Post-Cold War Europe Discussed at ICAR Lecture

Posted: October 17, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

This week’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) brown bag lecture features Dennis Sandole, a professor in the department, who will present “Peace and Security in Post-Cold War Europe: Update on the CSCE/OSCE Project.” The discussion begins at noon tomorrow.

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) is the most comprehensive trans-Atlantic/pan-European security entity for Europe, comprising all

participants in the former Cold War as well as the neutral and nonaligned states of

Europe. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is a co-operative group of world states that is active in early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management, and post-conflict rehabilitation.

During the lecture, Sandole will look at the lessons of the Yugoslav wars. In 1992, Sandole initiated the CSCE/OSCE Project when he first went to Vienna, Austria, to interview heads of delegations to the CSCE. He subsequently returned to Vienna in 1997 and again in 1999 for more interviews.

The discussion is part of ICAR’s series of informal lectures on research and practice of conflict resolution, and is held in the ICAR Main Conference Room, A401, located at 4260 Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax.

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