New Europe College
Institute for Advanced Study


Director, World SME Forum, Washington

The Role of SMEs in Transitional Countries: SMEs Development in Georgia and Romania

Cristina BOBOC (Moldova)

PhD Student, Ghent University

State Modernization and Formation of the Middle Class in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan

Vitali BYL (Belarus)

Researcher, University of Greifswald

Witchcraft in the Cultural Borderland: Witch Trials in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the 16th–18th Centuries

Olga COJOCARU (Moldova)

Research Assistant, Centre of Migration Research, Warsaw

PhD student, Institute for Social Studies at the University of Warsaw

Permanent Migrant Temporariness or “Why There’s Nothing as Permanent as a Temporary Migrant”?

Andriy LYUBKA (Ukraine)


Smuggling as a Means of Cross-Border Cooperation

Tamta MELASHVILI (Georgia)


The Soviet (Women’s) Gulags

Anna OHANJANYAN (Armenia)

Senior Researcher, Mashtots Institute for Ancient Manuscripts “Matenadaran”, Yerevan

Narratives of Armenian Polemics with Muslims from the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Vasile ROTARU (Moldova)

National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), Bucharest

“A Deja-Vu Scenario? The Balkanization of the Former Soviet Space: Similarities and Differences Between the ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Separatist Conflicts”

Maria RYBAKOVA (Russia/USA)


Time, Space and Body in the First Novels by Mircea Eliade and Max Blecher