By Rt Hon Charles Clarke, Joint Leader of the Baltic Geopolitics Programme

The Baltic Geopolitics Network met in person on March 24th, the day after the successful Symposium. It decided to expand its membership to  include, as well as its founder members (University of Cambridge, Centre for Geopolitics,  University of Copenhagen, Centre for Military Studies,  University of Gdańsk, Faculty of History,  University of Glasgow, Baltic Research Unit,  University of Greifswald, Historical Institute,  University of Helsinki, Aleksanteri Institute, Klaipėda University, Institute of Baltic Region History and Archaeology, University of Latvia, Faculty of Social Sciences,  University of Tartu, Johann Skytte Institute of Political Studies,  University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and Uppsala University, Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies):

  • University of Southern Denmark, Department of History
  • Baltic Defence College
  • University of Turku
  • University of Eastern Finland, VERA Centre for Russian and Border studies
  • University of Vilnius
  • Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies
  • University of Iceland, Institute of International Affairs

We are also discussing the possible memberships of the Stockholm School of Economics and the University of Oslo.

In addition, the Network decided that Donatas Kupciunas would act as Secretary of the Network; that it would hold an annual Symposium in March, in Cambridge; that the Network would meet virtually every 3 months; that an annual prize for the best academic publication on Baltic geopolitics would be established; that future summer schools, after Vilnius in July 2022, would be held in Uppsala in 2023 and Gdansk in 2024; that research collaboration would be developed and that Scholar Exchange would be developed and future workshops organised.

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