Russia and Ukraine: Spotlight on the regions, 02-06-2015

May 5, 2015 • Educational, Past Events • Views: 678

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2 June 2015, 11 am – 4.30 pm


Location: UCL (Room TBC)


Free, but registration is required. Please book here. Places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

On 2 June UCL is hosting a public ‘knowledge exchange’ event to discuss recent developments in Russia and Ukraine from the sub-national perspective. Two panels of experts will speak about centre-regional relations, as well as journalistic practices, identities and issues of governance at the regional level. The event is intended to facilitate dialogue between academics and the non-academic community. Regional dynamics in Russian and Ukrainian political life tend to receive less attention than dynamics in Moscow and Kyiv and this event proposes a timely corrective to the privileging of representations from the centre.

This event is generously supported by CEELBAS and the University of Manchester.

Panel 1: Changing cultures of regional governance in Russia: Politics, journalism, and public opinions will run approximately from 11:00 to 13:15. Panellists will include Nikolai Petrov (Moscow Carnegie Centre), Valentin Bianki (St Petersburg State University), Natasha Kuhrt (KCL) and Stephen Ennis (BBC Monitoring).

Panel 2: Politics, identities and journalism in the regions of Ukraine will run approximately from 14:15 to 16:30. Panellists will include Tatiana Zhurzhenko (IWM, Vienna), Marc Berenson (King’s College London), Michael Gentile (University of Helsinki) and Andrew Wilson (UCL SSEES).

An updated and finalized programme will be posted nearer to the time on the CEELBAS website at

If you have any questions, please contact the organizers: Dr Joanna Szostek ( or Dr Paul Richardson (

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