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Lecture: “Kaliningrad Oblast: the Russian exclave and the EU” by Dr. Jarosław Jańczak

September 19, 2016 at 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Location:Senate Room, 6th floor, Room 608 Robertson Hall Robertson Hall

A public lecture, “Kaliningrad Oblast: the Russian Exclave and the EU” with Dr. Jarosław Jańczak, Chair of European Studies, European University Viadrina, and short-term visiting scholar in September with the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS).

The border of EUrope with the Kaliningrad Oblast – a part of the Russian Federation sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania in the middle of the enlarged EU space – manifested for a long time the old legacies of separation, strengthened by the new external Schengen border regime after 2007. This border experienced changes much later than the other ones in the region, being a sort of “forgotten border,” with its own problems and limitations. The aim of this lecture is to test the dynamics of the EU-Russian relations by using the case of Kaliningrad Oblast exclave of the Russian Federation. The conceptual framework of boundarization and frontierization will be used, as well as theoretical tools of European integration studies.

This is a public event and no registration is required to attend.