Professor of East European Politics and History, University of Bologna
Stefano Bianchini is Professor of East European Politics and History at the University of Bologna. From 2015 to 2021 he was Rector’s delegate for relations with Eastern Europe. Previously, he was the director of the two-years Interdisciplinary Master of Arts in East European Studies (MIREES), a joint diploma of the Universities of Bologna, St. Petersburg, Vytautas Magnus at Kaunas, and Corvinus of Budapest. He is visiting professor of the State University of St. Petersburg and holds a H.D. in Humanities of the Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas. From 2001 to 2018 he was also the co-director of the European Regional Master in Democracy and Human Rights for SEE(ERMA) awarding a double diploma of the Universities of Sarajevo and Bologna. He is a member of the Executive Committee and former Vice president of the Association for Studies of Nationalities (ASN) based at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University, New York and Executive Editor of the blind peer-review journal “Southeastern Europe”, published by Brill, Leiden and other academic journals. As an expert of Balkan issues, he was an adviser of the ICTY, in the Hague. Prof. Stefano Bianchini published and co-edited 36 books and more than 200 articles in Italian, French, English and other languages.
Title of Presentation
Between Sovereignty Wishes and Dependency. The Endless Challenges of Small Balkan States