Press release

Conference on Varieties of Democracy in the Baltic states and Russia  

On 23 October 2015, the V-Dem Regional Center for Eastern Europe and Russia will hold its first annual conference on “Varieties of Democracy: The Baltic States in a Regional and Global Perspective”. The conference will present the Regional Center’s preliminary research on patterns of democracy in the Baltic states. It will also feature two keynote presentations on V-Dem research by Prof. Carl Henrik Knutsen (University of Oslo) and Prof. Michael Bernhard (University of Florida, Gainesville). Prominent scholars from Russia, Latvia and Lithuania have additionally been invited to serve as discussants for the papers.

The conference is co-financed by the Centre for EU-Russia Studies (CEURUS)

See the full programme of the conference

Individuals wishing to participate in the conference can contact Lukas Pukelis (pukelis[at]