Corruption and Organized Crime in South Eastern Europe – University of Copenhagen

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Corruption and Organized Crime in South Eastern Europe

Symposium organised by Tea Sindbæk Andersen, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen.

This symposium addresses some of the very real problems in South Eastern Europe: corruption and organized crime. We aim to investigate the connections between the two and discuss their history, background and the current state of affairs.

Programme


10:00 - Welcome Address

10:15 - On the Brink: Between State Business and Illicit Trade: Two Cases from the
              Inter-war Levant
              Associate Prof. Mogens Pelt, SAXO Institute, University of Copenhagen

10:45 - Opaque architecture - Transparency, Corruption and the Construction of New
              Georgia
              Assistant Prof. Martin Demant Frederiksen, Department of Cross-Cultural and
              Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen

11:15 - Coffee break

11:30 - Corruption and Crime in Greece Prof. Nikos Passas, Northeastern University, USA

12:30 - Lunch break

13:15 - Serbian Transnational Organised Crime and its causes
              Nina Martinovic MA, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies,
              University of Copenhagen

13:45 - Mafia Markers: A Correlate between Organized Crime and Corruption:
              The Case of the Balkans
              Prof. Emeritus Jan van Dijk, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

14:45 - Coffee break

15:15 - The Šarić case – uncovering a Balkan cocaine cartel as an investigative journalist
              Stevan Dojčinović, Investigative Journalist, OCCRP, Serbia

16:30 - The Serbian State Security Service, Paramilitaries, and Asset Extraction in the
              Wars in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
              Associate Prof. Christian Axboe Nielsen, University of Aarhus, Denmark

17:30 - Discussion and Conclusions
              Moderator: Tea Sindbæk Andersen, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional
              Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark