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Nordeuropa-Insititut Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

 

Opening Conference

Go North! Baltic Sea Region Studies:
Past – Present – Future

April 4–6, 2005,
Humboldt University Berlin

 

 

AGENDA

Monday, April 4, 2005
12.00–13.00

Registration

13.00

Greetings

13.30–14.30

Keynote lecture

Gerhard Sabathil
(European Commission Representation in Germany)
"Baltic Regional Cooperation after Enlargement"

14.30–15.00

Coffee break

15.00–16.30

Panel I:
Northern Dimension in Third Country Politics

Chair: Bernd Henningsen (Humboldt University Berlin)

Government representatives and political experts from the U.S., Canada, and Russia discuss whether or not there is a ”Northern Dimension” in the respective countries’ politics, and what ”Northern” refers to in each particular case.

Presentations

Judith Cefkin
(U.S. State Department)

"The Enhanced Partnership in Northern Europe –
The USA’s Northern Dimension"

Mari-Anna Suurmunne
(Canadian Embassy Finland)

"The Northern Dimension of Canada’s Foreign Policy"

Alexander Sergunin
(Nizhny Novgorod State Lingustic University, Russia)

"Russian Foreign Policy Views on the European North"

16.30–17.00

Coffee break

17.00–18.30

Panel I (continued)

   
Tuesday, April 5, 2005
9.30–11.00

Panel II:
Baltic Sea Region Studies in the World

Chair: Tarja Hyppönen (University of Turku)

Selected examples of Baltic Sea Region Studies, both from inside the Baltic Sea area and from third countries, are presented in order to explore underlying definitions of the term “Baltic (Sea) Region”.

Presentations:

Marko Lehti
(Tampere Peace Research Institute, Finland)

"Call for New Northern Agenda:
Mastering Regions – Training Masters"

Olavi Arens
(Armstrong Atlantic State University, USA)

(a) "The AABS, its conferences, activities, and discussions on future
directions (including cooperation with the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies)"

(b) "Teaching of Baltic studies at North American universities and
cooperation with universities in the Baltic States -- exchanges and studies abroad programs"

Viktor Trasberg
(University of Tartu, Estonia)

"Baltic Studies Master program at the University of Tartu"

11.00–11.30

Coffee break

11.30–13.00

Panel II (continued)

13.00–15.00

Lunch break

15.00–16.30

Panel III:
The Baltic Sea Region – a European Role Model

Chair: Uffe Jakobsen (University of Copenhagen)

Can the Baltic Sea Region be regarded a role model for Europe? Researchers and scholars discuss topical issues of regional co-operation.

Presentations:

Sami Moisio
(University of Turku, Finland)

"In what sense a region? European integration and the Baltic Sea Region"

Clive Archer
(Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)

" The Baltic Sea region: can it and should it be a model for cooperation in the rest of Europe?"

Kazimierz Musial
(Gdansk University, Poland)

"Higher education in the Baltic Sea region and the European ambition to create a common area for research and higher education"

16.30–17.00

Coffee break

17.00–18.30

Panel III (continued)

19.30–22.00

Reception in the Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies in Berlin

20.00

Keynote speech

Bjørn Tore Godal
(Norwegian Ambassador)

"Transatlantic Perspectives on the Baltic Sea Region and the European North"

   
Wednesday, April 6, 2005
9.30–11.00

Panel IV:
Entre deux Mers: Two European Key Areas

Chair: Fabrizio Tassinari (University of Copenhagen)

The Mediterranean and the Baltic Sea represent key areas of Europe. The panellists present and discuss comparative views on the two regions as spaces of science and education.

Presentations:

Uffe Østergård
(Danish Institute for International Studies)"

Two European Inlakes – the Baltic Sea Region and the Mediterranean Compared"

Pertti Joenniemi
(Danish Institute for International Studies)

"Europe’s North and South and the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP)"

Athanasios Moulakis
(University of Lugano, Switzerland)

"The Mediterranean: A problematic Regionalism"

11.00–11.30

Coffee break

11.30–13.00

Panel IV (continued)

13.00

End of conference