3rd International Winter School

“Transformation of Modern Statehood: Sovereignty, Memory, Identity”

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The Department of Applied Political Science at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) and the Institute of Government and Politics/CEURUS at the University of Tartu jointly organize the Third International Winter School ‘Transformation of Modern Statehood: Sovereignty, Memory, Identity‘ to be held in Kääriku, Estonia, from February 10-16, 2013.

The process of globalization entails a complex transformation of modern statehood, including an erosion of national sovereignty, the revision of democratic institutions, discussions on history, memory and identity, and the broadening of the concept of security. Responding to new political challenges, the states have to balance between nationalism and cosmopolitanism. What are the principles of the emerging international order? Which factors will shape politics in the 21st century? These questions will be discussed at the School with the prominent Russian and Estonian political scientists.

The main organizers and instructors will be:

  • Eiki Berg, Professor of International Relations, the University of Tartu
  • Andrei Makarychev, Professor, the Free University of Berlin
  • Sergei Medvedev, Professor, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
  • Viatcheslav Morozov, Professor of EU-Russia Studies, the University of Tartu

The venue of the Winter School is the  Kääriku Leisure and Sports Center of the University of Tartu, which is situated in a beautiful area in Valga County. The participants of the School will be provided with comfortable accommodation, full board, free internet access and numerous sports and outdoor opportunities, including a gym, indoor basketball and volleyball courts, cross-country skis for rent, and some of the cross country ski tracks, for which this area is famed.

Participants are expected to cover their board and lodging expenses (210 EUR for the entire period, shared double room accommodation, full board) and arrange their travel to and from Kääriku by themselves. For the University of Tartu students, 10 CEURUS scholarships are available, covering 50% of the board and lodging expenses.

The working language of the Winter School is English. Participation is equal to 4 ECTS credits.

The Third International Summer School Transformation of Modern Statehood: Sovereignty, Memory and Democracy is part of the project “Escapes from Modernity.” For more information and picture gallery of previous International Winter Schools “Transformation of Modern Statehood: Sovereignty, Memory, Identity”see here.