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Arts & Humanities Research Council
British Academy

Eurasia: geopolitical project or geo-economic reality?

Start: Jan 31, 2014 10:30 AM
End: Jan 31, 2014 06:45 PM

Location: University of Cambridge

An interdisciplinary workshop, supported by CEELBAS, focusing on the evolution of the Eurasian regional project. Download Programme.

Conference Podcasts

Video recordings of the conference panels are available on YouTube via these links:

Conference organisers: Vsevolod Samokhvalov and David Lane (University of Cambridge). Contact: eurasianproject2013@gmail.com.

This conference is part of a series of events organised by the universities of Cambridge, Bremen and Leiden:

Call for Papers: Workshop on Regional Integration and External Governance in the Post-Soviet Region, Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen (Germany), 11 – 12 July 2014

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10.30. Arrival and coffee


Introduction: David Lane (University of Cambridge)

Session 1. Eurasia: The Concept and History

Chair: David Lane (University of Cambridge)

Ray Silvius, Eurasianism as Political and Economic Project and the “Embedded Civilizationalism” of the Putin-era (University of Winnipeg)

Peter Duncan, Ideology and Interests in Putin’s Construction of Eurasia (University College London)

Richard Sakwa, Eurasianism: A Project for the Twenty-First Century? (University of Kent)


Session 2. Building Eurasia as a Region

Chair: Heiko Pleines (University of Bremen)

Kataryna Wolczuk, In the Image of the EU? Institutional Design and Development of Eurasian Integration (University of Birmingham)

Ruslan Dzarasov, Institutional Obstacles to Eurasian Integration (Central Institute of Economics and Mathematics, Russian Academy of Sciences)

Precious Chjatterje-Doody, The Competition for Co-operation: Eurasian Integration in Context (University of Manchester)

2.00 -2.40 LUNCH BREAK


Session 3. Russia and Asia

Chair: Siddharth Saxena (University of Cambridge)

Paul Richardson, Between Eurasia and Asia: Competing Discourses of Russian National Identity, (University of Manchester)

Luca Anceschi, Kazakhstan Neo-Eurasianism and the Failure of Central Asian Regionalism (University of Glasgow)

Tatiana Filimonova, Exploring the Limits of Empire: Eurasian Space in the Russian Literature for the 2000s (Vanderbilt University)

4.15- 5.45

Session 4. Eurasian integration in an international context.

Chair: Vsevolod Samokhvalov (University of Cambridge)

David Svarin, The concept of Eurasian in Russian foreign Policy Discourse (Kings College London)

Elena Korosteleva, Between the EU and the EEU: assessing the risks of competition for the eastern neighbourhood (University of Kent)

David Lane, Eurasian Integration as a Regional Response to Globalisation (University of Cambridge)

5.50 Concluding Remarks: Luk van Langenhove (United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies)

6.00 – 6.45 Drinks Reception

Related media

Report on David Lane's paper ('Eurasian Integration as a Response to Neo-Liberal Globalisation') on the Valdai Discussion Club (5th February 2014)

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