Centre for European Studies
Network for European Studies
14.9 - 14:55
TRUMP’S AMERICA AND THE WORLD: THE PERILS OF A US DISENGAGEMENT FROM GLOBAL POLITICS
On Friday, 28 September, 2018 at 14:15-15:45 At the Auditorium 116, University of Helsinki Unioninkatu 35, Helsinki
The keynote of this event addresses the two most important questions concerning the United States’ role in the
world. The first part of the talk examines how fast America is declining. The underlying assessment is that for many
decades into the future, the U.S. will be the only state in a position to sustain a globally engaged grand strategy.
The second part of the talk then analyses the current grand strategic debate over whether America should “stay
engaged” or should now “come home.” The analysis by Stephen Brooks and William Wohlforth in the recently
published book “America Abroad: The United States’ Global Role in the 21st Century” shows that Washington would
be wise to sustain the core elements of the so-called “deep engagement” grand strategy, since pulling back from the
world would have a variety of negative consequences for America and for its global partners. The conclusion of the
talk will then discuss the implications of Trump’s foreign policy stance for Europe.
Stephen G. Brooks, Professor, Dartmouth College
Comments:Ville Sinkkonen, Research Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Johanna Vuorelma, University Lecturer, Centre for European Studies, University of Helsinki
This lecture is part of the CUSPP Research Series. Coffee will be served from 13:45 onwards. We kindly ask you to
confirm your participation in the seminar at the very latest on Wednesday 26 September by email to marie-louise.
26.8 - 14:15
Open Panel Debate: The winners of the workplace after the digital revolution
As a part of the Europaeum Summer School “The Future of Work” the Europaeum along with the Centre for European Studies invites you to the Open Panel Debate on the questions of equalities and inequalities formed in the future workplace.
The summer school examines the question of future work from different aspects, for example from the possibility of total automatisation to the need for new public policies and changes in the social security. One of the key questions of the future work is about the labour market. Technology has until recently eaten from low-skilled and repetitive work, but it is also taking over high-skilled professions. It is predictable, that a large part of jobs in the current labour market are soon replaced by machines. Due to the rapid digitalisation, we need to ask the question of who will work, and how?
A short introduction to the Finnish trade and labour market history will be provided by Dr Juhana Aunesluoma, Director of the Centre for European Studies. Dr Aunesluoma is a researcher in political history, and his research interests are in the Finnish business and economic history, as well as in the history of Finnish foreign trade and economic integration.
Panelists’ expertise vary from trade and labour institutions to investigative journalism.
Lotta Savinko is the Head of Working Life Issues of Akava (trade union confederation of affiliates for highly educated people). She is part of Akava’s equality working group. She is also a board member at Eurocadres.
Juha Antila is a Development Manager at SAK (The Central Organisation of Trade Unions in Finland, a labour confederation) representing 900,000 employees in Finland. His main responsibilities are developing working communities, work well-being and work productivity.
Jari Konttinen is an Expert of Industrial Policy at Palta (Association of Employers in Service Industries, an industry and labour market confederation). He develops Palta’s work on themes like industry, employment, education and innovations.
Minea Koskinen is an independent author and journalist. She has worked as a journalist in Voima-magazine and as a future researcher at Demos Helsinki -think tank, where she was part of a team which conducted the award-winning Work 2040 -report.
We welcome you to join us to an interesting panel debate at the Porthania PIII on Tuesday 28th of August at 16!
16.5 - 10:45
We warmly invite you to the Welcome Party of the The Centre for European Studies!
The Centre for European Studies went through some major changes in the beginning of this year: the network changed to a centre, new researchers have joined us with new projects, and we moved from Snellmanninkatu to the old Psychologicum building at Siltavuorenpenger. Some renovation has already been done, some is still coming. Now however, it is the time to welcome you to the new and improved Centre for European Studies!
The event will take place on Wednesday 30 May at 16 at Siltavuorenpenger 1 A, on the third floor.
16.00 Start of the event
16.45 Music performance by Susanna Hast
17.00 Introduction to researchers’ projects at the Centre
Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
See you on the 30 May at 16!
Please RSVP through the e-form by 25.5.2018.