The first guest lecture will be given in December 8th, 2008, at 10 am by senior researcher Tamara Semenova from Research Institute for Cultural and Natural Heritage, Moscow, Russia.

The title of her presentation is:

Russian Indigenous Peoples of the North
as Political Actors.

Tamara Semenova is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage under Russian Academy of Sciences and Ministry of Culture. She is a Ph.D.Student at Helsinki University, Political Science, Major in International Relations. A selection of Semenova’s research activities include participation as a senior researcher in the British-Russian project on “Cultural landscape as a heritage feature: comparative analysis” funded by the British Academy of Sciences and an international research project on “Indigenous peoples as international actors”, funded by the Finnish Academy of Sciences, participant in the Council of Europe formal meetings in Russia and CIS (on spatial development and heritage conservation), serving as a member of Global Environmental Facility (GEF) in Russia – “ Persistent Toxic Substances, Food Safety and Indigenous Peoples of the North in Russia”, and serving as an expert in the Review Committee of the Environmental Impact Assessment (Expertiza) of the State Committee of the Environmental Protection (Goskomekologia).

The lecture will be held in Aurora room, in the Arktikum, 1st floor.

More information: research professor Monica Tennberg, Arctic centre, University of Lapland,