Visiting Fellows' Seminar Series: Stacy Closson (Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, USA): Russian Behavior in the Arctic: Regional, Middle or Hegemonic Power?
International seminar: Commanding the Environment or Green Dictatorships? Nature-Culture – Nature-Society Relationships in Authoritarian Regimes at the Aleksanteri Institute, in Helsinki.
- Visiting Fellows 2017-2018 selected
- 17th Aleksanteri Conference "Russia's Choices for 2030". Deadline for proposals 15 May
- Interview: The European Union, Russia and international challenges
- Aleksanteri Insight 1/2017: Daria Gritsenko: A local perspective on energy development in the high north
- Kone Foundation's grants awarded
- Report: After 'hybrid warfare', what next? – Understanding and responding to contemporary Russia
- Report: Russian security policy – research in Finland and development trends in Russia
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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.
17th Aleksanteri Conference "Russia's Choices for 2030"
17th Annual International Aleksanteri Conference entitled "Russia's Choices for 2030" will be organised on 25-27 October 2017 in Helsinki. The Conference will focus on Russian actors, who are making the choices on the way to 2030; explore the multiple structures and environments within which these actors are making these choices; and analyse the legacies of the pre-Soviet, Soviet, and post-Soviet periods which, in turn, are shaping Russia’s choices. The deadline for submitting paper, panel, and roundtable proposals is 15 May 2017.
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New Postdoctoral Researcher to the Russian MediaLab project
PhD Mariëlle Wijermars starts as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Russian MediaLab project. In particular, her research interests include contemporary Russian politics, propaganda and censorship, the politicisation of history and the use of media as a tool of national and foreign politics in Eastern Europe. Read more »»
The European Union, Russia and international challenges
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Mr. Péter Szijjártó, visited University of Helsinki on 22nd of February hosted by Aleksanteri Institute and its Director of Research, Professor Markku Kangaspuro. The topic of Minister Szijjártó’s guest lecture was: The future of the EU and the relations with Russia from the perspective of Hungary.
Aleksanteri Insight 1/2017 A local perspective on energy development in the high north
To date, the impact of the federal energy policy on local sustainable development has not been systematically investigated, writes Daria Gritsenko.
Module about Eastern European studies
East within Europe – Jean Monnet Module aims to synthesize Eastern European area studies and European integration studies and lighten the role of the former socialist countries in the European integration. It offers a current view to Russia and Eastern Europe through a matter that has only accentuated due to ongoing crisis in Ukraine. The Module consists of three intensive courses of different topics.
Centre of Excellence Choices of Russian Modernisation
Russian Media Lab
- Domestic politics and the role of identities in Russia's foreign policy on international human rights, Smith, H. In: Shifting Power and Human Rights Diplomacy: Russia by Lettinga, D. & van Troost, L. (eds.). Amnesty International Netherlands, 2017
- Russian Power: Domestic Challenges, Smith, H. In: Assessing Russia's Power: A Report by Kuhrt, N. & Feklyunina, V. (eds.). King's College London and Newcastle University, 2017
- The Russian Welfare State System: With Special Reference to Regional Inequality, Kainu, M., Kulmala, M., Nikula, J. and Kivinen, M. In: The Routledge International Handbook to Welfare State Systems by Aspalter, C. (ed.). Routledge, 2017
- Renegotiating Patriotic and Religious Identities in the Post-Soviet and Post-secular Russia, Turoma, S. & Aitamurto, K. In: Transcultural Studies, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 1–14
- Sports fields and corporate governmentality: Gazprom’s all-Russian gas program as energopower, Tynkkynen, V-P. In: Critical Geographies of Sport: Space, Power and Sport in Global Perspective by Koch, N. (ed.). Routledge, 2016
- Housing and housing finance in Russia at a time of crisis, Khmelnitskaya, M. In: Housing Finance International, Winter 2016, pp. 20–25
- Migrant Workers in Russia: Global Challenges of the Shadow Economy in Societal Transformation by Heusala, A-L. & Autamurto, K. (eds.). Routledge: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series, 2016
- Philosophical and Cultural Interpretations of Russian Modernisation by Lehtisaari, K. & Mustajoki, A. (eds.). Routledge: Studies in Contemporary Russia, 2016