• Guest lectures on security issues on Dec 1-2

    Centre for EU-Russia Studies and Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies are honoured to host two distinguished guest lectures on 1-2 December 2016. The lectures discuss key security issues in the current political environment, both for Europe as well as for Estonia.   On Thursday, 1 December General (ret.) Hans-Lothar Domröse will give a public lecture on the […]… Read more

  • Call for Applications: OSF Eurasia Program Fellowships at Tartu, Estonia

    The University of Tartu (Estonia) announces a call for doctoral candidates and PhD-holding academics for a five-month fellowship at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, supported by the Eurasia Program of the Open Society Foundations. The fellowship program focuses on political and societal transition in Eurasia and Eastern Europe in a comparative perspective. The call […]… Read more

  • Public lecture on the cultural legacy of Russian transition

    On Tuesday, 27 September, Leonid Polishchuk, Researcher at the Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Uppsala University, will give a public lecture entitled ” Chronicles of a Democracy Postponed: Cultural Legacy of the Russian Transition”. The lecture takes place at 14.15 at Lossi 36-214. The synopsis of the lecture: The Russian society today […]… Read more

  • PhD defence of Kristina Kallas

    On 26 September, Kristina Kallas is defending her doctoral dissertation on “Revisiting the triadic nexus: An analysis of the ethnopolitical interplay between Estonia, Russia and Estonian Russians”. The public defence takes place at 16.00 at the Senate Hall of the University of Tartu (Ülikooli 18). Supervisor: Vello Pettai (University of Tartu) Opponent: Pål Kolstø (University […]… Read more

  • Baltic transition discussed at summer school for Ukrainian students

    On 22-27 August, the third international summer school for Ukrainian students took place at the University of Tartu. The theme of the school was “Prospects for Democracy, Stability and Europeanization in Ukraine: What Lessons from the Baltic Experience?” The aim of the summer school was to provide an opportunity for young Ukrainians to reflect upon […]… Read more

  • Researchers of Russian and East European studies in Tartu for largest conference in the region

    The First Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies taking place from 12 to 14 June brings nearly 200 researchers and experts from around the world to Tartu to introduce the most recent research work in the field and discuss topical subjects, such as political and economic developments, culture and society in East […]… Read more

  • Lecture of Estonian Minister of Defence Hanso at Tartu

    On Friday, May 20 Mr Hannes Hanso, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Estonia, will visit the University of Tartu and give a public lecture on the topic of ““Changes in the European security and their impact on Estonia” (“Muudatused Euroopa julgeolekus ja nende mõju Eestile”). Mr Hannes Hanso is the Minister of Defence […]… Read more

  • Call for Applications

    Third International Summer School "Prospects for Democracy, Stability and Europeanization in Ukraine" Read more

  • Russian activist Yevgeniya Chirikova visits Tartu

    On Wednesday, May 18, Russian environmental activist Yevgeniya Chirikova will give a talk on “Problems of civil society and grassroots activism in Russia” at the University of Tartu. The discussion will focus on the development of political activism in Russia under the tightening grip of the Putin regime. The meeting will be held in Russian (no translation […]… Read more

  • Public lecture by Artemy Troitsky

    On Tuesday, 10 May, Artemy Troitsky, renowned Russian journalist and music critic currently living in Tallinn, will give a public lecture at the University of Tartu Read more