The CEERES programme involves many different teaching staff from a wide range of disciplines, below are some of the main staff involved in the CEERES programme:
Senior Lecturer in Central Asian Studies, School of Social and Political Science (CEES)
Research Interests: politics and international relations of post-Soviet Central Asia, Geopolitics of energy and climate change, leadership and regime change in central Asia and Middle East.
Senior Lecturer in Nationalism and Russian Politics, School of Social and Political Science (CEES)
Research Interests: Russian soft power in Ukraine, Russian foreign policy, Ukrainian politics
Dr Adrian Florea
Lecturer in International Relations, School of Social and Political Science (CEES)
Research Interests: Civil war and ethnic conflict, Secessionism, Rebel governance, Violence and political contention, State (un)making, International security
Dr Heiko Pääbo
Dr Heiko Pääbo is the Head of the Centre for Baltic Studies and lecturer at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu.
His research focuses on politics of memory, specializing on history teaching and textbook analysis. He has published several articles on conflicting memory narratives in the space of former Russian Empire and critical analysis of Estonian history textbooks. He offers various courses on politics in the Baltic Sea region. In the CEERES programme he is the key instructor in the course introduction
Dr Stefano Braghiroli
Dr Stefano Braghiroli is Lecturer of European Studies at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu.
He is also programme manager for the MA curriculum in European Union – Russia Studies and MA curriculum in European Studies at UT. He has worked as a research affiliate at the Centre for the Study of Political Change (CIRCaP) of the University of Siena, at the ARENA Centre for European Studies of the University of Oslo and at the Bahçeşehir University Center for Economic and Social Research (BETAM), Istanbul. His main research and teaching interests include party politics in the European Parliament, EU-Russia relations, comparative electoral behavior, and party-based euroscepticism. His most recent publications include articles in Geopolitics, the Journal of Contemporary European Studies, the Journal of Legislative Studies, Contemporary Italian Politics, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, and Revista de Occidente and various book chapters.
Prof Eiki Berg
Prof Eiki Berg is Professor of International Relations at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu.
He is also programme manager for the MA curriculum in International Relations and Regional Studies at UT. His previous research has focused on critical geopolitics and the studies of borders and border regions, in particular. Among his recent research activities, studies about territoriality and sovereignty issues in contested states have gained more prominence. He has also published widely in leading peer-reviewed journals on bordering practices, identity politics and power-sharing in post-conflict settings.
Dr Martin Mӧlder
Dr Martin Mӧlder is a researcher in comparative politics at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu.
His research focuses on political parties and their ideological profiles, but he is also interested in quantitative text analysis in various fields related to politics. He teaches classes in quantitative methods (with R), voting behaviour and democratic institutions.
Dr Vello Pettai
Dr Vello Pettai is Professor of Comparative Politics at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu.
He is director of the V-Dem Regional Centre for Eastern Europe and Russia. He is also programme manager for the MA curriculum in Democracy and Governance at UT.
His research interests are in comparative politics, democratization, party systems, ethnopolitics.
Fields of supervision: democratization, transnational justice, Baltic politics, nationalism and ethnopolitics, parties and party systems.