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Workshop: Geopolitics and Soft Power in Contemporary Eastern Europe

The University of St. Gallen Russia and Its Neighborhood Discussion Series:

Geopolitics and Soft Power in Contemporary Eastern Europe

24 June 2019
University of St. Gallen
Müller-Friedberg-Strasse 6/8
room 52-7024, 7th floor

10.00 Panel 1: Hybrid War and Media Propaganda
Dmytro Horyevoy (Religious Security Center, Ukraine): "Agents of Soft Power? Religious Propaganda in Russian-Ukrainian War"
Koba Liklikadze (Radio Free Europe, Prague): "Propaganda in Times of Hybrid War"
Chair: Dr. Anastasia Grynko (Aarau)

14.00 Panel 2: Geopolitics and Christianity
Prof. Cyril Hovorun (Huffington Ecumenical Institute, Loyola Marymount University, USA): "Political Orthodoxies: The Unorthodoxies of the Church Coerced"
Prof. Lucian Leustean (Aston University, UK): "Eastern Orthodoxy, Geopolitics and the Refugee Crisis"
Chair: Dr. Tornike Metreveli (University of St. Gallen)

17.00 Keynote: Cultural Conservatism and Soft Power
Prof. Pål Kolstø (University of Oslo): "'Saving Europe from Europe: Putin's Crusade of "Traditional Values"'
Chair: Prof. Ulrich Schmid (University of St. Gallen)