Syksy 2017 / Autumn 2017

Luentokurssit / Lecture courses

Elo-syyskuu / August – September Lokakuu / October Marras-joulukuu / November-December

Intensiivikurssit / Intensive courses

Elo-syyskuu / August – September Lokakuu / October Marras-joulukuu / November-December

Muut opintojaksot / Other study units

Elo-syyskuu / August – September Lokakuu / October Marraskuu / November

Lyhenteet / Abbreviations:

  • Aalto Yliopisto / Aalto University: Aalto
  • Helsingin yliopisto / University of Helsinki: HY / UH
  • Itä-Suomen yliopisto / University of Eastern Finland: ISY / UEF
  • Jyväskylän yliopisto / University of Jyväskylä: JY / JYU
  • Lapin yliopisto / University of Lapland: LY / UL
  • Lappeenrannan teknillinen yliopisto / Lappeenranta University of Technology: LUT
  • Oulun yliopisto / University of Oulu: OY / UO
  • Hanken Svenska handelshögskolan / Hanken School of Economics: SHH / Hanken
  • Tampereen yliopisto / University of Tampere: TaY / UTA
  • Turun yliopisto / University of Turku: TY / UTU
  • Vaasan yliopisto / Univesity of Vaasa: VY / UV
  • Åbo Akademi / Åbo Akademi University: ÅA
  • Aleksanteri-instituutti / Aleksanteri Institute: AI

 

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Luentokurssit / Lecture courses

Elo-syyskuussa alkavat luentokurssit / Lecture courses beginning in August – September

Russian Statehood in Flux: Early Russian Statehood, Building-up an Empire 862-1917 (UH)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Helsinki
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place 4.9. – 25.9.2017
Mon 8-10 Main building, Auditorium III
Wed 8-10 Auditorium XI
Fri 8-10 Auditorium XVI
Fabianinkatu 33
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Arto Luukkanen
Tavoite / Aim
Sisältö / Content
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of University of Helsinki in Weboodi
15.08. klo 09:00 – 25.09.17 klo 23:59 , others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html by 31.8.2017.
Lisätietoa / More information Helsinki University Courses

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Johdatus puolalaisen elokuvan historiaan, 5 op (HY)

Järjestäjä / Organizer Helsingin yliopisto
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place
4.9.-17.10.2017
Ma 10-12 ja ti 12-14
Metsätalo, sali 23
Unioninkatu 40
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Jarno Hänninen
Tavoite / Aim Kurssin tavoite on antaa perustiedot puolalaisen elokuvan historiasta. Kurssilla käydään läpi millaisia tyylisuuntauksia, koulukuntia ja tekijöitä esiintyi puolalaisessa elokuvassa vuosien 1902-2017 välisenä aikana. Lisäksi kiinnitetään huomiota niihin taloudellisiin ja poliittisiin tekijöihin, jotka muokkasivat elokuvan olemusta kunakin aikakautena.
Sisältö / Content Kurssilla keskitytään etupäässä fiktiivisten näytelmäelokuvien historiaan, mutta niiden ohella käsitellään myös merkittäviä dokumenttielokuvia, animaatioita ja lyhytelokuvia. Kurssi etenee vuosikymmenittäin, niin että kullakin luennolla käsitellään yleensä yhden vuosikymmenen elokuvaa. Kurssilla opiskelija saa kokonaiskuvan puolalaisen elokuvan historiasta ja esseessään opiskelija syventää tietämystään häntä kiinnostavasta elokuvasta, tekijästä, lajityypistä tai aikakaudesta.
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Helsingin yliopiston opiskelijat WebOodissa
15.08.17 klo 09:00 – 08.09.17 klo 23:59 muut https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html 31.8.2017 mennessä.
Lisätietoa / More information Minna Oroza (minna.oroza(a)helsinki.fi)
Helsinki University Courses

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Maritime Governance in the Baltic Sea Region, 5 ECTS (UTU)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Turku
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place 4.9 – 30.10.2017
Every other Monday 12:00 – 16:00
Final session on 30.10. 12:00 – 16:00
E325 Media Studies seminar hall (3rd floor)
Minerva, Kaivokatu 12
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s)  Daria Gritsenko
Tavoite / Aim This course will provide knowledge regarding maritime governance in the Baltic Sea region, specifically regarding the challenges to sustainable maritime activities in the Baltic Sea region and how those are addressed through regional governance.
Having completed this course, the students will:
– Enlist basic facts about the Baltic Sea region (characteristics pertaining to economics, politics, environment, communities);
– Describe the main types of maritime activities in the BSR and their role for the region (shipping, fisheries, aquaculture, coastal activity, nature protection, tourism and travel);
– Understand the basic notions used in interactive governance theory (system-to-be-governed, governance system, governing actors, governance levels, modes and forms, governability);
– Explain the challenges in governing different maritime activities;
– Give examples of different modes of governance in the BSR;
– Summarize the main features of maritime governance (beyond the BSR);
– Communicate ideas in a written form for specialized but non-academic audience (policy brief).
Sisältö / Content

 Lecture 1. Baltic Sea region as a maritime region: Main characteristics of the physical environment and regional governance.

Lecture 2. Interactive governance as an approach to study maritime governance in the Baltic Sea region.

Lecture 3. Shipping governance.

Lecture 4. Fisheries governance.

Lecture 5. National environmental governance.

Lecture 6. Governance of marine spaces.

Lecture 7. Governance challenges in cruise tourism.

Lecture 8. Energy governance.

Role game (Sessions 9+10). Governing the Unique Sea: Modelling maritime spatial planning (4h)

Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of UTU in NettiOpsu 1.8. – 31.08., others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html by 31.8.2017.
Lisätietoa / More information Check readings for lectures from University of Turku Study Guide

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Life Cycle and Social Policy in Russia, 5 op (UH)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Helsinki
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place 4.9. – 22.10.2017
Tue 12-14  & Fri 14-16
Topelia, hall D113
Unioninkatu 38
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Meri Kulmala
Tavoite / Aim Following the different stages of human life cycle, the course covers a wide range of issues of well-being and social policy in Russia. It consists of 14 lectures of 45 minutes on each stage/sub-topic in which the teacher paints a picture of the state-of-the-art of each of the topics and introduces the systems of social policy in question in contemporary Russia. The lecture is followed by a seminar where recent empirical studies on the issue in question will be discussed in order to provide the students with the theoretical knowledge and methodological skills how key issues of well-being and welfare system can be studied in social sciences. Thus, in addition to providing up-to-date information on welfare and social policy system in contemporary Russia, the course has a research-oriented component relevant for the master-level students with introducing a wide range of empirical studies with a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches.
Students will also work in small groups and present their findings on the researched topics in two last classes.
Sisältö / Content

Total number of classes: 14, including 12 lecture-seminars; 2 last sessions for presentating group work. As a final course work, students are required to write an essay (deadline November 30).

Themes:

1. Birth (Meri Kulmala and Anna Klimova)
“Demographic crisis” and the birth rate; maternity support and services; related policies

2. Childhood and family life (Meri Kulmala and/or Anna Klimova)
Overview on Russian families; family benefits and services for families, including care services.

3. Education (Andrey Starodubtsev)
How reforms in Education change real life? 1990s and 2000s – two worlds of education. Three reforms that changed everything: per capita financing, the Unified State Exam, and the Bologna process. Regional disparities in educational sector: causes, reproduction and effects.

4. Working life: employment (Anna Tarasenko)
Does education really help to obtain deserving job? The job market in Russia: structure and ‘costs’ to entrance. Privileged employment: the system of benefits in public workers. Employment and inequality: does the correlation exist in Russia? Labor market and migration, wages and inequality in earning, working rate, labor rights and labor unions.

5. Exclusion: unemployment (Anna Tarasenko)
Who cares about deprived social groups? Homelessness and social exclusion: public opinion, state policy and civic initiatives. Government, family or society – who is taking care for wellbeing of socially excluded? Policy on homeless and vulnerable social groups: the impact of the voluntary forces in Russian regions.

6. Health care (Anna Tarasenko)
Social insurance and health care: individual and state shares of responsibility for social risks. Health care market in Russia: substitution for public health care? Cardiovascular Revolution: evidence from contemporary Russia.

7. At home: housing (Marina Khmelnitskaya)
Housing conditions of Russian households at present and their changes over the post-Soviet period and the main factors which produced change. Transformation of the social and demographic structure and their impact on the government housing policy. Early post-Soviet policy of the liberalization of the housing sphere: housing privatization, development of mortgage finance and housing rents, and promotion of homeowners’ associations as a form of collective management of multi-apartment buildings where majority of Russians reside.

8. Pension (Anna Tarasenko)
Earnings-related public system and resistance to private financing schemes for pension provision. Categories of pensioners, in-kind and monetary benefits, interest representation by pensioner’s and veterans’ organizations. The reasons of failure of investment funds.

9. Death (Meri Kulmala)
How to investigate and explain mortality in Russia?

Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of University of Helsinki in WebOodi
15.8. klo 09.00 –  20.10. klo 23:59, others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html by 15.8.2017.
Lisätietoa / More information  Check readings for lectures from Helsinki University Courses

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Russian history through the prism of cinema, 5 ECTS (UH)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Helsinki
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place 5.9.2017-24.4.2018
5.9.-12.12.2017 Tue 10-12 Päärakennus, auditorio III (U34)
16.1.-24.4.2018 Tue 10-12 Päärakennus, auditorio IV (U34)
Fabianinkatu 33
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Arto Luukkanen
Tavoite / Aim
Sisältö / Content
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of University of Helsinki in WebOodi
15.8. klo 09.00 – 24.4.18 klo 23.59 , others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html by 31.8.2017.
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Venäjän kulttuuridiplomatia kylmän sodan vuosina ja sen jälkeen

Järjestäjä / Organizer Turun yliopisto
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place 6.9.2017 – 18.10.2017
Ke 6.9.2017 – 18.10.2017 viikoittain klo 12-14, E221 taidehistorian seminaarisali, Minerva, Kaivokatu 12
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Pia Koivunen
Tavoite / Aim
Sisältö / Content

Kurssin teemana on Venäjän kulttuuridiplomatia kylmän sodan aikana ja sen jälkeen. Tarkoituksena on tarkastella sitä, kuinka Neuvostoliitto hyödynsi erilaisia kulttuurin muotoja oman imagonsa ja vaikutusvaltansa kasvattamiseen ja miten se siinä onnistui. Kylmän sodan aikaiset metodit ja teemat liitetään myös nyky-Venäjän pyrkimyksiin vaikuttaa imagoonsa kulttuurilla ja pohditaan yleisemmälläkin tasolla sitä, kuinka historiallinen tieto auttaa meitä ymmärtämään nykyhetkeä.

Kurssilla tehdään lyhyitä kirjoitustehtäviä, keskustelu- ja analyysitehtäviä luentojen aikana sekä kirjoitelma kurssin päätteeksi.

Ilmoittautuminen / Registration
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Sisä- ja ulkopolitiikan käsitteitä Venäjän ja Neuvostoliiton historiassa 1950-luvulta näihin päiviin, 5 op (HY/AI)

Järjestäjä / Organizer Helsingin yliopisto/ Aleksanteri-insituutti
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place 12.9-12.10.2017
Ti 10-12 Metsätalo, sali 7
To 12-14 Metsätalo, sali 24
Unioninkatu 40
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Ira Jänis-Isokangas ja Hanna Smith
Tavoite / Aim Tämän kurssi esittelee tärkeitä Neuvostoliiton/Venäjän sisä- ja ulkopolitiikkaa ohjaavia käsitteitä ja analysoi niiden historiaa. Kurssin aikana opiskelijat ymmärtävät, miten eri sisä- ja ulkopolitiikkaan liittyvät käsitteet ovat muokanneet Neuvostoliiton/Venäjän kanssakäymistä muiden maiden kanssa ja venäläisen yhteiskunnan suhtautumista ulkomaihin. Tätä problematiikkaa avataan sisä- ja ulkopolitiikkaa ohjaavien rakenteiden ja toimijoiden kautta sekä konkretisoidaan liittämällä ne historian ja nykypäivän tapahtumiin.
Sisältö / Content

Kurssi suoritetaan luentoihin osallistumalla ja niihin liittyvillä ryhmätöillä sekä luentokirjallisuuteen perehtymällä. Kurssi sisältää 10 luento-opetuskertaa sekä 3 opintopisteen laajuisen ryhmätyön, joka esitellään luentotunnilla. Kurssi on yhteensä 5 opintopisteen laajuinen ja on helposti sijoitettavissa koulutusohjelmien ja oppiaineiden vapaasti valittaviin opintoihin.

Kurssi soveltuu alue- ja kulttuurintutkimuksen, poliittisen historian ja valtio-opin opiskelijoille, jotka ovat kiinnostuneet Neuvostoliiton ja Venäjän historiasta ja maan sisä- ja ulkopoliittisesta kehityksestä.

Luennot:

1. Johdanto (Ira Jänis-Isokangas ja Hanna Smith)
Johdantoluennolla esitellään aiheeseen liittyvät käsitteet, rakenteet ja toimijat historian ja kansainvälisten suhteiden tutkimuksen näkökulmasta sekä käydään läpi kurssin tavoitteet, suoritustavat ja arvostelukriteerit

2. Case Study: Aloitus (Ira Jänis-Isokangas ja Hanna Smith)
Tällä luennolla käydään läpi esimerkkitapauksia, jotka sopivat hyvin ryhmätyönä tehtävän seminaariesitelmän aiheiksi. Opiskelijat jaetaan ryhmiin ja valitaan aiheet sekä sovitaan ryhmätyön aikatauluista ja säännöistä. Luennolla esitellään tehtävään liittyvä kirjallisuus ja muu aineisto

3. Suurvalta- käsite ulkopolitiikan näkökulmasta (Hanna Smith)
Ideologia
Usko valtioon/ vahva valtio
Ressentiment-käsite

4.Suurvalta-käsite sisäpolitiikan näkökulmasta (Ira Jänis-Isokangas)
Valtion/valtaapitävien suhde kansalaisiin
Historian poliittinen käyttö
Sootetshestvennik-käsite

5. Yhteiskunnalle vaarallisen käsite ulkopolitiikan näkökulmasta. (HS)
Värivallankumoukset
Viides kolonna
Propaganda ja informaatiovaikuttaminen

6. Yhteiskunnalle vaarallisen käsite sisäpolitiikan näkökulmasta (IJI)
Yhteiskunnallinen järjestys
Poliittiset järjestelmät ja poliittiset konfliktit
Rikollisuus

7. Terrorismin käsite 1 (HS)
Sisäinen ja ulkoinen turvallisuus
Instituutiot ja rakenteet niiden ympärillä
Vuorovaikutus

8. Terrorismin käsite 2 (IJI)
Terrori ja terrorismi
Sisäiset ja ulkoiset rajat
Väkivallan kehä

9. Case Study: Lopetus (IJI ja HS)
Tällä luennolla jokainen ryhmä esittelee omaan seminaarityöhönsä liittyvät tapaukset

10. Sisä- vai ulkopolitiikkaa? (IJI ja HS)
Yhteenvetoluento, oppimisraporttien ja ryhmätöiden reflektiota ja palaute

Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Helsingin yliopston opiskelijat WebOodissa
15.8. klo 09.00 – 13.09. klo 23.59, muut https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html 31.8.2017 mennessä
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Venäjän vallankumous ja mitä siitä seurasi? Näkökulmia Neuvostoliiton historiaan, 5 op (TAY)

Järjestäjä / Organizer Tampereen yliopisto
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place Ti 12.9.-7.11.2017 klo 17-19,
PinniB 1096
Kanslerinrinne 1
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Arja Rosenholm
Tavoite / Aim
Sisältö / Content 12.9. Harri Melin: ”Uudenlaiset työt ja neuvosto-Venäjän uudet työläiset” ja Arja Rosenholm: ”Uusi nainen ja hänen miehensä: Tasa-arvon utopia ja todellisuus”
19.9. Pia Koivunen: ”Lokakuun vaihtuvat merkitykset – Vallankumouksen tasavuosijuhlat Venäjällä” ja Mikhail Mikhailov: ”Uusi yhteiskunta ja uusi kieli: Venäjän kieli 1917-2017”
26.9. Dmitri Yagodin: “Venäjän vallankumous sosiaalisessa mediassa historian elävöittämisen kautta” ja Saara Ratilainen: ”Venäjän historia ja monimediainen viestintä: uudet kulttuurikeskukset taiteen ja koulutuksen tienristeyksessä”
3.10. Tuomas Forsberg: ”Vallankumouksen loppu: perestroika ja kylmän sodan päättyminen” ja Johanna Rainio-Niemi: “Vallankumouksen varjo kylmässä sodassa: Puolueettomuus pienten eurooppalaisten maiden vaihtoehtona?”
10.10. Mika Perkiömäki “Joen voima neuvostokirjallisuudesta nyky-Venäjälle” ja Nina Tynkkynen: “Venäjän ympäristövuosi 2017 – Sata vuotta ympäristön puolesta?”
24.10. Ilkka Pietilä: ”Miten kulttuuri muovaa miesten terveyttä Venäjällä ja Suomessa?” ja Suvi Salmenniemi: ”Elämäntaito kritiikkinä: suomalaisten ja venäläisten ajatuksia self-helpistä ja hyvinvoinnista”
31.10. Vlad Strukov: ‘From Soviet computer programmers to Russian hackers: How Soviet technology shaped the world’
HUOM! Esitys on englanninkielinen
7.11. (päivämäärä varmistuu vielä) Anni Kangas: ”Venäjän vallankumous ja suomalainen valtiotaito” ja Marko Lehti: “Poliittisia utopioita ja unelmia vallankumouksien ajan Baltiassa”
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Tampereen yliopiston opiskelijat NettiOpsussa, muut lomakkeella https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html 31.8.2017 mennessä.
Lisätietoa / More information Tampereen yliopiston opetusohjelma

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History of Technology and Economy in East-central- and Southeast Europe, 5 ECTS (UH)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Helsinki
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place 13.9.-19.10.2017
Wed 12-14, Main Building, hall 16, Fabianinkatu 33
Thu 10-12, room 113, Unioninkatu 35
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Victor Pal
Tavoite / Aim
Sisältö / Content Lectures 24 h, obligatory reading, and a term paper
Assessment: 50% presence and participation, 50% term paper
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of University of Helsinki in Weboodi
15.8. klo 09:00 – 19.9. klo 23:59, others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html by 31.8.2017.
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Introduction to Baltic Sea Region, 5 ECTS (UTU)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Turku
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place 13.9. – 20.10.2017
Wed 13.9. – 18.10
12:00 – 14:00 Janus lecture hall, Kaivokatu 12, 1.st floor
Exceptions:
Wed 4.10. at 12:00 –14:00 , ICT-building 2nd floor B2033
Fri 15.9. at 10:00 – 12:00, ICT-building 1st floor B1047_AlphaFri 22.9. – 20.10.
10:00 – 12:00, Janus lecture hall, Kaivokatu 12, 1. floor
Exceptions:
29.9. 10:00 –12:00, PharmaCity Pha2
6.10. 10:00 – 12:00, PharmaCity Pha2
13.10. 10:00 –12:00 , ICT-building 2nd floor B2033
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s)  Nina Tynkkynen
Tavoite / Aim The students become familiar with the Baltic Sea region and region-building from historical, political, geographical, economic and cultural perspectives. They understand how the region has been formed and learn about different ways of defining the region. They will know the central features and particularities of the Baltic Sea Region, its countries and peoples, and understand the unique historical trajectory behind the development of the region. They will also gain an insight on the current state of the region and the most topical challenges it faces.
Sisältö / Content Course will introduce the processes of regionalization and various phenomena contributing towards region-building in the Baltic Sea region. These processes and phenomena are examined from historical, political, geographical, economic and cultural perspectives. Students are presented with an overall portrayal of the political, economic, social, military and ecological developments in the region from the Viking era to the current day realities. In the context of regionalization, various transnational interactions, cultural transfers, regional commonalities and shared traditions will be discussed. Special emphasis is given to the post-Cold war years as the Golden era of Baltic Sea regionalization.
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of UTU in NettiOpsu 1.8. klo 08:00 – 6.9. 23:59, others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html by 31.8.2017.
Lisätietoa / More information University of Turku Study Guide

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Post-Soviet Russia on the EU’s Border, 3 ECTS (UEF)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Eastern Finland
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place 14.9.-24.10.2017
Tue 14-16 and Thu 14-16
E203, Educa, Tulliportinkatu 1
Joensuu campus
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s)  Paul Fryer
Tavoite / Aim This course will strengthen students’ knowledge about geographical issues in Russia and the post-Soviet world in historical and contemporary perspective. Students will gain deeper knowledge of the implications that the structures and mechanisms of Soviet politics, economy, settlement planning, rural, social and ethnic policies have had for post-Soviet reform processes, with a view across the border from the EU. By the end of the course, students will be able to interpret, analyse, debate and engage with the implications of the complicated political, economic and cultural reforms for contemporary Russia by submitting a written course diary and research paper.
Sisältö / Content

 The focus of this course is Russian society in transition. Issues for discussion include Soviet economic and settlement planning, rural, social, and ethnic policies, political system development, environmental challenges, migration, relations with the CIS – all examined through the prism of their implications for the reform process of post-Soviet Russia. Additionally, Russian-EU relations will be in special focus, especially how EU policies affect the reform process in Russia.

Lectures (24 hours) and a course diary (2 credits)

Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of UEF via WebOodi
1.8. klo 07:00 -17.9. klo 23:59 , others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html by 31.8.2017.
Lisätietoa / More information  Riikka Myllys (riikka.myllys(a)uef.fi)
University of Eastern Finland Webpage

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Johdatus Venäjän maantieteeseen, 3 op (ISY)

Järjestäjä / Organizer Itä-Suomen yliopisto,
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place Ti 19.9.–17.10. 16–18
To 21.9.–12.10. 16–18
tentti 24.9. 16–18
E203, Educa, Tulliportinkatu 1
Joensuun kampus
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Minna Piipponen
Tavoite / Aim Opiskelijalle muodostuu perustuntemus Venäjän yhteiskunta- ja aluerakenteista sekä Venäjän taloudellisesta ja poliittisesta toiminnasta.
Sisältö / Content Kurssilla tarkastellaan Venäjän alue-, hallinto- ja poliittista järjestelmää, talouden rakenteita, sosiaalista ja väestökehitystä, kaupunkien ja maaseudun kehitystä sekä toimintaa kansainvälisen talouden ja politiikan areenoilla. Tarkastelut keskittyvät 2000-lukuun, mutta 1990-luvun yhteiskunnalliset muutokset sekä historia taustoittavat nykykehityksen tarkasteluja.
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Itä-Suomen yliopston opiskelijat WebOodissa
01.8. klo 08:00 – 18.9. klo 23:59,
muut https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html 31.8.2017 mennessä.
Lisätietoa / More information Itä-Suomen yliopiston WebOodi

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Seminar on the Finnish-Russian Borderland, 5 ECTS (UEF)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Eastern Finland
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place 25.9-16.11.2017,
Mon 25.9, 12-14,  E201
Mon 2.10, 12-14, E202
Mon 30.10-27.11, 12-14, E201
Educa, Tulliportinkatu 1
Joensuu campus
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Pasi Tuunanen
Tavoite / Aim The objective of the course is to give the students an understanding of the historical and current development of the Finnish-Russian border region, especially Karelia.
Sisältö / Content The seminar introduces a series of topics related to the historical and cultural features of the Finnish-Russian borderland. The autumn seminar (5114101a) focuses on border formation, border changes and cross-border encounters, interaction and co-operation in the long historical perspective.
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of UEF in Weboodi 1.8 klo 8:00 – 24.9. 23:59,
others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html by 31.8.2017.
Lisätietoa / More information  Riikka Myllys (riikka.myllys(a)uef.fi)
University of Eastern Finland Webpage

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Special Seminar: Ethnic conflicts and competition in the post-Soviet borderlands 5 ECTS (UEF)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Eastern Finland
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place 26.9-5.12.2017
Tue 12-14 (no lecture on 7.11)
Seminar 5.12, Tue 12-16,
E203, Educa, Tulliportinkatu 1
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Paul Fryer and James Scott
Tavoite / Aim Students taking the seminar course will address the problems of post-Soviet ethnic identity and relations in historical and contemporary perspective through teacher-led group discussions. Students will learn how ethnic relations have been managed and how, in some instances, these relations have led to various forms of ethnic conflict. By the end of the course, students will be able to discuss critically ethnicity and conflict in the post-Soviet states through a student presentation and accompanying research essay.
Sisältö / Content The course will be based around a series of discussion seminars, in case study format, for each of which students will have completed a set of readings provided online. Topics will include, for example, ethno-federal relations in the USSR/Russia and post-Soviet Russian national identity; the Chechen, Osh, and Nagorno-Karabakh conflicts; language conflicts in the post-Soviet States; the contested status of Crimea; the Georgian conflicts.
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of University of UEF in Weboodi
1.8. klo 8:00 – 1.10. 23:59, others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html by 31st of August
Lisätietoa / More information  Riikka Myllys (riikka.myllys(a)uef.fi)
University of Eastern Finland Webpage

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Lokakuussa alkavat luentokurssit / Lecture courses beginning in October

Resilience and resistance – Statehood and a Soviet and Post-Soviet Experience, 5 ECTS (UH)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Helsinki
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place 2.10.2017 – 22.11.2017
Mon 8-10  auditorium III,
Wed 8-10 XVI,
Fri 8-14 XVI,
Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33.
Exception: Mon 20.11. hall 531, Fabianinkatu 24.
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Arto Luukkanen
Tavoite / Aim Understanding political, social and economical issues of Russia and Eastern Europe.
Sisältö / Content Recommended readings:
Fiona Hill & Clifford G. Gaddy Mr Putin. Operative in Kremlin
Pekka Sutela Ruplan maa: kuinka Venäjästä tuli normaali talous
Hiski Haukkala & Sinikukka Saari (ed.) Russia Lost or Found?
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of University of Helsinki in WebOodi
15.8. 09:00 – 22.11  23:59,
others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html
by 31.8.2017.
Lisätietoa / More information Check the details before the course starts from Helsinki University Courses

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History of Russia under the Romanovs, 2 ECTS (UEF)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Eastern Finland
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place 10.10. – 4.12.2017
Tue 10.10. – 31.10. 16-18,
Wed 11.10. – 1.11.,  16-18,
Thu 12.10. and 26.10., 16-18,
Hall E201, Educa, Tulliportinkatu 17.11 exam, 12-14, hall N113
Joensuu campus
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Jeremy Smith
Tavoite / Aim
Sisältö / Content
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration students of University of Eastern Finland in WebOodi
1.8. 08:00 – 11.10. 23:59,
others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html
by 31.8.2017.
Lisätietoa / More information Riikka Myllys (riikka.myllys(a)uef.fi)
University of Eastern Finland WebOodi

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Economic Development of Border Regions on the Finnish-Russian Borderland, 3 ECTS (UEF)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Eastern Finland
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place 23.10.–13.12.2017
Mon 23.10 – 20.11. 14–16
25.10.–22.11. 10–12
Exam 27.11., 14–16
Lecture room N113
Re-exam 13.12., 10–12 E201
Joensuu campus
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Dmitry Zimin
Tavoite / Aim The purpose of this course is to give students knowledge of the contemporary socio-economic development of Russian regions, which are situated along Russia’s border with Finland. The course also discusses Finnish-Russian economic interaction from different theoretical and practical perspectives. Through participation in this course students will learn to analyse and evaluate Russian regional economic development patterns and trends in cross-border relations. Students will be evaluated on their comprehensive knowledge of lecture and reading materials, and the ability to make well-argued assessments of current patterns of socio-economic development of Russia’s north-western border regions and Finnish-Russian cross-border interaction.
Sisältö / Content Lectures focus on Russian regional economic development, foreign trade and investment in the border regions, programmes of cross-border co-operation, experiences of Finnish companies doing business in Russia, Russian tourist flows in Finland, and geopolitical aspects of cross-border interaction. A special focus will be placed on economic collaboration and connections between Russia and FinlandLectures (20h) and a written exam (3 credits).
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration students of UEF in WebOodi
1.8. 8:00 – 22.10. 23:59,
others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html
by 10.10.2017.
Lisätietoa / More information Riikka Myllys (riikka.myllys(a)uef.fi)
University of Eastern Finland WebOodi

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Strategic Business and Human Resource Management in Russia, 5 ECTS (UTA)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Tampere
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place 26.10-16.11 Thu 9-12
23.11 Thu 16-18
30.11-14.12 Thu 9-12
Päätalo lecture hall A05
Kalevantie 4
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Markku Sippola
Tavoite / Aim After completing the course the students
– have acquired the basic knowledge for business planning and personnel management in Russia
– have learned to develop a coherent human resource management strategy, which is suitable for the Russian operational environment and is in accordance with the overall business objectives of the company
Sisältö / Content 1. ”Management Sovieticus”
2. luennon aihe ”Corporate culture”
3. ”Planning and establishing a subsidiary”
4. ”Corporate and labour legislation”
5. ”Staffing and organising HRM”
6. ”Commanding and controlling; summing up”
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of the UTA in NettiOpsu, others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html by 10.10.2017.
Lisätietoa / More information More information from in the study guide of UTA

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Venäjän vuoden 1917 vallankumoukset historiankirjoituksessa, nyky-Venäjän kollektiivisessa muistissa ja historiapolitiikassa, HY, 3 op

Järjestäjä / Organizer Helsingin yliopisto
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place 31.10 – 14.12.2017
Ti ja to 12-14
Päärakennus, sali 15, Fabianinkatu 33
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Marina Vihtunoskaja-Kauppala
Tavoite / Aim Kurssi näyttää nykyisen Venäjän yhteiskunnan, historioitsijoiden sekä valtiovallan suhtautumisen vuoden 1917 murroskauteen ja sen käsittelyyn. Näiden ilmiöiden analyysi antaa mahdollisuuden perehtyä Venäjän yhteiskunnan historiallisen muistin erikoispiirteisiin sekä kansalaisten näkemyksiin maan menneisyydestä, nykyajasta sekä tulevaisuusprojekteista. Samalla historiallisen politiikan tulkinta luo mahdollisuuksia ymmärtää valtiovallan kehittämää Venäjän kansallista ja valtiollista luonnetta sekä näihin pohjautuvia maan kehittämissuuntauksia.
Sisältö / Content Tänä vuonna on kulunut sata vuotta Venäjän vallankumouksista, joita Richard Pipes kutsui ”20. vuosisadan kaikkein merkittävimmiksi tapahtumiksi”. Tämän kurssin tavoite on hahmottaa, miten näitä vallankumouksia on käsitelty venäläisessä tieteellisessä keskustelussa ja tutkimuksessa viimeisen sadan vuoden aikana huomioiden historioitsijoiden erilaiset näkemykset vuoden 1917 Venäjän kriisin syistä, sisällöstä ja merkityksestä. Kurssilla keskitytään Venäjän vallankumouksen syitä ja edellytyksiä koskevan historiankirjoituksen selvittelyyn. Perestroikan aikana ja Neuvostoliiton hajoamisen jälkeen Venäjän kollektiivisessa muistissa (“collective memory”) tapahtui suuria muutoksia ja suhtautuminen helmi- ja lokakuun vallankumouksiin muuttui jakaen mielipiteet kahteen vastakkaiseen suuntaukseen. Tämä mielipiteiden hajanaisuus on säilynyt ja jopa syventynyt ajan myötä. Tämä periaatteellinen ideologinen jako ei tyydytä valtiovaltaa, jonka perustarkoituksena on kansallisen sovun luominen sen itsensä johdolla. Venäjän johdon pääajatuksena onkin kansallisen sovun ideologian luominen ja vallankumouksien tapahtumien esittäminen tämän uuden ideologian valossa
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Helsingin yliopiston opiskelijat WebOodissa 
3.10 klo 8:00 – 12.12 klo 23:59,
muut https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html 10.10.2017 mennessä
Lisätietoa / More information Tarkista yksityiskohdat ennen kurssin alkua: Helsinki University Courses

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Economic Challenges in Russia, 3 ECTS (LUT)

Järjestäjä / Organizer Lappeenranta University of Technology
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place 30.10.2017 -15.12.2017
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Pekka Sutela
Tavoite / Aim After the course, students will be able to follow and understand Russia’s economic development, understand various different political and economic options of countries, draw conclusions on the political and economic future of Russia.
Sisältö / Content The course provides an up-to-date introduction to the political economy of Russia since 1991. It first outlines the inheritance left by the Soviet Union and then deals with the Russian economics of transition in the 1990s. The political economy of the Putin years since 2000 are discussed in some detail, including issues of economic policy, financial and fiscal issues, the role of energy and the growth experience of the 2000s. The path of the economy in the Great Depression is also discussed, and attention is paid to Putin’s current third term as President. Finally, the economic and political economy challenges ahead are outlined, including demography, deceleration of growth, the role of Russia in the global economy and issues of economic relations with the neighbouring countries.
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of LUT in WebOodi 1.8. klo 00:00 – 16.10 klo 23:59, others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html
by 10.10.2017.
Lisätietoa / More information More information in the WebOodi of LUT.

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Literacy and its role in language policies in the 20th Century Balkans, 3 ETCS (UH)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Helsinki
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place 31.10.-12.12.2017
Tue 10-12
Metsätalo, sali 9, Unioninkatu 40
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Johanna Virkkula
Tavoite / Aim
Sisältö / Content
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of Univeristy of Helsinki in WebOodi
3.10. klo 09:00 – 12.12. klo 23.59
others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html by 10.10.2017
Lisätietoa / More information Minna Oroza (minna.oroza(a)helsinki.fi), IKEBB web page or Helsinki University Courses

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Neuvostoideologia Baltian neuvostotasavalloissa, 3 op (HY)

Järjestäjä / Organizer Helsingin yliopisto
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place 31.10.-12.12.2017 kello 14.30-16.00
23.11.2017 kello 14-16
14.12.2017 kello 14-16
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Marjo Mela
Tavoite / Aim
Sisältö / Content
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Helsingin yliopiston opiskelija WebOodissa
3.10. klo 09:00 – 25.10. klo 23.59
muut https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html 10.10.2017 mennessä.
Lisätietoa / More information Minna Oroza (minna.oroza(a)helsinki.fi) tai IKEBB:n verkkosivut.

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Politics and governance in the Baltic Sea Region, 5 ECTS (UTU)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Turku
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place Fri 3.11. – 8.12. weekly at 12.00-14.00, PharmaCity Pha8
Fri 12.1. – 9.2.2018 weekly at 12.00-14.00, PharmaCity Pha8
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s)  Nina Tynkkynen
Tavoite / Aim Students acquire basic knowledge on the political developments of the region, governance, regionalization and its transnational legacy. After completing the course, students understand how Baltic and Nordic nation-states are mapping themselves and what their main transitional paths and strategies of socio-political development and governance are. The students gain understanding on the key dimension of the emerging territoriality of the EU. As a result, they are able to discuss and outline the recent politico-geographical developments such as “Europeanization”, welfare state transformation, neoliberal globalization, socio-spatial changes induced by science, technology and innovation policies, and transformative and normative power of the EU in the European North.
Sisältö / Content The Baltic Sea Region region is often presented as a prime example of new regionalism, desecuritisation, transnational environmental cooperation, and new forms of governance. Consisting of eight EU member states and the Russian Federation, the region, which has a long history of cooperation and conflict, serves as a microcosm where east and west, and also north and south, come together. A number of selected legacies bound together societies across the region, leaving tangible imprints on the processes of state-building and institution-making. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, states and societies across the region have embarked upon unique transitional paths and adopted specific strategies of socio-political development and the governance of the processes related to it.
The course provides the students with basic knowledge on the ways through which politics and governance in the Baltic Sea region are gradually taking new forms at the age of “globalization”, including the ways in which small and marginal states/nations define their role in the international order. These issues are further placed in relation to wider contexts of global politico-economic fashions which have taken rather different forms in different parts of the BSR. Given the rapid territorial expansion of the EU coupled with an increasing political potential of the Union, this course also aims at providing the students with basic knowledge of the processes of “Europeanization” in the European North and of the ways in which the EU is using its transformative and normative power to mould its internal and external environments (neighborhoods), including North-West Russia.
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of UTU in NettiOpsu,
18.9. 08:00 – 22.10. 23:59
others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html
by 31.8.2017
Lisätietoa / More information More infromation in the study guide of UTU

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Complexity of Regional Conflicts and Challenges to Peace Processes in the Former/Post Soviet Area, 5 ECTS (UTA)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Tampere
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place 31.10.2017–25.1.2018
Lectures 14 hours:
Tue 31.10. at 12-14, Linna 6017
Tue 7.11. at 12-14, Linna 6017
Thu 9.11. at 12-14, Linna 6017
Tue 5.12. at 12-14, Linna 6017
Thu 7.12. at 12-14, Linna 6017
Tue 16.1. at 12-14, place to be confirmed
Thu 18.1. at 12-14, place to be confirmedSeminar 12 hours:
Thu 16.11.at 10-14, place to be confirmed
Thu 14.12. at 10-14, Linna 6017
Thu 25.1. at 10-14, place to be confirmed
Linna: Kalevantie 5
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Vadim Romashov
Tavoite / Aim – The student learns the characteristics and specifics of contemporary regional conflicts in the post-Soviet area and the main development trends of contemporary conflict resolution issues
– The student gains in-depth and up to date knowledge of conflicts in the post-Soviet space as a complex system of interactions between various actors
– The student understands the formation of complex conflicts generating world political confrontations and modes of interactions between conflict actors at different levels
– The student is able to explain current security situation in the post-Soviet space and independently assess the efficiencies and deficiencies of the existing political and legal frameworks of mediation and conflict resolution
– The student learns to formulate his/her own proposals for the use of the appropriate measures for the resolution of a specific regional conflict
– The student is able to search literature on regional conflict issues
Sisältö / Content

Lectures look at conflicts in the post-Soviet space, including the sources of conflicts, role of “ethnic factor”, nationalism and religion, development of conflicts, contested problems of foreign interventions (legitimization of peacekeeping operation and use of force), peace negotiations, and actual state of play. The course critically evaluates effectiveness of actions of various state and non-state actors participating in the mitigation, settlement, mediation, negotiation, arbitration, management, and resolution of the conflicts. Apart of the introductory lecture devoted to basic theoretical aspects of regional conflicts and methodology for applied analysis of regional conflicts, each succeeding lecture presents a case study of a specific conflict cluster. The main focus in class discussion is the actual peace processes involving various actors and “windows of opportunity” for conflict resolution which can be opened up in the mutual interplay of the actions and approaches of the conflict parties supported by the appropriate policies of international actors. The main goal of the course is to provide students with the methodological framework for applied empirical analysis of the regional conflicts that could fit various contemporary and historical regional conflicts around the world.

Teaching methods include lectures, class discussions and students’ presentations in seminars. Students will also be required to write a paper on the conflict of their choice. The case study lectures are given by the guest teachers from the region in focus and/or experts on a specific conflict cluster.

Lecture topics (preliminary, changes possible):
1. Introduction to the course: basic theoretical aspects of regional conflicts, methodology for applied analysis of regional conflicts; main characteristics of the post-Soviet regional conflicts (Vadim Romashov, TAPRI).
2. Regional conflicts in Central Asia (Asel Myrzabekova, Bonn International Center for Conversation). Optional themes:
3. Regional conflicts of Georgia: Abkhazia, Ajaria and South Ossetia (Ketevan Gurchiani, Institute of Philosophy, Ilia State University).
4. Politics of history, conflict and war in Ukraine (Artem Kharchenko, Center for Interethnic Relations Research in Eastern Europe).
5. Regional conflicts, peace processes and mediation in Moldova: Transnistria and Gagauzia (Valentina Teosa, Department of International Relations, Moldova State University).
6. Military conflicts inside Russia: the turbulent Northern Caucasus (Magomed Gizbulaev, Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography, Dagestan Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Science).
7. Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict: the Nagorny Karabakh problem (Artur Atanesyan, Faculty of Sociology, Yerevan State University).

Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of the UTA in NettiOpsu, others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html by 10.10.2017.
Lisätietoa / More information More information from in the study guide of UTA

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Marraskuussa alkavat luentokurssit / Lecture courses beginning in November

Environment, Sustainable Development and Natural Resources in Central and Eastern Europe, 5 ECTS (UH)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Helsinki
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place 8.11.-13.12. (no lecture on 6.12.)
Wed and Thu 12-14
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Emma Hakala
Tavoite / Aim
Sisältö / Content The course will proceed from an introduction to environmental policy and sustainable development to the particular aspects of environment in socialism, transition and post-socialism. In addition, it will discuss specific themes of environment and natural resources, pointing out inter-connections and conflicts.
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of University of Helsinki in WebOodi, others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html by 10.10.2017.
Lisätietoa / More information Minna Oroza (minna.oroza(a)helsinki.fi) or IKEBB web page.

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Russian economy: Opportunities and challenges for doing business, 6 ECTS (Aalto)

Järjestäjä / Organizer Aalto University
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place 2nd period
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Svetlana Ledyaeva
Tavoite / Aim The aim of the course is to augment the students’ understanding and knowledge of the Russian economy: Past, Present and Future.
Sisältö / Content The course provides an introduction to the Russian economy. We will begin with the insight into economic history of Russia from Tsar Period (starting from Peter the Great) and proceed to the years of transition from Soviet to market economy. We then progress to the discussion of current issues of the economic development of Russia. These issues include economic geography of Russia, Russian financial system, sectorial analysis of the Russian economy, international economic relations of Russia with the rest of the World and some others. Special attention will be given to the current situation in Russia, i.e. Russian economy under sanctions. This will include such issues as the economic and political causes of Russia-Ukraine crisis, Western sanctions on Russia and countersanctions of Russia, the consequences of sanctions for Russia, its main partners and global economy in general.
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of Aalto University in WebOodi, others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html by 10.10.2017.
Lisätietoa / More information

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Doing business in Russia, 6 ECTS (Aalto)

Järjestäjä / Organizer Aalto University
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place Weeks 44-49
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Daria Kautto and Alexei Koveshnikov
Tavoite / Aim
Sisältö / Content The course briefly discusses Russia’s economic transition and its consequences for business development. The course then focuses on key aspects of how to effectively enter and operate in Russia and do business with Russians. This includes both people management and strategic issues. Issues such as human resource management, leadership, negotiation, economics, entrepreneurship, marketing, and entry strategy. Throughout the course, the impact of culture and institutions on organizations, managerial processes, and behaviors will be highlighted. The experience of foreign companies’ operations in Russia is introduced through cases and presentations of guest speakers. The course seeks to provide participants with practical learnings.
The main learning outcomes of the course are to gain an understanding of (a) key challenges associated with doing business in Russia and (b) strategies to overcome these challenges. Upon completing the course, the participants should be prepared to: analyze opportunities and risks of doing business in and with Russia; choose a good strategy for entering and operating in Russia; manage cultural differences and analyze what management practices work best in Russia and the suitability of Western business practices and apply analytical reasoning and problem solving skills in the Russian business context.
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of Aalto University in WebOodi, others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html by 10.10.2017.
Lisätietoa / More information More information in Aalto WebOodi.

 

Human Rights in Russia, 5ECTS (UH)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Helsinki
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place Wednesdays 15.11. – 20.12.
Mondays 20.11. – 18.12.
16 – 18
Kielikeskus, sh.405, Fabianinkatu 26
Luennoitsia(t) / Lecturer(s) Freek van der Vet
Tavoite / Aim

This course introduces students to human rights protection in Russia from an interdisciplinary perspective. In the course, we will examine how human rights can still be protected when the Russian government is increasingly critical of international law. We will particularly focus on three main issues: 1. how human rights lawyers and activists give legal aid to victims while facing legal obstacles to their work; 2. how Russia has built national human rights institutions; 3. how Russia interacts with international human rights institutions such as the European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe.

The course will enable students to critically reflect upon a) the relation between political reform and human rights violations and b) the strategies of human rights defense in a semi-authoritarian political system. Students of law will learn to analyze key human rights issues through theories of social change, activism, public interest litigation, and social movement theory. The course will furthermore enhance students’ understanding of how lawyers make difficult choices: whom to represent when funding is scarce and how to deal with harassment and legal obstacles. Students will also learn how familiar legal strategies such as strategic litigation, international litigation, and legal mobilization operate within the Russian context. Through class discussions students should develop a critical understanding of human rights practice versus human rights law. The final essay will enhance students’ ability to write a critical essay about a current human rights issue.

Sisältö / Content

The course consists of eight lectures. Each lecture focuses on one of the major human rights issues in Russia today. Students are expected to read a selection of journal articles in preparation of each lecture.

1. Would we have human rights without the Soviet Union? How Soviet dissidents pushed human rights to the international stage;

2. The Conflicts in Chechnya: Disappearances and the European Court of Human Rights;

3. Building a National Human Rights Institution in Russia;

4. Domestic Violence, Traditional Values, and Women’s Rights;

5. Prisoners and Soldiers: Inhuman and Degrading treatment in the Army and in Prison;

6. Discrimination: Roma, extradition of migrant workers, LGBTQI communities;

7. Environmental protection in Russia;

8. The Freedom of Information, Treason, Spies, and the Backlash against human rights NGOs.

Class participation: 30% of grade; all students are required to attend at least 75% of the classes to pass the course. Students are required to notify the instructor of absence.

Research essay: 70% of the grade.

Each student should write an end-of-term essay, using the obligatory reading material and additional data from original reports of intergovernmental organizations or human rights organizations and academic literature. For instance, the essay could focus on the legal dynamics of a human rights issue, a case at the European Court of Human Rights against Russia, or the paper could provide a detailed political analysis of human rights in Russia or Russia’s position vis-à-vis international human rights institutions. The essay should be driven by a research question. Each student will propose her or his topic to the instructor.

The research essay should be 14-15 pages (12 pt. times new roman, 1,5 spaced, 4000–5000 words).

Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of the University of Helsinki via WebOodi,
others via E-lomake  by 7.11. 
Lisätietoa / More information https://courses.helsinki.fi/en/OIK-J484/120715270

 

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Intensiivikurssit / Intensive courses

Syyskuussa alkavat intensiivikurssit / Intensive courses beginning in September

The Corporate Geography of Russia, 6 op (Hanken)

Järjestäjä / Organizer Hanken
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place

1.8.-27.8.17

Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Peter Zashev
Tavoite / Aim After completing the course, you will be able to
– Identify and analyse regional opportunities and risks mainly from the perspective of foreign investors
– Compare and analyse regional economic profiles, business opportunities
– Identify economic and environmental risks in the Russian business environment
– Understand how the Russian market is constructed in terms of regional specifics and diverse business environments
Sisältö / Content The course looks at the leading Russian industrial clusters and regions, and their respective economic development. Special emphasis is placed on: (1) economic geography of Russia (2) resource-based corporations and their role in the regional development, (3) the environmental & ecological risks and their management in the primary and resource-based industries of Russia.
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of Hanken in Moodle, others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html by 15.7.2017.
Lisätietoa / More information More information in Hanken WebOodi.

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Propaganda Art in the Soviet Union, 5 ECTS (UTU)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Turku
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place
Lecture hall XXI, Agora, Vesilinnantie 5, first floor
Mon 14-18 and Tue 16-20
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Reeta Kangas
Tavoite / Aim After the course the students are able to analyse Soviet visual propaganda in its historical background, as well as more broadly detect and examine the use of images in propaganda.
Sisältö / Content This course examines propaganda art and its significance in general, and more specifically in the Soviet Union. Additionally, the course explains the different notions of propaganda as a concept as well as its uses in politics more generally.
During the course the students learn about the special characteristics and uses of visual propaganda. More detailed examination concentrates on the history and practice of the Soviet visual propaganda through various thematic fields, such as visual propaganda as a part of the Soviet state propaganda and administrative system, images as a means to promote the construction of a new Soviet society, and building a personality cult with pictures. Case studies broaden the students’ understanding of the characteristics and significance of the visual propaganda campaigns at different eras of the Soviet Union.
The course is organised as a part of the teaching of Art History in the University of Turku, as intensive teaching period of the duration of three weeks. It consists of 20 hours of lectures (5x4h). In addition to the lectures there will be required reading of articles examining Soviet propaganda. In the end of the course the students write a final essay (8-10 pages) based on the lectures and course readings. The assigned reading will be distributed in Moodle in the beginning of the course.
Grading: 0-5
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of Univeristy of Turku in Nettiopsu, others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html by 31.8.2017
Lisätietoa / More information In NettiOpsu

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Lokakuussa alkavat intensiivikurssit / Intensive courses beginning in October

Transgressive Media: Russia and the World, 5 ECTS (UTA)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Tampere
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place Mon 23.10.2017 at 16-19,
Tue 24.10.2017 at 16-19, Group study session
Wed 25.10.2017 at 16-19,
Thu 26.10.2017 at 16-19,
Fri 27.10.2017 at 10-13,
Mon 30.10.2017 at 16-19,
Wed 1.11.2017 at 16-19,
PinniB 4119, Kanslerinrinne 1
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Vlad Strukov
Tavoite / Aim After completing the course, the student has acquired an overall knowledge of history and contemporary structure of Russian media, including traditional media and new internet-based media. The student has also a basic understanding of the role of media in Russian society compared to the rest of the world.
Sisältö / Content In 2015-16 Russian government and media have been accused of ‘hacking the Western democracy’ and ‘propagating the Kremlin ideas in the West’. Russian broadcasters such as RT have been increasingly influential on global arena, causing ‘a crisis of journalism’ and ‘the arrival of the post-truth era’. The course provides an in-depth analysis of the structure of Russian media, paying special attention to transgressive media strategies such as trolling, hacking, and pirating, as well as considering other forms of subversion such as ‘queer’ media. Students will acquire knowledge about Russian media, society and government and their relationship with the world. Students will conduct their own media projects closely examining Russian media. No knowledge of the Russian language is required to take the course.
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of UTA in NettiOpsu, others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html by 10.10.2017.
Lisätietoa / More information More information in the study guide of UTA.

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Russian Legal Culture, 5 ECTS (UEF)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Eastern Europe
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place
30.10.17 ma 09.00-12.00 AU101
31.10.17 ti 09.00-12.00 AU101
02.11.17 to 09.00-12.00 AU101
03.11.17 pe 09.00-12.00 AU101

Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Elena Bogdanova
Tavoite / Aim The course explores Russian legal culture as a complex phenomenon of Russian society. Studying legal culture provides students with fundamental aspects of social and legal theory and socio-legal studies. The class draws on a comparative and transcultural perspective to highlight the plurality of legal cultures in different contexts in Russia.
Sisältö / Content Introductory lectures (12 hours, obligatory) and written essay (appr. 20–30 pages) in English. Further information on study materials will be given during the course.
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of UEF in WebOodi, others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html by 10.10.2017.
Lisätietoa / More information More information in UEF WebOodi.

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Poland and its Domestic and Foreign Policy as EU Member, 3 ECTS (UH)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Helsinki
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place 30.10.-3.11.2017
Mon-Thu 14-18
Fri 14-16
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Alexander Wochnik
Tavoite / Aim
Sisältö / Content
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of University of Helsinki in WebOodi, others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html by 10.10.2017.
Lisätietoa / More information Minna Oroza (minna.oroza(a)helsinki.fi) or IKEBB webpage.

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Marras- ja joulukuussa alkavat intensiivikurssit / Intensive courses beginning in November and December

Contemporary Ukrainian politics and its (post)soviet roots, 3 ECTS (UH)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Helsinki
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place
6.-16.11.2017
Mon-Thu 16-18
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Maksym Yakolyev
Tavoite / Aim
Sisältö / Content
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of Helsinki University in WebOodi, others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html by 10.10.2017.
Lisätietoa / More information Minna Oroza (minna.oroza(a)helsinki.fi) or IKEBB webpage.

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Practical field course in St. Petersburg for human geography and history students, 5 ECTS (UEF)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Eastern Finland
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place
20.11. Mon 12–14 N114
21.11. Tue 14–16 E203
22.11. Wed 14–16 E203
23.11. Thu 14–16 E203
24.11. Fri 12–14 E203
Excursion: 25.11.–30.11.2017
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Paul Fryer and Pieter Dhondt
Tavoite / Aim
Sisältö / Content Excursion 3 credits + essay 2 credits
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of UEF in WebOodi, others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html by 10.10.2017.
Lisätietoa / More information Riikka Myllys (riikka.myllys(a)uef.fi)

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Muut opintojaksot / Other study units

Syyskuussa alkavat muut opintojaksot / Other study units beginning in September

Graduseminaari, 2-4 op (HY) / Thesis seminar, 2-4 ECTS (UH)

Järjestäjä / Organizer Aleksanteri-instituutti
Aika ja paikka / Time and Place
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s)
Tavoite / Aim Poikkitieteellinen seminaari lopputyötään tekeville. / Interdisciplinary seminar for students doing their thesis.
Sisältö / Content
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Ilmoittaudu 31.8.2017 mennessä/ Regiter by 31st of August https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html
Lisätietoa / More information Please contact Hanna Peltonen (hanna.o.peltonen(a)helsinki.fi) if your thesis/working language is English.
Lisätietoa Suomeksi /
More information in English

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Web course: Peripheralisation of the Balkans. Research and methods, 3 ECTS (UH)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Helsinki
Aika ja paikka / Time and place 1st teaching period 4.9.-22.10.2017 (break during the week 43)
2nd teaching period 30.10.-17.12.2017

Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Jan Mus
Tavoite / Aim
Sisältö / Content
Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Studenst of Unisversity of Helsinki in WebOodi, others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html by 31.8.2017.
Lisätietoa / More information Minna Oroza (minna.oroza(a)helsinki.fi) or IKEBB webpage

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Lokakuussa alkavat muut opintojaksot / Other study units beginning in October

Marraskuussa alkavat muut opintojaksot / Other study units beginning in November

Documenting Politics: Discourse, Identity and Culture in Post-Maidan Ukraine, 3 ECTS (UH)

Järjestäjä / Organizer University of Helsinki
Aika ja paikka / Time and place  Web course
Luennoitsija(t) / Lecturer(s) Anna Kutkina
Tavoite / Aim The goal of the course is to provide students with critical tools for examining political and socioeconomic developments of post-Euromaidan Ukraine as a case study, respective of cultural context and its impact on the country’s regional and national realm. After completion of the course, the students will be equipped with strong theoretical and methodological basis effective for research on such turbulent areas as Ukraine, or any other regions undergoing similar political transition.
Sisältö / Content

The course proposes critical look at post-Euromaidan Ukraine as a lived, local narrative of particular people. It introduces students to multivocality of the Ukrainian voices, extracts the prevailing ‘themes’ that define lives of Ukrainians over particular territory and framework of time, and propones how, in broader terms, political, economic and cultural subsistence gets transformed as a consequence of quasi objective forces of both history and present. Of equal importance, it also construes how individuals (and the collective), create, respond and deal with such transformations. Composed of seven lectures, the course covers the following sessions:

Week 1) Introduction: Ukraine: The Borderland (Geography, History, Culture)

Week 2) Geopolitics of Memory: Kievan Rus’, Zaporizhian Sich, the Pereyasliv Council, WWII, the USSR

Week 3) From Lenin to Bandera: Opposing myths of Ukrainian cultural Identity. The Discursive ‘Other’

Week 4) Maidan: Background, Chronology, Outcomes

Week 5) Art of the Protest: photo/video/media analysis

Week 6) Constructing the Ukrainian Nation: De-Communization and Nation-Building

Week 7) Conclusions: “The Unified Ukraine?”—Myth or Reality?

 

3 ECTS: Seven web lectures, obligatory reading, and weekly assignments
+ 2 ECTS an essay of 10-12 pages

Ilmoittautuminen / Registration Students of University of Helsinki in WebOodi, others https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/16275/lomake.html by 10.10.2017.
Lisätietoa / More information

Minna Oroza (minna.oroza(a)helsinki.fi) or IKEBB webpage

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