January 2020 Newsletter: Upcoming Events

Development Studies in Finland: Reflections on the past five decades and the future ahead Date: Wednesday 26th  February 2020 Time: 13:00-15:30 Place: Think Corner (Tiedekulma) Development Studies has come a long way since it 50 years ago emerged in Finland. Born from a student movement supporting Third World decolonisation processes, Development Studies has become a …

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January 2020 Newsletter Article: Nature Inequalities and the exigencies for Development Anthropology

By Ayonghe Akonwi Nebasifu, Ph.D. Researcher, Anthropology Research Team (Arctic Centre) University of Lapland. Email: aayonghe@ulapland.fi Joonas Uotinen, Ph.D. Researcher, Economic Sociology (Department of Social Research) University of Turku. Email: jauoti@utu.fi Introduction “It is increasingly clear that it will cost far less to cut emissions now than to deal with the consequences later […]. The …

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The December EXALT Podcast with Maria Ehrnström-Fuentes is out now! (Listen below)

This podcast we speak with Maria Ehrnström-Fuentes, postdoctoral researcher from Hanken School of Economics comes on the podcast to take a deep dive into the pluriverse and how she has explored this concept in her research. This conversation covers ideas of decoloniality, degrowth, and turning a critical eye to some of the established notions of …

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Upcoming Opportunities (December 2019)

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Anthropocenes – Human, Inhuman, Posthuman (New journal publishing from January 2020) Anthropocenes engages our contemporary epoch of the Anthropocene on the basis that its importance goes far beyond the popular and scientific concerns of global warming and climate change. As well as new problems, the Anthropocene offers new opportunities: questioning and disrupting …

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December 2019 Engagement

University of Helsinki Confucius Institute Hosts Seminar on China-Africa Engagement On December 2, the University of Helsinki Confucius institute hosted a seminar on Chinese engagement in Africa. The presenters were Christopher Chagnon, PhD researcher at UH Development Studies, and Destiny Chen, PhD researcher at UNU WIDER and SOAS. Christopher presented about the history of Chinese …

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