Research series on the US role in global politics

The Center on US Politics and Power at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs is organizing a research series on the characteristics of the US role in global politics.

The events are organized in order to encourage cooperation and networking among researchers and experts working on US-related topics. The Center also warmly welcomes students who are interested in US politics or transatlantic relations to participate in our seminars. The seminars provide a platform for discussing current US affairs, in addition to presentations by invited guest speakers. They also give an opportunity for student presentations and discussions of their research.

Autumn 2022: 

September 16: Visiting Senior Fellow Rachel Tausenfreund, FIIA. 

October 14: Professor Benita Heiskanen, University of Turku, ”The Campus Carry Law in Texas: Rights and In/Security in an Armed Campus”

November 4: Senior Researcher Pekka Kolehmainen, University of Turku, ”The Founding Fathers in the U.S. Culture Wars” 

Spring 2022: 

January 21st: Visiting Research Fellow Eoin McNamara, FIIA: “George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Afghanistan: The Risk Society and Faulty Stabilization Policy”

February 18th: Visiting Research Fellow Maria Shagina, FIIA.

March 30th
: Professor Samuel Moyn, YALE. 

April 28th: CUSPP Junior Researcher Workshop 2022. See more info here and apply!

Past seminars 2021

Past seminars 2020

Past seminars 2019

Past seminars 2018

Past seminars 2017

Past seminars 2016

Past seminars 2015

Past seminars 2014

For further information, please contact Project Manager Marie-Louise Hindsberg,, 09 432 77 12. 

upcoming events

NATO Enlargement, Türkiye and the United States
13.02.2023 16:00 -
By invitation only

Latest publications

Lindén (os. Annala), Maria (2022). Trumpismin aikakausi voi jatkua vielä pitkään. In Lenita Toivakka ed(s): Yhdysvallat. Maakatsaus.. Helsinki: Keskuskauppakamari. 19-20.

Annala, Maria (2022). Vaaran merkkejä Yhdysvalloissa. Ulkopolitiikka, 59 (2):74-75.