Director Alfredo Zamudio commenting on the debate on asylum seekers on NRK Ytring. (Norwegian only). The debate about the influx of asylum seekers to Norway is getting ever more heated and polarising. Alfredo Zamudio has written about the need to take a step back and rethink the way we talk about this issue.
Who are we and who are the others in the Barents region? What are the conditions for cross-border cooperation in a time of sanctions? Can dialogue at grassroot level make a difference?
These and other questions were raised when students from universities in the Barents region were gathered in Petrozovodsk to study and discuss theoretical and practical issues of interaction between North-European countries and Russia and their involvement in international affairs. Issues of identity, “we and us” mindset concepts as well as perspectives on peace and peace research in the 21st century were dealt with. The International autumn school on “Peace and Conflict Transformation in Northern Europe” was held at the Petrozovodsk State University October 14 – 17.