The Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe, Kennedy School of Government, will hold its ninth annual graduate student workshop on Southeastern Europe on Friday (Feb. 2) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Harvard’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.

A dynamic initiative of the Kokkalis Program, the workshop draws burgeoning scholars from across the globe to meet and exchange views on central challenges facing southeastern Europe. This year’s graduate student workshop will involve a diverse group of Ph.D. candidates from 11 countries and 16 universities. They will present innovative and interdisciplinary papers on a gamut of topics related to three central themes: secularism, fundamentalism, and pluralism in southeast Europe; nontraditional security threats in the region; and innovative governance and entrepreneurship in southeast Europe.

Free and open to the public, the workshop is co-sponsored by the Southeastern Europe Study Group at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. For a detailed schedule, visit