Religion and Politics Workshop 2012

Center for EU-Russia Studies (CEURUS), University of Tartu

Religion, Politics and Policy-making in Russia: Domestic and International Dimensions

International Workshop

 University of Tartu – Tartu, Estonia
June 6-7, 2012

Preliminary program

6 June 2012
Venue: Lossi street 36, room 214

13:00 – 14:00 Registration, coffee

14:00 – 14:15 Opening

14:15 – 15:30 Public information session

Verhovsky, Alexander (Centre for Information and Analysis “SOVA”, Moscow), Religion and Politics in Russia: Current Developments

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 – 17:30 SESSION I (Chair: Jerry G. Pankhurst)

Trofimova, Irina (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow), Religion and Government in the National Territories of Russia: Historical Experience and Contemporary Problems

Krylov, Pavel (Institute of History of Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint-Petersburg), Ingrian Church (Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Ingria) and Ingrian Identity in Contemporary Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad Region

Schnirelman, Victor A. (Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Moscow), The New Religious Education in Russia and a Problem of Tolerance

Schroeder, Rachel (Western Michigan University), The New Religious Intolerance in Russia: Repressive Reactions and Popular Attitudes to Anticlerical Activities

17:30 – 18:00 Coffee break

18:00 – 19:15 Keynote speech

Irina Papkova (Central European University), Symphonia and Breguet Watches: The Third Putin Term and Church State Relations in Russia.

19:30 – 21:00 Dinner


7 June 2012
Venue: Lossi street 36, room 214

9:15 – 10:30 SESSION II (Chair: Alexander Agadjanian)

Aitamurto, Kaarina (University of Helsinki), Multiculturalism as an Ideal in Russian Politics

Todd, Meagan (University of Colorado), The Production of Tolerance in Astrakhan, Russia: Mosque Renovation and Demolition

Kotin, Igor (St. Petersburg State University), The Cow and the Cross: South Asians in Russia and the Russian Christian Orthodox Church

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30 SESSION III (Chair: Marat Shterin)

Marsh, Christopher (School of Advanced Military Studies / Fort Leavenworth), Religious Radicalization and the “Process of Elimination”: How Russia Turned a National-Separatist Movement into a Radical Islamist Insurgency

Agadjanian, Alexander (Russian State University for the Humanities), Religion, Nation and Politics in South Caucasus: Patterns of Post-Soviet Experience

Avanesova, Jelena (EPSI Rating Baltic), The Orthodox Church and Society: the View of Russian-Speaking Minority in Latvia and Estonia

Kilp, Alar (University of Tartu), Symbolical Church Buildings, Lutheranism and Russian Orthodoxy in Estonian National Identity and Parliamentary Elections of 2011

12:30 – 14.00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 SESSION IV (Chair: Christopher Marsh)

Paert, Irina (University of Tartu), The Forms of Spiritual Guidance and Debate on Spiritual Elders (Startsy) in Present-Day Russian Orthodoxy

Kahla, Elina (University of Helsinki), The ROC’s Path to Modernization – Agents and Choices

Curanović, Alicja (University of Warsaw), When Russia Sets a Trend: the Characteristics of the Post-Soviet Religious Model

Pankhurst, Jerry G. (Wittenberg University), The European Agenda of the Russian Orthodox Church

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 – 17:30 Keynote speech II

Vyacheslav Karpov (Western Michigan University), Russia’s Desecularization in Comparative Perspective: Patterns, Outcomes, and Prospects

17:45 – 18:30 Closing discussion

19.00 –        Reception