Current Issues Seminars 2017

Guest Lecture "Contested Views: Neoconservatives, the Donald Trump Administration, and the Battles for American Foreign Policy" by Dr. Jesús Velasco (Tarleton State University, USA)

Date: Friday, December 15, 2017
Time: 10:00-12:00
Place: Publicum, Room 309

Is the World Order in Flux? Challenges to Transnational Political Conventions

Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
Time: 13:15-16:15
Place: Publicum Building, Pub 2



Chair: Dr. Samira Saramo (JMC)

Dr. Henna-Riikka  Pennanen (JMC),                                                                    "Introduction: Disintegration of the Liberal World Order?"

Dr. Nina Tynkkynen (Baltic Sea Region Studies),                                                 "Putin's Appropriation of the International Leadership Vacuum"

Dr. Anna Kronlund (JMC),                                                                                   "The Trump Administration's Commitment to Rules-based Order"

14:30-14:45 BREAK


Chair: Dr. Reetta Humalajoki (JMC)

Dr. Mika Suonpää (Contemporary History),                                                         "Academic Populism of Anti-EU British Intellectuals"

Dr. Benita Heiskanen (JMC),                                                                              "Crisis of Knowledge in the Era of Trump"

Q & A

Guest lecture: "Cross-currents in American Defense Strategy and Their Implications for Europe," by FIIA Visiting Fellow Leo Michel

Date: Monday, October 9, 2017
Time: 16:15-17:45
Place: Publicum Building, Pub 2

The Eagle Meets the Dragon: Shifts and Tensions in U.S.East Asia Relations

Date: Friday, September 8, 2017
Time: 13:15-16:45
Place: Publicum Building, Pub 2

















“North Korea as a Political Santa Claus”

Prof. Pekka Korhonen, University of Jyväskylä

“American Military Presence and Anti-Base Movement in South Korea”

Dr. Jeong-Im Hyun, University of Turku

“Make Japan Great Again – Japan and its Alliance with the US during the Abe Administration”

Dr. Bart Gaens, Finnish Institute of International Affairs


15 min. BREAK


“US-East Asia Relations from a Chinese Perspective”

Prof. Julie Yu-Wen Chen, University of Helsinki

“Transforming and Containing – on the History of American Engagement with China”

Prof. Lauri Paltemaa, University of Turku


Dr. Sabine Burghart, University of Turku​

Dr. Benita Heiskanen, University of Turku

Prof. Juha Vuori, University of Turku

Prof. Lin Ka, Zhejiang University