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8th Annual Aleksanteri Conference
December 10-12, 2008; the University of Helsinki, Finland


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(Not for submissions):

Unioninkatu 33 (P.O.Box 42)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

phone +358-(0)9-191 23627
fax +358-(0)9-191 23615

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The Annual Aleksanteri Conference

This Aleksanteri Conference will be the eight in the series of annual, multidisciplinary, international conferences organized by the Aleksanteri Institute . The Aleksanteri Institute, the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies, is affiliated with the University of Helsinki. It operates as a national and international centre of research, study and expertise pertaining to Russia, the countries of the former Soviet Union and post-socialist countries in Europe, with a focus on the social sciences and the humanities.

Aleksanteri Conferences have attracted broad interest among researchers and policy-makers in a wide variety of disciplines, both in Finland and abroad. These have included top decision-makers and other actors interested in the development of post-socialist countries. During recent years the Conference has had around one hundred participants.

This year the Conference is connected to the ‘Welfare, Gender and Agency in Russia in the 2000s (WGA)' project, and to the sectors of welfare and democracy in the Institute's new research programme.