Public lecture

Press release — 21 October 2013

On 24 October 2013 Dr. Andrey Makarychev, visiting professor at the  University of Tartu and Dr. Alexandra Yatsyk from the University of Kazan, Russia, will give a public lecture on

Global Sports, International Norms and World Politics

The lecture will take place from 12:00-14:00 at the faculty of Social Sciences, Lossi 36, room  306.

The lecture will  addresss ports mega-events from the viewpoint of glocalization, i.e. meeting points of global normative trends, on the one hand, and regional / urban strategies of branding and identity-making, on the other. In its empirical part, the lecture will focus on experiences of Euro-2012 (Ukraine) and Universiade-2013 (Kazan).

Dr. Alexandra Yatsyk is Associate Professor at the Department of Journalism, Institute of Mass Communication & Social Sciences, at the University of Kazan. Her research focuses on sociology of urban transformations, civil society engagement in contestation of urban spaces, cultural dimensions of mega-events, local identity discourses and gender studies.   For more information, see: