Oct. 23, 2015
Today, the V-Dem Regional Center for Eastern Europe and Russia kicked-off its first annual conference on “Varieties of Democracy: The Baltic States in a Regional and Global Perspective”. The conference presents the Regional Center’s preliminary research on patterns of democracy in the Baltic states. It also features two keynote presentations on V-Dem research by Prof. Carl Henrik Knutsen (University of Oslo) and Prof. Michael Bernhard (University of Florida, Gainesville). Prominent scholars from Russia, Latvia and Lithuania are serving as discussants for the papers.