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.

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


Programme Autumn 2016

Time: Thursdays at 14:15 - 15:45
Venue: Aleksanteri Institute, Unioninkatu 33, Meeting room 2nd floor
Please note that there might be changes to the seminar programme.

1 September
Stefan Guth, University of Bern, Switzerland
Neutrons without Borders. Soviet Nuclear Technodiplomacy across the Bloc Divide and its Post-Soviet Aftermath, 1965–2015
Chair: Professor Markku Kangaspuro

15 September
Rustam Urinboyev, University of Lund, Sweden
Establishing 'Uzbek mahalla' via Smartphones and Social Media: Trust, Reciprocity and Obligation among Uzbek Migrant Workers in Moscow
Chair: Dr. Anna-Liisa Heusala

6 October
Regula Zwahlen, University of Freiburg, Switzerland
Concepts of Freedom in Russian Thought
Chair: Professor Vesa Oittinen

20 October CANCELLED
Terry Cox, University of Glasgow, UK
Social Security and Insecurity in Russia and the Debate on Welfare Regimes
Chair: Dr. Meri Kulmala

10 November
Irina Olimpieva, Centre for Independent Social Research, St. Petersburg, Russia
Russian Trade Unions Between Neo-Corporatism and Direct Political Involvement. The Institutional Dilemma of Labor Interests Representation
Chair: Professor Vladimir Gelman

24 November
Åse B. Grødeland, Fafo, Norway
Public and Elite Perceptions of the European Court of Human Rights: The Case of the Russian Federation
Chair: Dr. Anna-Liisa Heusala

8 December
Ivan Sablin
, Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg and Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki
Discussing Democracy: Ideas, Institutions, and Practices in North and East Asia, 1905–1917
Chair: Dr. Sanna Turoma

Please register your participation before each seminar to Eeva Korteniemi (

You are warmly welcome to the Visiting Fellows research seminars!