• Marie Curie fellow at CEURUS

    Starting from May 2017, Dr Vassilis Petsinis will join the Centre or EU-Russia Studies as a Marie Curie research fellow. He will be conducting research on the topic of “Patterns and management of ethnic relations in the Western Balkans and the Baltic States”. The study will compare the management of ethnic relations in two Western Balkan states (Serbia […]… Read more

  • UPTAKE lecture by Dr Maria Mälksoo

    On Thursday, 16 February, Dr Maria Mälksoo from the University of Kent Brussels School of International Studies is giving a public lecture at the University of Tartu titled ‘The Problem of Ontological Security: Linking Russia’s Transitional Justice and Foreign Policies’. The lecture takes place at 16.15 at Lossi 36-214. What are the implications of Russia’s […]… Read more

  • CfP: Workshop on culture and emotions in politics and IR

    UPTAKE Consortium Workshop The ontological status of culture and emotions in politics and IR Tartu, Estonia, 21–22 April 2017  Call for papers Organisers: Tom Casier, Maria Mälksoo (University of Kent) and Viacheslav Morozov (University of Tartu) Emotions and culture have always been present in the study of politics and IR, but their presence has mostly […]… Read more

  • Two OSF visiting fellows at CEURUS

    Starting from February 2017, the Centre for EU-Russia Studies/ Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies is hosting visiting scholars from Eastern European and Eurasian countries, supported from the OSF Eurasia programme. The fellowship programme focuses on political and societal transition in Eurasia and Eastern Europe in a comparative perspective. The purpose of the fellowship programme is to enable […]… Read more

  • Second UPTAKE workshop on Russophone Diasporas

    Second UPTAKE Workshop Russophone diasporas and Russkiy Mir Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala University 15-16 December 2016 Multiple waves of emigration and the break-up of the Soviet Union have left around 30 million native speakers of Russian (Russophones) outside of the Russian Federation. Russian diasporas are increasingly visible in social and political lives […]… Read more

  • Guest lectures on security issues on Dec 1-2

    Centre for EU-Russia Studies and Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies are honoured to host two distinguished guest lectures on 1-2 December 2016. The lectures discuss key security issues in the current political environment, both for Europe as well as for Estonia.   On Thursday, 1 December General (ret.) Hans-Lothar Domröse will give a public lecture on the […]… Read more

  • Call for Applications: OSF Eurasia Program Fellowships at Tartu, Estonia

    The University of Tartu (Estonia) announces a call for doctoral candidates and PhD-holding academics for a five-month fellowship at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, supported by the Eurasia Program of the Open Society Foundations. The fellowship program focuses on political and societal transition in Eurasia and Eastern Europe in a comparative perspective. The call […]… Read more

  • Public lecture on the cultural legacy of Russian transition

    On Tuesday, 27 September, Leonid Polishchuk, Researcher at the Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Uppsala University, will give a public lecture entitled ” Chronicles of a Democracy Postponed: Cultural Legacy of the Russian Transition”. The lecture takes place at 14.15 at Lossi 36-214. The synopsis of the lecture: The Russian society today […]… Read more

  • PhD defence of Kristina Kallas

    On 26 September, Kristina Kallas is defending her doctoral dissertation on “Revisiting the triadic nexus: An analysis of the ethnopolitical interplay between Estonia, Russia and Estonian Russians”. The public defence takes place at 16.00 at the Senate Hall of the University of Tartu (Ülikooli 18). Supervisor: Vello Pettai (University of Tartu) Opponent: Pål Kolstø (University […]… Read more

  • Baltic transition discussed at summer school for Ukrainian students

    On 22-27 August, the third international summer school for Ukrainian students took place at the University of Tartu. The theme of the school was “Prospects for Democracy, Stability and Europeanization in Ukraine: What Lessons from the Baltic Experience?” The aim of the summer school was to provide an opportunity for young Ukrainians to reflect upon […]… Read more