Round table: Challenges of the modern world


In the framework of the “The EU and world” cycle,


the International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES)



invites You kindly to the round table


Challenges of the modern world


on Thursday, 22 March 2018 at 17.00 h

in the “Grad” hall of Hotel Lev (13th floor) at Vošnjakova 1, Ljubljana.



We are witnessing numerous and rapid changes in the modern world. Ascent of Asia, energy and communication revolution, increased security threats, refugee/migrant crisis. These are just some of the challenges of the modern world. We know the world today, what will be tomorrow? What are the prospects for a new EU enlargement, the perspective of the Euro-Atlantic Alliance and the new international order? What resources have the world and individual countries available to meet numerous challenges?


These and other issues will be discussed at the round table by:

  • Stjepan Mesić, former President of the Republic of Croatia
  • Prof. Dr. Ernest Petrič, former President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia, former Slovenian ambassador to the UN, member and former president of ILC UN
  • Budimir Lončar, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the SFRY


 The round table will be delivered in Slovenian/Croat and will be followed by a discussion with the panelist moderated by Assist. Prof. Dr. Zijad Bećirović.


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Please take your seat at the hall at the latest by 16.55 h.


Attendance is free of charge. Please confirm your participation at telephone number (01) 430 15 33 or at


Ljubljana, 19 March 2018