Corruption and Organized Crime in South Eastern Europe – University of Copenhagen

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Corruption and Organized Crime in South Eastern Europe

This symposium addresses some of the very real problems in South Eastern Europe: corruption and organized crime. We aim to investigate the connections between the two and discuss their history, background and the current state of affairs.

Programme for the Symposium

10.00:

Welcome Address

10.15:

On the Brink: Between State Business and Illicit Trade: Two Cases from the Inter-war Levant                
Associate Prof. Mogens Pelt, SAXO Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

10.45:

Opaque architecture - Transparency, Corruption and the Construction of New Georgia
Assistant Prof. Martin Demant Frederiksen, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

11.15:  

Coffee break

11.30:

Corruption and Crime in Greece
Prof. Nikos Passas, Northeastern University, USA

12.30:  

Lunch break

13.15:

Serbian Transnational Organised Crime and its causes
Nina Martinovic MA, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

13.45:

Mafia Markers: A Correlate between Organized Crime and Corruption: The Case of the Balkans
Prof. Emeritus Jan van Dijk, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

14.45:

Coffee break

15.15:  

The Šarić case – uncovering a Balkan cocaine cartel as an investigative journalist
Stevan Dojčinović, Investigative Journalist, OCCRP, Serbia

16.30:

The Serbian State Security Service, Paramilitaries, and Asset Extraction in the Wars in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
Associate Prof. Christian Axboe Nielsen, University of Aarhus, Denmark

17.30:  

Discussion and Conclusions
Moderator: Tea Sindbæk Andersen, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark