NUPI's Russia Conference 2019: The Return of Russia – Identity and Foreign Policy
During Putin’s years in power, Russia has made a comeback as a European great power with global ambitions. What are the Kremlin’s long-term foreign policy objectives? How does Russian self-understandings affect this policy? And what implications may this have for Russia’s neighbors, including for Norway?
Thie Russia Conference is now fully booked, but we will live stream the conference to an adjacent room at Litteraturhuset. If you sign up to the waiting list and there are available seats in Wergeland, you are welcome to join us there. If not, you may watch the event from Kjelleren.
The nexus of identity, foreign policy and international ambitions is the theme of NUPI’s 24th Annual Russia Conference. We have invited some of the world’s leading experts on the topic of identity and Russian foreign policy to share their insights and we hope you also will join us for this key event.
Registration and coffee
Opening remarks by NUPI Director Ulf Sverdrup
Part 1: Russian Foreign Policy and Identity: Goals and Norms
Moderator: Jakub Godzimirski (NUPI)
Conversation with Ted Hopf (National University of Singapore) and Valentina Feklyunina (Newcastle University)
Part 2: Russia’s Key Others and Foreign Policy
Moderator: Elana Wilson Rowe (NUPI)
Iver B. Neumann (NOVA, OsloMet): Europe as Russia’s Other: Long Lines and Recent Developments
Jeff Mankoff (CSIS, Washington, DC): Russia’s Best Enemy: Russian Policy towards the United States in the Putin Era
Igor Denisov (MGIMO, Moscow): China: Friend or Foe?
Part 3: Russian Foreign Policy: What to Expect?
Moderator: Ingerid Opdahl (IFS)
Olga Malinova (Higher School of Economics, Moscow): What Can We Learn from Contemporary Russia’s Uses of the Past?
Julie Wilhelmsen (NUPI): Russian Foreign Policy and Interaction Effects
Viacheslav Morozov (University of Tartu): Moscow’s View of the Emerging New Global Order
Sergey Utkin (IMEMO, Moscow): Russia’s Global Positioning
Closing remarks by Helge Blakkisrud (NUPI)