23 June 2017: Russian Energy, Power and Social Relations in Europe

  • Date: 23 June 2017
  • Time: 16:00-18:00
  • Venue: Institute for Public Administration, Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, The Hague, Wijnhaven building, room: 2.17

Margarita Balmaceda: ‘Chains of Value, Chains of Power: Russian Energy, Value Chains and the Remaking of Social Relations from Vladivostok to Brussels’

About Margarita Balmaceda

Margarita M. Balmaceda is professor of Diplomacy and International relations at Seton Hall University and an Associate at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies of Harvard University. She is also a Partner at the Finnish Center of Excellence on Choices of Russian Modernization. Professor Balmaceda is an internationally recognized authority on energy politics in post-communist Russia and the broader energy relations in Eastern Europe, as well as the political economy of post-communist transformations. Her book Living the High Life in Minsk: Russian Energy Rents, Domestic Populism and Belarus’ Impending Crisis (Budapest and New York: Central European University Press, 2014) has won the prize for Best Foreign Book on Belarus published in 2013 and 2014, awarded by the International Congress of Belarusian Studies (Kaunas, 2015). Other books include: The Politics of Energy Dependency: Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania Between Domestic Oligarchs and Russian Pressure (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013) and Energy Dependency, Politics and Corruption in the Former Soviet Union: Russia’s Power, Oligarch’s Profits and Ukraine’s Missing Energy Policy, 1995-2006 (London and New York: Routledge, 2008).

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