House of Science and Letters, March 3rd 2015 1PM – 5PM

You are most welcome to the seminar Science Diplomacy and the Arctic, organized by the Council of Finnish Academies. The venue for the seminar is the House of Science and Letters, hall 1 (Kirkkokatu 6, 000170 Helsinki).

The seminar will introduce the concept of Science Diplomacy to Finnish academic and foreign policy discourse. The significance of science and science diplomacy in solving the ’wicked problems’ of our time will be presented through examples from Arctic governance.

Please register for the seminar by February 20th 2015. Welcome!
  • 13.00-13.15    Chancellor emeritus Kari RaivioScience as a tool for diplomacy
  • 13.15-13.45    Minister for Foreign Affairs Erkki TuomiojaHow to utilize scientific knowledge in foreign policy?
  • 13.45-14.15    Professor Paul Berkman (Cambridge): Lessons from science and foreign policy interfaces
  • 14.15-14.45   Coffee break
  • 14.45-15.00    Director of the Arctic Centre Paula KankaanpääRole of Science in linking knowledge with action in the Arctic
  • 15.00-17.00     Panel discussion: The role of science in Arctic negotiations (including a Q&A session)
    • Hosted by Chancellor emeritus Kari Raivio
    • Panelists: Acting Director for Policy Planning and Research Petri Hakkarainen (Ministry for Foreign Affairs), Professor Lassi Heininen (University of Lapland), Rodney Hunter (Embassy of the United States), Professor Markku Kulmala (University of Helsinki), Professor Nikolay Vakhtin (European University, St.Petersburg) 

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