Bridging Cold War Borders: Yugoslavia and Municipal Internationalism

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Date(s) - 20 February
5:00 pm

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Bridging Cold War Borders: Yugoslavia and Municipal Internationalism,’

public lecture with Dr Vladimir Unkovski-Korica

Vladimir Unkovski-Korica will present work on a new project exploring Yugoslav participation in municipal internationalist practices in the Cold War. Municipal internationalism originally took root in Europe before the Cold War in an attempt at overcoming national borders by putting citizens in direct contact with each other. Yugoslavia’s non-aligned foreign policy saw Yugoslav cities try to play a bridging role across Cold War borders. Relying on a plethora of local, republic and federal archives, Vladimir will trace the opportunities and difficulties opened up for Yugoslav municipal authorities in their (para-)diplomatic activities in the Cold War.

Location: City University of London, Rhind Building, D104, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB