IB organizes a Nordic workshop on cosmopolitans and global mobility
On November 15-16th the COSMO team from Turku School of Economics and Åbo Akademi University in collaboration with scholars from Linnaeus University and University of Southern Denmark organized a two-day workshop on cosmopolitanism and global mobility in Turku. The workshop belongs to a series of workshops funded by Nordforsk (NOS-HS).
During the first day of the workshop, we heard many interesting presentations. For example, scholars from other disciplines – including history, political science and linguistics – presented their views on cosmopolitans. Professor Charlotta Wolff (Faculty of Humanities of the University of Turku) introduced us to the history of the concept cosmopolitanism, Dr. Nilay Kilinc (University of Helsinki) presented her research on highly skilled Turkish migrants in the Nordics and Dr. Claudine Gaibrois (ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management) shed light to how language is used in linguistically diverse workplaces. Additionally, we learned about refugee entrepreneurship, female migrant entrepreneurship and migrant experiences from Finland.
On the second day of the workshop, the COSMO team presented ongoing research projects. The themes varied and also the empirical context in which research is conducted is very diverse: from China to Florida and captured experiences of various groups of globally mobile individuals.
Our warmest thanks to all participants – these two insightful days gave some food for thought for the future!