Annual Kääriku winter school takes place this week

This week the international winter school “Bio-, Geo- and Ethnopolitics of the Post-Communist Transformations: 30 years after the fall of the Berlin wall” in taking place in Kääriku, Estonia. 

This year the winter school has 24 participants from all around the world, including such countries as Mongolia, Indonesia and China, as well as the Baltic countries, Russia, Poland, Italy, Georgia and Ukraine among others.

The school will keep exploring different dimensions of bio-, ethno- and geo-power and relate them with domestic and foreign policy changes in a group of post-Soviet and post-socialist countries triggered by the fall of the Berlin wall and the end of the Cold War 30 years ago. Winter school is particularly focusing on juxtaposing, comparing and unpacking various facets of transformation dynamics in Central and Eastern Europe, Baltic states, South Caucasus and Central Asia, and discuss them through the people-centric/biopolitical prism, along with ethnic and territorial lens.

For doing all of that, winter school has a week-long programme.

The invited guests include lecturers from Higher School of Economics, Moscow, University of Greifswald, University of Bordeaux and Comenius University in Bratislava.

This event is part of a series of winter schools hosted by the University of Tartu in cooperation with the international project “Escapes from Modernity” since 2011. The school has been organized in cooperation with Higher School of Economics, Moscow and with the support of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Tallinn.