On February 27, 2003 the British Embassy in Bulgaria and the Center for
the Study of Democracy jointly organized a public lecture
"Burning the Bridges of History: Southeastern Europe at the
Beginning of 21st Century". The lecture was delivered by
Mr. Misha Glenny, an award-winning journalist and historian, who
has covered Eastern Europe and the Balkans since the mid-1980s, and
was hosted by the UK Ambassador Mr. Ian Soutar.
Misha Glenny is an award-winning journalist and historian who has
covered Eastern Europe and the Balkans since the mid-1980s. His
coverage of the fall of Communism in 1989-90 was widely acclaimed,
and led to the writing of his first book, The Rebirth of History.
During the Yugoslav crisis of the early 1990s he was the Central
Europe correspondent for the BBC World Service. He is also author
of The Fall of Yugoslavia (1992) and The Balkans: Nationalism, War
and The Great Powers: 1804-1999 (1999).
Misha Glenny was born in 1958 and educated at
Bristol University and Charles University in Prague.
See the full speech of Mr.