20 years ago, NUPI both established a Russia department and organized our first annual Russia Conference. This year’s anniversary conference is organized in collaboration with the NORRUSS program - the Research Council of Norway’s program for research on Russia and the High North/the Arctic. We will seek to give an overview of developments both within Russia and within Norwegian research on Russia over the past twenty years and to give a status report with regards to Russian politics today. Which trends do we see? Where is Russia headed?

The conference will focus on three broad topics: Russia and international politics, Russian domestic politics and the relationship between Norway and Russia in the High North.
State secretary Tore Hattrem, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Clifford Gaddy of the Brookings Institution will each give a keynote address. The three panels contain prominent experts on Russian politics, from Russia, Norway, Great Britain and the U.S.

The event is open for the public, but admittance requires completing a sign-up through NUPI’s web pages. The conference language is English. The program will be updated closer to the conference.

IMPORTANT: We are occasionally experiencing technical sign-up problems. Our experience is that your sign-up will be registered even if you receive an error notification. However, if in doubt, please send an e-mail to: seminar@nupi.no stating your name and e-mail address, and we will double check your registration.