Seminar on the 2016 parliamentary elections in Russia and Georgia

d4RUCARR & Caucasus Studies will organize a joint web and campus seminar on November 8, 5 pm: The 2016 parliamentary elections in Russia and Georgia.
Dr. Derek Hutcheson, Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University will offer his perspective on the Russian elections and Prof. Alexandre Kukhianidze, Department of Political Sciencce, Tbilisi State University will analyse the outcome of the Georgian elections.
Students and staff are invited to attend the seminar, at Malmö University campus (NIC0502) or online

Sign-up: send your name, email and affiliation, mark: web or campus to caucasus.studies@mah.se.

Programme for the RUCARR Inaugural Conference December 8-9

The 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 in December!
Bo Petersson and Karina Vamling
RUCARR Co-directors

Read more: PROGRAMME

Seminar on State and Society Building in Georgia

img_3976Senior lecturer Märta-Lisa Magnusson, Caucasus Studies (Malmö University) delivered key points and concluding remarks by  at the Seminar on State and Society Building in Georgia: Context and Challenges in Copenhagen September 28.

The event was organized by: Europe Foundation (Georgia), link and The Danish Foreign Policy Society, Copenhagen, link

See the full Program.

Visit from the Swedish Institute

Markus Boman and Madeleine Mattsson from the Swedish Institute visited RUCARR on September 20. Programme manager Markus Boman (to the right on the photo) gave a presentation about the Visby programme and interesting new developments in the coming year.

Version 2The programme includes a number of different types of scholarships (both to and from Sweden) for students, researchers and experts and targets the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine.

Chapter in book on mega-events

Professors Bo Petersson and Karina Vamling (Malmö University) are the authors of the chapter “Vanished in the Haze: White Elephants, Environmental Degradation and Circassian Marginalization in Post-Olympics Sochi” that recently appeared in a topical volume on mega-events in the series Mega Event Planning.

img_0861-768x768As the text on the cover states: “The edited volume explains why sport mega events can be discusssed from the viewpoint of politics and power, and what this discussion can add to the existing scholarship on political regimes, international norms, national identities, and cultural narratives.”IMG_0860

Editors of the book Mega events in Post-Soviet Eurasia. Shifting Borderlines of Inclusion and Exclusion (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) are Andrey Makarychev (Tartu University, Estonia) and Alexandra Yatsyk (Kazan University, Russia). More info about the book.