Rinna Kullaa



Name:     Prof. Dr. Rinna Kullaa

Position: Gastwissenschafterin

Email:     rinna.kullaa@uta.fi
Telefon:  +43 1 4277-41254  


Rinna Kullaa is a historian of contemporary international relations who currently works on Russian/Soviet influence in the Mediterranean and on political issues related to the construction of European Union’s foreign policy. She is the Principal Investigator of the five-year project: Russia and the Great Powers in the Mediterranean 1945-2020, sponsored by the Academy of Finland. She is a Visiting Fellow at the Ludwig Boltzman Institute for Historical Social Science, and is on leave from a tenure track position in Global History at the University of Tampere. The Rusmed project examines the international relations history of the Mediterranean area from the end of the Second World War until today and focuses on the unique paths of those states which became independent or were newly organized during the Cold War. The project´s purpose is to illuminate the political, social, economic and security situation in the Mediterranean today from the point of view of its recent history and decidedly its global context.

Her monographs and recent comments include:

“Europe Needs to Learn How to Work with Turkey while Keeping Democracy Alive” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/europe-needs-to-learn-how-to-work-with-turkey-while_us_58cff91de4b0537abd957315

"António Guterres may not be an Eastern European woman, but he’s the right person to lead the UN" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-conversation-global/antonio-guterres-may-not_b_12426608.html

"Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union EU Enlargement." https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/388422/BoC_EUEnlargement_acc.pdf

"Non-alignment and Its Origins in Cold War Europe: Yugoslavia, Finland and the Soviet Challenge."