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.

All seminars will be organised as webinars during the autumn.

Upcoming seminars in 2021:

23rd of April: University lecturer Rani-Henrik Andersson, University of Helsinki: “Bridging Cultural Concepts of Nature: Indigenous People and Protected Spaces”

Past seminars in 2021: 
26th of March: Visiting Senior Fellow Pete Piirainen, FIIA: “Suomen ja Yhdysvaltojen turvallisuus- ja puolustusyhteistyön kehitys ja tulevaisuus”

19th of February: lecturer Nicola Nymalm, Swedish Defence University: “U.S., Japan and China – identities, economics and power”

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, marie-louise.hindsberg@fiia.fi, 09 432 77 12. 

upcoming events

No upcoming events

Past events

Russia, Sanctions and the Transatlantic Relationship
26.04.2021 16:30 -
By invitation only
US Trade Policy and the Future of Global Order?
10.03.2021 16:00 -
By invitation only
U.S., Japan and China - identities, economics and power
19.02.2021 14:00 -
By invitation only
Transatlantic relations and the question of cybersecurity
25.01.2021 16:30 -
By invitation only
Educating the U.S. on the "China Threat"
11.12.2020 14:00 -
By invitation only
Unfinished business: Next steps on US-Russia arms control
24.11.2020 16:30 -
By invitation only
The Century of the Americas: A Conjecture
06.11.2020 14:00 -
By invitation only

Latest publications

Helwig, Niklas (2020). Die EU und die USA. In Werner Weidenfeld, Wolfgang Wessels ed(s): Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2020. Baden Baden: Nomos. 385 - 390.

Sinkkonen, Ville (2020). Donald Trump, Joe Biden ja kunnioituksen askelmerkit. SAM Magazine, 18.9.