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 2021: 

28th of October: Professor emeritus Patrick B. Miller, Northeastern Illinois University: “Race, Racism and the Politics of Popular Memory” (webinar)

19th of November: Professor Steven Livingston, George Washington University & Research professor Antto Vihma (hybrid event). 

10th of December: Research Fellow, Maria Annala

Spring 2021:

24th of September: Professor emeritus Markku Henriksson:”Tähtilipun maa: Yhdysvaltojen historia ja nykyisyys” 

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

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,, 09 432 77 12. 

upcoming events

Race, Racism, and the Politics of Popular Memory
28.10.2021 17:00 -
By invitation only

Past events

Reflections on Afghanistan and US civil-military relations:
14.10.2021 16:30 -
By invitation only
Tähtilipun maa: Yhdysvaltojen historia ja nykyisyys
24.09.2021 14:00 -
By invitation only
The Way Ahead after the Biden-Putin Summit
23.06.2021 16:30 -
By invitation only
Sexual assault in the US Military:
25.05.2021 16:00 -
By invitation only
Russia, Sanctions and the Transatlantic Relationship
26.04.2021 16:30 -
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.