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 Fellows Programme, please see

Programme Autumn 2017

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.

17 August

Eleanor Bindman, University of Liverpool, UK
Substituting for the Welfare State? Welfare Governance and Non-State Actors in Contemporary Russia
Chair: Dr Meri Kulmala

14 September
Ulrike Ziemer, University of Winchester, UK
Geopolitical Challenges and National Identity in Armenia: Domestic Insecurities and the Russian Security Discourse
Chair: Dr Katri Pynnöniemi

12 October
Shaban Darakchi, Bulgarian Academy of Science
Modernization of Gender Roles and Sexuality Among the Bulgarian Muslims
Chair: Dr Saara Ratilainen

16 November
Irina Busygina, Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia
Coalition-Building: Russian Style
Chair: Dr Hanna Smith

30 November
Yuriy Matsiyevsky, Ostroh Academy National University, Ukraine
Revolutionary Outcomes in Hybrid Regimes: the Case of Ukraine
Chair: Professor Vladimir Gel’man

7 December
Anna Temkina
, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia
Russian Women as Mothers, Consumers, Citizens and Patients: Childbirth Care in St.Petersburg
Chair: Anna Klimova

14 December
Yoko Hirose, Keio University, Japan
Russian Policy for Post-Soviet Unrecognized States and Regions: Similarities and Differences
Chair: Professor Markku Kangaspuro

Please register your participation before each seminar to Eeva Korteniemi (

You are warmly welcome to the Visiting Fellows research seminars!