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All events are at Aleksandar Palace unless otherwise noted below.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
1:00 pm Registration Opens
6:00 pm Buses Depart for Reception from Aleksandar Palace
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Reception hosted by U.S. Ambassador Paul D. Wohlers at U.S. Ambassador's Residence (invitation only)
8:30 pm Buses Depart Reception to Aleksandar Palace
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Official Welcome Reception at Aleksandar Palace

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Thursday, July 25, 2013
8:00 am Registration Opens
8:30 am – 10:30 am Opening Plenary
  • Stojan Nikolov, Chairman, UMD Board of Directors
  • Metodija A. Koloski, President, UMD
  • Dr. SrgjanKerim, President, 62nd General Assembly of United Nations and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia
  • Vasil Naumov, Director, Agency of Emigration of the Republic of Macedonia
  • Miodrag (Miki) Dodevski, Macedonian Member of Parliament from Australia
  • Pavle Sazdov, Macedonian Member of Parliament from North America
  • Nevena Trajkov, Eastern Michigan University
  • Nikola Zezov, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Philosophy, Institute for National History
  • Aleksandar Krzalovski, Executive Director, Macedonian Center for International Cooperation
  • Metodija Tosevski, former Minister of Finance in the first Government of the Republic of Macedonia and Representative of the Macedonians from the Aegean part of Macedonia
  • Ismail Bojda, President, Union of Macedonians of Islamic Faith
  • Promotion of the book "The Peace Treaty of Bucharest and the division of Macedonia in 1913" by VancheStojcev I AlekandarStojcev; presentation to be made by Todor Chepreganov
  • Peter Dallas, Macedonian Heritage Village
10:30am – 10:45 am Coffee Break
10:45 am – 12:05 pm Balkan Wars: Event Analysis Panel
Featuring:
10:50am – 11:15 am National Culture and Physical Genocide Against Macedonians (1913-2013)
Violeta Ačkoska, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Philosophy
11:15 am – 11:40 am Was Macedonia a Factor in War and in Peace Negotiations - or an Object for Cropping
Gjorgji Čakarjanevski, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Institute for National History
11:40am – 12:05 pm Reflections of the Balkan Wars on Space and Population in Macedonia
Siniša Daskalovski,University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Institute for Security, Defense, and Peace
12:05 pm – 2:00 pm Luncheon: Euro-Atlantic Bilateral Relations with Macedonia
Featuring:
  • Ambassador Paul D. Wohlers, Ambassador of the United States to Macedonia
  • Ambassador Christopher Yvon, Ambassador of the United Kingdom and Ireland to Macedonia
  • Antonio Milososki, Member of Parliament, Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia; Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Policy
  • Radmila Sekerinska, Member of Parliament, Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia; Chair of the National Council for European Integration of Macedonia
  • Aleksandar Krzalovski, Executive Director, Macedonian Center for International Cooperation
Moderated by Metodija A. Koloski, UMD President
2:00 pm – 4:25 pm Balkan Wars: Event Analysis Panel
Featuring:
2:05pm – 2:30 pm The Balkan Wars and 'The Macedonian Question'Through the Eyes of British Nationals
Samuel Foster, University of East Anglia, School of History
2:30pm – 2:55 pm Negotiations of the Balkan Alliances On and Around Macedonia
Liljana Guševska,University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Institute for National History
2:55pm – 3:20 pm Autonomy vs Independence: Under Russian and Austrian Diplomatic Pressure
Nataša Kotlar-Trajkova,University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Institute for National History
3:20pm – 3:45 pm 'The Macedonian Question'Among Greek Intellectuals: the Case of Ion Dragoumis
Georgios Michalopoulos,Oxford University, Faculty of Philosophy
3:45pm – 4:00 pm Coffee Break
4:00pm – 4:25 pm The Position of the Church in Macedonia During the Balkan Wars (1912-1913)
Silvana Sidorovska-Čupovska,University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Institute for National History
4:25 pm – 5:20 pm Balkan Wars: War Tactics Panel
Featuring:
4:30pm – 4:55 pm The Memories of Cola Nicea: Understanding the Collaboration Between VlachArmatoles and Slav Comitadjis, During the Ilinden 1903 Anti-Ottoman Macedonian Rebellion
Vladimir Cretulescu,University of Bucharest, History Faculty, Centre of Ottoman and Turkish Studies
4:55pm – 5:20 pm Some Critical Remarks on the Role of Romania in the Balkan Wars
Marius Diaconescu, University in Bucharest, Faculty of History
5:20 pm – 5:45 pm Warfare Tactics of the Balkan Allies and the Ottoman Army During the Battle of Kumanovo from 23/24.10.1912
Andrej Iliev, AleksandarPetrovski,Military Academy "General Mihailo Apostolski"
5:45 pm Conclusion of Presentations for Day 1
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Reception hosted by NGO Art Studio
8:30 pm – 12:30 am Macedonian Cultural Celebration and Dancing

Featuring:

BajsaArifovska
Kalevala
Vlado Tasevski Macedonian Folk Dance Ensemble
Vlatko Lozanoski LOZANO

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Friday, July 26, 2013
8:00 am Registration Opens
8:30 am – 10:55 am Treaty of Bucharest: Repercussions Panel
Featuring:
8:35am – 9:00 am The Influence of the Bucharest Treaty on the Political-Administrative Division of Ethno-Geographic Macedonia and Migratory Flows in the Balkans
Toni Mileski, ZlatkoNikoloski,University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Philosophy, Institute for Security; Ministry of Foreign Affairs
9:00am – 9:25 am The Balkan Wars and its Aftermath, with Particular Emphasis on Bošniaks in Macedonia
Zeќir Ramčiloviќ,Jahja Kemal College
9:25 am – 9:40 am Coffee Break
9:40am – 10:05 am Recontextualization of Music and Dance in Macedonia after the Bucharest Treaty
Velika Stojkova-Serafimovska, Ivona Opetčeska-Tatarčevska,Skopje Institute for Folklore; Ministry of Culture
10:05 am – 10:30 am The 1913 Bucharest Peace Treaty and Genocidal Policies Towards the Macedonian Nation
Aleksandar Stojcev,Museum of Peace, Security and Defense Research, Macedonia
10:30am – 10:55 am The Treaty of Bucharest and the Macedonian National Liberation and Revolutionary Movement (1913-1934)
Nikola Zezov,University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Philosophy, Institute for National History
10:55 am – 11:50 am Treaty of Bucharest: Residual Effects in Contemporary Politics Panel
Featuring:
11:00am – 11:25 am The National and State Formation of the Republic of Macedonia - Historical Overview on the Influence of Bulgaria and Greece Upon the Macedonian Question Until Present
Oliver Andonov, MIT University of Skopje
Ivanka Dodovska, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Law
Katerina Neškova, Dnevnik
11:25 am – 11:50 am Cultural Evolution, Not Terrorism. Toward a Balkan Switzerland KrstePetkovMisirkov's Political Thought
Josette Baer, University of Zurich, Institute of Philosophy
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Luncheon: Macedonian Foreign Policy since 1991
Featuring:
  • His Excellency Nikola Poposki, Foreign Minister of Macedonia
Moderated by Aleksandar Mitreski, UMD Vice President
2:00 pm – 4:35 pm Treaty of Bucharest: Residual Effects in Contemporary Politics Panel

Featuring:
2:05pm – 2:30 pm Macedonians in the Greek Civil War in British Diplomatic Correspondences
Todor Čepreganov, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Institute for National History
2:30pm – 2:55 pm The European Convention on Human Rights and its Relevance to the Macedonian Minority in Greece and Bulgaria
Alexander Karapancev,University of Exeter
2:55pm – 3:20 pm Denial of the Name as a Consequence of the 1913 Treaty of Bucharest
Jovanka Kepeska,University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Philosophy
3:20 pm – 3:35 pm Coffee Break
3:35pm – 4:00 pm The Macedonian Diaspora of the United States and Canada in Moving the American Government and the United Kingdom for the Formation of a Unified, Independent Macedonian State (1944-1948)
Sonja Nikolova, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Philosophy
4:00pm – 4:25 pm The Policy of the Albanian State to Change the Macedonian Toponyms in Albania
Vasil Sterjovski,University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Institute for National History
4:25 pm – 4:55 pm Republic of Macedonia: Modern Government Panel
Featuring:
4:30 pm – 4:55 pm Macedonians in Croatia: A Successful Story in the Balkans
Irena Aviroviќ ,Teon Đingo,University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Institute for National History
5:00 pm Conclusion of Presentations for Day 2
6:00 pm Buses Depart for Museum of Macedonian Revolution
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Reception at Museum of Macedonian Revolution
Hosted by His Excellency Dr. Gjorge Ivanov, President of the Republic of Macedonia
9:00 pm – 9:30 pm Buses Start Departing back to Aleksandar Palace
11:30 pm – 4:00 am Generation "M" Zurka featuring DJ CJ Molotov

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Saturday, July 27, 2013
8:00 am Registration Opens
8:30 am – 12:10 pm Republic of Macedonia: Modern Government Panel
Featuring:
8:35am – 9:00 am The Relations Between Macedonia and Serbia
Dejan Marolov, University of GoceDelčev, Faculty of Law
9:00am – 9:25 am Imposing Compromise.Consociational Arrangements in Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina
Adis Merdzanović, University of Zurich, Institute of Philosophy
9:25am – 9:50 am Freedom of the Media in Macedonia
Andrej Novakovski,Western New England University
9:50am – 10:15 am Minority Rights in the Republic of Macedonia and the Macedonian Situation in Neighboring Countries
Vladimir Ortakovski,University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Security
10:15 – 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am – 10:55 am The Name Dispute Negotiations Between the Republic of Macedonia and Greece
Zhikica Pagovski,American University, School of International Service
10:55am – 11:20 am Security Policy of the Republic of Macedonia: Between Security Threats and Political Capacities
Rade Rajkovčevski, University of Bitola – Sv. Kliment Ohridski Faculty of Security
11:20 am – 11:45 am From Bucharest to Bucharest: The Division of Macedonia and Greek Politics Towards the Macedonian Question in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
Straško Stojanovski, University of Goce Delčev, Faculty of Law
11:45 am – 12:10 pm The Historical Legitimacy of the Autocephalous Status of the MOC-OA as the Successor of the Ancient Archdiocese of Ohrid
Dragan Zajkovski, Borče Ilievski, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Institute for National History
12:10 pm – 2:00 pm Luncheon: Macedonia's Economic Development: Attracting Investments
Featuring:
  • His Excellency Vladimir Pesevski, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia
  • Dimitar Bogov, the Governor of the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia
  • His Excellency Jerry Naumoff, Minister of Foreign Investments of the Republic of Macedonia
  • Hristijan Delev, Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Macedonia
  • Vladimir Kofcegarki, Macedonian Trade Council Asia Pacific
Moderated by Stojan Nikolov, Chairman, UMD Board of Directors
2:00 pm – 3:45 pm Republic of Macedonia: Societal Issues Panel Featuring:
2:05pm – 2:30 pm Diversity is a Part of the Macedonian Identity
Kočo Andonovski, Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia
2:30pm–2:55 pm George Atanasoski - One of the Most Successful Macedonian Businessmen in the World
Slave Katin
2:55 pm – 3:20 pm Political and Cultural Influence of the North American Continent on Folklorist Gjorgi Tomov and Businessman Slavko Mađarov
Mišo Netkov
3:20 pm – 3:45 pm The Statue,National Identity and Social Cohesion of Macedonia: An Anthropological Discourse
Dragica Popovska, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Institute for National History
4:00 pm Conclusion of Presentations for Day 3
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Reception
8:30 pm – 10:30 pm Gala Dinner and Program
  • Emcee: Elizabeth Naumovski (English) and Dimitar Atanasovski (Macedonian)
  • Sv. Zlata Meglenski Women's Choir Performs Macedonian Anthem
  • Prayer
  • Welcoming Remarks by Stojan Nikolov, Chairman, UMD Board of Directors
  • Aleksandar Mitreski, Chair, UMD Advisory Council and Vice President Presents UMD Lifetime Achievement Award to Atanas Kolarovski
  • Presentation of Posthumous Award for Metropolitan Kiril
  • Metodija A. Koloski, President, UMD Introduces and Presents Award Recognition to Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski
  • Keynote Remarks by Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski
10:30 pm – 1:00 am Cultural Program and Dancing

Featuring:

Sv. Zlata Meglenska Women's Choir
Baklava
Macedonia Band with singers Adrijana Janevska,
Viktorija Loba and Violeta Tomovska

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