• 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

  • 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