Treaty of Tartu – The Birth Certificate of Estonia

To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty that was signed on 2 February 1920, ending the Estonian War of Independence, the Embassy of Estonia invites you to a seminar on

Treaty of Tartu – The Birth Certificate of Estonia

At the Mehari Sequar Gallery, 1402 H St. NE Washington, DC 20002
Friday, January 31, 2020
Registration 2:00pm
Panel discussion 2:30pm
Refreshments will be served after the panel discussion

Please RSVP by Thursday, January 30.

Opening remarks by H.E. Jonatan Vseviov, Ambassador of Estonia

Dr. Olavi Arens, Professor of History
A.B. in Social Studies – Harvard University (date); M.A. in History – Columbia University (Date); Ph.D. in Modern East European History – Columbia University (1976); Certificate of Russian Institute – Columbia University (date).

Prof. Andres Kasekamp, University of Toronto
Before returning to University of Toronto in 2017, Andres Kasekamp was Professor of Baltic Politics at the University of Tartu in Estonia and Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute. He has also been a visiting professor at Humboldt University Berlin. Among his books are The Radical Right in Interwar Estonia (Palgrave, 2000) and A
History of the Baltic States (2nd ed. Palgrave, 2018) which has been translated into nine languages. He has served as the editor of the Journal of Baltic Studies, and is currently the President of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies.

On 2 February 2020, it will be 100 years since the signing of the Tartu Peace Treaty between the Republic of
Estonia and Soviet Russia.
By concluding the Tartu Peace Treaty on 2 February 1920, Russia recognized the independence of the Republic of Estonia and ended the War of Independence. Tartu Peace Treaty opened the door for Estonia’s international
recognitionWith the treaty, Russia recognized Estonia’s independence for an eternal time forever de jure, voluntarily and forever withdrawing from all sovereign rights that Russia had had for the people and land of Estonia.