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We are pleased to welcome PhD Candidate Nanuli Silagadze from Åbo Akademi University to give her presentation at the general research seminar at Åbo Akademi University. She will give a presentation on her paper, titled “Degree of approval in referendums: country-level determinants”.
Time and place: January 29th, 14–15, ASA House, A stairs, 4th floor and room A 402 (Demos)
We are pleased to welcome Associate Professor Vincent Keating from the University of Southern Denmark to give a lecture titled “Russian influence and soft power in the West”.
Vincent Keating is Head of Section and Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark. He holds a PhD in International Relations at Aberystwyth University and has published widely on various central issues of international politics, including articles in Review of International Studies and The British Journal of Politics and International Relations and the monograph US Human Rights Conduct and International Legitimacy: The Constrained Hegemony of George W. Bush (Palgrave Macmillan 2014). In this lecture, Dr Keating’s point of departure is that Russia’s conservative values and illiberal governance models generate admiration and followership not only in the neighbouring countries but also in the Western world.
Time and place: 12th December 10-12, Publicum building, 1st floor, PUB3 lecture hall.
We are pleased to welcome Ernesto Cruz Ruiz from Technische Universität München to give his presentation at the research seminar at University of Turku.
Ernesto Cruz Ramirez will be giving a presentation titled “Inclusive, Deliberative, and Informed Constitution-making: The Endurance of Citizens’ Inputs in the Constitution of Mexico City.”
Time and place: November 7th, 14.15, Publicum, second floor. sh. 299
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Inga Saikkonen from Åbo Akademi University to give her presentation at the general research seminar at Åbo Akademi University.
Dr Inga Saikkonen will be presenting an overview of her Academy of Finland project, as well as a survey that she is running with Dr Sergiu Ghergina from the University of Glasgow.
Time and place: October 29th, 15-16, ASA House, A stairs, 4th floor and room A 402 (Demos)
The Institute for Deliberative Democracy (DDI) and PALO project (Participation in Long-term Decision-making) organize an annual Research and Development Day in Turku in October 31.
The day consists of two keynote lectures and workshops. The keynotes are open to all.
Keynote 1: Carolyn Hendriks (Australian National University): Participating Publics in Environmental Governance.
Time and place: 10.00, Educarium building, EDU1 lecture hall
Keynote 2: Stephen Elstub (Newcastle University): Mini-publics and Environmental Decision-Making in the UK.
Time and place: 14.45, Publicum building, PUB3 lecture hall
More information concerning the event and instructions on how to register to workshops can be found here:
We are pleased to welcome Professor Kimmo Grönlund and doctoral candidate Nanuli Silagadze from Åbo Akademi University to give their presentations at this spring’s final General research seminar for political scientists at Åbo Akademi University.
First, professor Kimmo Grönlund will be presenting the new ÅAU Center of Excellence project, FutuDem. After this, doctoral candidate Nanuli Silagadze will have a paper presentation.
Time and place: May 14th, 15:15-16, ASA House, A stairs, 4th floor and room A 402 (Demos)
We are pleased to welcome Professor James S. Fishkin from Stanford University to give a lecture titled ‘Revitalizing Democracy through Public Deliberation‘. James S. Fishkin holds the Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communication at Stanford University where he is Professor of Communication and Professor of Political Science. He is also Director of Stanford’s Center for Deliberative Democracy. Professor Fishkin is a member of the International Advisory Board of FutuDem.
Time and place: 15th March, 10.00-12.00, Stora Auditoriet, ASA (Fänriksgatan 3, Åbo)
Introduction by Professor Kimmo Grönlund (Åbo Akademi)
Comments by Professor Maija Setälä (University of Turku)
The guest lecture is organized by the Center of Excellence: the Future of Democracy FutuDem and the Minority Research Profile of Åbo Akademi
We are pleased to welcome Doctoral student Marco Svensson La Rosa from Åbo Akademi University to give his presentation at the General research seminar for political scientists at Åbo Akademi University.
Mr. Svensson La Rosa will be presenting a draft of a paper that he is writing together with Henrik Serup Christensen and Kimmo Grönlund titled “What does the European voter want? A conjoint survey experiment of citizens’ preferences”.
Time and place: February 26th, 15:15-16, ASA House, A stairs, 4th floor and room A 402 (Demos)
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Henrik Serup Christensen from Åbo Akademi University to give his presentation at the general research seminar at Åbo Akademi University.
Dr. Henrik Serup Christensen will be presenting some ideas on a survey experiment titled “How Citizens Evaluate Participatory Mechanisms: A [plan for a] Conjoint Analysis”.
Time and place: January 23rd, 15-16, ASA House, A stairs, 4th floor and room A 402 (Demos)