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English News  No.15 , December 2007
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The 21st Century COE Project Enters the Last Months of the Five-year Program
SRC Winter Symposium in 2006 (Dec.)
SRC Summer Symposium in 2007
International Workshop on 22-23 February
Joint Conference with the Republic of Korea’s Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS )
Workshop on the Cold War in Northeast Asia
Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program
The 21st Century COE Fellowship Program
Dr. Naganawa Norihiro, Appointed to Associate Professor
Our Current Staff
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Visitors from Abroad
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Publications (2006-07)
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Essays by Foreign Fellows
Marina Mongush

International Workshop on 22-23 February

On 22-23 February 2007, an international workshop "Russia as a Regional Power: Its International Status and Elections in 2007-2008" was held at the SRC. Both established and young scholars from Russia, US, UK, Germany, and, of course, Japan participated in the workshop's lively discussions.

Facing the resurgence of Russia as a new pole of the world, the workshop aimed to reconsider Russian political and economic regimes, and its international relations, including neighbor "unrecognized" states. Many papers featured the clientelistic structure of Russian politics and economy, and the papers' quality and the discussions evoked responses from foreign scholars such as "excellent," "extraordinarily engaging," and "a tremendous learning experience." As Russia was on the eve of the parliamentary and presidential elections, the workshop was an ideal opportunity to look into the prospects for Russia after the elections.

OGUSHI Atsushi

Speakers at the Workshop

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