The Center for Eurasian, Russian, and Eastern European Studies (Georgetown University) and the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER) organized a roundtable on the new approaches to the comparative study of communism in Europe in collaboration with the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland (College Park) and the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York.
The speakers were: Vladimir Tismaneanu (Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park and Chairman of the Scientific Council, IICCMER);Dennis Deletant (Visiting Professor of Romanian Studies, Georgetown University); Michael David-Fox (Associate Professor, Georgetown University, founding and executive editor of the academic journal Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History); Adrian Cioflâncă (Director, Department for the Study of Societies, Economy, and Institutions, IICCMER and editor-in-chief of ICCMER’s Yearbook in Romanian); Marius Stan (editor-in-chief of IICCMER’s International Yearbook, History of Communism in Europe). IICCMER was also represented by Bogdan C. Iacob (Secretary of the Scientific Council).
At the event IICCMER launched its two yearbooks:
- “Repression and Social Control in Communist Romania” (in Romanian, 2011, Published by Polirom Publishing House)
- “History of Communism in Europe” (in English, Published by Zeta Books): Issue 1: “Politics of Memory in Post-communist Europe” (2010); Issue 2: “Avatars of Intellectuals under Communism” (2011)
The event was broadcasted by the Voice of America.