23 July: Symposion Dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of the Sumner Welles Declaration

On 23 July 2015, the Estonian MFA together with the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute will organize a symposium dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Sumner Welles Declaration which affirmed the US non-recognition policy towards the Soviet occupation and annexation of Estonia. Inter alia supported by this significant state practice, the independence of the three Baltic States was restored in 1991 based on the principle of state continuity, i.e. it was not a case of usual secession but a de facto restoration of statehood which had not vanished de jure. The speakers include the Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marina Kaljurand, as well as the US Ambassador in Estonia, Jeffrey D. Levine. On the academic side, the speakers include Lauri Mälksoo, the author of “Illegal Annexation and State Continuity” (Brill, 2003); Thomas D. Grant of Cambridge University, the author of “Aggression […] »

Presentation of Sami Honkasalo’s paper on Estonia’s Asia policy, on 12 May in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Estonian Foreign Policy Institute invites you to a presentation by Sami Honkasalo who will be presenting his paper “Estonia and Asia: Proposal for a Strategic Framework in the 21st Century.” Sami is a Finnish foreign policy expert with extensive experiences of study and work in Asian countries and he has conducted Policy a study on Estonia’s foreign and economic policy towards Asian countries. The paper can be found at the following address: http://www.evi.ee/en/mottepaber/occasional-paper/  The presentation will take place on Tuesday 12 May 2015 at 16:00-17:30 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tallinn, Islandi väljak. On behalf of Estonian Foreign Policy Institute, the presentation will be introduced by Lauri Mälksoo and Oliver Ait will act as discussant. After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the paper. Please register at kirsika@evi.ee  and provide the document number that you will present […] »

Ettekandekoosolek “India-US-China-Russia relations in the wake of an assertive China” 24. aprillil Välisministeeriumis

The Estonian Foreign Policy Institute invites you to a presentation by Dr. Harinder Sekhon, the Senior Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation on “India-US-China-Russia relations in the wake of an assertive China”. Dr. Sekhon’s areas of expertise are US-India Relations, US policy and strategy in Asia, and Security architecture in South Asia, East Asia and the Indo-Pacific and she is author of the widely read book Five Decades of Indo-US Relations (2002). The talk will take place on Friday 24 April 2015 at 13:00-14:30 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tallinn, Islandi väljak 1 and will be moderated by Oliver Ait, researcher of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute. After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. Seats will be limited to 30. Please register at kirsika@evi.ee and provide the document number that you will present for entry. »

Ettekandekoosolek “Does France still have a European project (and does it matter)?” 20. märtsil Teaduste Akadeemias

The presentation is organized by the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute and will take place in the hall of the Estonian Academy of Sciences (Tallinn, Kohtu 6) on 20 March at 16:00-17:30. The thought-provoking topic of Sorbonne’s Professor Antoine Vauchez presentation is “Does France still have a European project (and does it matter)?” Professor Antoine Vauchez is a CNRS Research Professor (Directeur de recherche) in political sociology and law at the Centre européen de sociologie et de science politique (Université Paris 1-Sorbonne). He is the author of a number of acclaimed books, scholarly articles and essays on the subject.  Following his presentation, there will be an opportunity to discuss and ask questions, also about recent political events and developments in France. The discussion with Professor Vauchez will be followed by a coffee and snacks to the participants. The presentation and discussion […] »

Ümarlaud “Self-determination Process in the EU. The Catalan Case: Implications for the EU” 6. veebruaril Tartu Ülikooli Õigusteaduskonnas (Tallinna esindus Kaarli pst. 3)

Ümarlaud toimub koostöös Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia’ga. Seminar leiab aset 6. veebruaril Tartu Ülikooli Õigusteaduskonna Tallinna esinduses Kaarli pst. 3. algusega kell 9:30. Oma osalemissoovist palume teada anda aadressil kirsika@evi.ee hiljemalt 3. veebruariks. Kutset võib levitada kõikidele huvitatud osapooltele. Täpsem info ürituse kohta: Programm »

Ettekandekoosolek „Saksamaa Vene-kompleks ja Ukraina kriis. Ajalugu ja tänapäev“ 27. novembril 2014 kell 16:00 välisministeeriumis

Eesti Välispoliitika Instituut koostöös Saksamaa Liitvabariigi suursaatkonnaga korraldab neljapäeval, 27. novembril 2014 kell 16:00 välisministeeriumis ettekandekoosoleku teemal „Saksamaa Vene-kompleks ja Ukraina kriis. Ajalugu ja tänapäev“. Saksakeelse ettekande peab hr. Gerd Koenen, kes on arvukate raamatute ja artiklite autor, mis käsitlevad Saksa-Vene suhteid 20. sajandil ja kommunismi ajalugu. Ettekandele järgneb diskussioon Tallinna Ülikooli ajalooprofessori Karsten Brüggemanni osavõtul. Üritust modereerib Välispoliitika Instutuudi juhatuse esimees, prof. Lauri Mälksoo. Üritus toimub saksa keeles sünkroontõlkega eesti keelde. Oma osalemissoovist palun teada anda aadressil kirsika.ritsoson@mfa.ee. Palume lisada isikut tõendava dokumendi number. Dokument on vajalik välisministeeriumisse sisenemisel. »