Public lecture

Press release — 26 November 2012

Professor Hiski Haukkala from the University of Tampere (Finland) will give a public lecture entitled


on 3 December 2012 at 12.00 at the Faculty of the Social Sciences and Education (Lossi 36), room 103.

The talk discusses the role of national perspectives in the formation of the EU’s common policy on Russia. It introduces the mechanisms for interaction between the two in Brussels and seeks to answer the question of whether the existence of differing national perspectives is a hindrance or an asset for the emergence of a common policy at the EU level. The lecture is based on a forthcoming book entitled National Perspectives on Russia: European Foreign Policy in the Making? (Routledge 2013, edited by Maxine David, Jackie Gower, Hiski Haukkala).

Hiski Haukkala is Professor of International Relations at the School of Management at the University of Tampere. Previously, he was a Special Adviser at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland as well as a Researcher at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. Prof Haukkala’s areas of expertise cover the EU’s external relations, including foreign and security policies as well as enlargement and neighborhood policy; Finnish foreign, security and integration policy; Northern European security and regionalization and international relations theory.

Prof Haukkala’s extensive list of publications is available here.

The lecture is funded by the Doctoral School of Behavioural, Social and Health Sciences and organized by the Centre for EU-Russia Studies (CEURUS), University of Tartu.