Dr. Heiko Pääbo


Heiko Pääbo is the Director of the Center for Baltic Studies at the University of Tartu and Manager of the MA programme Baltic Sea Region Studies. He is also responsible for overseeing the CEERES MA programme at Tartu. He obtained his PhD in Political Science (2011) at Tartu University and regularly teaches at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies.  His research focuses on  International Relations, Memory Studies, Transition Studies, Baltic Studies and Russian and East European Studies. His book, published in Saarbrücken in 2009, is a comparative analysis of contemporary U.S. policies in Central America and Russian policies in the Baltic States. His recent publications include ‘How Russian soft power fails in Estonia: Or, Why the Russophone Minorities Remain Quiescent’ in the Journal of Baltic Security, 2015, and ‘Constructing Historical Space: Estonia’s Transition from the Russian Civilization to the Baltic Sea Region’ in Journal of Baltic Studies, 2014.


Contact: heiko.paabo[at]ut.ee

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