News and events


12th Aleksanteri Conference "Competition and Good Society - the Eastern Model"
24.-26.10.2012, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki
The Aleksanteri Conference is based on the Competition in Socialist Society -project.


Workshop Entrepreneurship in the Socialist and post-Socialist Space in Helsinki 31.10.-1.11.2011 Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland
Venue: Aleksanteri Institute (The Finnish Centre of Russian and Eastern European Studies), University of Helsinki, Unioninkatu 33, 2nd floor meeting room.

Organizers: NORCENCOWAR network and Competition is Socialist Society project and the CERES network.

See Workshop program (pdf)


New Cold War Research workshop
in Helsinki 1-2.11.2010 Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland. Venue: Aleksanteri Institute (The Finnish Centre of Russian and Eastern European Studies), University of Helsinki, Unioninkatu 33, 2nd floor meeting room.

Organizers: NORCENCOWAR network and Competition is Socialist Society project and Aleksanteri Institute Cold War Research Group.

The purpose of this workshop is to draw special attention to the interconnected relations of trade, technology and competition during the Cold War era. The Cold War period has been viewed by the mainstream literature as an East-West juxtaposition, emphasizing conflict and confrontation between the blocs. The focus of the New Cold War Research workshop is, however, on cooperation and interactions between East and West, which have been mostly overlooked or underestimated. The workshop intends to look at Europe as an arena where East and West met and established relations that resembled, in many cases, the traditional pre-Cold War contact networks.

See Workshop program (pdf)

 

Project-workshop on 21-22 of September, 2010.
(Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki)

The project held an efficient two-day seminar with all members present. We discussed the ideas and progress of the members’ subprojects. The group also accepted an action- plan for the next year, especially regarding conferences and publishing. Our collaborative partners, Dr. Sari Autio-Sarasmo and Prof. Marjatta Hietala participated in the seminar as well. They presented their projects and future cooperation opportunities, regarding particularly the Cities and Transnational Interaction -project, the NORCENCOWAR and CERES networks.