Lecturers of the Master programme
Dr. Nils Erik Forsgård, born in 1968 in
Nykarleby/Finland; 1994 Master of Arts in History and History of
thought and philosophy at the University of Helsinki; 1998 PhD at
the University of Helsinki (I det femte inseglets tecken. En studie
i den åldrande Zacharias Topelius livs- och historiefilosofi);1998-1999
Assistant professor at the Department of History; since 1995 researcher
and lecturer at the Institute for Area and Cultural Studies (Renvall
Institute), University of Helsinki; articles in several newspapers
(e.g. Hufvudstadsbladet, Svenska Dagbladet); published in 2002 Alias
Finkelstein - aspekter på judefrågan i Finland och Norden
1898-1939, co-editor of Suomen kulttuurihistoria 2 (Die Kulturgeschichte
Finnlands 2); Junior professor at the Baltic Sea School Berlin since
Prof. Dr. Bernd Henningsen, born in 1945 in Flensburg;
studied Political Science, Nordic Philology , Philosophy and Psychology
at the Ludwig Maximilians University München; 1972 M.A; 1974
Ph.D. (Die Politik des Einzelnen. Zur Genese der skandinavischen
Ziviltheologie); 1984 Habilitation (Der Wohlfahrtsstaat Schweden);
Guest Lecturer at various universities, among them the Free University
Berlin 1989-1992; 1992-2002 Professor of Scandinavian studies/Culture
studies at the Department for Northern European Studies of Humboldt
University Berlin; Since May 2002 Professor of Political Science
at the Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald.
Mindaugas Jurkynas, Dipl.-Pol.; born in 1972
August 30, Vilnius, Lithuania. 1990-1994: Vilnius University, Faculty
of History, BA, 1993-1995: Institute of Political Science and International
Relations of Vilnius University, diploma equivalent MA, 1995 March
- August: Desk officer at North European Division, Lithuanian Foreign
Ministry, 1998 September - onwards: lecturer at Vilnius University,
Institute of Political Science and International Relations, 1998
October-onwards: Ph.D. student at Vilnius University, Institute
of Political Science and International Relations, Since 2002 guest
researcher at the Baltic Sea School Berlin.
Dr. Andrei Golovnev, University of Ekaterinburg,
Russia, Professor at the Institute of history and Archaeology, Ural
Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Lassi Heininen, senior scientist at the Artic
Centre, University of Lapland, Finland and chair of the Northern
Research Forum, NRF (www.nrf.is). Academic interests: International
cooperation and regionalization in the North, northern and arctic
policy, the European North as a multiple use region, Finland's northern
policy, northern dimension and the EU, North-West Russia, military
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Uffe Jakobsen, M.A. in Philosophy
and Social Sciences and Ph.D. in Political Science, 1994. Assistant
Professor, 1994-1997, and Associate Professor in Political Theory
and Comparative Politics at University of Copenhagen since 1997.
Director of Centre for Baltic Studies at Öresund University
since April 2002. Visiting Professor at Baltic Sea School Berlin
from April - June 2003.
Dr. Andres Kasekamp, born in 1966 in Toronto,
Canada; studied history at the University of Toronto, Master of
Arts 1996; PhD at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies,
University of London; 1992-1996 lecturer in Tartu and London, 1996-1998
consultant of the delegation of the EU to Estonia; 1998-2000 political
advisor of delegation of the EU to Estonia; Associate Professor
and managing director of the Centre for Baltic Studies, University
of Tartu, Estonia since 1999; Director of Estonian Foreign Policy
Institute, Tallinn (www.evi.ee)
since 2000; Junior professor at the Baltic Sea School Berlin since
Gesine Keßler, M.A., born in 1975 in Nordhausen
am Harz; 1993-1994 in Nurmes and Helsinki, Finland; studied Scandinavian
Studies and journalism at Humboldt University and the Free University
Berlin; Master of Arts 2000 (Master Thesis: Die Volksabstimmung
1920. Der Kampf um Nordschleswig in der politischen Propaganda);
academic trainee at the Museum Department of Schleswig-Holstein
until September 2001; Coordinator of the DAAD/HWP-IV-Project: Ostsee-KollegBerlin/Baltic
Sea School Berlin since September 2001.
Ass. Prof. Dr. Tatyana Muravskaya, Ph.D. in Economics,
University of Latvia, 1985, Post-graduate studies in Economics,
University of Latvia, 1980-1983, BA (Diploma) University of Latvia
(Economics), 1977. 1995-1998- Guest Lecture, Baltic Sea Management
Academy, Gotland College, in collaboration with Stockholm University's
School of Business, since 1989 - Associate Professor, University
Teaching focus: International Economics, Economics of
Transition, Economics of International and European Integration,
Political Economy of International and European Integration, Business
Special recognitions: since 1995 - Latvian Member of University
Council for Economic and Management Educational Transfer (UCEMET).
1986- 1993 - Vice Chair, Coordinating Council of the Baltic Universities'
scientists in the field of economy.
Research Focus: Transformation Process in Eastern and
Central European Countries in the context of European Integration.
Assoc. Prof. Niels Mygind, born in 1952 in Copenhagen,
B.A. in Political Science (1973) and Economics (1975), M.A. in Economics
(1980) from the University of Copenhagen, Assistant Professor at
the Institute of Economics, Copenhagen Business School (1983), Associate
Professor at the Institute of Economics, CBS (1987), since 1996
Director of the Centre for East European Studies at CBS.
Prof. Dr. Zaneta Ozolina, B. A. and M. A. University
of Latvia, Faculty of History and Philosophy (1975 - 1980), Ph.D.
University of Latvia, Faculty of History and Philosophy and University
of Kiev, Faculty of Philosophy (1984 - 1987), guest researcher and
lecturer at numerous universities and institutions, among them University
of Turku (1998) and Copenhagen Peace Research Institute (1998),
Research Fellow, Latvian Institute of International Relations (1992
- 1998), Executive Director, Latvian Centre for Human Rights and
Ethnic Studies (1993 - 1994), Press and information officer, European
Commission Delegation in Latvia (1999), Professor at the Department
of Political Science at the University of Latvia.
Vello Pettai, Ph.D. candidate, born in 1968,
Master of Philosophy (1997), M.A. from Columbia University, New
York (1993), 1997-present lecturer, Department of Political Science,
University of Tartu. 1997-1999 Advisor to the President of the Republic
of Estonia and Presidential Representative to the Presidential Roundtable
on National Minorities, 2001-present Department Chair, Department
of Political Science, University of Tartu. Ph.D.-thesis on "Explaining
Ethnic Control Regimes: Estonia and Latvia in Comparative Perspective".,
Guest Researcher at the Baltic Sea School Berlin from May - July
Magdalena Zolkos, M.A., Ph.D. Student, born 1976
in Gdynia, Poland, 10/1995 - 05/2001 University of Gdansk, Poland,
M.A.-studies at the Department of Scandinavian Studies, since 2001
young researcher in the EU-Project BaltSeaNet. Research assistant
at the University of Copenhagen, Institute of Political Science,
Ph.D.-thesis on "The development of human rights discourse
in political culture in Poland and Denmark in the course of the
process of democratization in the Baltic Sea Region"