Welcome to this semester’s first RUCARR seminars! Due to unforseen circumstances we will have to make a change in the programme.
Associate professor Derek Hutchesson (European Studies, Dept. of Global Political Studies) will give the presentation: Brexit, the future of the EU and its implications for the wider Europe
When: February 7, 14-16.
Where: C826, Niagara building
Prof. Bo Petersson, (left) Co-Director of RUCARR, will present a new book chapter: Perspektiv på östutvidgningen: EU:s triumf eller fröet till dess undergång?
Discussant: Associate professor Derek Hutchesson.
When: March 14, 14-16.
Where: Niagara building
The chapter is included in the new publication: Tilliten i EU vid ett vägskäl. Europaperspektiv 2017. Santérus förlag.
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”.
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 discussion – Authoritarianisms 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).
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)..
Welcome to attend historian Søren Theisen‘s open lecture on the theme “North Caucasian defence towers in Georgia“.
Photo: Søren Theisen.
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)