Institute Events

5.12.2014 at 09:45
Seminar The Regional Dimension of Russian Politics: Comparative Perspectives

9.12.2014 at 08:30-12:00
Seminar Media, Security and Central Asia

10.12.2014 at 09:00-11:00
Presentation of Vicken Cheterian's book Open Wounds: Armenians, Turks, and a Century of Genocide

11.12.2014 at 14:00-16:00
Seminar Human Rights in Russia

12.12.2014 at 12:00
Freek van der Vet's defence Finding Justice at the European Court of Human Rights: The Dynamics of Strategic Litigation and Human Rights Defense in the Russian Federation

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Welcome to the Aleksanteri Institute!

The Aleksanteri Institute functions as a national centre of research, study and expertise pertaining to Russia and Eastern Europe, particularly in the social sciences and humanities. The Institute promotes cooperation and interaction between the academic world, public administration, business life and civil society, both in Finland and abroad.

A new consortium - RussiaHUB Helsinki - will be launched at the University of Helsinki's Think Corner on 17.-21. November 2014.

RussiaHUB Helsinki brings together key actors in research, business and politics, thus strengthening Helsinki's profile as a center of Russian expertise. The theme week at Think Corner aims to give a glimpse of the vast array of knowledge already developed by the organisations in the Helsinki region and provide a platform for intensifying cooperation.

 

The events and materials are so far only available in Finnish. Please contact us to get information in English!

RussiaHUB Helsinki is one of the top projects of the Helsinki Insight 375 campaign.

Two senior researchers chosen for the Centre of Excellence

The Finnish Centre of Excellence in Russian Studies, Choices of Russian Modernisation, has chosen Dr. Anna-Liisa Heusalafor the position of senior researcher for the period of 1.1.2015-31.12.2016 and Dr. Jukka Pietiläinen for the period of 1.1.2015-31.12.2015. We'd like to thank all candidates for good applications.

Special session began the 14th Aleksanteri Conference

The 14th annual Aleksanteri Conference has gathered over 400 participants in Helsinki during October 22-24. The conference got a kick start today at 10.00 in a Special session by Maria Lipman, Arkady Moshes, Nikolay Petrov and Stephen Hanson. The session, entitled "Russia after 2014" drew a large audience in the Small hall of the University of Helsinki's Main building.

The conference was be officially opened by Minister for Foreign Affairs Erkki Tuomioja at 12.00.

For more photos and conference news, see the Aleksanteri Institute's Facebook page.

.Aleksanteri News 4/2014 - Special conference issue

 

The conference issue of Aleksanteri News contains the programme of the 14th Aleksanteri Conference Restructuring State and Society in Russia. We are also happy to introduce to you the five keynote speakers Alexander Etkind, Stephen E. Hanson, Oleg Kharkhordin, Alena Ledeneva and Maria Lipman, and give information about the conference venues.

 

Looking past the busy conference week, we'd like to remind you of the upcoming Visiting fellows call in January 2015 and, of course, present our current visitors. Upcoming events include two doctoral defences and the launch of RussiaHUB Helsinki.

Aleksanteri Insight 5/2014 - Vladimir Gel'man

 

The project of authoritarian modernisation has been sacrificed for the sake of securitisation in Russia, writes Vladimir Gel'man in issue 5/2014 of Aleksanteri Insight, entitled "The Ukrainian Crisis and Russia's Domestic Agenda".

Take a look at the previous issues of Aleksanteri Insight here.

 


Programme of the Aleksanteri Conference published

The 14th Annual Aleksanteri Conference "Restructuring State and Society in Russia" will take place in Helsinki on 22-24 October 2014. The conference programme including over 60 panels and plenary sessions has now been published at the conference site.

Keynote speakers of the conference are Alexander Etkind, Stephen E. Hanson, Oleg Kharkhordin, Alena Ledeneva and Maria Lipman. The conference will be opened on Wednesday October 22nd at noon by Minister for Foreign Affairs Erkki Tuomioja.

All events are free and open to public. Online registration required in advance.

Competition in Socialist Society

The concept of "competition” is usually associated with market economies, while the socialist system, based on command economic planning and state-centered control over society, was supposed to emphasise "co-operation". However, various forms of competition found their way into a wide range of industries and social fields across the Soviet bloc.

How and why did the mechanisms of competition develop at state, enterprise and grassroot level? What impact did competition have in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe?

A new book edited by Katalin Miklóssy and Melanie Ilic shows how the gradual adoption and adaptation of Western practices led to the emergence of more open competitiveness in socialist society. Competition in Socialist Society was published in 2014 by Routledge.

 

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