Symposium Programme

12:00-12:10WELCOME REMARKS
Professor Natalia Chaban, Jean Monnet Chair

Tour de Table
12:10-12:50KEY NOTE ADDRESS:
Associate Professor James Headley: Perception management: making up for Russia’s illegitimacy in global leadership?
12:50-1:00Short break (grab a bite and come to the table with food!)
1:00-2:00PANEL 1: FORMULATION AND PROJECTION OF NARRATIVES : RUSSIA’S OPINION-MAKING DISCOURSES
Professor Henrietta Mondry: Narratives of the Empire in Russian Newspaper Editorials
Associate Professor Evgeny Pavlov
Professor Natalia Chaban

2:00-2:15Short break
2:15-3:15SECTION 2: BETWEEN EUROPE AND RUSSIA: NARRATIVES OF “NEIGHBOURHOOD” AND “NEAR ABROAD”
Daviti Mtchedlishvili: Near Abroad vs. Backyard: The EU-Russia competition in the Caucasus
Dr Viktor Velivchenko: A conceptual approach towards images and perceptions of Russia, the EU and key EU actors in the Donbas crisis

3:15-3:30Short break
3:30-4:45SECTION 3: MYTHS AND NARRATIVES OF GLOBAL LEADERSHIP: CONTESTATIONS AND SYNERGIES
Dr Jeremy Moses and Geoff Ford: The Language of ‘Leadership’ on Autonomous Weapons Systems: The US, the EU, Russia and China
Dr Iana Sabatovych and Xiwen Wang: EU, Russia... China? The analysis of linkage and leverage in post-communist Europe on the examples of Poland and Ukraine
Alexader Malkov: Analysis of Narratives on the Future Post-European Parliament Election 2019: Is Russia to become a CEEC regional leader via its interactions with V4?
Dr Serena Kelly: Russia, the EU and Free Trade Agreements: a case study of New Zealand
4:45-5:00FINAL ROUND OF REFLECTIONS
Facilitator: Professor Natalia Chaban
5:30-7:30Dinner for the Symposium participants