Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellows Research Seminars


This series of seminars presents ongoing work of the Visiting Fellows and other guest researchers of the Aleksanteri Institute.

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Programme Spring 2015

Time: 14:15 - 15:45
Venue: Aleksanteri Institute, Unioninkatu 33, Meeting room 2nd floor

Please note that this programme may be subject to change.

Thu 26 March
Michal Pullmann,
Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Pragmatic radicalism of the "long" 1970s": Ideology and social consensus in East and West
Chair of the session: Dr. Sari Autio-Sarasmo

Wed 15 April (Please note the changed day of this session!)
Sergey Glebov, Smith and Amherst Colleges in Massachusetts, USA
In Search of Russian Modernity: Jakobson, Eurasianism, and the Making of Early Structuralism
Chair of the session: Adjunct Prof. Sanna Turoma

Thu 7 May
Christine Engel, University of Innsbruck, Austria
The Lure of Eurasianism and its Traces in Recent Russian Films
Chair of the session: Ira Österberg

Thu 28 May
Yuliya Zabyelina, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, USA
Functionality of Organized Crime and Corruption in Putin’s Russia
Chair of the session: Dr. Anna-Liisa Heusala

Tue 2 June (Please note the changed day of this session!)
Luca Anceschi
, University of Glasgow, UK
The Geo-Strategic Implications of the TAPI Pipeline Project
Chair of the session: Prof. Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen

Thu 4 June
Aziz Burkhanov, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan
Media and Nationalism:  National Identity and Language Discourse in the Media Outlets of Kazakhstan
Chair of the session: Dr. Jukka Pietiläinen

Tue 9 June
Roman Krakovsky
, EHESS, Paris, France
Building Communities in Central Europe. Social Ties in Poland and Czechoslovakia
Chair of the session: Dr. Katalin Miklóssy

Wed 17 June
Nodirbek Salaev
, Tashkent State Law University, Uzbekistan
“Crime prevention: Issues of reforming the penitentiary system of Uzbekistan”
Chair of the session: Dr. Anna-Liisa Heusala

You are warmly welcome to attend the Visiting Fellows research seminars!