4th Annual Helsinki Summer Session Evolving Great Power Politics

By invitation only
Celeste Wallander / Photo: Matias Salo Celeste Wallander / Photo: Matias Salo
Valérie Niquet / Photo: Matias Salo Valérie Niquet / Photo: Matias Salo
Mark Katz / Photo: Matias Salo Mark Katz / Photo: Matias Salo
Leo Michel / Photo: Matias Salo Leo Michel / Photo: Matias Salo

Thu 31.8.2017 at 9:00-11:00
Kämp hotel, Jean Sibelius Meeting Room
Kluuvikatu 2, Helsinki

In recent years, predictions of the "end of history” have given way to discussions on the return of great power politics. The era of unquestioned American pre-eminence is being challenged by other great powers – Russia and China, in particular – both in their neighbourhoods and globally. Internal developments in these states have also contributed to the increasingly strained relations between the great power challengers and the United States. At the same time, Russia and China have divergent strategic interests, and they pose different threats and opportunities for US policy makers. The panel will consider, for example: What are the prospects for great power cooperation in the Trump era? What are the key points of contention and potential cooperation between the great powers? What measures should be undertaken to mitigate the risk of confrontation between the great powers? How can US allies and partners contribute to risk reduction?

Keynote: Celeste Wallander, President and CEO of the U.S.-Russia Foundation

Speakers: Mark N. Katz, Visiting Professor/Senior Fellow, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Valérie Niquet, Senior Associate Research Fellow, Head of Asia Program, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique

Chair: Leo Michel, Visiting Senior Fellow, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs


For further information, please contact: Marie-Louise Hindsberg, Tel. +358 9 432 7712, marie-louise.hindsbergfiia.fi