Eastern Platform Seminar: "Postsowjetischer Raum zwischen der EU und Russland. Der Zustand der Krise"

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Die Eastern Platform bietet ein Seminar zum Thema ''Postsowjetischer Raum zwischen der EU und Russland. Der Zustand der Krise'' an. In Panels werden relevante Fragen erörtert. Veranstaltungssprache ist Englisch.


Friday, 18 March

09.00 - 10.00

Registration (Lobby – Ground floor)


Welcome remarks - Room 215

Marco Kirm (Vice-Rector of the University of Tartu)

Stefano Braghiroli and Anna-Cara Keim (Conveners)

Elisabeth Bauer (Head of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung office for the Baltic States and Scandinavia)

Mariya Zubrytska (Vice Rector of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv)


Panel 1 - Room 215

Re-framing the post-Soviet space’s relationship with Moscow and the West

Irina Petrova (University of Leuven, Belgium) - EU and Russia in the shared neighbourhood: Strategic narratives approach

Oksana Krayevska (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine) - Ukraine and the EU: problems and perspectives of cooperation

Kiryl Kascian (Belarusian Review) - Belarus and Ukraine: constitutionalism vs. “Russian world”

Florian Hartleb (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany) - Putin's Russia and the far right in Europe. What's behind this new alliance?

Multi-disciplinary perspectives on the crises”''lti-disciplinary perspectives on the crises”''i-disciplinary perspectives on the crises”''disciplinary perspectives on the crises”''sciplinary perspectives on the crises”''iplinary perspectives on the crises”''linary perspectives on the crises”''nary perspectives on the crises”''ry perspectives on the crises”'' perspectives on the crises”''erspectives on the crises”''spectives on the crises”''ectives on the crises”''tives on the crises”''ves on the crises”''s on the crises”''on the crises”'' the crises”''he crises”'' crises”''rises”''ses”''s”''''Book presentation session

Ana Maria Sanchez Resalt (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain) - Memory politics in Russia and its identity discourses: The recycling of the WWII narratives

Barbara Gaweda (University of Edinburgh, UK) - Gendered responses to political crises: pro-natalism and the return to traditional values as discursive strategies of moral panic in Poland and Russia

Alexandra Yatsyk (University of Uppsala) - (Neo)imperial biopolitics: the case of Russia-Georgian relations

Louis Wierenga (University of Tartu, Estonia) - The Eurosceptic and the Bear

Julia C. Holdsworth (University of Hull, UK) – Taking the next exit: understanding protest and conflict in eastern Ukraine


Book presentation session – Room 214

Post-soviet identities and nation building in culture and sports

Andrey Makarychev (University of Tartu, Estonia)

Alexandra Yatsyk (University of Uppsala, Sweden)

Discussion with Miguel Vázquez Liñán (University of Sevilla, Spain), Heiko Pääbo (University of Tartu, Estonia), Shota Kakabadze (University of Tartu, Estonia), Andriy Tyushka (Baltic Defence College, Estonia)


Lunch break


Panel 3 – Room 103

Interactions between domestic and external developments, and actors in Ukraine

Olena Podolian (Södertörns University, Sweden) - Ukraine: What went wrong and how to fix it

Olga Lavrinenko (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland) – Influence of the “Ukrainian factor” on the choice of adaptation and confrontation strategies of coping with economic crises in Belarus and Russia

Maksym Kyiak (Central European Institute, Ukraine) - Evolution of Kremlin`s propaganda during the hybrid war against the West: from “fascists on Maidan” to “our Liza”

Petro Baykovskyy (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine) – The Transformation of States and Societies in Transition in the Era of Globalization: Challenge for Ukraine

Panel 4 – Room 215

Beyond geopolitics: What future for the EU-Russia relationship?

Olha Tkachenko (University of Warsaw, Poland) - Euromaidan in foreign press: identities, ideologies and discourses (Case-study of Polish press)

Sigita Struberga (University of Latvia, Latvia) - Russian-speaking non-governmental organizations as a tool for implementation of Russia's Influence. The Latvian case

Marco Siddi (Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Finland) – German foreign policy towards Russia in the aftermath of the Ukraine crisis. A new Ostpolitik?

Kaneshko Sangar (SSEES, University College London, UK) - Russia and the West: From rapprochement over the “War on Terror” to crises over the Middle East and Ukraine

Andras Toth (HAS Centre for Social Sciences, Hungary) - Crisis of globalization and economic nationalism: Understanding the moving away from the European Model


Coffee break


Stakeholder’s dialogue with academia “The future of the European Union in a changing Europe” – Room 214

*supported by the European Parliament Former Members Association (FMA)

Jan Mulder (MEP 1994-2014, ALDE, the Netherlands)

moderated by Florian Hartleb (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany)


Reception at University of Tartu Art Museum (Ülikooli 18)

Introduction to the aims and scope of “Eastern Platform” by Anna-Cara Keim and Kaneshko Sangar (SSEES, University College London, UK)

Saturday, 18 March


Panel 5 - Room 215

The crisis from different regional and national perspectives

Shota Kakabadze (University of Tartu, Estonia) – Prospects of the Russian Normative Hegemony in Georgia

Stepan Suchy (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic) - Understanding Nazarbayev regime and the conflict in Ukraine

Mukhtar Hajizada (Khazar University, Azerbaijan) – Challenges and opportunities for regional cooperation in the wider Black Sea area

Olena Nedozhogina (University of Tartu, Estonia) - Cultural trauma of political change: The Crimean example Viljar Veebel (Estonian National Defence College, Estonia) - Choosing between East and West: Vulnerability of selected CIS countries in their path to the EU

Panel 6 – Room 214

Global consequences of a regional crisis

Marianna Gladysh (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine) - Forced migration and internally displaced people: challenge for Ukraine and Europe

Vassilis Petsinis (Independent) - Contrasting Estonian and Croatian ethno-politics

Mykola Fesenko (Institute of World History of the National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine) - Ukraine as a factor in the transformation of International Order

Nicolas Miyares (SSEES, University College London, UK) - The economic patterns of unrecognized states in the post-Soviet region and lessons for Ukraine

Julien Theron (University of Versailles, France) - From ‘near abroad’ to ‘nigh abroad’: the transformation of Russian foreign strategy


Lunch break


Young voices: students’ panel and discussion – Room 103

Givi Gigitashvili (University of Tartu, Estonia) - Implications of the Ukraine crisis for the South Caucasus countries and breakaway territories in the region

Jaak Erik Laja (University of Tartu, Estonia) - Security of the Baltic states - not only a military question

Tengiz Sultanishvili (University of Tartu, Estonia) – Developments in the EU’s common security and foreign policy in the light of the Ukrainian crisis

Contacts and further information:

Administrative and logistical issues (organisation of accommodation, travel, etc.): Oliivia Võrk,; (+372) 7376212

Issues related to the programme and panels: Stefano Braghiroli,; (+372) 7375582

Printable map of the city centre:

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