SOGOLAS Research Seminar: A critical relational perspective on peace & security in CEE

05/15/2024 - 16:00 - 18:00

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Russia’s war against Ukraine has alerted us to the need to think about security in a more holistic, intersectional and in a deeply relational way. The war is primarily told and analyzed from the perspective of the great powers and the West and in terms of military security. To the extent that other voices are included, they typically link up to these dominant discourses. This project aims to (re)discover the marginalized voices and to unpack the agency of the actors behind these voices in order to reconstruct academic and practical political middle grounds with important implications for understanding the prospects for peaceful change in Europe and a viable European security architecture.

This Twinning project was awarded funding this February and will start on the 1st of September 2024. The key aim is to establish Tallinn University as a leading institutional and knowledge hub on security in the Central Eastern European region. In order to accomplish this the researchers have partnered with Tampere University and the University of Copenhagen to set up a CEE security hub at Tallinn University to bring together diverse knowledge on security from academia, policymaking and civil society. 


Main speakers: Associate Professor Birgit Poopuu and Lecturer Benjamin Klasche 

Moderated by Professor Peeter Selg (SOGOLAS)

Discussants: Dr Timothy Anderson and Dr Tiina Pajuste 

The seminar will be held in English (on site M-649 and online).