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Thursday, 16 February

Venue: University of Helsinki

09:00–10:00   Conference registration

10:00   Plenary session

Metsätalo (Unioninkatu 40), Lecture hall 6

10:00–10:15   Welcoming words

10:15–11:00    Keynote: Swati Parashar, University of Gothenburg

11:00–11.05   Comments to the keynote: Minna Lyytykäinen, University of Helsinki

11:05–11:15    Q & A / Open discussion

11:15–12:00    Keynote: Tor Benjaminsen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences:

A Moral Economy of Pastoralists? Understanding the ‘Jihadist’ Uprising in Mali”

12:00–12:05   Comments to the keynote: Markus Kröger (tbc.), University of Helsinki

12:05–12:15    Q & A / Open discussion

Chair: Mira Käkönen, Tampere University

12:15–14:00   Lunch break

14:00–15:30   Parallel sessions I (Working groups and panels)

Kielikeskus (Fabiankatu 26)

15:30–16:15   Coffee

Metsätalo (Unioninkatu 40)

16:15–17:45   Parallel sessions II

Metsätalo (Unioninkatu 40)

18:00–19:00   World Political City Walk: Teivo Teivainen, University of Helsinki

19:00-20.00   Conference Reception

Old Court House (Aleksanterinkatu 20)

Announcement of the winner of the Development Research MA Award


Friday, 17 February

Venue: Tieteidentalo (Kirkkokatu 6)

09:15–              Plenary session

09:15–10:00   Keynote: Andreas Bieler, University of Nottingham:

“Confronting Multiple Global Crises: Labour and the struggle over the future of humanity”

10:00–10:05   Comments to the keynote: Barry Gills, University of Helsinki

10:05–10:15   Q & A / Open discussion

Chair: Christian Scheper, University of Duisburg-Essen

10:30–12:00   Parallel sessions III

12:00–13:30   Lunch break

13:30–15:00   Parallel sessions IV

15:00–15:30   Coffee

15.30–              Plenary session

15:30–16:45   Panel discussion:  “The Impacts of the Ukraine-Russia War and the Conflict-Development Nexus in the Global South”

Panelists: Zahra Edalati, Tampere University; Violeta Gutierrez Zamora, University of Eastern Finland; Bonn Juego, University of Jyväskylä; Gutu Wayessa, University of Helsinki

Chair: Tiina Seppälä, University of Lapland

16:45–17:00   Closing words

17:00–    Open get-together