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Current Issues Seminars 2014


Roundtable: "What IS North American Studies?"

Time: March 25, 2014 17:15-18:45

Place: University of Turku, Publicum Building, Lecture Hall 5

Panelists

Rani-Henrik AnderssonAcademy of Finland Research Fellow, Department of World Cultures, University of Helsinki

Nadia Nava ContrerasPh.D. Candidate, Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki

Janne KorkkaUniversity Lecturer, Department of English, University of Turku

Moderator

Benita HeiskanenDirector, John Morton Center for North American Studies
Q & A by the Audience​


 "Meksikon hetki: Meksikon suhteista Latinalaiseen Amerikkaan,                   Karibian alueeseen ja Yhdysvaltoihin   
           
Time: April 22, 2014 14:15-16:00 

Place: University of Turku, Contemporary History, Paasivirta Hall, Arwidssoninkatu 1, Building 11

Speaker

Ambassador Anne Lammila, Embassy of Finland, Mexico City. 

The seminar is co-organized with the Department of Contemporary History and will be held in Finnish. The event is free and open to the public. Welcome!


          "The U.S. Supreme Court:  Where Law and Politics Intertwine"

           Time: Monday, October 20, 2014 at 16:15-17:45      

Place: University of Turku, Publicum Building, Lecture Hall 4  (Assistentinkatu 7)

Speaker

Dr. Mark C. Miller, Fulbright Bicentennial Professor in American Studies, University of Helsinki; Professor, Department of Political Science, Clark University, USA

The seminar is co-organized with the Department of Political Science and Contemporary History, University of Turku. The event is free and open to he public.


 "Border Film and the U.S.-Canada Divide"

Time: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 14:15-15:45 

Place: University of Turku, Minerva Building, Seminar Room 223 (Kaivokatu 12)

Speaker

Dr. Markus Heide, Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Swedish Institute for North American Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden      

The seminar is co-organized with the International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC), University of Turku.  The event is free and open to the public. 


"Transnational Security Crises"

          Time: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 14:00-17:00

          Place: University of Turku, Calonia Building, Lecture Hall 3
          (Caloniankuja 3)

Speakers

Dr. Thomas Schmidinger, Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, Austria,   

"The So-called ‘Islamic State,’ Its Foreign Fighters, and the New Middle East"

Dr. Kirstine Sinclair, Assistant Professor, Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies,  Department of History, University of Southern Denmark,

"Whose Caliphate? The Ideology and Geo-Politics of the Islamic State" 

Dr. Raphi Rechitsky, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Sociology, European University at Saint Petersburg, Russia,

"Fleeing the War in Ukraine: International Humanitarian Politics and Responses to the Refugee Crisis"

Dr. Mika Aaltola, Director of the Global Security Research Programme, Finnish Institute of International Affairs,

"The U.S. Geostrategy and the Trilemma of Three Maps" 

The event is free and open to the public. 



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