European University at St. Petersburg launches the IMARES Month of Global Affairs in April 2019. International students, young professionals, and expats are welcome to join a series of open lectures on Russia’s foreign and domestic affairs. For three consequent Wednesdays at 18:30 during the month of April, our speakers will deliver interactive lectures about relations between Russia, the USA, and Europe. Foreign affairs and domestic politics may often be mutually influential. Therefore, our lecturers will also talk on matters such as nationalism and the perceptions of Self vs. the Other.
The open lectures will take place in the city center. We will gather again at the trendiest and coolest places in town, just as we did during our Month of Energy in March.
Please register for each lecture you plan to attend. By attending at least 2 lectures, you will receive a special Certificate of participation in the interactive course on foreign affairs: Russia’s Friends and Partners.
Working language is English.
10 April 2019
FRENEMIES: US-RUSSIAN RELATIONS FROM A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
"Russian mountains" of the recent U.S. politics and Russian preoccupation with the American example and the U.S. threat will be better understood within the historical context of bilateral relations, mutual perceptions and inventions of the Other. The lecture will expose those long trends of US-Russian relations.
17 April 2019
THE FAILED PARTNERSHIP: “HOT POTATOES” IN EU-RUSSIA RELATIONS
The lecture aims to explain the reasons why the huge potential for mutually beneficial EU-Russia cooperation in different issue areas did not result in building a true partnership. Moreover, the conflict over Ukraine brought the relationship to a historic nadir. What can be done to overcome the ongoing crises and diplomatic stagnation?
24 April 2019
THE PERSISTENT APPEAL OF NATIONALISM IN RUSSIA AND SERBIA
Prof. Veljko Vujačić, Professor of Sociology
What is nationalism and how do we think about it? What types of nationalism are there and why is it suddenly “popular” again? We will take a look at these questions and identify four sources of the attraction of nationalism with the help of examples from Russia and Serbia.
Founded in 1998, IMARES (International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies) is the oldest English-language MA program at EUSP.
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