Seminar on economies of favour at Oxford

20-21 January Wolfson College (Oxford) organized a seminar ‘Economies of Favour after Socialism: A Comparative Perspective’ with professors Alena Ledeneva, Caroline Humphrey and Chriss Hann as keynote speakers. Markku Lonkila from HEPO was among the invited paper presenters. See programme

Seminar on Russian opposition protests at FIIA

16 February Markku Lonkila (HEPO), Vladimir Gel’man (European University at St. Petersburg) and Jarmo Koponen (Uusi Suomi) presented papers on current Russian opposition protests at a seminar organized by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in Helsinki. The seminar marked the launch of a FIIA Working Paper by Markku Lonkila concerning the role of social media in the ongoing political crisis in Russia. See the briefing paper

HEPO workshop with Laurent Thévenot and Nina Eliasoph

On June 3-4 HEPO organized a workshop ‘Justifications, engagements, grammars’ with professors Laurent Thévenot and Nina Eliasoph as invited guests. The workshop took place at the University of Helsinki and was financially supported by the French embassy in Finland. The participants included Finnish, French, Belgian, Russian and US researchers. Continue reading “HEPO workshop with Laurent Thévenot and Nina Eliasoph”

Hepo meets the Moderns

On March 15, HEPO met at the University of Helsinki with the ‘Moderns’ group led by the Academy Professor Pertti Alasuutari. The lively debate revealed both common study interests and theoretical and practical connections between the two groups.

Discussion will be continued next fall. See below for the short introductions to both groups followed by short presentations by individual researchers.

HEPO presentations.

Moderns – Introduction of the Project.