20 years on from the collapse of the Soviet Union: prospects and opportunities for conflict resolution in the post-soviet space
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:
- 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.
- To provide a theoretical and methodological perspective on how to analyse conflict resolution in the post-Soviet space within the current international order.
- 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.
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