Program

May 12 (FRIDAY)
9:30 Greeting
10:00 Opening Presentation: Professor Emeritus Ivo Banac, Ph.D.: Croatian Universities in Post-communism: The Unfinished Transition, Yale University, USA

Panel 1: Young Europeans in Difficult Times Under Communism
Chair: Full Professor Željko Tanjić, Ph.D., Rector, Catholic University of Croatia

10:30 Associate Professor Marcin Tkaczyk, Ph.D.: Catholic Formation During Communism, Pro-Rector, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland
10:45 Full Professor Oleh Turiy, Ph.D.: Educational Experience of the Clandestine Church, Vice-Rector, Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv, Ukraine

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Senior Lecturer Kinga Földváry, Ph.D.: Freedom of Thought for Youth in the Merriest Barracks, Senior Lecturer, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary
11:45 Full Professor Dijana Vican, Ph.D.: The educational system in the vortex of social and cultural values, traditions, and contemporary demands, Rector, University of Zadar, Croatia

12:00 Discussion

Panel 2: Educational Experience During the Transition to Democracy
Chair: Assistant Professor Hrvoje Kekez, Ph.D., Catholic University of Croatia

14:00 Associate Professor Taras Dobko, Ph.D.: Coping with Transition: Advocating Academic Autonomy, Integrity and Excellence, Senior Vice-Rector, Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv, Ukraine
14:15 Associate Professor František Trstenský, Ph.D.: Hopes and Delusions: Education in Times of Transition in Slovakia, Vice-Rector, Catholic University in Ruzomberok, Ruzomberok, Slovakia
14:30 Associate Professor Boguslaw Migut, Ph.D.: Scouting in Poland, Before and After Communism, Professor, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland
14:45 Assistant Professor Máté Botos, Ph.D.: The Quest for the Holy Grail: Making an Attempt to Create a New, Catholic and Conservative Elite in Hungary between 1989 and 2016, Assistant Professor, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary

15:00 Discussion

15:30 Coffee break

May 13 (SATURDAY)

Panel 3: Hopes and Disappointments in the Postcommunist Age
Chair: Full Professor Hrvoje Štefančić, Ph.D., Vice-Rector, Catholic University of Croatia

10:00 Full Professor Volodymyr Turchynovskyy, Ph.D.: Hope in the Future: From the Revolution of Dignity to Education of Dignity, Director of Institute for Ethics & Contemporary Issues, Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv, Ukraine
10:15 Assistant Professor Andrea Božeková, Ph.D.: An Awakened Interest: Slovakia on the Way Towards a Good Education, Director of Department of Political Science, Catholic University in Ružomberok, Ružomberok, Slovakia
10:30 Full Professor Gordan Črpić, Ph.D.: Attempts and Failures of Education Reform in the Post-communist Age in Croatia, Vice-Rector, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb, Croatia
10:45 Full Professor Slawomir Nowosad, Ph.D.: Communism Is Gone but the Debate about Man Continues, Dean, Faculty of Theology, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland

11:00 Discussion

14:00 Panel 4: Concluding Distinguished Panel
Chair: Full Professor James McAdams, Ph.D., William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs, Director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies

Participants:

Full Professor Željko Tanjić, Ph.D., Rector, Catholic University of Croatia, Croatia
Professor Emeritus Ivo Banac, Ph.D.,Yale University, USA
Full Professor Viacheslav Briukhovetsky, Ph.D., honorary President of National University “ Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, Ukraine
Peter Stastny, Politician and former member of European Parliament, Slovakia
Full Professor Vaja Vardidze, Ph.D., Rector, Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani Teaching University, Tbilisi, Georgia

ORGANIZERS

Nanovic Institute for European Studies,
University of Notre Dame, USA

Catholic University of Croatia, Croatia

Conference Guide

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