RUCARR scholars participated in ICLD roundtable meeting

RUCARR scholars Bo Petersson, Derek Hutcheson, Erika Svedberg and Karina Vamling participated in a roundtable meeting held by the Swedsh International Center for Local Democracy (ICLD, http://www.icld.se/eng/start.pab) in Malmö, December 12-13.

The goal of the roundtable was to bring together Russian and Swedish researchers experienced in studying local governance.

Prof. Bo Petersson and Dr. Derek Hutcheson gave the presentation “Master-planning, local involvement and sustainable urban development in Scandinavia and Russia”.

RUCARR Inaugural conference, December 8–9 2016

Opening addresses
Prof. Kerstin Tham, Vice-Chancellor of Malmö University.
Ambassador Ingrid Tersman, Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chair of RUCARR Advisory Board.
RUCARR Co-directors, Prof. Bo Petersson and Prof. Karina Vamling

Keynote1 – Prof. Vladmir Gel’man (European University at Saint-Petersburg & University of Helsinki): Authoritarian Russia: Analyzing Post-Soviet Regime Changes.
Discussant: Dr. Carolina Vendil Pallin (Swedish Defence Research Agency, Stockholm)

Keynote 2 – Prof. Stephen Jones (Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts): Can the South Caucasian States Break with their Past?
Discussant: Senior lecturer, Dr. Märta-Lisa Magnusson (Malmö University)

Roundtable discussionAuthoritarianisms Past and Present: What Prospects Ahead?
Prof. Vladmir Gel’man, Prof. Stephen Jones, Dr. Märta-Lisa Magnusson, Dr. Carolina Vendil Pallin, Dr. Jeremy Morris (Aarhus University), Dr. Derek Hutcheson (Malmö University) and others. Moderator is Dr. Katrine Gotfredsen (Malmö University).

Sign-up for the conference

gatuvyThe inaugural conference of the research platform Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR) will be held at the Faculty of Culture and Society, Malmö University on December 8-9, 2016. The conference will include presentations from internationally leading experts on Russia and the Caucasus. Keynote addresses will be delivered by Prof Vladmir Gel’man (European University at Saint Petersburg & University of Helsinki) and Prof Stephen Jones (Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts)

Please, use the sign-up link. Looking forward to seeing you
Bo Petersson and Karina Vamling
RUCARR Co-directors

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Perspectives on fieldwork in the Caucasus, late 1980s–early1990s

A workshop was held on November 24-25 at the Section for Caucasus Studies, with support from the research platform RUCARR. The focus of the workshop was to discuss perspectives on fieldwork in the Caucasus during the period shortly before and after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Participants in the workshop were Lars Funch Hansen, Helen Krag, Märta-Lisa Magnusson, Søren Theisen and Karina Vamling, who all conducted research in different parts of the Caucasus during this period of transition (Ib Faurby and Vibeke Sperling were not present at the workshop)..

Roundtable – Academic freedoms besieged: Developments in Turkey and Russia

This is a RUCARR/GPS roundtable about the current troubling events in the two countries. Brief presentations on the subject will be made by Professors Umut Özkirimli (Lund University) and Bo Petersson (Malmö University) after which a general discussion on the wider implications of the developments will follow. The event will be moderated by Professor Oscar Hemer (Malmö University). Further participants may be added to the roundtable.

When? November 23, 1-3 pm
Where: NIC0826, 8th floor in the Niagara building (new room)

RUCARR – Erasmus Mundus PhD workshop

13.10 Welcome and Introduction. Prof. Karina Vamling and Gunilla Pfannenstill, former Head of Malmö University International Office

Part 1
13.20 Giorgi Omsarashvili (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Humanities, Institute of Caucasus studies): Islamic Radicalization Process in Georgia (theoretical framework dilemmas)
Discussant: Kristian Steiner, Associate Professor in Peace and Conflict Studies

13.50 Tinatin Gvenetadze (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Department of Sociology): Irregular Georgian Female Labor Migration
Discussant: Ingrid Jerve Ramsøy. PhD candidate at Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare

14.20 Tina Tskhovrebadze (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Department of Political Sciences): Using the History in the State-building process – Georgia before re-declaring independence (1988-1991 years)
Discussant: Bo Petersson, Professor of Political Science

Coffee

Part 2
15.30 Elnur Aliyev (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Humanities, Institute of Caucasus studies): The sociolinguistic situation of Budukh and problems related to endangered languages
Discussant: Arthur Holmer, Associate professor of Linguistics, Lund University

16.00 Agil Valiyev (Odlar Yurdu University, Faculty of International Relations, Economics and Social Sciences, Department of International Relations): Cultural heritage in occupied territories of Azerbaijan (Nagorno Karabagh)
Discussant: Lars Funch Hansen, PhD, Senior lecturer in Caucasus Studies

Where: Room Niagara C1029
Contact: Tina Tskhovrebadze tskhovrebadzet@gmail.com