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 2020:

9.10. Researcher Anna Kronlund, Jyväskylä university: “United States and United Nations: debates on sovereignty and international community”.

20.11. Visiting Research Professor Carla Norrlof, FIIA.

11.12. Postdoctoral researcher Henna-Riikka Pennanen, University of Turku.


Past seminars:

16.6. Junior Researcher Workshop 2020, more info here! The workshop will be arranged as a webinar.

7.2. Dr. Iro Särkkä, University of Helsinki: “Meeting the Ally: Finland’s Foreign and Security Policy in Transformation during the Post-Cold War Period”

17 January: Political and Economic Officer Nicklaus Laverty, U.S.Embassy: “The Contemporary Challenge to Democracy and its Implications to U.S. Foreign Policy”

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

Latest publications

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