Diplomacy&Beyond: Igor Okunev

On 17 November the next event of Diplomacy & Beyond talk series will host Igor Okunev. The discussion will be focusing on Europe as a civilisational mirror of Russia (and vice versa) as well as the historical and geographical roots of cultural clash between Europe and Russia, on the waves of Europeanisation and isolationism in Russian culture and foreign politics and their implications on current affairs in Russian-European relations from the perspective of critical geopolitics. Okunev’s recent book on political geography will be also presented during the event.

Igor Okunev has a Master’s Degree in history from the University of Manchester and a Doctoral Degree in Political Science from the MGIMO University (Moscow State Institute of International Relations). He is a Professorial Research Fellow at MGIMO University and Director of its Center for Spatial Analysis in International Relations. He is a Co-Chair of the Research Committee on Geopolitics at the International Political Science Association. His work focuses on political geography, critical geopolitics, federalism, and capital cities. In 2021, he published an English textbook on Political Geography and Coursera launched his online course on the same subject. He is the author of three monographs: Basics of Spatial Analysis, Capital Cities in a Critical Geopolitics Mirror, and Geopolitics of Microstates, all in Russian.

The participation is free of charge. Registration is required. See the registration form below.



17 November 2021 | Wed | 11 am (CET)



Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81194329950



11:00 – Introduction
11:15 – Moderated talk with Igor Okunev
12:00 – Questions and open discussion

Host: Andras Lorincz
Moderator: Anna Sarkisyan

This webinar is a part of the “Visegrad Academy of Cultural Diplomacy” project. The project is supported by the Polish Ministry for Culture, National Heritage, and Sport, co-financed from the Culture Promotion Fund. The Visegrad Academy of Cultural Diplomacy project is coordinated by the Instytut Dyplomacji Gospodarczej (Poland) and partnered by the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy (Hungary), Mladi Konzervativci (Czechia), and Občiansko-demokratická mládež (Slovakia).


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