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What Holds Europe Together?

Krzysztof Michalski

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1Krzysztof Michalski is Rector of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna, and professor of philosophy at Boston University and the University of Warsaw. Chairman of the Reflection Group on the Spiritual and Cultural Dimension of Europe (2002–2004). Editor of Transit. Europäische Revue, Frankfurt am Main, and the series Castelgandolfo-Gespräche, Stuttgart, 1985–2000.

2Bronisław Geremek is a scholar of Medieval European history and a politician. Member of the European Parlament. Former Foreign Minister of Poland and former advisor to Solidarnosc. From February 2002 Head of the Chair of European Civilization at the College of Europe, campus Natolin.

3Kurt Biedenkopf is professor of law and economist. Prime Minister of Saxony from 1990 until 2002; former President of the German Bundesrat. Member of the IWM’s Board of Patrons and of the Reflection Group on the Spiritual and Cultural Dimension of Europe (2002–2004). Author of 1989–1990: ein deutsches Tagebuch, Berlin, 2000; Einheit und Erneuerung. Deutschland nach dem Umbruch in Europa, Stuttgart, 1994.

4Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde is Professor emeritus of public and constitutional law at the University of Freiburg/ Breisgau. Between 1983 and 1996 he was a judge of the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe. Member of the IWM’s Academic Advisory Board. Author of Geschichte der Rechts- und Staatsphilosophie, Tübingen, 2002; Staat, Nation, Europa: Studien zur Staatslehre, Verfassungstheorie und Rechtsphilosophie, Frankfurt a.M., 1999; Staat, Verfassung, Demokratie. Studien zur Verfassungstheorie und zum Verfassungsrecht, Frankfurt a.M., 1991.

5Heather Grabbe is a member of the Cabinet of the EU Commissioner for Enlargement. Recent publications: The Constellations of Europe: how enlargement will change the EU, London, 2004; Germany and Britain: An Alliance of Necessity, London, 2002 (with Wolfgang Münchau); Profiting from EU Enlargement, London, 2001; Enlarging the EU Eastwards, London, 1998 (with Kirsty Hughes).

6Janos Matyas Kovacs is Research Fellow at the Institute of Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and a Permanent Fellow of IWM. (Research focus: Central and Eastern Europe: Between Transformation and Integration.) Recent publications: Training for the Accession? An Institutional History of Social Policy Reform in East-Central Europe 1989–2002 (with Don Kalb), Oxford, 2006; Small Transformations: The Politics of Welfare Reform—East and West, Münster, 2003; The West as a Guest. Cultural Globalization in Hungary (ed.), Budapest, 2002.

7Jacques Rupnik is Research Director at CERI—Fondation National des Sciences Politiques, Paris, and Visiting Professor at the Collège d’Europe in Bruges. Between 1990–1992 advisor to Czech President Vaclav Havel. Author of International Perspectives on the Balkans, Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, 2003; The Road to the European Union: The Czech and Slovak Republics (ed.), Manchester UP, 2003; Le printemps tchécoslovaque: 1968 (ed.), Brussels, 1999; L’autre Europe, crise et fin du communisme, Paris, 1993.

8Michel Rocard is member of the European Parliament. Between 1988–1991 Prime Minister of France. Member of the Reflection Group on the Spiritual and Cultural Dimension of Europe (2002–2004). Author of Pour une autre Afrique, 2002; Mutualité et droit communautaire, 1999.


9Samuel Abrahám is political scientist living in Bratislava. Editor of the journal Kritika & Kontext and founder of the Society for Higher Learning.

10Giuliano Amato is professor of law and a member of the Senate of Italy. Former Vice-President of the European Convention; from 1992 to 1993 and from 2000 to 2001 Prime Minister of Italy. Member of IWM’s Board of Patrons.

11Rainer Bauböck is political scientist, member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Research Unit for Institutional Change and European Integration. Recent publication: Europas Identitäten. Mythen, Konflikte, Konstruktionen (co-editor with Monika Mokre and Gilbert Weiss), Frankfurt a.M., 2003.

12Jan Ćarnogurský is lawyer living in Bratislava. A former dissident during the communist regime of CSSR, he became Deputy Prime Minister of Chechoslovakia immediately following the regime change; Prime Minister of the Federal Slovak Republic between 1991–92; 1998–2002 Slovak Minister of Justice. Founding member of KDH, the conservative Christian-Democratic Movement.

13Ute Frevert is professor of German history at Yale University. Member of IWM’s Academic Advisory Board. Author of Eurovisionen. Ansichten guter Europäer im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert, Frankfurt a.M., 2003.

14Danuta Hübner is economist and European Commissioner for Regional Policy; formerly Minister for European Affairs in Poland.?

15Lech Kaczynski is President of Poland; co-founder of Prawo Sprawiedliwosc, PiS (Law and Justice).

16Ira Katznelson is Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University. Member of IWM’s Academic Advisory Board as well as of the Board of Directors, Institute for Human Sciences at Boston University. He is most recently author of Desolation and Enlightenment: Political Knowledge after Total War, Totalitarianism, and the Holocaust, Columbia UP, 2003.

17Ivan Krastev is Director of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia and Executive Director of the International Commission on the Balkans. He is recently author of Nationalism After Communism: Lessons Learned (co-edited with A. Mungiu-Pippidi), Central European University Press, 2004.

18Claus Leggewie is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center of Media and Interactivity at the University of Giessen, Germany. Recently author of Die Globalisierung und ihre Gegner, München, 2003.

19Ulrike Lunacek is Member of the Austrian Parliament and Foreign Policy. Spokesperson of the Austrian Green Party.

20Michael Mertes is free-lance journalist and partner at dimap consult, a thinktank based in Bonn and Berlin. Until 2002 he was Editor in Chief and Foreign Policy Editor of the weekly Rheinischer Merkur, Bonn. Member of the Board of Directors, Institute for Human Sciences at Boston University.

21Alexei Miller is Research Fellow of the Russian Academy of Sciences as well as of the Institute for Russian History at the Russian State University, and is Professor of History at Central European University in Budapest. Recently author of Imperial Authorities, Russian Public Opinion and Ukrainian Nationalism in the Reign of Alexander II, Moscow, 2000.

22Kenneth Murphy (London) is a Senior Fellow of Smolny Collegium, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia, and a Director and Editor in Chief of Project Syndicate, a global association of newspapers. Author of Unquiet Vietnam, London, 2005; Capitalism with a Comrade’s Face, Budapest, 1998; Retreat from the Finland Station, 1992.

23Anton Pelinka is Professor of Political Science at the University of Innsbruck. Member of IWM’s Academic Advisory Board. Author of Democracy Indian Style: Subhas Chandra Bose and the Creation of India’s Political Culture, 2003; The Haider Phenomenon (with Ruth Wodak), 2002, both New Brunswick, NJ.

24Mykola Riabchuk is a Ukrainian writer and journalist living in Kiev, co-founder and co-editor of the Kiev-based Krytyka monthly. In 2001, he was a Milena Jesenska Fellow at IWM. Author of Two Ukraines: Real Boundaries, Virtual Wars, Kiev, 2003 (in Ukrainian).

25Jan Rokita is a Member of the Polish Parliament and chairman of the parliamentary caucus of Platforma Obywatelska, PO (Citizens’ Platform).

26Paul Scheffer is Associate Professor of Urban Sociology at the University of Amsterdam, and writes regularly for the daily newspaper NRC Handelsblad. Author of The Land of Arrival, 2003.

27Timothy Snyder is Associate Professor of East European history at Yale University. He is recently author of The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569–1999, Yale UP, 2002. In 2004–05 he was Visiting Fellow of the IWM, working on an East European history after 1948 with the tentative title Brotherland.

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