Experts on NATO and Finnish Security
This list of researchers is not comprehensive, but simply an overview. You can find contact details for all the University of Helsinki staff in our People Finder, and our Research Portal includes even more detailed information about e.g. our researchers' publications and fields of specialisation.

The University’s communications specialists are also happy to help look for our experts.

 

Juhana Aunesluoma, Professor of Political History

  • NATO, Russia-Finland relations , the time of the Cold War, the Soviet Union in the Cold War, the security solutions in Europe that followed the Cold War. 
  • Languages: Finnish, English 
  • Phone: +358 (0) 50 415 6592 
  • Email: juhana.aunesluoma@helsinki.fi  

Jari Eloranta, Professor of Economic History

  • Causes and economic consequences of wars and crises, military alliances, economic warfare and sanctions
  • Languages: Finnish, English
  • Phone: +358 (0) 50 556 0336
  • Email: jari.eloranta@helsinki.fi

Tuomas Forsberg, Director of Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies 

  • NATO, Russia - foreign policy, security policy 
  • Languages: Finnish, English 
  • Phone: +358 (0) 50 448 4064 
  • Email: tuomas.forsberg@helsinki.fi

Henrik Meinander, Professor of History

Mervi Pantti, Professor in Media and Communication Studies

  • Hybrid operations, conflicts, media
  • Languages: Finnish, English
  • Phone: +358 (0) 50 448 4310
  • Email: mervi.pantti@helsinki.fi

Heikki Patomäki, Professor of Global Politics

  • Russia as part of the world system, the Russia-NATO conflict, civil society in Russia and the world, the role of the EU in the conflict in Ukraine, especially from the point of view of the political economy
  • Languages: Finnish, English
  • Phone: +358 (0) 50 448 4400
  • Email: heikki.patomaki@helsinki.fi

Johanna Rainio-Niemi, Associate Professor of Political History

  • Small neutral states int he Cold War, national identity stories, the politics of memory after the Cold War
  • Languages: Finnish, English
  • Phone: +358 (0) 50 467 8222
  • Email: johanna.rainio@helsinki.fi

Iro Särkkä, D.Soc.Sc.

  • NATO debate and discussion in Finland, Finnish foreign and security policy, NATO
  • Languages: Finnish, English, French
  • Phone: +358 (0) 50 345 8368
  • Email: iro.sarkka@helsinki.fi
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Johanna Vuorelma, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for European Studies

  • Finnish foreign and security policy and European cooperation
  • Languages: Finnish, English
  • Phone: +358 (0) 45 357 8335
  • Email: johanna.vuorelma@helsinki.fi