Programme

Wed 14.2.  Pre-Conference Workshops for Master’s and PhD students

Venue: Tieteiden talo, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki

9-12               Masters Workshop held by Prof Barry Gills (HY) and Dr Paola Minoia (HY),                           with Prof Jun Borras (Erasmus Univ. Rotterdam)

9-12               UniPiD DocNet DocShop: “Q&A with Jesse Ribot” – organized by Prof Anja                           Nygren (HY), Dr. Johanna Kivimäki (JYU), and Dr. Aili Pyhälä (HY), with                               Prof Jesse Ribot (SESE, Illinois)

12-14             Lunch break

14-16             Indigenous Studies/Development Studies workshop held by Ass. Prof Pirjo                             Virtanen (HY) and Dr. Aili Pyhälä (HY), with Prof Sian Sullivan (Bath Spa                               University)

16:15-19:00  Annual Meeting of the Finnish Society for Development Research (FSDR)

19:30-             Pre-conference dinner (at own expense, location TBD)

 

Thu 15.2     Conference Day 1

Venue: Tieteiden talo, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki

09:00-9:30  Conference Registration + Coffee

9:30-10:15    Welcome & Opening words by FSDR Chair Minna Hakkarainen

10:15-11:00   Keynote: Prof. Jun Borras (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

“Land politics, agrarian movements and scholar-activism”

11:00-11:05   Commenting remarks

11:05-11:25   Q&A/ Open floor discussion

11:25-12.10   Keynote: Prof. Sian Sullivan (Bath Spa University)

“Dissonant sustainabilities? Politicising antagonisms in the conservation-                                development nexus”

12:10-12:15   Commenting remarks

12:15-12:35   Q&A/ Open floor discussion

12:35-14:00   Lunch break

14:00-15:30   Working groups – 3 parallel sessions

WG A: “Civil society actors and transformative development? Possibilities,                               challenges and ways forward” led by Dr Tiina Kontinen (JYU) and Auli                                     Starck (Kepa ry) (PART 1)

WG B: “Environment and Vulnerability” led by Prof Anja Nygren (HY), Dr                               Anu Lounela and PhD candidate Mira Käkönen (HY), commentator: Prof                                Jesse Ribot (Univ Illinois) (PART 1)

WG D: “An Indigenous Understanding of Sustainability” led by Dr Laura                                    Siragusa (HY) and Dr Pirjo Virtanen (HY) (PART 1)

15.30-16:00   Coffee break

16:00-17:30   Working groups – 4 parallel sessions

WG A: “Civil society actors and transformative development? Possibilities,                                challenges and ways forward” led by Dr Tiina Kontinen (JYU) and Auli                                   Starck (Kepa ry) (PART 2)

WG B: “Environment and Vulnerability” led by Prof Anja Nygren (HY), Dr                              Anu Lounela and PhD candidate Mira Käkönen (HY), commentator: Prof                                Jesse Ribot (Univ Illinois) (PART 2)

WG D: “An Indigenous Understanding of Sustainability” led by Dr Laura                                   Siragusa (HY) and Dr Pirjo Virtanen (HY) (PART 2)

WG E: “Paradigms of Development and Sustainability – Locating Politics and                        Colonial Continuities” led by Dr Marjaana Jauhola (HY), Dr Paola Minoia                                 (HY) and Dr Aili Pyhälä (HY) (PART 1)

18:00-19:00   Reception held by the City of Helsinki at the Empire Hall of the Old Town                             Hall, Aleksanterinkatu 20, Helsinki

 

Fri 16.2         Conference Day 2

Venue: Tieteiden talo, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki

9:30 -10:15   Keynote: Prof. Jesse Ribot (University of Illinois)

“Cause and Blame in the Anthropocene: Sociodicy under a Changing Sky”

10:15-10:20   Commenting remarks

10:20-10:40   Q&A/ Open floor discussion

10:40-12:10   Working groups – 4 parallel sessions

WG B: “Environment and Vulnerability” led by Prof Anja Nygren (HY), Dr                                Anu Lounela and PhD candidate Mira Käkönen (HY), commentator: Prof                               Jesse Ribot (Univ Illinois) (PART 3)

WG E: “Paradigms of Development and Sustainability – Locating Politics                                and Colonial Continuities” led by Dr Marjaana Jauhola (HY), Dr Paola                                      Minoia (HY) and Dr Aili Pyhälä (HY) (PART 2)

WG C: “Translating Global Environmental Goals and Objectives to Local                                  Institutions and Actors” led by Dr Sabaheta Ramcilovik-Suominen (UEF),                              commentator: Prof Maria Brockhaus (HY) (PART 1)

WG F: “Psychoanalysing Sustainability and Other Development Fantasies”                              led by Dr Tara van Dijk (University of Oxford) (PART 1)

12:10-13:30   Lunch break

13:30-15:00   Working groups – 3 parallel sessions

WG E: “Paradigms of Development and Sustainability – Locating Politics                                and Colonial Continuities” led by Dr Marjaana Jauhola (HY), Dr Paola                                      Minoia (HY) and Dr Aili Pyhälä (HY) (PART 3)

WG C: “Translating Global Environmental Goals and Objectives to Local                                 Institutions and Actors” led by Dr Sabaheta Ramcilovik-Suominen (UEF),                               commentator: Prof Maria Brockhaus (HY) (PART 2)

WG F: “Psychoanalysing Sustainability and Other Development Fantasies” led                         by Dr Tara van Dijk (University of Oxford) (PART 2)

15:00-15.20  Coffee break

15:20-15:30   UniPID-FSDR: Development Research MA Award presented by Dr                                            Johanna Kivimäki

15:30-15:35   Speech by the winner of the Development Research MA Award

15.35-16:15    Closing ceremony

16:15-             Free get-together (location TBD)