Helmi Räisänen is a Research Fellow at the Center on Climate Politics and Security at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. She is finalizing her doctoral dissertation at the University of Helsinki focusing on Finnish public authorities’ preparedness practices. Her thesis explored how crisis preparedness ought to be reorganized to better match the current era of chronic socio-ecological crises. She has published on the topics of simulation exercises, the Finnish comprehensive security model, environmental security and pandemic preparedness. Her current work focuses on climate change impacts on Finland’s security of supply.
Helmi is a Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki, and she is affiliated with Environmental Policy Research Group EPRG, Past Present Sustainability Research Unit PAES, Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science HELSUS and Creative Adaptation to Wicked Socio-Environmental Disruptions WISE consortium.
Crisis preparedness; environmental security; simulation exercises; pandemic preparedness
Doctor of Social Sciences (environmental policy), University of Helsinki, 2019–2024
MSSc (social and cultural anthropology), University of Helsinki, 2013–2019
Finnish, English (working languages), Spanish, Swedish (receptive skills)