgen Kühl (Danish Institute of Border Region Studies,


Coping with the Ethnic Heritage: Germany’s and Hungary’s

Policies Towards Ttheir Minorities. A Comparative Approach

John C. Swanson (Utica College of Syracuse U., U.S.)

Developing a Dual Identity among the German-Hungarians of



Sherrill Stroschein (Columbia U., U.S.)

Contested Symbols in Space and Time: Statues and Holidays in

Multi-ethnic<>States: Hungarians in Romania, Slovakia, and Ukraine


André Liebich (Graduate Institute of International Affairs,Switzerland)

Panel U07 (IV)

Identity Change in Ukraine Through the Prism of Literature and



Myroslava Znayenko (Rutgers U., U.S.)


Antonina Berezovenko (Kyiv Polytechnical U., Ukraine)

Between Nation and State: Ukrainian Identity in Today’s

Language Reality

Tamara Hundorova (U. of Toronto, Canada)

Ukrainian Postmodernism in the Labyrinths of National Identity:

Reversal and Revenge

Michael Naydan (Penn State U., U.S.)

Defining Ukrainian Identity in Contemporary Ukraine


Alexander J. Motyl (Rutgers U., U.S.)

Panel N13 (IV)

Factors Influencing the (Non-)Violent Nature of Ethnopolitical



Cindy Skach (Harriman Institute, Columbia U., U.S.)


Susan Stewart (Mannheim Center for European Social Research,

U. of Mannheim, Germany)

Nationality Policy as a Means of Conflict Regulation: The Case of


Gabriel Topor (Columbia U., U.S.)

Explaining Violence and Non-Violence in Ethnic Conflicts of Serbia

and Romania

Jeffrey Stevenson Murer (Illinois Wesleyan U., U.S.)

The Clash Within: Four Ethnic Relations Structures and Their

Potential for Violent Conflict


Kailash Mohapatra (Yale U., U.S.)

Panel CA06 (IV)

Collective Identity Issues in Central Asia

Sponsored by the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS)

Chair/Edward Lazzerini (U. of New Orleans, U.S.)


Marianne Kamp (Whitman College, U.S.)

Gender, Labor, and Identity in Independent Uzbekistan

Talant Mawkanuli (U. of Wisconsin at Madison, U.S.)

Language Choice and Ethnic Identity of a Kazakh Community in

Multiethnic Societies

Morgan Y. Liu (U of Michigan, U.S.)

Articulating Locality and State Without Thinking Nationality:

Uzbek Notions of Place, Community, and Authority in Osh,



John Schoeberlein (Harvard U., U.S.)

Panel R01 (IV)

Russia’s Regions and Republics


James Alexander (Northeastern State U., U.S.)


Ingmar Oldberg (Swedish Defense Research Establishment,


Identities in Russia’s Western Regions: A Comparative Note

Jakob Hedenskog (Swedish Defense Research Establishment,


The Foreign Relations of Russia’s Western Regions

Natan Shklyar (East-West Institute, U.S.)

Russian Regions and Russia’s Foreign Policy Process

Daniel R. Kempton (Northern Illinois U., U.S.)

Russian Federalism: A Continuing Myth or "Political Salvation?"


Ann E. Robertson (George Washington U., U.S.)

Panel Y14 (IV)

Bosnia after Dayton: Disintegration or Reintegration?


Zubaida Rasul (UN Population Fund, New York, U.S.)


Sumantra Bose (London School of Economics, U.K.)

Conflicting Identities, Competing Sovereignties and the Problem of

‘Self-Determination’: Comparing Bosnia and Kashmir

Daria Fane (Department of State, U.S.)

The Political Process in Republika Srpska

Robert D. Greenberg (U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, U.S.)

Bosnian or Bosniac?: The Current-Identity Crisis in



Gordon Bardos (Harriman Institute, Columbia U., U.S.)

Friday, 14 April

Session V 11.15 a.m.—1.15 p.m.

ASN Convention Program Committee Meeting

ASN Advisory Board Meeting

Panel V11 (V)

Video Presentation: Yugoslavia--The Avoidable War (U.S., 1999,

co-produced by George Bogdanich and Martin Lettmayer)

A documentary arguing how serious errors and misjudgments

made by Western powers--particularly Germany and the United

States--helped spark the violent break up of the former Yugoslavia

in 1991, how news coverage was manipulated by the warring sides,

and detailing U.s. involvement in Operation Storm. Since the

documentary is two and a half hours long, only the second part,

largely on the Bosnia war, will be shown, leaving sufficient time

for discussion.

Presented by George Bogdanich (Filmmaker, New York).

The screening will be followed by a discussion led by David Binder

(New York Times, U.S.)

Panel U05 (V)

Ukrainian National Codes in the Post-Soviet Era

Chair/Daria Nebesh (Independent Scholar, Columbia, Maryland, U.S.)


Martha Kebalo (City U. of New York, Queensborough College,


Women in the Cultivation of National Culture: Preliminary

Fieldwork in Central Ukraine

Anna Chumachenko (Ohio State U., U.S.)

Collective Hysteria and a Nation in Transition: Ancient

Archetypes and Behavioral Models in Contemporary Ukraine

Jaropolk Lassowsky (Clarion U., U.S.)

Redoing Antiquity: The Manipulation and Revision of Ukrainian

Folk Music in the Post-Soviet Era


Larissa Onyshkevych (Princeton Research Forum, U.S.)

Panel CE07 (V)

Nations and Nationalism in Austria-Hungary


Istvan Deak (Columbia U., U.S.)


Tanya Dunlap (Rice U., U.S.)

Astra: Nation-building, Autonomy, and Power in Late

Nineteenth-Century Rural Transylvania

Hugh Agnew (George Washington U., U.S.)

New State, Old Identity?: The Czech Republic and Bohemian


Ian Reifowitz (Georgetown U., U.S.)

Inventing a Nation: Joseph Samuel Bloch and the Cultivation of a

Supra-ethnic Austrian Identity, 1882—1918

Kati Voros (Central European U., Hungary and Rutgers U., U.S.)

National Identity and the Politics of Representation: Hungarians,


Nationalities, and the Political Satirical Press in Hungary,



John Micgiel (East Central Europe Institute, Columbia U., U.S.)

Panel K01 (V)

Military Tactics and Operational Art of Yeltsin’s Second Chechen



Robert Baumann (Combat Studies Institute, U.S. Army Command

and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, U.S.)


Timothy Thomas (Foreign Military Studies Office, Ft.

Leavenworth, U.S.)

A Tale of Two Theaters

Lester Grau (Foreign Military Studies Office, Ft. Leavenworth,


Evolutionary Tactics in Chechnya: Survival, Cunning, and


Steven Blank (Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War

College, U.S.)

The Road to War in Chehcnya


Jacob W. Kipp (Foreign Military Studies Office, Ft. Leavenworth,


Panel Y03 (V)

Sovereignty and Identity in the Former Yugoslavia


Nicole Lindstrom (Syracuse U., U.s.)


Obrad Savic and Vesna Bogojevic (U. of Belgrade, Yugoslavia)

Nato in Serbia: Sovereignty Without Territory

Maple Razsa (Harvard U., U.S.)

Subnational Challenges to the Nation-State: Remembering/Dalmatia’s Partisans

Dusan I. Bjelic and Lucinda Cole (U. of Southern Maine, U.S.)

Sexualizing the Serb


Jonathan Bach (Columbia U., U.S.)

Panel N14 (V)

Jewish Minorities in the Post-Communist States


David J. Meyer (Columbia U., U.S.)


Zvi Gitelman (U. of Michigan, U.S.)

Jewish Identities in Post-Soviet Russia and Ukraine

Anatoli Velikiy (Minsk State U., elarus/George Washington U.,


Jews and the Jewish Question in Contemporary Belarus

Alanna Cooper (Boston U., U.S.)

The Uzbek Government, the American Jewish Community and the

Bukharan Jews: An Unexpected Partnership in the Project of


Francine Friedman (Ball State U., U.S.)

Minorities in the Former Yugoslavia: The Bosnian Jewish



Robin Ostow (U. of Toronto, Canada)

Panel CA04 (V)

Turkey: Nationalism, Secularism, and Identity


Michael Reynolds (Princeton U., U.S.)


Bilge Criss (Bilkent U., Turkey)

War and Secularization as Agents of National Identity Formation

Fuat Keyman (Bilkent U., Turkey)

Identity Conflict and Constitutional Citizenship in Turkey (1923—)

James Goode (Grand Valley State U., U.S.)

Archaeology and Nationalism in Early Republican Turkey:

Unlikely Encounters in a Changing World

Ayhan Akman (Sabanci U., Turkey)

Modernist Nationalism? Statism and National Identity in Turkey


Ali L. Karaosmanoglu (Bilkent U., Turkey)

Panel U11 (V)

Forging the Nation


Catherine Wanner (Penn State U., U.S.)


Nancy Popson (Kennan Institute, U.S.)

History Textbooks in Ukraine: Introducing Children to the

"Ukrainian Nation"

Wilfried Jilge (Humboldt U., Germany)

State Symbolism and National Identity in Ukraine since 1991

Natalie Kononenko (U. of Virginia, U.S.)

The Ukrainian Civil Wedding Today: Balancing Soviet Identity

with National Identity

Olexander Hryb (British Broadcasting Co., U.K.)

Soviet Ethnography Heritage and the Revival of Ethnogeopolitics

in Russia and Ukraine


Germ Janmaat (U. of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Panel CE06 (V)

The European Union: Problems and Prospects of Enlargement


André Liebich (Graduate Institute of International Affairs,



Peter Van Ham (George C. Marshall European Center for Security

Studies, Germany)

Identity Beyond the State: The Case of the European Union

David Hughes (U. of Wales, Aberystwyth, U.K.)

Euro-stabilizer or Euro-threatener?: The European Crisis Reaction


Jozsef Borocz (Rutgers U., U.S.)

Overdetermination, Rhetorical Strategies, and the Disparaged

Other in the

"Eastern Enlargement" of the European Union


John K. Glenn (New York U., U.S.)

Panel CA05 (V)

Preventing Conflict in the Ferghana Valley

A Roundtable Sponsored by the Open Society Institute


Anthony Richter (Open Society Institute, New York, U.S.)


Alisher Ilkhamov (Center for Social Research, Tashkent,Uzbekistan)

Barnett Rubin (Center for Preventative Action, Council on

Foreign Relations, New York, U.S.)

Nancy Lubin (JNA Associates, Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.)

Justin Burke (Open Society Institute, New York, U.S.)

Friday, 14 April

Session VI 2.15 p.m.—4.15 p.m.

Panel Y08 (VI)

Elites and Nationalism in Serbia


Leon Lowder (Columbia U., U.S.)


Marion Avrillier (Institut d’Etudes Politiques, France)

"Ko to tamo peva" (Who is Singing Over There?): Power, Music,

and War in Serbia, 1989—1999

Florian Bieber (Central European U., Hungary)

Nationalism in Serbia after the Kosovo War

Jelena Subotic (Syracuse U., U.S.)

War of Letters and Words of Hate: The Use of Language and the

Role of Intellectual Elite in Exciting Nationalism in Serbia

Angelo Georgakis (U. of Minnesota, U.S.)

New Voices and Choices: The Opposition to the Rule of Slobodan

Milosevic in Serbia since 1990


Eric Gordy (Clark U., U.S.)

Panel N01 (VI)

Why Do Conflicts Not Turn Violent?: The Cases of Tatarstan,

Ajaria, and Crimea

Sponsored by the Program on Global Security, Watson Institute,

Brown U.


Terrence P. Hopmann (Watson Institute, Brown U., U.S.)


Stephen D. Shenfield (Watson Institute, Brown U., U.S.)

Tatarstan’s Referendum Crisis of February—March 1992: Factors

Underlying/the Non-Violent Resolution

Judith Hin (U. of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Ajaria. Authoritarian Governance, Favorable Economic Location,

and Minor Ethnic Tensions: The Interests of the Local Potentate

in Keeping Violent Conflict at Bay

Dominique Arel (Watson Institute, Brown U., U.S.)

Failed Secessionism and the Control of Security Forces in Crimea

Discussant/Charles King (Georgetown U., U.S.)

Panel VO2 (VI)

The Roma in Central Europe--Ethnic or Social Minority? Roman

Identity Crisis in the Czech Republic and Slovakia


David Crowe (Elon College, U.S.)


Helena Rozlivkova (Nova Southeastern U., U.S.)

Ethnic Relations in the Czech Republic

Michal Vasecka (Institute for Public Affairs, Bratislava, Slovakia)

The making of Black Word

Video Presentation: Black Word (Slovakia 1999, 35 m., directed by

Robert Kirchhoff)

Documentary on the Roma settlement Hermanovce in Eastern


(The video was produced by Mr. Vasecka's institute)

Panel V07 (VI)

Video Presentation: Immortal Fortress: A Look Inside Chechnya’s

Warrior Culture (U.S., 1999, 60 mins., directed by Dodge


The film goes behind the scenes exploring Chechnya's war-driven

culture, while searching for its most prolific modern warrior, Shamil

Basayev. Considered a terrorist by many, Shamil personifies the

Chechen warrior ethos. The film answers the broader question of

why Shamil and thousands of other Chechens fight. Featuring an

interview with Salman Raduyev.

Presented by Dodge Billingsey, Film Director.

The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Robert Bruce

Ware, Southern Illinois U. at Edwardsville, U.S.

Panel U10 (VI)

Institutions and Elites in Ukraine


Robert DeLossa (Ukrainian Research Center, Harvard U., U.S.)


Sarah Drue Phillips (U. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, U.S.)

Reshaping Identity: The Construction of Self and Society among Women

Leaders of Ukrainian NGOs

Paul D’Anieri (U. of Kansas, U.S.)

Institutional Factors in Party Fragmentation in Ukraine

Andrea Curti and Vlada Tkach (Tufts University, U.S.)

Land Reform and the Presidential Elections in Ukraine: New

Opportunities or Old Frustrations?

Orest Subtelny (York U., Canada)

The New Ukrainian Elite


David Marples (U. of Alberta, Canada)

Panel CA12 (VI)

Security, Energy, and Foreign Policy South of Russia (VI)


George Gavrilis (Columbia U., U.S.)


Glen Camp (Bryant College, U.S.)

Changes in the East Mediterranean Security Situation: Implications for

U.S. Policy (Greece-Turkey)

Levent Hekimoglu (York U., Canada)

Post-Communist Transitions in the Black Sea Basin and the Question of

the Turkish Straits

Gareth Winrow (Istanbul Bilgi U., Turkey)

Turkey and Caspian Energy: The Importance of Geopolitics

Eric Miller (Old Dominion U., U.S.)

Post-Soviet Foreign Policies: Peripheral Elite Security in Central Asia


Sophia Clément (Gestion des crises dans les Balkans, Ministère de la

Défense, France)

Panel R02 (VI)

Ethnicity and Regionalism in Siberia


Steven Solnick (Harriman Institute, Columbia U., U.S.)


Mikhail Alexseev (Appalachian State U., U.S.)

Are Chinese Migrants at Risk? Cross-Border Trade and Ethnopolitical

Activism in Primorskii krai in the 1990s

Nelson Hancock (Columbia U., U.S.)

Archival Identities: Land, History, and Ethnicity Politics in Kamchatka

Jean-Robert Raviot (CERI, Fondation Nationale des Sciences

Politiques, France)

"Counsellors to the Prince" at the Regional Level: The Case of

Post-Soviet Siberia

John P. Ziker (Indiana U. of Pennsylvania, U.S.)

Challenges to Self-Determination Among the Siberian Dolgan and



Helge Blakkisrud (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs,


Panel K02 (VI)

State Formation in the North Caucasus: History, Prospects, and



Uli Schamiloglu (U. of Wisconsin, Madison, U.S.)


Michael A. Reynolds (Princeton U., U.S.)

Indigenous Attempts at State Formation in the North Caucasus: A

Historical Review

Thomas D. Grant (Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg, Germany)

Still Seeking Statehood: The North Caucasus and Contemporary

Statehood Movements

John Colarusso (McMaster U., Canada)

Cultural Obstacles to State Formation in the North Caucasus


Fiona Hill (Eurasia Foundation, U.S.)

Panel N02 (VI)

Approaches to the Prevention of Ethnic Conflict

Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations


Arthur C. Helton (Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign

Relations, New York, U.S.)


Radha Kumar (Council on Foreign Relations, New York, U.S.)

A Post-Cold War Peace? New Approaches to Solving Ethnic Conflict

Alexander Lupis (Open Society Institute, New York, U.S.)

The Politics of Balkan Stability

Barnett R. Rubin (Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign

Relations, New York, U.S.)

Is Promoting Inter-Ethnic Understanding How to Prevent Ethnic Conflict?


The Hon. Nancy E. Soderberg (United States Mission to the United


Friday, 14 April

Session VII 4.30 p.m. -6.30 p.m.

Panel V07 (VII)

Video Presentation: Purgatory (Chistilishche) (Russia, 1998, 115

mins., directed by Aleksandr Nevzorov, produced by Boris

Berezovsky for ORT, in Russian without subtitles)

A fiction film set during the original assault on Grozny by the

Russian Army in January 1995. A cinematic orgy of non-stop

violence and horror, and an allegory for the agony of a threatened

and dismembered Russia, beset on all sides by enemies (crime,

Islamic fundamentalism, Western materialism, American perfidy,

and hostile neighbors) and unable to save itself.

The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Jacob Kipp

(Foreign Military Studies Office, Ft. Leavenworth, U.S.)

Panel B06 (VII)

Towards European Integration: Identity and Security in the Baltic



Janis Ikstens (Harriman Institute, Columbia U., U.S.)


Toivo Miljan (Wilfrid Laurier U., Canada)

language as National Identity: The Case of Estonia

Jekaterina Dorodnova (Institute for Peace Research and Security

Policy, U. of Hamburg, Germany)

In the Name of Identity: Latvia's Response to International Involvement

Richard Mole (London School of Economics, U.K.)

National Identity and Foreign Policy: Perceptions of Self and Other in the

Post-Soviet International Relations of the Baltic States

Joni Virkkunen (U. of Joensuu, Estonia)

Discourse, Boundaries, and Scale: Constructing Security in Northeast

Estonian Borderland

Discussant/Juris Dreifelds (Brock U., Canada)

Panel Y09 (VII)

Rebuilding Bosnia


Garth Katner (Sacred Heart U., U.S.)


Marcus Cox (Cambridge U., U.K.)

Building a State from the Outside: The International Community and the

Dayton Agreement in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Daniel H. Dail (U. of Virginia, U.S.)

National Identity and State Construction in Bosnia

Charles Call (Watson Institute, Brown U., U.S.)

Constructing "Democratic" Police Forces: Why the Post-War

Institution-Building Wave Crashed in the Balkans

James Castonguay (Sacred Heart U., U.S.)

Representing Bosnia: The Internet and Democratic Media Culture


Christian Nielsen (Columbia U., U.S.)

Panel V04 (VII)

Video Presentations: Ukrainians of Yugoslavia in Peace and War

Chair/Jaropolk Lassowsky (Clarion U., U.S.)

Video: And the Twain Shell Meet (1990)

Bosnian Multicultural Communities after an Earthquake

Presented by Director Mykola Kulish (Kinocraft, Philadelphia, U.S.)

Video: Interviews with Ukrainian refugees from former Yugoslavia

(U.S., 1999)

Presented by Director Anna Chumachenko (Ohio State U., U.S.)

Panel CE03 (VII)

Borderland Identities and Ideologies


Martin Aberg (Södertörns, Högskola University College,

Sweden/Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, Cambridge, U.S.)


Piotr Wrobel (U. of Toronto, Canada)

Journey Through the Borderlands: General Lucian Zeligowski and His

Quest for Home and Security

Elena Gapova (European Humanities U., Belarus and U. of

Michigan, U.S.)

The Cultural is the Political: A Symbolic War in Belarus

Michael Szporer (U. of Maryland U. College, U.S.)

Local Identities and Ideologues on the Edge of Europe

Kate Brown (U. of Washington, U.S.)

Ukraine and the Making of Nation-Space: The Volhynian Borderland


Timothy Snyder (Harvard U., U.S.)

Panel U04 (VII)

Three Viewpoints, Four Voices, on Ukraine: The Media, Women,

and the Village


Joanna Paraszczuk (U. College London, U.K.)


Marta Dyczok (U. of Western Ontario, Canada)

Is the Mass Media in Ukraine Independent?

Alexandra Hrycak (Reed College, U.S.)

Women in Post-Soviet Ukraine: Opportunities and Threats

Kimberly Righter (American U., Washington College of Law, U.S.)

Politics and Gender in Ukraine: The Next Generation of Women


Natalia Shostak (U. of Toronto, Canada)

In Search for the Future: Rural Uncertainties in Western Ukraine


Catherine Wanner (Penn State U., U.S.)

Panel K08 (VII)

Autonomy in the Caucasus: The International Context


Evan Siegel (City U. of New York, U.S.)


George Tarkhan-Mouravi (International Centre for Geopolitical and

Regional Studies, Tbilisi, Georgia)

Identities and Preferences: Georgia in Changing Environment

Tim Potier (Intercollege, Nicosia, Cyprus)

Autonomy and the South Caucasus

Marissa Polsky (CERES at Georgetown, U.S.)

Nagorno-Karabakh and International Policy Implications


Nikolas K Gvosdev (Baylor U., U.S.)

Panel N17 (VII)

Special Event: INCORE Tip O'Neill Annual Lecture

INCORE, a joint programme of the University of Ulster and the United

Nationas University, was established in 1993 to address the management

and resolution of conflicts. The Tip O'Neill Fellowship, located within

INCORE and inaugurated by President Clinton in 1995, is funding an

Annual Lecture which, for the first time, is held under the auspices of the