Courses and events

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Annual Conference


Persistence or Change? Inequalities, Conflicts and Power in Local and Global Perspectives

The 6th Annual Conference for the Doctoral Programme in Political, Societal and Regional Change and the Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences, University of Helsinki

Inequalities have existed through world history and have shifted over time. Today, both global and local communities are being confronted with a world of growing challenges and crises caused by growing inequalities. In order to solve such crises, it is vital to understand their root causes and analyse possible future outcomes. How does inequalities develop, what are major causes and what are key effects on both a micro and macro level, as well as on local and global societies?

The event will bring together PhD candidates, supervisors, and junior and senior-level researchers from different disciplines. The conference consists of plenary sessions, panels and workshops where doctoral candidates have the opportunity to present their papers and receive feedback from peers, colleagues, professors, and experts in their fields.

Time: 21-22 October 2019
Venue: Metsätalo, Unioninkatu 40


Keynotes by

Professor Judith Pallot (Geography, University of Oxford/University of Helsinki)

Professor John Jost (Psychology and Politics, University of New York)

Professor Risto Kunelius (Media and Communication Studies, University of Helsinki)


Additionally, there will be two panel discussions organized around the themes of inequality as well as post-doctoral career perspectives.

For more information, see the conference blog.

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