Russian and East European Studies

Kyiv’s Fight for Sovereignty and Reforming the Country

Friday, 27 May, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, Middle East Centre, St Antony’s College

During the past two years Ukraine has witnessed serious political turmoil – from the Euromaidan protest in support of signing the Association Agreement with the EU, to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and conflict in the East of the country.

Speaker(s): 
Natalia Galibarenko, Ukrainian Ambassador to the UK

The popularity costs of economic crisis to dominant parties: evidence from Russia

Tuesday, 10 May, 2016 - 13:00
Syndicate Room

Under what conditions does poor economic performance undermine the popularity of illiberal regimes? This paper examines how economic conditions translate into economic perceptions and how both of these affect incumbent support in a hybrid regime.

Speaker(s): 
Dr Bryn Rosenfeld (Nuffield)

Dr Othon Anastasakis

Senior Research Fellow in South European Studies

Othon Anastasakis is the Director of South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX),  at St Antony's College; a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford; and the former Director of the European Studies Centre, at St Antony's (July 2012-October 2015). He teaches South East European politics, as well as European politics. His research interests include transition and democratisation in South East Europe, EU’s eastern enlargement, Greek politics and foreign policy, European extreme right politics and EU-Turkey relations.

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