• New CEURUS Podcast series in Russian

    CEURUS has launched a podcast series in Russian, in which CEURUS staff and invited guests discuss various topical issues in Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia. In the first podcast Andrey Makarychev, Professor of Regional Political Studies at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu, discusses the most recent developments in […]… Read more

  • Opinion: Estonian Foreign Policy after Borrell’s Moscow Visit: Between Deterrence and EU Consensus

    By Stefano Braghiroli and Andrey Makarychev (Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu) Josep Borrell’s recent visit to Moscow and its controversial echoes have spurred an avalanche of comments. At the center of attention was a humiliating treatment that the head of EU diplomacy received in Russia, including the well synchronized expulsion of […]… Read more

  • New research grant for an innovative study of Estonian national identity

    Professor Viacheslav Morozov has received a five-year research grant from the Estonian Research Council for a comparative study of national identity dynamics in Estonia and Russia in the last 30 years, which aspires to shed new light on the evolution of bilateral relations.  The research project “National identity and Estonian-Russian relations: a longitudinal study of elite and mass discourses” is […]… Read more

  • Graduate Studies (MA) scholarships for citizens of Belarus

    University of Tartu Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies along with the Centre for Eurasian and Russian Studies and the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is delighted to announce a call for scholarship applications for the Master of Arts programmes of International Relations and Regional Studies and Politics and Governance in the Digital Age. The Graduate Studies (MA) scholarships […]… Read more

  • New project aimed at Belarusian students and civic activists approved by the MFA of Estonia

    Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies will be offering training and Master’s degree studies opportunities for students and civil society activists from Belarus. The initiative is funded through the development cooperation scheme of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The project focuses on providing educational opportunities and raising awareness about civic issues among the Belarusian […]… Read more

  • UT among founder members of Baltic Geopolitics Network

    The official launch event will take place on 20 January. In addition to the University of Tartu, the founding members include nine other universities from the UK and Baltic area. The Baltic Geopolitics Network is an informal network connecting scholars from leading universities and research institutes from across the UK and the Baltic area to […]… Read more

  • Public Defence of Maksim Kulaev’s PhD thesis

    On 7 January, Maksim Kulaev will defend his doctoral dissertation titled “Trade unions, transformism and the survival of Russian authoritarianism“. The public defence takes place online via Zoom. The supervisor of the dissertation is Professor Viacheslav Morozov (University of Tartu). Emilia Palonen, University Researcher in Political Science at the University of Helsinki, will serve as […]… Read more

  • Call for Papers: Fifth Annual Tartu Conference 2021

    FIFTH ANNUAL TARTU CONFERENCE ON RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIESPost-Socialist (dis)Orders 6-8 June 2021, Tartu, Estonia Deadline for CfP is 20 January 2021. Scholars working in all subfields of area studies, including comparative politics, international relations, economics, history, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies and related disciplines, are invited to submit proposals for panels, roundtables and papers for the […]… Read more

  • Tartu Conference received the ICCEES Award for International Cooperation

    The International Council for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES) has chosen the Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies as the first recipient of the Award for the Promotion of International Cooperation. The aim of the ICCEES award is to recognize international networks of scholars which have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to ICCEES’ […]… Read more

  • CfP: Eastern Platform Seminar, 16-17 October 2020

    The seminar constitutes an opportunity for researchers and practitioners from very different disciplinary areas to debate and fruitfully discuss potential future practical and conceptual scenarios that might characterize the region in the years to come. It has also the ambition to shed light on the short- and mid-term evolution of the crisis in terms of […]… Read more