Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellows Research Seminars

This series of seminars presents ongoing work of the Visiting Fellows of the Aleksanteri Institute.

To find out more about the Visiting Scholars Programme, please see

Programme  Autumn 2010

Time: Thursdays, starting at 14:15
Venue: Aleksanteri Institute, Unioninkatu 33, Meeting room 2nd floor

26 August
Daniela Steila
, University of Turin, Italy
History of Thought and National Identity - What does “Russian philosophy” mean?
Abstract (pdf)
PLEASE NOTE: The seminar on August 26th will take place in the ground floor meeting room. 

2 September
Davide Torsello
, University of Bergamo, Italy
Corruption and Institutional Distrust in Eastern Europe: Empirical solutions to global threat 
Abstract (pdf)

9 September
Florian Toepfl
, Columbia University
Blogging for the President: The Online-Diaries of Russian Governors
Abstract (pdf)

23 September - cancelled
Eiki Berg, University of Tartu

7 October
Sergey Zhuravlev,
Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Sciences
AvtoVAZ Car Building Factory in the Times of Transformation (late 1980s-recent time)
Abstract (pdf)

21 October
Cristina Rat
, “Babes-Bolyai” University Cluj-Napoca
Undeserving Daughters of Hero Mothers: Family policies and poverty in rural Romania
Abstract (pdf)

4 November 
Irina Ochirova
, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
Russia’s foreign policy as a tool of Russia’s modernization
Abstract (pdf)

Printable programme (pdf)

You are warmly welcome to attend the Visiting Fellows research seminars!
Please register your participation at the latest one week prior to each seminar by filling in an electronic registration form!

For more information, please contact Eeva Korteniemi (eeva.korteniemi[at]