International Winter School

25 November 2011

Second International Winter School

“Transformation of Modern Statehood: Sovereignty, Memory, Identity”

The Centre for EU-Russia Studies (CEURUS) at the University of Tartu and the Department of Applied Political Science at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow invite Estonian and foreign students to participate in the Second International Winter School “Transformation of Modern Statehood: Sovereignty, Memory, Identity” to be held in Tartu, Estonia, on 11-17 February 2012.

The process of globalization entails a complex transformation of modern statehood, including an erosion of national sovereignty, the revision of democratic institutions, discussions on history, memory and identity, and the broadening of the concept of security. Responding to new political challenges, the states have to balance between nationalistic sentiments and cosmopolitan values. What are the principles of the emerging international order? Which factors will shape politics in the 21st century? These questions will be discussed at the School with the prominent Estonian and Russian political scientists.

School teaching team:

Eiki Berg, Professor of International Relations, University of Tartu
Piret Ehin, Senior Researcher and Executive Director of CEURUS, University of Tartu
Andrei Makarychev, Professor, Free University of Berlin
Sergei Medvedev, Professor, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
Viatcheslav Morozov, Professor of EU-Russia Studies, University of Tartu
Eva-Clarita Pettai, Senior Researcher, University of Tartu

The venue of the School is Kääriku Leisure and Sports Centre of the University of Tartu, which is situated in a beautiful area in Valga County, about 40 km south of Tartu. The participants of the School will be provided with comfortable accommodation, full board, free Internet access and numerous sports and outdoor opportunities, including a gym, indoor basketball and volleyball courts, cross-country skis for rent, and some of the cross country ski tracks, for which this area is famed.

For more information, please see the Winter School’s programme

Here you can find student testimonies and pictures


The First International Summer School “Transformation of Modern Statehood: Sovereignty, Memory and Democracy” was held in Kääriku in May/June 2011. For more information, including a picture gallery, see here.