• Next UPTAKE lecture on the humiliation motif in Russian foreign policy

    On Tuesday, 15 November, Dr Tom Casier from the University of Kent Brussels School of International Studies is giving a public lecture titled “The humiliation motif in Russian foreign policy”. The lecture focuses on humiliation as a powerful motif in international relations. It has obtained a central place in Russian foreign policy, mirrored by ambitions […]… Read more

  • The visit of the Czech Ambassador to Estonia

    On Friday, November 11, H.E Mr Richard Kadlčák is visiting the University of Tartu and meeting with students and staff at 10.00 at the Social Sciences building, Lossi 36 room 214. Ambassador Kadlčák will give a presentation on the topic of “The EU integration from the Czech/Central European perspective”, which is followed by open Q&A […]… Read more

  • Public lecture on Russia’s near abroad policy

    On Thursday, 27 October, Dr Elias Götz from the Uppsala Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies (UCRS) is giving a public lecture titled “Putin, the State, and War: The Causes of Russia’s Near Abroad Assertion Revisited”. The lecture will map the conventional explanations of Russia’s near abroad assertion, discuss strengths and weaknesses of the various […]… Read more

  • Lecture by DW’s Ingo Mannteufel on Russia and the weaponization of information

    On Thursday, 20 October, Ingo Mannteufel, Head of the Department for Europe and Russia, and Editor-in-Chief of the Russian Service at Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW), will give a public lecture entitled “Journalism and the “weaponization of information” in the digital age: Some lessons on countering Russian propaganda without counter-propaganda”. Information and disinformation have […]… Read more

  • Guest lecture by Elizabeth Horst on the Ukraine crisis

    On Wednesday, 5 October, Elizabeth Horst, Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Tallinn, will give a guest lecture on the topic of “Lessons learned from the Ukraine Crisis“ in the framework of the course “Frontiers of Europe: Ukraine”. The lecture takes place at Lossi 36-214 at 16.15. Prior to Tallinn, Elizabeth Horst […]… 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

  • Russian activist Yevgeniya Chirikova visits Tartu

    On Wednesday, May 18, Russian environmental activist Yevgeniya Chirikova will give a talk on “Problems of civil society and grassroots activism in Russia” at the University of Tartu. The discussion will focus on the development of political activism in Russia under the tightening grip of the Putin regime. The meeting will be held in Russian (no translation […]… Read more

  • Public lecture by Artemy Troitsky

    On Tuesday, 10 May, Artemy Troitsky, renowned Russian journalist and music critic currently living in Tallinn, will give a public lecture at the University of Tartu Read more

  • Public lecture on security institutions in the post-Soviet space

    On Wednesday, 27 April, Kjell Engelbrekt, Professor of Political Science at Swedish Defence University, will give a public lecture entitled “Security Institutions and Practices in post-Soviet Space”. The lecture takes place at 12.15 at Lossi 36-304. In his lecture, Prof Engelbrekt will discuss various international security institutions and their diplomatic practices with respect to the […]… Read more

  • Guest Lecture by Prof. Hobér

    CEURUS/UPTAKE Guest Lecture The YUKOS SAGA REVISITED: What have we learned? Public lecture by Professor Kaj Hobér from Uppsala University’s Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies (UCRS) on 15 April 2016, 14.00 at Lossi 36, room 214. Between 1996 and 2003 the Yukos Oil Company was one of the biggest and most successful Russian companies […]… Read more