Media Talk: Independent Kosova – FULLY BOOKED

Talk Tuesday 25th March, 2008

Following its declaration of independence in February, Kosova is now facing a long uphill struggle to take its place among the estabished European nations.
Our panel discusses the politics behind the creation of the newest European state and the hurdles that it faces if it’s to become a peaceful and prosperous nation.

Daut Dauti – journalist and former spokesman for the Kosova government.

Tim Judah – Journalist and author who lives in London and specialises in Balkan affairs. Judah is the author of two books on the Balkans: The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia and Kosovo: War & Revenge. He is currently writing an "all you need to know" book about Kosovo.

Misha Glenny – Journalist and author specialising in south-eastern Europe. Glenny is the author of The Fall of Yugoslavia, The Balkans: Nationalism, War and the Great Powers and more recently McMafia: Crime without Frontiers.

Dr Nebojsa Vladisavljevic – Tutorial fellow at LSE, specialist in democratisation, nationalist mobilisation, communism/post-communism with a particular focus on former Yugoslavia.

Moderated by Allan Little – the BBC’s Foreign Affairs Correspondent. Little spent four years in the former Yugoslavia, reporting on conflicts throughout the region. He is the co-author of the much-acclaimed Death of Yugoslavia.