Expertise

Terrorism and other political violence, counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism in Europe, border security and Schengen Treaty. Spanish politics.

Degrees

PhD, University of Tampere, Dept. of Political Science and International Relations

Language skills

Finnish, English and Spanish (working languages); Swedish and French (receptive skills)


latest publications

Expertise

Terrorism and other political violence, counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism in Europe, border security and Schengen Treaty. Spanish politics.

Work experience

Researcher, Tampere University: Department of Political Science and International Relations, 2004-2006 (Tampere University scholarship)

Political Analyst/Intelligence Officer, Finnish National Intelligence Cell, EUFOR Althea, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2006

Coordinator, Tampere University: Department of Political Science and International Relations, 2007

Researcher, Tampere University: Department of Political Science and International Relations, 2007-2009 (Emil Aaltonen and Finnish Cultural Foundation scholarships)

Monitor, Deputy Team Leader, and Team Leader, European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia (seconded by the Finnish Ministry of the Interior), 2009-2010

Major secondary employments

Columnist in Kouvolan Sanomat, 2003-2006

Lecturer in Political Science, Tampere University: Department of Political Science and International Relations, 2009

Mentor/lecturer in Civilian Crisis Management Core Courses, CMC Finland, 2011

Lecturer in Political Science, Tampere University: School of Management (Political Science), 2014

Scientific expert tasks and commissions of trust

Member of the Security Council, The Finnish Committee for European Security (STETE), 2013-2014

Member of the Steering Committee, The Euro-Mediterranean Study Commission (EUROMESCO), 2013-2014

Degrees

PhD, University of Tampere, Dept. of Political Science and International Relations

Education

Master of Social Sciences, Tampere University, 2003 (dissertation Need for a Violent Political Strategy: Spanish Anarchist and Fascist Movements on the Edge of the Civil War, Tampere 2002 (only in Finnish))

Doctor of Social Sciences, Tampere University, 2009 (dissertation Political Responses to Terrorism: A case study on the Madrid terrorist attack on March 11, 2004, and its aftermath, Tampere University Press, Tampere, 2009)

Major Courses

Reserve Officer Course 210, 1997

“The Resource Curse”-PhD Summer Course, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2005

EU Core Concept Course on Civilian Crisis Management, CMC Finland, 2007

Summer Institute in Political Psychology, Stanford University, 2007

Hostile Environment Security Training, HART Security, 2009

Language skills

Finnish, English and Spanish (working languages); Swedish and French (receptive skills)