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The seminar will be dedicated to the ethical and cultural aspects, policies and practices arising from national diversity in Russian Federation. It will have three panels dedicated to Migrations, Nationalisms and Minorities, addressing historical background of a phenomena, current and past policies in decision making and practices on places. Among the topics considered will be the Soviet legacies in the practices, the civil rights of Little-Numbered people of the North and other ethnic minorities, practices of activism in digital age, problems of social policy toward migrants. It will bring together scholars from social anthropology, history and geography together with civil activists, working on migration (both legal and illegal) and human rights to discuss is there a chance to build a multinational and multicultural society in Russia today. The seminar aims to unite representatives from Yakutia, Tatarstan, Karelia and other national republics in Russia.

Confirmed keynote speakers

  • Dr. Paule Goode (the University of Bath)
  • Dr. Anna-Liisa Heusal (Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki)
  • Professor Jeremy Smith (University of Eastern FInland)
  • Professor Bill Bowring (Birkbeck College, University of London)

Confirmed speakers and guests

  • Professor Mark Bassin (Södertörns University)
  • Dr. Dmitry Oparin (HSE, Moscow)
  • Dr. Stephan Dudeck (EU, St.Petersburg)
  • Dr. Natalia Taksami (University of Eastern Finland)
  • Dr. Yarlykapov Ahmet (MGIMO University, Moscow)
  • Olga Kravets (independent film-maker)
  • Dr. Alisa Shishkina (HSE, Moscow)
  • Dr. Guzel Yusupova (Durham University)
  • Dr. Vasily Nemechkin (The President of the Youth Association of Finno-Ugric Peoples)

Programme

Saturday, 22nd June

Chair

Registration

15:00

Key note

Dr. Paul Goode (University of Bath)
16:30

Key note

Dr. Konstantin Zamiatin (University of Durham)
17:30

Sunday, 23d June

Panel ‘Migration’
Chair

Key Note

Dr. Anna-Liisa Heusala (Aleksanteri Instiute, Univeristy of Helskinki)
09:00

Coffee break

10:00

Presentations

Dr. Evgenyi Varshaver (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration), Dr. Dmitry Oparin (National Research University Higher School of Economics), Dr. Sherzod Eraliev (Aleksanteri Instiute, Univeristy of Helskinki)
10:30

Presentations

Anna Ter-Saakova (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Neighbour’s languages school), Dr Irina Kuznetsova (School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
11:45

Lunch

13:00
Panel ‘Nationalism(s)’
Chair

Key Note

Jeremy Smith (University of Eastern Finland)
14:00

Coffee break

15:00

Presentations

Professor Mark Bassin (Södertörns University), Dr. Akhmet Yarlykapov (MGIMO, Centre for Caucasian Studies and Regional Security)
15:30

Presentations

Dr. Ekaterina Arutyunova (Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences), Dr Airat Faizrakhman ('Magarif' assosation)
16:30

Closing key note

Professor Emil Pain (National Research University Higher School of Economics)
17:30

Presentation

Olga Kravets (documentary filmmaker and photographer)
18:00

Monday, 24th June

Chair
Panel ‘Minorities’

Key Note

Professor Bill Bowring (Birbeck, University of London)
09:30

Coffee break

10:00

Presentations

Dr. Stephan Dudeck (European Univeristy), Ramazan Alpaut (journalist, 'Ideal.real'), Dr. Natalia Taksami (University of Eastern Finland)
10:30

Presentations

Dr. Vasily Nemechkin (Ogarev Morodvin State University), Dr. Alisa Shiskina (National Research University Higher School of Economics)
12:00

Closing remarks

Yulia Taranova (Russian Readings)
13:00

Lunch

13:30

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