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Rethinking Humanities and Social Sciences Research at a Time of Uncertainty: The Impact of Russia‘s war against Ukraine


Margarita M. Balmaceda is Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University and Research Associate at Harvard-Ukrainian Research Institute, USA. After studying at Johns Hopkins and Princeton and postdoctoral training at Harvard, her research focused on the energy policies of energy-poor countries. Her books on the subject, based on extensive research in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Lithuania, Moldova and Hungary, include: Energy Dependency, Politics and Corruption in the Former Soviet Union (Routledge, 2008), The Politics of Energy Dependency: Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania Between Domestic Oligarchs and Russian Pressure (Toronto 2013) and Living the High Life in Minsk: Russian Energy Rents, Domestic Populism and Belarus' Impending Crisis (CEU Press, 2014). In the academic year 2011/12 she was a senior fellow at the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg and subsequently returned to the kolleg from June to August 2018 with a Humboldt research fellowship.

After studying in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Jerusalem, Berlin and Tübingen, Andreas Bedenbender received his doctorate in 1999 from the Humboldt University in Berlin with a thesis on early Jewish apocalyptic. After a year as a junior fellow at the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, he habilitated in 2013 at the University of Paderborn with a thesis on the Gospel of Mark: Frohe Botschaft am Abgrund. Das Markusevangelium und der Jüdische Krieg. In 2019, also for the Gospel of Mark, The Failed Messiah was published. Andreas Bedenbender is currently teaching the New Testament at the Universities of Essen and Wuppertal.

Thursday 8 June 2023

6.00 – 7.30 p.m.: Lecture and discussion
professor dr Margarita Balmaceda
”Rereading Russian Energy Chains under the Thunder of War”

Friday 9 June 2023
9.00 - 10.30 a.m.: Lecture and discussion
„Kein Helfer, sondern selbst ein Opfer. Gedanken zu Simon aus Kyrene (Mk 15,21) in der Zeit der russischen Invasion in der Ukraine"
Privatdozent Dr. Andreas Bedenbender (Essen/Wuppertal)

10.30 - 11.00 a.m.: Coffee break

11 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.: Impulse and discussion
„Gerechter Krieg und gerechter Frieden aus philosophischer Perspektive“
dr Christian Suhm (Greifswald)

11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.: general discussion

Registration by email: christian.suhmwiko-greifswaldde

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