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Fifteen Years of Independence: Montenegro’s Past and Present Challenges with Ethnonationalism

Fifteen years after declaring independence from Serbia, Montenegro is seeing a worrying rise in ethnonationalist tensions between its citizens. Given the worrying implications of this rise, the International Republican Institute and the Center for Democratic Transition recently partnered to publish a white paper that analyzes the rise in ethnic tensions and offers recommendations to reduce them.

Virtual Event June 16, 2021 9:30am – 11:00am

Overview.

Fifteen years after declaring independence from Serbia, Montenegro is seeing a worrying rise in ethnonationalist tensions between its citizens. This rise in tensions has been most acutely seen in the fierce political debate and protests that rocked the country as the Montenegrin Parliament debated, and ultimately passed, a law on religious freedom which exacerbated already significant divisions within Montenegrin society. Given the worrying implications of this rise, the International Republican Institute and the Center for Democratic Transition recently partnered to publish a white paper that analyzes the rise in ethnic tensions and offers recommendations to reduce them.

Please join the International Republican Institute and the Center for Democratic Transition on Wednesday, June 16 from 9:30-11:00 AM EDT to hear the authors of the white paper, Milica Kovačević and Dragan Koprivica, present their findings and recommendations for addressing the rise of ethnonationalism in Montenegro. This presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with Nikola Rakočević, Member of the Montenegro Parliament, Miloš Konatar, Member of the Montenegro Parliament, and Vesko Garčević, Professor at Boston University and former Montenegro Ambassador to NATO. Montenegrin journalist Radomir Kračković will moderate the panel.

Who’s speaking?

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Radomir Kračković

Journalist and Editor, TV Vijesti 

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Nikola Rakočević

Member of Parliament, Parliament of Montenegro

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Miloš Konatar

Member of Parliament, Parliament of Montenegro

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Vesko Garčević

Professor, Boston University, The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies

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Milica Kovačević

President, Center for Democratic Transition (CDT)

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Dragan Koprivica

Executive Director, Center for Democratic Transition (CDT)

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