Welcome to the 18th Annual Aleksanteri Conference in Helsinki, Finland

Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia underwent tremendous changes throughout the last century. The thorny path did not always lead from liberation to freedom or democracy. All of the countries of the region were faced with numerous advancements and setbacks in various political, economic, social and cultural arenas. The 2018 Aleksanteri Conference aims to discuss these issues via international scholarly dialogue in a multidisciplinary comparative setting. The main themes of the conference concern: Changing Spatial Contexts, Systemic Transformations, Freedom of Expression and Protest, Societal Values.