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8th Annual Aleksanteri Conference
WELFARE, GENDER AND AGENCY IN RUSSIA AND EASTERN EUROPE
December 10-12, 2008; the University of Helsinki, Finland


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Unioninkatu 33 (P.O.Box 42)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

phone +358-(0)9-191 23627
fax +358-(0)9-191 23615

Aleksanteri Conference <fcree-aleksconf@helsinki.fi>

Organisers

Aleksanteri Institute, the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies, is affiliated with the University of Helsinki and operates as a national centre of research, study and expertise pertaining to Russia and Eastern Europe, particularly in the social sciences and humanities. The institute co-ordinates and promotes co-operation and interaction between the academic world, public administration, business life and civil society in Finland and abroad.

The Co-organiser STAKES, the National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and (http://www.stakes.fi) carries out research, works as an advisory body in relations between central and local governments and collects a number of related statistics. STAKES has extensive links with many research and development institutions, and is supervised by the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.

Organising committee:

Aino Saarinen, Adjunct Professor, Aleksanteri Institute (Chair)
Simo Mannila,
Adjunct Professor, STAKES (Vice Chair)
Meri Kulmala,
Researcher, Aleksanteri Institute (Coordinator)
Kaarina Aitamurto,
Researcher, Aleksanteri Institute
Maija J├Ąppinen,
Researcher, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, Helsinki
University
Jouko Nikula,
Adjunct Professor, Aleksanteri Institute
Suvi Salmenniemi,
Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Sociology, Helsinki
University

Conference secretary Heini Puurunen

Co-organiser IDC at STAKES:

Simo Mannila, Adjunct Professor
Anne Vienonen, Communications Officer