Registration for the FISA2022 conference is open until the end of February 2022. All the participants have been sent a registration link.
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.
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.
Here is the updated conference programme:
Panel 1. Connectivity and superregional politics in the Indo-Pacific
Chair: Bart Gaens, Leading Researcher, Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Bart Gaens, Ville Sinkkonen and Henri Vogt
Kristiina Silvan and Marcin Kaczmarski
Mikael Mattlin and Mikko Rajavuori
Panel 2. Africa in the contest over global normative order
Chair: Eva Nilsson, Doctoral Researcher, Hanken Svenska Handelshögskolan
Natalie Ruvimbo Mavhiki
Panel 3. Diplomatia, ulkopolitiikka ja multilateralismin muutos ennen ja jälkeen kylmän sodan päättymisen
Chair: Tuomas Forsberg, Professor, Director, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
Panel 4. Behind the veil of multilateralism?
Chair: Jyrki Ruohomäki, Head of Research, CMC Finland
Panel 5. Sensing IR
Chair: Rune Saugmann, Academy Research Fellow, Tampere University
Panel 6. 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)
Bram De Smet
Cæcilie Svop Jensen
Panel 7. Ennakointi kansainvälisissä suhteissa – miksi ja miten?
Chair: Terhi Ylitalo, erityisasiantuntija, puolustusministeriö
Olli Hietanen (TBC)
Panel 8. Teknologiakehitys, valta ja turvallisuus
Chair: Pekka Appelqvist, professori, pääsihteeri, MATINE, puolustusministeriö
Panel 9. The role of expertise and knowledge in international politics
Chair: Sanna Salo, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Helsinki
Pami Aalto and Anna Claydon
Johanna Ketola and Katri Mäkinen-Rostedt
Panel 10. The politics of the Arctic
Chair: Sanna Kopra, Researcher, University of Lapland
Yue Wang and Liling Xu
Panel 11. The European Union as a global actor
Chair: Hanna Ojanen, Research Director, Tampere University
Tero Poutala, Elina Sinkkonen and Mikael Mattlin
Panel 12. The Nordics and the future of multilateralism
Chair: Johan Strang, Associate Professor, Centre for Nordic Studies, University of Helsinki
Panel 13. Perspectives on security in Northern Europe
Chair: Tommi Koivula, apulaisprofessori, Maanpuolustuskorkeakoulu
Panel 14. Global security
Chair: Minna Jokela, tutkija, Rajavartiolaitos
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.