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In pictures: Joining hands for Syria’s future, 4 April 2016

  All photos (c) Jonne Renvall / University of Tampere

Event summary: Joining hands for Syria’s Future: Prospects for Co-operation between the EU and Russia?

A panel discussion on the conflict of Syria took place at the University of Tampere on April 4, 2016. The event was organized by the Russian and European Studies Master Programme students in conjunction with the course “Stepping Stones for Working Life … Continue reading

The Arctic – A Discussion Event on Topical Matters

Date: 3 May 2016, 16:00-18:00 Venue: OASIS, Pinni B, University of Tampere (Kanslerinrinne 1) Speakers Dr. Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen, Postdoctoral researcher, the Arctic Center, the University of Lapland Juha Käpylä, Research fellow, Global Security Research Programme, Finnish Institute of International Affairs … Continue reading

Tampere, 4 April 2016: “Joining Hands for Syria’s Future: Prospects for Cooperation between the EU and Russia?”

Time 4 April 2016, 14-16 o’clock Venue Paavo Koli Auditorium, PinniA, University of Tampere (Kanslerinrinne 1) Speakers Dr. Heidi Huuhtanen, Senior Advisor in the Crisis Management Initiative’s Middle East Team, Helsinki Ms. Irina Petrova, PhD fellow at the Leuven International and European … Continue reading

New graduates from the CBIR programme

Three students graduated from the Cross-Border International Relations (CBIR) master’s programme during autumn/winter 2015. Their master’s theses dealt with a range of issues in European-Russian relations. Congratulations! A Door Ajar to a Perception of the Silent Majority by Djordje Djogovic … Continue reading

UTA hosts Cross-Border International Relations autumn school

During the first week of November, University of Tampere hosts the traditional Cross-Border International Relations autumn school for the sixth time. This year, twenty-seven International Relations students from Saint-Petersburg State University, Petrozavodsk State University and University of Tampere participate at … Continue reading

Identity Politics: The Key to Understanding the Ukrainian Conflict?

Michael Watkins is a student in the Russian and European Studies Master’s Programme in International Relations, University of Tampere. “Out of many, one.” No I’m not referring to the antiquated de facto motto of the United States of America, but … Continue reading


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