Geopolitics and technological innovations are challenging the international seafaring and maritime cooperation in unprecedented ways. Russia’s invasion into Ukraine, Chinese investments into global port infrastructures, and the development of autonomous vessels have all ruptured the old ways of managing maritime affairs. This seminar will address these topical issues and raise critical questions for discussion.
The event is hosted by the Centre for East Asian Studies, Faculty of Social sciences and it is arranged in collaboration with Åbo Akademi.
The seminar will be organized on Friday 21 April 2023 at 13.15–15.00, Publicum (PUB3).
OPENING WORDS Professor Henri Vogt, Political Science, University of Turku
NEW LEGAL STORMS – REGULATING AUTONOMOUS SHIPS Professor Henrik Ringbom, Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics and Law, Åbo Akademi
BACK TO THE 1970s – (UN)POLITICIZING ENVIRONMENTAL COOPERATION IN THE BALTIC SEA REGION? Professor Nina Tynkkynen, Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics and Law, Åbo Akademi
THE ARCTIC AFTER UKRAINE: WHAT ROLE FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION? Senior Researcher Liisa Kauppila, Political Science, University of Turku
CHINA’S STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS IN EUROPEAN PORTS Senior Researcher Hermann Aubié, Centre for East Asian Studies, University of Turku
Moderator: Docent Outi Luova, Centre for East Asian Studies, University of Turku
After the presentations, discussions will continue in the lobby with snacks and drinks and with excellent opportunities for networking.