Oral History Workshop, Vienna, 6 November 2017

On 6 November 2017, 25 members of the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions met in Vienna to discuss the divergent narratives about the evolution of European security after 1990. 

The workshop was part of the Network project “The Road to the Charter of Paris. Historical Narratives and Lessons for the OSCE Today”, which aims to contribute to a better mutual understanding of divergent interpretations of the recent past. The final project report will be published and presented at the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting in Vienna on 7-8 December 2017. 

The workshop took place within the Hofburg, the OSCE HQ in Vienna. It was opened by welcoming remarks by OSCE Network Coordinator Wolfgang Zellner and David Buerstedde from the OSCE Office of the Secretary General. Participants included Ian Anthony (SIPRI), Juhana Aunesluoma (University of Helsinki), Hüseyin Bagci (University of Ankara), Laurien Crump-Gabreëls (University of Utrecht), Heinz Gärtner (University of Viennna), Serena Giusti (University of Pisa), Ambassador William H. Hill (Naval War College, Washington, D.C.), P. Terrence Hopmann (Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.), Stephanie Liechtenstein (Security and Human Rights Monitor, Vienna), Ida Manton (Diplomacy Dialogue, Skopje), Naida Mehmedbegovic Dreilich (CORE, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg), Kari Möttölä (University of Helsinki), Christian Nünlist and Benno Zogg (Center for Security Studies, ETH Zürich), Ambassador Philip Remler (Carnegie, New York), Raimonds Rublovskis (Latvian Institute of International Affairs, Riga), Erwin Schmidl (Austrian National Defence Academy, Vienna), Oleksiy Semeniy (Institute for Global Transformations, Kiev), Oleg Shakirov (PIR Center, Moscow), and Ambassador Barend ter Haar (Clingendael Institute, The Hague).