Seminar: A Global Look at Russia: Regional and International Dynamics in Politics and Economy, Helsinki

Time: 23 August 2017 at 13:00-17:00
Venue: University of Helsinki Main Building, Small Hall, 4th floor, Fabianinkatu 33, Helsinki.

What is going on in US-Russia relations? How are Russia’s neighbours adapting in their relations to Russia,  in the changing global and regional settings? Is neo-authoritarian culture here to stay? The Aleksanteri Institute's Visiting Fellows Programme celebrates its 10th anniversary and brings leading experts from Europe and the US to Helsinki to discuss the current developments and hidden connections in an afternoon seminar.

Register by 21 August at

13:00 Session I
Chair: Hanna Smith (Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki)

Welcoming words
Markku Kivinen, Director of the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki

Opening comments
Margarita Balmaceda (Seton Hall University/Harvard University, USA) Jeremy Morris (Aarhus University, Denmark)

Roundtable: Interests, Actors, and Perceptions: Russia seen from Central Asia, South Caucasus, Ukraine, Belarus and the European Union
Luca Anceschi (University of Glasgow, UK), Irina Busygina (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia), Margarita Balmaceda (Seton Hall University/Harvard University, USA), Ulrike Ziemer (University of Winchester, UK), Vlad Strukov (University of Leeds, UK)

15:00 Coffee

15:30 Session II
Chair: Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen (Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki)

Panel: Weaving the Fabric of Global and Regional Economy and Politics
Elena Trubina (Ural Federal University, Russia): From Sochi-2014 to the FIFA World Cup-2018: Connecting the Neo-Liberal Sports Industries and Neo-Authoritarian Regimes
Luca Anceschi (University of Glasgow): Central Asian Cooperation and Putin’s Eurasian Economic Union – Competing Integrations?
Regina Smyth (Indiana University, USA): US-Russia Relations in the Trump Era: Domestic Politics and International Goals

17:00 Drinks reception

For more information please see Aleksanteri Institute's website.

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