ZOiS Research Colloquium

Pre-emption and Consolidation: Constitutional Amendments and Leadership Change in the Post-Soviet Space

Anna Fruhstorfer is a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Comparative Politics at the University of Potsdam.

Threats to hegemonic rule create the context for constitutional change. In an article co-authored with Ben Noble and Paul Fisher, Anna Fruhstorfer discusses the role of constitutional politics in the context of elite conflicts, anticipated power changes in post-Soviet regimes, and the ways in which they are instrumentalised.

ZOiS Research Colloquium

As of the summer semester 2022, the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS), in cooperation with the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), is opening invitations to a new multidisciplinary research colloquium. The colloquium is to serve as a discussion forum for work in progress by PhD candidates, postdocs, and established researchers whose work in the social sciences focuses on Eastern Europe. With this colloquium, the aim is to establish a permanent meeting point in the Berlin-Brandenburg area for those engaged in research on Eastern Europe. The research colloquium will take place online every second Wednesday at 6pm in the months during the semester. We will send the access data shortly before the beginning of each session.

If you wish to participate, please register with Anja Krüger (events(at)zois-berlin(dot)de).


  • Prof. Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse, Zentrum für Osteuropa- und internationale Studien
  • Prof. Dr. Katharina Bluhm, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Sabine Kropp, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Silvia von Steinsdorff, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Timm Beichelt, Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)

Summer semester 2022


Anja Krüger
Communications Coordinator