Final conference of the CERES Network in Helsinki:
Nordic Russian and Eastern European Studies Conference, Intentions, Interactions and Paradoxes in Post-Socialist Space
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- Aleksanteri Conference 2013: Russia and the World, CALL OPEN!
- Aleksanteri News 1/2013
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Welcome to the Aleksanteri Institute!
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Top-class keynotes at the Aleksanteri Conference 2013
Among the confirmed speakers at the next Aleksanteri Conference entitled "Russia and the World" are professors Edwin Bacon, Marlene Laruelle, Marie Mendras, Iver B. Neumann, Heikki Patomäki, Richard Sakwa and Andrei Tsygankov.
The call for papers was closed on May 15th. 130 proposals for individual papers and 18 panel proposals were submitted and the chosen participants will be informed by the end of June.
The conference will be held in Helsinki on October 23-25, 2013.
More information on the conference site
New Visiting Fellows for 2013-2014
The Aleksanteri Institute welcomes 13 visiting fellows for the academic year 2013-2014. In total, 159 applications were received by the deadline. The number of excellent proposals far exceeded our hosting capacity, and only a very small portion of all the high-level proposals could be supported. We wish to sincerely thank all those who were interested in coming to the University of Helsinki and to the Aleksanteri Institute!
Aleksanteri News 1/2013
This years first issue of Aleksanteri News focuses on a nationwide project OVET that enhances cooperation between universities and employers.
Other themes in this issue concern international researchers and students, and of course the upcoming events at the institute - among them the Call for papers of the 13th Aleksanteri Conference "Russia and the World".
Katalin Miklóssy nominated to Teachers' Academy
Dr. Katalin Miklóssy, senior researcher at the Aleksanteri Institute, is one of the 30 founding members who in January 2013 were nominated for the University of Helsinki’s Teachers’ Academy, a multidisciplinary network of highly distinguished teachers.
New Aleksanteri Associates: Baschmakoff and Saarinen
The board of the Aleksanteri Institute has nominated two Aleksanteri Associates for the period of 1.1.2013-31.12.2015.
|Professor Emerita Natalia Baschmakoff (University of Eastern Finland) has had an active role at the Aleksanteri Institute from the beginning. She was a member of the graduate school board for over ten years and continues her strong influence in the academic community.|
|Dr. Aino Saarinen is one of the pioneers of gender studies in Finland. She’s a principal researcher at a project entitled RAGE: Hate Speech and Populist Othering in Europe Through the Racism, Age, Gender Looking Glass.|
|Read more about the Aleksanteri Associates>>|
Russia's Greatest Challenge?
Watch researchers from the Aleksanteri Institute list the greatest challenges facing Russia at the moment.
Centre of Excellence Choices of Russian Modernisation
- Russia’s energy relations in Europe and the Far East: towards a social structurationist approach to energy policy formation Kivinen, M. , Aalto, P. K. , Dusseault, D. L. & Kennedy, M. D. 18.01.2013 In : Journal of International Relations and Development. 16, 29 p.
- Struggle over Identity: The Official and the Alternative "Belarusianness", by Nelly Bekus Zhurzhenko, T. 15.02.2013 In : East European Politics.