Election panel focused on the humanities

How could values and research associated with the humanities be promoted in society? What will science and education policy look like in the next government term from the perspective of the humanities? How can students’ welfare be promoted? And how to tackle climate change, the biggest challenge of our time?

Please join us at an election panel focused on the humanities to listen to and challenge candidates for the Finnish parliament on science policy, students’ welfare and the status of the humanities in society on Wednesday, 3 April at Metsätalo (Unioninkatu 40) from 17.00 to 19.00. The event will be held in lecture hall 1. You can follow the panel also here.

This living room panel is organised by the Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki and Humanisticum, the Faculty’s student organisation. Themes to be discussed include the humanities, science and students’ welfare.

The event is hosted by Vuokko Schoultz and Tuomas Harju, Humanisticum’s career coordinators.

The panellists are

Outi Alanko-Kahiluoto (Greens)

Tuomas Nevanlinna (Left Alliance)

Ahto Apajalahti (Pirate Party of Finland)

Elisa Gebhard (Social Democratic Party)

Lotta Backlund (National Coalition Party)

Tiera Laitinen (Finns Party)

Antti Siika-Aho (Centre Party)

Tanja Närhi (Christian Democrats)

The Faculty will provide refreshments before the event, so please arrive in good time!

The panel will be introduced by Pirjo Hiidenmaa, dean of the Faculty of Arts.

We warmly welcome you to join us!

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