FISA2022 FINAL PROGRAMME PUBLISHED

The Seventh FISA Conference, 6–7 May 2022, Hotel Scandic Rosendahl, Tampere. The theme of the conference is Multilateralism and its Ruptures.

The conference is organised in cooperation with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, the Ministry of Defence of Finland, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Tampere University, and the Foundation for Foreign Policy Research.

FRIDAY 6 MAY 2022

10:00–11:00                 
Arrival and coffee

11:00–11:05                 
Welcoming words

11:05–12:00                 
Keynote: Professor Anu Bradford, Columbia University
Battle for the Soul of the Digital Economy

12:00–13:00                 
Lunch

13:00–14:30                 
PANEL SESSION I             
The politics of the Arctic
Chair: Sanna Kopra, Researcher, University of Lapland
Panelists: 
Monica Tennberg
Liisa Kauppila
Sanna Kopra
Yue Wang and Liling Xu
Minna Hanhijärvi

Perspectives on security in Northern Europe
Chair: Tommi Koivula, apulaisprofessori, Maanpuolustuskorkeakoulu
Panelists: 
Matti Pesu
Antti Seppo

Africa in the contest over global normative order
Chair: Eva Nilsson, Doctoral Researcher, Hanken Svenska Handelshögskolan
Panelists:
Natalie Ruvimbo Mavhiki 
Hinni Aarninsalo
Ilona Steiler

Behind the veil of multilateralism?
Chair: Jyrki Ruohomäki, Head of Research, CMC Finland
Panelists: 
Jyrki Ruohomäki 
Anna Kronlund 
Ville Savoranta 
Tyyne Karjalainen
Tanja Tamminen

Sensing IR
Chair: Rune Saugmann, Academy Research Fellow, Tampere University
Panelists:  
Rune Saugmann
Juha Vuori
Yelyzaveta Glybchenko

Teknologiakehitys, valta ja turvallisuus
Chair: Pekka Appelqvist, professori, pääsihteeri, MATINE, puolustusministeriö
Panelists:
Pekka Appelqvist
Pertti Lukander
Valtteri Vuorisalo

14:30–15:00                 
Coffee break

15:00–16:30                 
PANEL SESSION II
Ennakointi kansainvälisissä suhteissa – miksi ja miten?
Chair: Terhi Ylitalo, erityisasiantuntija, puolustusministeriö
Panelists:
Kaisa Oksanen
Jaana Tapanainen-Thiess
Sinikukka Saari

The role of expertise and knowledge in international politics
Chair: Sanna Salo, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Panelists: 
Pami Aalto and Anna Claydon 
Laura Nordström
Johanna Ketola and Katri Mäkinen-Rostedt

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

The European Union as a global actor
Chair: Hanna Ojanen, Research Director, Tampere University
Panelists: 
Tero Poutala, Elina Sinkkonen and Mikael Mattlin
Heljä Ossa
Teemu Rantanen

16:30–17:00                 
Coffee break 

17:00–19:00                 
Spa and sauna

19:00–                 
Dinner

SATURDAY 7 MAY 2022

7:30–9:00            
Breakfast

9:00–10:30                   
PANEL SESSION III
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
Saila Heinikoski

Half a century of Finnish peace studies: Junior researchers’ perspectives on bridging theory and practice
Chair: Robert Imre, Senior Researcher, Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI)
Panelists: 
Ihntaek Hwang
Bram De Smet 
Zahra Edalati 
Cæcilie Svop Jensen 
Rasmus Bellmer

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  
Juha-Matti Ritvanen

Global security
Chair: Minna Jokela, tutkija, Rajavartiolaitos
Panelists: 
Teemu Häkkinen
Matti Puranen and Juha Kukkola

10:30–11:00                 
Coffee break

11:00–12:00                 
Keynote: Professor Ole Wæver, University of Copenhagen 
Global security dynamics before and after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine 

12:00–13:00                 
Plenary: Investigating blind spots in international studies

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

13:00–14:00                 
Lunch and departure