FISA2022: The preliminary programme is published

The Seventh FISA Conference, 6–7 May 2022, Hotel Scandic Rosendahl, Tampere

The theme of the conference is Multilateralism and its Ruptures.

The final programme will be published in early 2022. Registration will be open in January 2022. Please note that you can propose a paper directly to the panel chair until 31 December 2021.

The first keynote speaker is Professor Anu Bradford who is Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization at Columbia University. Bradford coined the term the Brussels Effect to describe the European Union’s major influence on global markets. She is the author of The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World  (Oxford University Press 2020). Before joining Columbia University, Bradford was an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School.

The second keynote speaker is Professor Ole Wæver who is Professor of International Relations at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. Wæver is one of the main figures in the ‘Copenhagen School’ in security studies. Internationally he is mostly known for coining the concept of ‘securitization’ within security theory. His most recent research in relation to securitization theory has applied the theory to religion and to climate change. 

Panel 1. Connectivity and superregional politics in the Indo-Pacific
Chair: Bart Gaens, Leading Researcher, Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Panelists:
Bart Gaens, Ville Sinkkonen and Henri Vogt
Katja Creutz
Kristiina Silvan and Marcin Kaczmarski
Tyyne Karjalainen
Mikael Mattlin and Mikko Rajavuori

Panel 2. Africa in the contest over global normative order
Chair: Eva Nilsson, Doctoral Researcher, Hanken Svenska Handelshögskolan

Panelists:
Obert Hodzi
Natalie Ruvimbo Mavhiki
Hinni Aarninsalo
Ilona Steiler

Panel 3. Diplomatia, ulkopolitiikka ja multilateralismin muutos ennen ja jälkeen kylmän sodan päättymisen
Chair: Tuomas Forsberg, Professor, Director, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies

Panelists:
Juhana Aunesluoma
Johanna Rainio-Niemi
Louis Clerc
Juha-Matti Ritvanen

Panel 4. Behind the veil of multilateralism?
Chair: Paul-Erik Korvela, Docent, University Lecturer, University of Helsinki

Panelists:
Jyrki Ruohomäki
Anna Kronlund
Ville Savoranta
Tyyne Karjalainen

Panel 5. Sensing IR
Chair: Rune Saugmann, Academy Research Fellow, Tampere University

Panelists:
Xavier T. Guillaume
Kyle Grayson
Juha Vuori
Yelyzaveta Glybchenko

Panel 6. Multiliteral IR in multilateral ir? Vol. 1
Chair: Tiina Vaittinen, Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Tampere University

Panelists:
Ari-Elmeri Hyvönen
Milla Vaha
Tapio Juntunen 
Fatemeh Shayan

Panel 7. Multiliteral IR in multilateral ir? Vol. 2
Chair: Tiina Vaittinen, Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Tampere University

Panelists:
Saara Särmä
Rune Saugmann
Susanna Hast
Gitte du Plessis

Panel 8. Half a century of Finnish peace studies: Junior researchers’ perspectives on bridging theory and practice
Chair: Ihntaek Hwang, Doctoral Researcher, Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI)

Panelists:
Bram De Smet
Zahra Edalati
Cæcilie Svop Jensen
Rasmus Bellmer

Panel 9. Ennakointi kansainvälisissä suhteissa – miksi ja miten?
Chair: Terhi Ylitalo, erityisasiantuntija, puolustusministeriö

Panelists:
Jaana Tapanainen
Ossi Piiroinen
Olli Hietanen (TBC)

Panel 10. Teknologiakehitys, valta ja turvallisuus
Chair: Pekka Appelqvist, professori, pääsihteeri, MATINE, puolustusministeriö

Panelists:
TBC

Panel 11. The role of expertise and knowledge in international politics
Chair: Sanna Salo, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Helsinki

Panelists:
Pami Aalto and Anna Claydon
Laura Nordström
Johanna Ketola and Katri Mäkinen-Rostedt

Panel 12. The politics of the Arctic
Chair: Harri Mikkola, Leading Reseacher, Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Panelists:
Monica Tennberg
Liisa Kauppila
Sanna Kopra

Panel 13. The European Union as a global actor
Chair: Niklas Helwig, Leading Researcher, Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Panelists:
Tero Poutala, Elina Sinkkonen and Mikael Mattlin
Heljä Ossa
Teemu Rantanen

Panel 14. The Nordics and the future of multilateralism
Chair: Johan Strang, Associate Professor, Centre for Nordic Studies, University of Helsinki

Panelists:
Hanna Ojanen
Hanna Tuominen
Mariette Hägglund

Panel 15. Perspectives on security in Northern Europe
Chair: Tommi Koivula, apulaisprofessori, Maanpuolustuskorkeakoulu

Panelists:
Matti Pesu
Aino Huxley and Päivi Tampere
Antti Seppo

Panel 16. Global security
Chair: Minna Jokela, tutkija, Rajavartiolaitos

Panelists:
Aini Linjakumpu
Teemu Häkkinen
Matti Puranen and Juha Kukkola

Plenary: Investigating blind spots in international studies
Chair: Mikko Poutanen, Postdoctoral Researcher, Tampere University: Editor-in-chief, Politiikasta

This plenary investigates what could be considered relative blind spots in the field of international studies. Many may flash in and out of academic and political discussion, and this periodic exposure makes it difficult to grasp the modalities and intricacies of various contexts. The “blindness” can also affect imbalances of power between communities and localities: tensions of colonizer–colonized persist in public imaginaries and sometimes even in the field of IR. New approaches, such as feminist perspectives to IR, can also encounter fierce ‘gatekeeping’ within the discipline. These dimensions may not attract the most intensive gaze of IR researchers, forming malleable and moving blind spots, which this plenary tries to look at more intensely. The plenary discusses global health and social policy, security studies, international organizations, and global climate policy. As a solution the plenary discusses a deeper understanding of ‘the human element’, multilateralism, and interdisciplinarity.

Panelists:
Tiina Vaittinen
Mikko Räkköläinen
Anna Kronlund
Leena Vastapuu


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