Past event

Balkans Backwards and Forwards: Opening and Keynote Address


An introduction to the event and the weeks ahead by Dr Tim Wilson Director of CSTPV and Stephen Gethins, Professor of Practice, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews.

Keynote Address

Allan Little, BBC senior correspondent and co-author of The Death of Yugoslavia.

Discussant: Dr Kurt Bassuener

Moderator: Dr Tim Wilson

Allan Little was born and raised in Galloway, and is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh. He has been a BBC journalist for 35 years. He has reported from more than ninety countries, including the former Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Congo. He has twice been the BBC's Africa Correspondent, based in Johannesburg, as well as its resident correspondent in Moscow and Paris. He is the co-author of The Death of Yugoslavia (Penguin, 1995). He lives in Edinburgh, where is chairman of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and continues reporting from the UK and around the world.