20 years on from the collapse of the Soviet Union: prospects and opportunities for conflict resolution in the post-soviet space

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Social Sciences
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Monday 4th July 2011 (00:00)
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Time: 09.00 - 18.00
Venue: School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, London

The purpose of the workshop is to organise a one-day event to take stock of the current state of affairs of these post-Soviet conflicts and to assess the prospects of their resolution in the framework of EU-Russia engagement on a new European security architecture.

One of the consequences of the break-up of the Soviet Union was that numerous, predominantly ethno-national and territorial conflicts erupted in (and between) the successor states. Twenty years on, few, if any, of these conflicts have moved any closer to a sustainable solution. The workshop will analyse the current state of affairs of these conflicts and will assess the prospects of their resolution in the framework of EU-Russia engagement on a new European security architecture.  The aims of the workshop are the following:

  1. To further knowledge and understanding of the current situation of the post-Soviet conflicts in terms of
    • status of conflict-resolution
    • EU capacity and involvement
    • Prospects for conflict resolution, especially with a view to the role the EU.
  2. To provide a theoretical and methodological perspective on how to analyse conflict resolution in the post-Soviet space within the current international order.
  3. To enable further collaborative projects between participants and their institutions with the potential of attracting additional external funding for research and knowledge transfer activities.

Participants include leading scholars and policy-makers based in the UK, US, and Russia, as well as elsewhere in Europe. The workshop will also include a number of younger scholars, including advanced PhD students.

UACES members and students are eligible for a reduced registration fee. Travel assistance for PhD students giving a paper is available.

More information about the workshop: http://postsovietconflicts.blogspot.com

Contact:

Derek Averre (d.l.averre@bham.ac.uk)
Oscar Pardo (o.pardosierra@bham.ac.uk)
Stefan Wolff (s.wolff@bham.ac.uk)