Summer School “Understanding Russia: Insights into Contemporary Russian Culture and Politics”

Dates: 15-27 July

Location: Centre for EU-Russia Studies and Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu

The summer school explores the complex social, cultural and political developments that drive Russia’s domestic and foreign policy, underlie the current crisis in Russia’s relations with the West, and influence the daily realities and perspectives of the Russian people.  The topics discussed range from legacies of the Soviet period and of post-Soviet transition to current political and social realities to the sources of Russia’s international conduct. Classes will be conducted by leading experts based in Estonia, Russia and Sweden, each of them possessing unique first-hand insights based on years of conducting internationally acclaimed research.

The school is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Upon completion of the programme, 4 ECTS is awarded. The programme fee is €1,600 and includes tuition, multiple study visits, cultural and social programme, and services of the host university with accommodation in double rooms in a student dormitory. Participants are responsible for their travel, travel insurance  and visa arrangements, if needed.

Deadline: May 15

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