Suomeksi
 
 
Current Issues Seminars 2015


​"Transatlantic Security Relations"

​Time: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 12:15-13:45 

Place: University of Turku, Publicum Building, Lecture Hall 4
 
Speaker

Dr. Mark Sheetz, Fulbright-NATO Chair of Security Studies, College of Europe

The event is free and open to the public. Organized in collaboration with Fulbright Center Finland and the Department of Contemporary History.


         "Detective as Outsider in American Crime Fiction"

Time: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 14:15-15:45

Place: University of Turku, Publicum Building, Lecture Hall 4 

Speaker

Dr. M. Lee Alexander, Fulbright Scholar, University of Turku

The event is free and open to the public.


"Vietnamin sodan kulttuurihistoria" [In Finnish]

Time: Friday, April 24, 2015 at 10:00-17:00 

Place: University of Turku, Publicum Building, Lecture Hall 3

Program

10.00 Tervetuliaissanat

10.15-11.00 Rauli Virtanen: "Journalistina Vietnamin sodassa"

11.00-11.30 Kimmo Ahonen: "Ronald Reagan ja Hollywoodin Vietnamin sota"

11.30-12.00 Janne Mäkelä: "Vietnamin sota ja musiikki"

12.00-13.00 Lounastauko

13.00-13.30 Lari Karreinen: "Vietnamin sodan ekologiaa"

13.30-14.00 Luigi de Anna: "Intellektuelli lähtee sotaan. Tiziano Terzani ja hänen näkemyksensä Vietnamin sodasta"

14.00-14.30 Benita Heiskanen: "Vietnamin sodan kulttuurinen muisti Yhdysvalloissa"

14.30-15.00 Kahvitauko

15.00-16.00  Paneelikeskustelu, Jussi Helminen, Hannu Reime & Hannu Taanila, puheenjohtaja

16.00-17.00 Elokuvaesitys

The event is free and open to the public. Organized in collaboration with the Department of Cultural History.


           "USA Today, USA Tomorrow"

           Time: Friday, May 8, 2015 at 10:15-12:45

Place: University of Turku, Calonia Building, Lecture Hall 2

Chair  

Dr. Benita Heiskanen, Director, John Morton Center for North American Studies

Speakers

Dr. Jørn Brøndal, Associate Professor, Center for American Studies, University of Southern Denmark,

"The Immigration Issue and the Future of the Republican Party"

Dr. Jennifer ChernegaAssociate Professor, Department of Sociology, Winona State University, Minnesota; Fulbright Scholar, Visiting Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo,

"Race and Policing in the United States"

Dr. Albion M. ButtersLecturer, Department of Comparative Religion, University of Turku,

"The Last Days of Obama"

The event is free and open to the public. Organized in collaboration with Fulbright Center Finland.


"Transnational North America"

Time: Friday, September 11, 2015                                    

          Place: University of Turku, Publicum Building, Lecture Hall 3

          Chairs

           Dr. Markku Henriksson, Professor Emeritus, University of Helsinki

           Dr. Samira Saramo, Post-Doctoral Researcher, JMC
Speakers
 
Dr. Vesa Vares, Professor of Contemporary History, University of Turku 
"America as a Stranger and a Friend: The Image of the United States in Finland during the 20th Century"

Dr. Samira Saramo, Post-Doctoral Researcher, John Morton Center for North American Studies
"A Hundred Years of Finnish-Canadian Letters"
 
Ph.D. Candidate Nadia Nava Contreras, Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki
"Modern, Western: Mexico and Finland through the Olympic Lens"
Dr. Benita Heiskanen, Director, John Morton Center for North American Studies 
"'A New Chapter in the Americas': USA-Cuba Détente"

          Symposium, "North American In/Securities: A Local-Global Nexus"
          
          Time: October 1-2, 2015

          Place: University of Turku, Publicum Building, Lecture Hall 3

          For more information, please see the symposium's website.


          "What if They Are All Us? Star Trek and the Universalization of the                   American Imaginary"

Time: November 2, 2015, 12:15-13:45 

Place: University of Turku, Sirkkala Building, Janus Hall
 
Chair

Dr. Kari Kallioniemi, Researcher and Director, Kone Foundation project "Thatcherism, Popular Culture, and the 1980s" & Vice-Director, International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC), University of Turku
 
Speakers
 
Dr. Austin Lane Crothers, Professor of Politics and Government, Illinois State University
 
Dr. Martha Horst, Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition, Illinois State University
 
Organized in collaboration with the International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC).

           "Secrets of the Oval Office: Time Traveling in the Cockpit of                            American History"
Time: November 20, 2015 at 12:15-13:45

Place: University of Turku, Sirkkala Campus, Janus Hall
Chair

Dr. Kimi Kärki, Coordinator, International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC) 

Speaker
 
Fulbright Scholar, Author, Dr. William Doyle, University of Eastern Finland

Organized in collaboration with the International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC).

 

Guest Lecture, "International Arbitration"

           Time: November 30, 2015                    

           Place: University of Turku, Main Building, Tauno Nurmela Hall

           Speaker

           United States Ambassador to Finland Charles C. Adams, Jr.

Keywords:
Tags: