Dr Juha Jokela is the Programme Director of the European Union research programme at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. Dr Jokela’s previous academic and policy studies projects and publications include the EU’s sanctions policy, political implications of Brexit for the EU, political and security developments in the Arctic, Europeanisation of foreign policy, EU’s Asia relations, and Finland’s EU policy. His current research interests include differentiated integration in EU’s foreign policy, and the role of G7 and G20 in multilateral cooperation.
Dr Jokela has previously worked at the EU Institute for Security Studies as a Senior Associated Analyst and Senior Visiting Research Fellow, as an Advisor at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, and as a Research Fellow and the Director of the Network for European Studies at the University of Helsinki. Jokela is a member of the board of Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA), member of the Steering Committee of EuroMesCo, the main network of research centres and think-tanks in the Euro-Mediterranean area, and member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP).
Jokela holds a PhD from the University of Bristol (UK), which focused on Europeanisation and foreign policy in Finland and the UK, and a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Birmingham (UK).
EU's foreign and security policy, the UK withdrawal from the EU (Brexit), EU in global and regional governance, Finland's EU policy
PhD, University of Bristol (UK), Department of Politics, 2006
Finnish and English (working languages), Swedish (receptive skills)
Finland and the Tightening Competition in Global Politics
The EU as a Security Community: citizens’ views and values
Development of EU’s Sanctions Policy: Political and economic implications for Finland
EU IDEA – Integration and Differentiation for Effectiveness and Accountability
Multilateral cooperation in an era of strategic competition: Options for influence for Finland and the European Union