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Nordeuropa-Insititut Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Master in Baltic Sea Region Studies

Pilot project 2003

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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6
D – 10099 Berlin

visiting address

Hegelplatz 2
Haus 3, Raum 222
10117 Berlin
(S- und U-Bahn Friedrichstr.)


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 October 2001.

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 research interests.

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 (www.cebast.org) 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 July 2002.
Contact: Kasekamp@ec.ut.ee

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.
Contact: Gesine.Kessler@rz.hu-berlin.de

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 of Latvia.

Teaching focus: International Economics, Economics of Transition, Economics of International and European Integration, Political Economy of International and European Integration, Business in Europe.

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 2003.

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"