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Danica Fink-Hafner, visiting Fulbright scholar in Reed College s political science department, will discuss Democratic Transition and the Disintegration of Yugoslavia at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, in Reed s Vollum Lounge. The lecture, which is sponsored by the political science department at Reed, is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Reed events line at 503/777-7755.

Fink-Hafner s lecture will focus on the interaction between the processes of democratic transition and disintegration of the multinational state.

The social, economic, cultural, religious, and political differences of the former Yugoslavia will be related to the patterns of changing or preserving the socialist system within the distinct federal units during the eighties and early nineties.

Fink-Hafner is an associate professor at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She has served as the head of the division of policy analysis and public administration in the faculty of social sciences and as president of the Slovenian Political Science Association. From 1993 to 1996, Fink-Hafner was a visiting fellow at the European Public Policy Institute and currently is a member of the editorial board of The Journal of European Public Policy.

Fink-Hafner is one of the approximately 1,000 visiting scholars awarded a grant this year under the Fulbright program. Established in 1946 under Congressional legislation introduced by Senator J. William Fulbright, the program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Scholars are selected on the basis of academic or professional qualifications and potential and the ability and willingness to share ideas and experiences with people of diverse cultures.