• Conference examines Russia and Eastern Europe against the backdrop of the Russian revolutions

    The Second Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies on 4-6 June will bring nearly 200 researchers from across the world to Tartu, where they will discuss the contemporary realities in the region. This academic conference is organised for the second, consecutive year at the initiative of the University of Tartu’s Centre for […]… Read more

  • Second Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies

    We are pleased to invite you to the Second Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies, to be held on 4-6 June 2017 in Tartu. The conference theme this year is “The Russian Revolution and Its Legacies: Taking Stock a Century Later”. Following the general standard of an academic conference, the programme will consist of plenary sessions […]… Read more

  • CfA: Second UPTAKE Training School in Estonia

    Second UPTAKE Training School Scrutinizing the Story of Good and Bad Institutions: Post-Communism and Beyond August 20-27, 2017 Tartu – Narva – Tallinn (Estonia) Application deadline has been extended until 29 May 2017. Acemoglu and Robinson (2012) have famously argued that the success or failure of nations depends, above all, on the kind of institutions that […]… Read more

  • Lecture by Head of European Commission Representation in Estonia

    On Thursday, 27 April, Mr Keit Kasemets, Head of European Commission Representation in Estonia, will give a talk “Coping with challenging times: perspective of the European Commission”. The talk takes place at 10.00 at Lossi 36-214. Mr Keit Kasemets (credit: EC Representation in Estonia) In his lecture, Mr Kasemets will give insights about the tasks […]… Read more

  • Workshop “Ontological Status of Culture and Emotions in Politics and IR”

    Next UPTAKE consortium workshop takes place on 21-22 April 2017 at the University of Tartu, Estonia. The workshop focuses on the role of emotions and culture in the study of politics and IR, more specifically, how both emotions and culture relate to other fundamental categories of social theory, such as structure, norm, identity, discourse, and power. […]… Read more

  • Statement of Solidarity with CEU

    The academic community at the Centre for EU-Russia Studies and Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu is writing to express solidarity with Central European University and with concern at the proposed legislative changes to CEU’s status in Hungary. These changes would endanger the academic freedom vital for CEU’s continued operation in Budapest […]… Read more

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

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

  • Election analysis seminar on Dutch elections

    The Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies holds the next event in the Election Analysis Series: Dutch Elections: the Winner Doesn’t Take it All on Thursday, 16 March at 11:00-12:00, Lossi 36-214 Never before have Dutch elections been so intensely followed by the international media. Are they right to cover the election in much the same […]… Read more

  • Lecture on anti-corruption reforms by Prof Bennich-Björkman

    On Tuesday, 28 February, Professor Li Bennich-Björkman from Uppsala University will give a public lecture at the University of Tartu titled “Just do it! Reforming Away Corruption in Georgia and Estonia“. Professor Li Bennich-Björkman is Johan Skytte Professor in Eloquence and Political Science at Uppsala University and Research Director at the Uppsala Centre for Russian […]… Read more

  • UPTAKE panel at Baltic Defence College conference

    UPTAKE organised a panel at the Baltic Defence College (Tartu, Estonia) Third Annual Conference on Russia on 15-17 February 2017. The panel The Evolution of Russia’s Military Doctrine and the EU’s Response: The ‘Russian World’, Hybrid Warfare and Beyond belonged to the Night Owl session under the theme Russian Non-Linear Warfare: Case Studies and included Prof. Viacheslav Morozov, Prof. […]… Read more