Russia Seminar 2020 – Call for papers

National Defence University 2.10.2019 13.58
Press release

The Finnish National Defence University will organise the annual Russia Seminar on 2 April 2020. The call for papers now welcomes abstracts for presentations relating to the seminar’s themes.

Convening for the third time, the Russia Seminar involves discussing the security policy of Russia and the developments in this field of research. Expected to be attended by circa 250 participants, the seminar will be streamed online in real time. The working language of the seminar is English. All presentation material should rest on non-restricted public-domain sources.

With Russia’s perception of deterrence and restraint as its main theme, the seminar programme comprises two keynote speeches that open and close the seminar day. After lunch, two parallel sessions will feature papers focusing on the concept of deterrence in the past and in the future as well as on the classic theorists of Russia’s military theory.

The call for papers welcomes abstracts for presentations relating to the seminar’s themes in the afternoon’s two parallel sessions to be submitted no later than 1 December 2019. The attached call for papers provides additional information on the topics complemented by instructions on abstract submittal.