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Pauli Heikkilä

Visiting Scholar 2022-2023

Residency Dates: Spring 2023 | February 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023


Pauli Heikkilä

Pauli Heikkilä is an independent scholar who has worked at several European universities such as the Institute of History and Archaeology at the University of Tartu. Additionally, he has been a Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University and the University of Minnesota. Heikkilä received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Turku.

At the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), Heikkilä’s research project combines his previous academic interests and looks at perceptions of Eastern European emigrants on European unification during the Cold War. The main goal of the project is to extend the history of European integration from the enlargement of the current institutions and to provide an Eastern insight to the European narrative.

This information is accurate for the time period that the visiting scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Independent Scholar
  • Visiting Scholar 2022-2023, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Research Project

Uniting the divided continent from afar: Eastern European emigrant attempts towards the European unification during the Cold War


International Relations

Areas of Expertise

European Unification History
Cold War
Nordic States

Select Publications

Heikkilä Pauli. Estonia as a Captive Nation International Cooperation in Exile within the Assembly of Captive European Nations, 1954-1972. 46. Vol. 46. On the Boundary of Two Worlds. Paderborn, DE: Brill Schöningh, 2022.

Heikkilä, Pauli. “Uniting Europe from Afar: Exile Plans for a Central European Federation in the Cold War.” European Integration Beyond Brussels, 2020, 221–46.

Heikkilä, Pauli. Estonians for Europe, Bruxelles: Peter Lang Verlag, 2014.