News vom 06.10.2015
International Autumn School – „Security in Europe – with or without Russia?“ The security situation in Eastern Europe has gained new attention since the annexation of the Crimean peninsula by Russia and the separatist uprisings in the eastern part of Ukraine. This year’s international Autumn School, jointly conducted by the University of Helsinki and the University of Tartu, took place at the Institute for East European Studies in Berlin from the 28th of September to the 4th of October 2015. The academic program revolved around the question on how to tackle the current conflict between Russia and “the West”, especially with taking a look at the current conflict in Eastern Ukraine. Students examined the issue from various angles: some sessions dealt with an historical overview, while others highlighted theoretical approaches or examined empirical examples in detail. One day exclusively focused on the role of the media in conflicts and the autumn school participants especially enjoyed a panel discussion with journalists on that topic on Friday evening. The school is organized on a yearly basis by one of the participating institutions, which are the University of Tartu, the University of Helsinki/Aleksanteri Institute and the Institute for East European Studies of the FU Berlin. The upcoming school next year will be organized by the University of Tartu in Estonia.