Ivor Chipkin Moderates Panel at the Belgrade Security Conference


The New South Institute (NSI) announces the participation of its Executive Director, Ivor Chipkin, in the Belgrade Security Conference (BSC). The BSC, a notable event in the Western Balkans on foreign and security policy, is organized by the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP).

Ivor Chipkin will moderate the panel “State Capture in the Western Balkans and the World” on October 12 from 15:00 – 16:00 (UTC+2). Other panelists include Philip Reeker, Reinhard Priebe, Lenche Ristoska, and Jelena Pejić Nikić.

The BCSP, over its 25-year history, has been a leading think tank in the Western Balkans, focusing on defence, security, democracy, European integration, and more. The institution aligns with values such as human rights, democracy, and transparency.

In 2022, Ivor Chipkin was appointed to the International Advisory Committee (IAC) of the BCSP.

The upcoming panel will address the concept of state capture, its implications on the division of power, institution accessibility, and potential misuse of authority for personal gain in countries like Serbia, Hungary, and South Africa. The discussion’s goal is to examine mechanisms and experiences from different countries to address the challenges of state capture.

For detailed information on the panel and the conference, please refer to the official BSC website.

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