Balkans Scholar to Give Talk at Gustavus

Posted on October 29th, 2010 by

Sabrina Ramet

Sabrina Ramet, one of the world’s leading scholars on the Balkans, will give a free public lecture at Gustavus Adolphus College at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 in room 103 of the F.W. Olin Hall for Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science.

Ramet’s talk is titled “Bosnia-Herzegovina: 15 Years after the Dayton Peace,” and is sponsored by the Gustavus departments of history and political science.

Ramet is a Professor of Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science & Technology in Trondheim, Norway. She is the author of 12 books including Balkan Babel: The Disintegration of Yugoslavia from the Death of Tito to the Fall of Milosevic and The Three Yugoslavias: State-building and Legitimation, 1918-2004. Her book, Whose Democracy? Nationalism, Religion, and the Doctrine of Collective Rights in Post-1989 Eastern Europe was named an Outstanding Academic Book by Choice Magazine.

Ramet studied philosophy at Stanford University and subsequently received her Ph.D. in political science from UCLA. She went on to teach at the University of California at Santa Barbara, UCLA, the University of Washington, and Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, before moving to Norway in 2001.

For more information about Ramet’s visit to Gustavus, contact Professor of History Tom Emmert at or 507-933-7432.


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