Searching for paths to peace in post-Soviet Eurasian space (Odessa)

The Eurasia Peace Studies Exchange Network

Summer School

“Searching for paths to peace in post-Soviet Eurasian space”

Odessa I. Mechnikov National University

Frantsuzskyboulevard, 24/26, room 307

Wednesday, June 13

10:00 – 10:45  Ethnic Identity, Nation building and Democratization in Kyrgyzstan

CholponChotaeva (American University of Central Asia) 

10:45 – 11:00   Coffee break

11:00 – 11:45 Trust your neighbor, but…: what data tells us about trust in the South Caucasus

Archil Abashidze(Ilia State University) 

11:45 – 12:45   The Black Sea region: security challenges

Sergii Glebov, Volodymyr Dubovyk (Odessa Mechnikov University) 

13:00 – 14:00   Lunch

14:00 – 14:45  EU as conflict manager at the Eastern Partnership area 

Iryna Maksymenko (Odessa Mechnikov University) 

14:45 – 15:00   Coffee break

15:00   PhD students present about their current research

Welcome to Odessa dinner (time and location TBC)

 

Thursday, June 14

Trip outside of Odessa (Akkerman fortress and Shabo wine distillery)

 

Friday, June 15

10:00 – 11:00   The role of OSCE (session 1) 

Cornelius Nolen, Marinka Franulovic (OSCE SMM) 

11:00 – 11:15   Coffee break

11:15 – 12:00    The role of OSCE (session 2)

Elena Kropatcheva (University of Hamburg)

12:00 – 12:45  Peace-keeping: problems and prospects

Hanna Shelest (“UA: Ukraine Analytika”)

13:00 – 14:00   Lunch

14:00 – 15:00  Ukraine-Russia

Olga Brusilovska, Volodymyr Dubovyk (Odessa Mechnikov University) 

15:00 – 15:15   Coffee break

15:15 – 16:00  Understanding Russia’s Post-Soviet Foreign Policy: Change or Continuity?

G. Gvalia(Ilia State University) 

16:00   PhD students present about their current research

Group dinner (time and location TBC)

 

Saturday, June 16

10:00 – 10:45   The mediation efforts

Natalia Krestovska (Odessa International Humanitarian University) 

10:45 – 11:00  Coffee break

11:00 – 11:45  The role of NGOs: “Renaissance foundation”

Yevhen Popov (head of regional office, “The Renaissance foundation”) 

11:45 – 12:30   Back to the Future – Arms Control, Military Transparency and the Forgotten Treasures of Security Politics

B. Schaller (University of Tromso)  

13:00 – 14:00   Lunch

14:00   PhD students present about their current research

Walk through the central part of Odessa

Farewell dinner (time and location TBC)