The Research Colloquium provides a forum for faculty members and more advanced PhD students to present and discuss their current research. Occasionally also guest lecturers or visiting scholars are featuring.
When: on Wednesdays, at 16.15-17.30
Where: Lossi 36-305, Tartu
Schedule for Autumn 2021/2022
15 September Yerkebulan Sairambay (visiting PhD student), Young People’s Perspectives on the Drivers of New Media in Collective Political Participation in Russia and Kazakhstan.
29 September Andrii Nekoliak, Shaming’ the Court: Ukraine’s Constitutional Court and the Politics of Constitutional Law in the post-Euromaidan Era
13 October Ana Maria Albulescu (visiting PhD student), Escalation of Unresolved Conflicts in the Post-Soviet Space: Exploring Causes and Consequences
27 October Piret Ehin and Liisa Talving, TBA10 November Pavel Kononenko (St. Petersburg State University), Diseased Numbers: COVID Statistics and Electoral Results in Russian Regions24 November Andrey Makarychev and Stefano Braghiroli, TBA
8 December Tatiana Lupacheva, PhD prospectus defence
17 February, Märt Trasberg (Tulane University, visiting PhD student at UT), Development Grievances, Community Associations and Rural Collective Action in Mexico
3 March, Sanshiro Hosaka, Perestroika of the KGB: Chekists’ Penetration of Politics and Business
17 March, Jacqueline Dufalla (CEU, visiting PhD student at UT), From Ideal Type to Concept: Peter the Great as which kind of challenger?
31 March, Lelde Arnicāne, TBA
14 April, Keith Sean Harrington (Maynooth University, visiting PhD student at UT), TBA
28 April, Mattia Roveri (NYU), What is Military Literature?
12 May, Kseniia Larsen (visiting PhD student at UT), TBA
19 May, PhD prospectuses
26 May, PhD prospectuses
9 September, Viacheslav Morozov and Elena Pavolva, An Autumn without the Patriarch: Gender and the Emergence of Neoliberal Hegemony in Late Soviet Public Culture
23 September, Andrii Nekoliak, Regulating Collective Memory by Punishment for Historical Denialism: Ukraine’s ‘Memory Laws’ and Democracy in 1991-2020
7 October, Stefano Braghiroli, MEPs' perspective on COVID19: The European Parliament put to the test by global pandemic
21 October, Elena Pavlova and Irina Pärt, Historical memory in women's prose: a comparative analysis of Estonian and Russian literature
4 November, Eduard Barbu and Martin Mölder, Analysing language and politics: perspectives from computer science and political science
18 November, Vassilis Petsinis ja Louis John Wierenga, Monitoring the populist radical right and the anti-establishment parties in the Baltic States
2 December, Liisa Talving, A new divide in New Europe: deepening conflict over globalisation in Central and Eastern Europe
16 December, Prospectus defences by PhD students, George Spencer Terry and Sanshiro Hosaka
19 February Katrin Uba, Explaining Youth Self-Positioning to Extremes: Variation Across Young Europeans.
4 March Piret Ehin and Liisa Talving, Still Second-Order? European Elections in the Era of Populism, Extremism and Euroskepticism
18 March public lecture by Katrin Uba on the report of the surveys of Fridays for Future climate protests
1 April Kaarel Piirimäe, Estonia “has no time”: Existential Politics at the End of Empire
15 April Rein Taagepera, More People, Fewer States: The Past and Future of World Population and Empire Sizes
29 April Mihkel Solvak, Does Vote Verification Work: Usage and Impact of Trust Building Technology in Internet Voting
13 May Alla Leukavets, Elections in authoritarian regimes: cementing stability or triggering change? Analysis of 2019 early parliamentary elections in Belarus
20 May Natalia Kovyliaeva, PhD prospectus' defence
10 June Giorgi Beridze, The influence of the EU Association Agreement on Labour Market Institutions and the State in Strengthening Labour Rights and Pro-Labour Bureaucracy (Cases of Estonia and Georgia)
18 September, Andrii Nekoliak and Vello Pettai, The ‘Liminal’ Judicial Activist: Ukraine’s Constitutional Court and its Jurisprudence over Language.
2 October, Juhan Saharov, How to Turn an Economic Term to a Political Concept: the Radical Redescription of the "Economic Self-Management" in Soviet Estonia during the Perestroika Period.
16 October, Lelde Arnicāne, Muddy Politics and Heroic People: Construction of Democracy in Latvia.
6 November, Piret Ehin and Mihkel Solvak, Partisanship and trust in electronic voting: data from Estonia 2005-2019.
27 November, Louis John Wierenga, Digital Nativism: Social Media Discourse and Communication Strategies of Radical Right Parties in Estonia and Latvia.
11 December, Dinara Mukhamejanova, The Effect of the Estonian Compatriots’ Scholarship Program on Diaspora Engagement and Return Migration.
11 December, Gor Petrosyan, Estonia's party system: between past and future.
February 13 - Martin Mölder and Eiki Berg, "Tectonic Shifts in Russia’s Foreign Policy Discourse: Evidence from Quantitative Text Analysis", discussant: Mari-Liis Sulg
March 6 - Eoin Micheál McNamara, "An Alliance at Risk? NATO Adaption and the Globalization of Civil War", discussant: Alex Hardy
March 20 - Alex Hardy, "Integrating Nordic-Baltic Cyber strategies: Exploring multilateral approaches between small states", discussants: Mihkel Solvak and Kristel Vits
April 3 - Anna Blue, "E-residency as a soft power tool in Estonian public diplomacy"
April 17 - Katrin Uba, "Activists reason, but do not listen? Deliberative values of protest activists in Sweden"
May 8 - Marta Varat (Krakow University), "Women’s movement in Poland: from “Solidarność” movement to Black Protest" (tbc)
May 15 - reserved for OSF fellows' presentations
May 29 - PhD prospectuses
May 30 - PhD prospectuses
12 September - "Tweeting leadership: Party leadership and Twitter engagement in Baltic far-right parties", PhD student/Astra junior research fellow Louis Wierenga, discussant: Stefano Braghiroli
26 September Liberalization and Democratization with V-Dem Data", Vello Pettai
10 October - "Constructing Europe’s Collaborative Economy: The Politics of Inventing a New Regulatory Space", Robert Cox (University of South Carolina)
24 October - "Immaterial Space as a Factor in Building a Strong Position for the Russian State", Olga Jastrzębska (University of Wroclaw)
7 November - "Inspirations from the Development of Public Administration in the West for the Studies of Public Administration in China", Lisheng Dong
21 November - "Critical Biopolitics of the Post-Soviet Condition: Life, Power, and Regimes of Belonging", Andrey Makarychev
5 December - "Russia's Antithetical Utilization of the Principles of Self-Determination and Territorial Integrity: Unpacking the Discourse and Practice", Irakli Sirbiladze (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University)
"Images of Imperial Past in the Memory Policies of Post-Soviet Ukraine: Between Conflict and Interaction", Viktoriia Svyrydenko (National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine)
21 February,"The Impact of Party Systems' Characteristics on the Ability of Electoral Systems to Meet Theoretical Expectations", Miroslav Nemčok (Masaryk University), discussant: Märten Veskimäe
7 March - "The concept of resilience in the official European discourse versus the theory of resilience", Elena Pavlova (University of Tartu), discussant: Annika Siirak
21 March - "Sovereignty, Self-Determination and Human Rights: the Conceptual Foundations of Responsibility to Protect", Eva Piirimäe (University of Tartu), discussant: Thomas Linsenmaier
4 April - "Is There a Hype-Cycle in E-governance Uptake among the Population?", Mihkel Solvak (University of Tartu)
18 April - "The International Political Economy of Structural reforms in Central Asian Countries", Leonardo Pataccini (University of Tartu), Oybek Madiyev, discussant: Raul Toomla
2 May - "Four Basic Laws of Election Outcomes", Rein Taagepera (University of Tartu), discussant: Mihkel Solvak
16 May - "Survival of Contested states in the Post-1945 International Order through War and Peace", Shpend Kursani (European University Institute, Florence), discussant: Raul Toomla
30 May - Andrii Nekoliak, Lelde Arnicāne, Annika Siirak (PhD prospectuses).
13 September - "City Regional Governance in China: A Perspective from the Central-Local Government Relations", Lisheng Dong (University of Tartu), discussant: Urmas Pappel
27 September - “The Politics of Unpredictability? Acc/Seccession of Crimea and the Blurring of International Norms” Eiki Berg and Martin Mölder (University of Tartu), discussant: Andrii Nekoliak
11 October - "Ethnic Differentiation and the Israeli Immigration Policy: the Case Study of Latin America Jewry" Renen Yezersky (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva), discussant: Lelde Arnicane
25 October - "The Necessity of Political Ties for Trade between Russia and the Former Communist Bloc", Raul Toomla (University of Tartu), discussant: Leonardo Pataccini
8 November - "The Soviet Roots of Russia's Post-Soviet Identity: Continuity and Change in the Discursive Field", Viacheslav Morozov (University of Tartu), discussant: Shota Kakabadze
22 November - "Can We Distinguish Varieties of Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe?", Vello Pettai and Märten Veskimäe (University of Tartu), discussant: Miroslav Nemcok
6 December - "The Psychological Insides of Modern Ukrainian Corruption”, Oleksii Polunin (Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics)
22 February - "From transition to convergence and financialization: exploring the role structural reforms in the countries of the 2004 EU enlargement" Leonardo Pataccini (UT Skytte Institute)
29 March - "Beyond Borders - Alternative Solutions to the Israel-Palestine Conflict" David Newman, Ben Gurion University
12 April - “Negotiation is war by peaceful means” Paul Meerts, Clingendael, Netherlands Institute of International Affairs
26 April - “Experimental Study of Effects of Framing on Turnout in a Two-Round Electoral System“ Roman Chytilek, Masaryk University
10 May - “Four basic laws of party seats and votes“ Rein Taagepera, University of Tartu
24 May - “Methodological Developments in Comparative Politics and the Dilemmas They Pose“ Peter Hall, Harvard University
31 May - PhD prospectuses “The subaltern social groups and the evolution of the Russian authoritarianism" Maksim Kulaev, University of Tartu; “Diffusion and impact of e-government sercives" Märten Veskimäe, University of Tartu
21 September - "The state of transatlantic relations and the possible impact of US presidential elections" Dan Hamilton (Johns Hopkins University)
28 September - "The interethnic value gap in Estonia" Leonid Polishchuk (University of Uppsala), Piret Ehin (University of Tartu)
12 October - "Waving at a theory? Rappoport's Four waves of terrorism and its use for the study of terrorism" Asta Maskaliunaite (Baltic Defence College)
26 October - "Defining the 'True' Nationalism: Russian Ethnic Nationalists vs Eurasianists" Igor Torbakov (University of Uppsala)
2 November - "The banality of Golden Dawn: Return to political normality?" Vassilis Petsinis (University of Tartu)
23 November - "Non-territorial (cultural) autonomy in Central Eastern Europe" David Smith (Glasgow University)
7 December - "Struggle for recognition and illegal immigrants: Indo-American Jews in Israel" Renen Yezersky (Ben Gurion University)
14 December - "The concept of opposition in electoral authoritarian states (Azerbaijan and Belarus)" Sofie Bedford (University of Uppsala)
To schedule a presentation in the colloquium or for further information, please contact Assoc. Prof Eva Piirimäe, eva.piirimae [ät] ut.ee.