Friday, 16 April
0900 Welcome (Wachtel & Perritt)
I. Political and economic issues
0915 - 0950 Why Kosovar aspirations can be realized only within constraints
created by regional, European, and international politics
Ambassador William Walker (keynote)
0950-1030 Political dynamics within United States and Western Europe
Michael Kunczik, "Images
of nations and transnational public relations by government"
Verena Knaus, "Thoughts on the Future of Kosovo"
Adrian Toschev & Gregory Cheikhameguyaz, "European
Union and Final Status"
1030-1040 Coffee break
1040-1125 Political dynamics within Kosovo
Prof. Dr. Fatmir Sejdiu
Prof Dr. Arsim Bajramii
1125- 1210 Political dynamics within Serbia
Bozidar Jaksic, "Kosovo/a:
Fear, Hate, and Hope"
1210-1230 Political dynamics within other countries in Balkans
Ambassador Lisen Bashkurti, "Political
dynamics within the other countries of the Balkans"
Prof. Abdula Aliu, "The
impact of the final status of Kosova in the FYROM"
II. Legal issues
Prof. Hajredin Kuqi, , "The
legal and political grounds for, and the influence of the actual situation
on, the demand of the Albanians of Kosovo for independence"
Prof. Dr. Arsim Bajrami, "Some Constitutional-Judicial
Arguments for the Independence of Kosova".
Prof. Osman Ismali: "Independence of Kosova: Guarantee of Stability
in the Region: Relations with Serbia, Montenegro and Albania"
Prof. Esat Stavileci: "Independence of Kosova: Only Just and Real
Solution for the Time-Internal Constitutional and Administrative Structures"
Prof. Henry H. Perritt, Jr., "Note
on Concept of Political Trusteeship"
Professor Fred Morrison, "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Tension
between Self-Determination and National Sovereignty, Some Constitutional
Prof. Enver Hasani, "Self-Determination of Kosovo Under the Terms
of the Union Agreement Between Serbia and Montenegro of 1991 ("Solana
Prof. Zejnullah Gruda: "Key Principles for a Lasting Solution on
the Status of Kosova: Internal borders, Uti Possidites and Self Determination"
1545-1615 Economic structures and claims
Dr. Besim Beqaj, "Kosovo and Regional Cooperation: Stability Pact
Thomas A. O'Keefe, "Economic
Integration as a Means for Promoting Regional Political Stability: Lessons
from the E.U. and MERCOSUR"
Henry H. Perritt, Jr., "Claims Tribunals
and other Mechanisms for Resolving Claims By and Against Kosovo as a Political
Entity" (short version)
1615-1700 Protection of human rights after UNMIK leaves
Wolfgang Benedek, Human Rights and Political Reality
Professor Bartram Brown, "Human Rights, Sovereignty, and the Final
Status of Kosovo"
Professor Rexhep Murati, "Protection
of Human Rights Under Kosovo's New Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure
Prof. Iliriana Islami, "International Legal Personality of Kosovo
in the Field of Human Rights: Role of Council of Europe; Kosovo's obligations
under International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights"
Saturday, 17 April
III. Impact of Disorder on 17-18 March
IV. Synthesis and wrapup discussion
Prof. Andrew Wachtel, "Where Do We Go from Here?"