Mika Aaltola

Programme Director - the Global Security research programme

Telephone +358 9432 7780

Academic degree
Doctor in Social Sciences, University of Tampere, Faculty of Political Science

US domestic and foreign affairs, international system, global governance, major power relations, Finnish foreign policy, changing meaning of the concept of security, cyber security, the role of religions, political violence, humanitarianism, catastrophe policy, pandemic crisis

Ongoing Projects
Securing the Access to Global Commons (MATINE)
Ethics, Politics, and Emergencies (Academy of Finland)

Recent Publications
Understanding the Politics of Pandemic Scares, London: Routledge, 2011

Agile small state agency: heuristic plays and flexible national identity markers in Finnish foreign policy. Nationalities Papers; Mar2011, Vol. 39 Issue 2.

Transatlantic Foreign Policy Research Communities, C. Munevver (ed.). Issues in EU and US Foreign Policy. New York: Lexington Books, 2011

The Arab Uprising, Causes, Prospects, Implications, UPI Briefing Paper 76, March 2011

Finnish, English (working languages)