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Development of Russian Law XIV – Post-Soviet Legal Choices and Decolonization was part of the Aleksanteri conference 2023 – Decolonizing space in the Global East: Legal Choices, Political Transformations, Carceral Practices

Gender and Governance II: Gender-sensitive conservative backlash, 21-22 March 2022

The conference discussed the impact of gender and conservative backlash on contemporary governance models, especially in times of crisis and conflict, and how to administer effective non-violence conflict resolution.

What Happened in Russian Law in 2020?

The last event of 2020 for the Development of Russian Law project was “What happened in Russian Law in 2020?”, which took place via Zoom 18.12 at 16.00-18.00 CET time (Helsinki). Leading legal experts shared their analysis of the past year’s Russian legal development.

Watch the seminar here:


Guest Lecture by Oleg Bresky–  Access to Constitutional Justice in Multiple Jurisdiction Circumstances, 03 April  2019 – 14:00 – Porthania 545


Guest Lecture by William Pomeranz –  The Historical Roots of Russian Constitutionalsim, 21 March  2019 – 14:00 – Porthania 545


Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Dr. Elena Cirkovic (HSE St. Petersburg/Faculty of Law, UH) – The Melting Ice Caps, and the New Spaces of Legal Challenges in the Arctic,  13 February – 12:00 – Aleksanteri Institute 2nd floor meeting room.


Guest Lecture by Darryl B. Hill – Deconstructing the Great Man Narrative in Science: The Case of Ivan Pavlov, 16 January 2019 – 12:00  -Aleksanteri Institute


Guest Lecture by Alexandra Novitskaya – From Homophobia to Homonationalism… and Back? Russian-speaking LGBTQ Migrants in New York City , 10 January 2019 – 12:00 -Aleksanteri Institute



Past Events


Guest Lecture by Galina Miazhevich – Carnivalesque Laughter and Deviant Sexuality on Russian TV, 13 December 2018 – 14:15 – Aleksanteri Institute