Identifying Significant Change in International Politics: The Year 2018 in Historical Perspective

invitation only · Seminar Hall 23 H, Arkadiankatu 23 H, 2nd floor (inner courtyard), Helsinki · 17.01.2019 10:00 - 11:30

invitation only

The international system appears to be undergoing major change. This seminar explores these recent changes from a historical perspective. It looks at the events that have had a major impact on the actors, processes, and norms of international politics during the last four centuries. It also discusses how international relations research identifies major change in international politics, including the concept of ‘monster years’, a time-based criterion for identifying the most significant changes in international politics. A primary question concerns whether the year 2018 qualifies as a ‘monster year’, based on the recent actions and policies by the major players in international politics.

Speakers

Kalevi Holsti

Kalevi Holsti

Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia
Torbjørn Knutsen

Torbjørn Knutsen

Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Teija Tiilikainen

Opening remarks

Teija Tiilikainen

Director, Finnish Institute of International Affairs

chair

Mikael Wigell

Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security Research Programme

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