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Workshop: Russia, Romania and Norway: Changing Constellations and Perspectives

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Russia, Romania and Norway: Changing Constellations and Perspectives

Workshop organized by the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway and

Romanian Centre for Russian Studies, University of Bucharest

This workshop is part of the research project EEA35/2021, “Interdisciplinary Research on Russia’s Geopolitics in the Black Sea and the Arctic Ocean”, Funded by the EEA Financial Mechanism.

Oslo, 8-9 June, 2023

Program

Thursday, 8th of June

08.00: Departure from Hotel Scandic Helsfyr

09.00 – 11.00. Breakfast seminar:

Perspectives on the security situation on NATO’s eastern flank and the Black Sea region

Venue: Romanian embassy, Oscars gate 51 (phone 22 44 15 12)

Welcome by Ambassador Cristian Bădescu

Keynote speech by Prof. Dr. Mihai Răzvan Ungureanu

Comments by

Jakub M. Godzimirski

Marius Diaconescu

Radu Carp

Iver B. Neumann

Open discussion moderated by Arild Moe

12.00: Norway’s security situation in light of the experience of World War II.

Special talk by Director Lars Rowe, Norwegian home resistance museum

Venue: Akershus castle.

13.00: Project planning meeting  

Friday, 9th of June

08.30: Departure from Hotel Scandic Helsfyr

Workshop

Venue: Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Fridtjof Nansens vei 17, Lysaker.

9.30-1100: 1st Panel

Dr. Marius Diaconescu: The Romanian-Soviet Negotiations for the Delimitation of Continental Shelf in the Black Sea

Dr. Anna Adashinskaya: The Existential Choice between East and West: the Political Interpretation of Prince Alexander Nevsky in Russian Political Discourse

Dr. Bogdan Ceobanu: Romanian Foreign Policy in Eastern Europe at the Beginning of the 1990s.  A British Perspective

11.00-11.30: Coffee Break

11.00-12.30: 2nd Panel

Dr. Iver Neumann: The End of Russia as a Great Power’?

Prof. Dr. Radu Carp: Future Security Configurations for the Black Sea and Azov Sea Regions – Reflections upon the Proposals Made in the Framework of the Crimea Platform

Dr. Jakub M. Godzimirski: How the War has Changed Perceptions of Security in the Black Sea Region and in the High North?

12.30-14.00: Lunch

14.00-15.30: 3rd Panel

Arild Moe: Regional Cooperation with Russia in the High North – the Establishment of the Barents Region: Motivation, Assumptions, Lessons

Anne-Kristin Jørgensen and Laurențiu Pleșca: Geopolitics and Fisheries Management in the Black Sea and Barents Sea Regions

Robert Țicălău: From Electoral-Authoritarianism to Soviet Totalitarianism: Brief Notes on the Evolution of the Belarusian Regime after the Referendum to Amend the Constitution

15.30-16.00: Conclusions and remarks

List of participants:

Dr. Anna Adashinskaya, Romanian Centre for Russian Studies, University of Bucharest, Romania ( adashik@gmail.com)

Prof. Dr. Radu Carp, Romanian Centre for Russian Studies, University of Bucharest, Romania (radu.carp@unibuc.ro)

Dr. Adrian-Bogdan Ceobanu, Romanian Centre for Russian Studies, University of Bucharest, Romania (bogdan.ceobanu@yahoo.com)

Dr. Marius Diaconescu, Romanian Centre for Russian Studies, University of Bucharest, Romania (mariusdiaconescu@istorie.unibuc.ro)

Dr. Jakub M. Godzimirski, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo, Norway (jmg@nupi.no)

Dr. Anne-Kristin Jørgensen, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway (akjorgensen@fni.no) Phone: +47 905 26 312

Dr. Arild Moe, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway (amoe@fni.no) Phone: +47 926 96 167

Dr. Iver B. Neumann, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway (ibneumann@fni.no) Phone: +47 924 20 903

Laurențiu Pleșca, PhD student, Romanian Centre for Russian Studies, University of Bucharest, Romania (plesca.laurentiu@fspub.unibuc.ro)

Robert-Gabriel Țicălău, PhD student, Romanian Centre for Russian Studies, University of Bucharest, Romania (ticalau.robert-gabriel@fspub.unibuc.ro)

Prof. Dr. Mihai Răzvan Ungureanu, Romanian Centre for Russian Studies, University of Bucharest, Romania (mihairazvan.ungureanu@istorie.unibuc.ro)

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