Lectures, talks and presentations 19992010:

2010

The time, space and strategies for scholarly analysis in the making of foreign policy. A paper presented at the Alliance Seminar of Politologists, Jyväskylä, 3 December 2010.

Onko Venäjä Itämerelle ongelma? (Is Russia a problem for the Baltic Sea Region?). A talk at the launch of Kansalaisen Itämeri book, Helsinki, 30 November 2010.

The Return of History and the Baltic Sea Region: The regional security dynamics in focus. A lecture at Mare Balticum - Mare Nostrum Lecture Series, Baltic Sea Region Studies Programme, the University of Turku, 18 November 2010.

Moskova, Bryssel, Washington - Suomen uusi kohtalon kolmio? (Moscow, Brussels, Washington - the new triangle of fate for Finland?). A talk at the Tampere Paasikivi Society, 17 November 2010.

NATO and Russia. A talk at "Ollin klubi", University of Tampere, 15 November 2010.

EU:n ja Venäjän väliset suhteet (EU-Russia relations) ja EU:n ulkosuhdehallinto (The EU External Action Service). Two talks at "Euroopan unioni tänään" seminar, Oulu, 3 November 2010.

Euroopan turvallisuusarkkitehtuuri (The security architecture in Europe). A testimony before the Foreign Affairs Committee, Parliament of Finland, 20 October 2010.

The CSDP and Eastern Europe. A talk at "Europe's ambitions as Global Security Provider: priorities for CSDP" Expert Seminar, Brussels, 14 October 2010. 

Finnish-Russian Relations: A Model or an Exception in Wider EU-Russia Relations? A paper presented at the UACES Conference, Bruges, 6 September 2010.

Medvedev's modernization plans: a role for the EU? A talk at the RELEX Lunchtime Debate, Brussels, 27 May 2010.

Missä kulkevat laajentuvan ja tiivistyvän EU:n rajat? Euroopan tulevaisuus (What lies for the EU in the future?). A talk at "Missä olet, minne menet EU?" Studia Generalia lecture series, Hämeenlinna, 5 May 2010. Also in Kajaani, 4 May 2010.

The problems of institutionalization in EU-Russia relations. A lecture at MGIMO, Moscow, 26 April 2010.

The limits and future of the EU-Russia strategic partnership. A talk at the Finnish Embassy, Moscow, 26 April 2010.

Onko (työ)elämää väitöksen jälkeen? Tohtori ja työelämä (Is there (work)life after the PhD?) A talk at the "PhD and beyond - tohtori ja työelämä" seminar, the University of Turku, 8 April 2010.

The EU-Russia relations: Time for a Reset? A talk at the EPC, Brussels, 24 March 2010.

EU:n ja Venäjän strateginen kumppanuus ja sen rajat (The limits of EU-Russia strategic partnership). A talk at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki, 5 March 2010.

The time, space and strategies for scholarly analysis in the making of policy. A paper presented at the International Studies Association's (ISA) 51st Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, 19 February 2010.

EU-Russia relations in the era of the US-Russia reset. A talk at the Finnish Embassy in Washington, D.C., 16 February 2010.

I did it my way, or some reflections on becoming an IR scholar. A talk at the Doctoral Course on Advanced Approaches to EU Foreign Policy, University of Tampere, 10 February 2010.

European Foreign, Security and Defense Policy. Lectures at the Department of Political Science, University of Helsinki, 20 and 27 January and 1 February 2010.

Maailmankuvien rooli kansainvälisten suhteiden teorianvalinnassa (The role of worldviews in IR theory selection). Chairing a panel at the III FISA Conference, Siuntio, 15 January 2010.

2009

Is there a Russian challenge to the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood Policies after all? A presentation to SIEPS's "The Eastern Partnership: an appraisal at the end of the Swedish Presidency" seminar, Stockholm, 9 December 2009.

Suomi Viron isoveljenä? (Finland as a Big Brother of Estonia?) A participation to a debate organised by the Estonia Institute of Finland, Villa Kivi, 25 November 2009.

Venäjä ja Suomi (Russia and Finland). A lecture at the National Defence College of Finland, Santahamina, 12 November 2009.

Venäjä ja Eurooppa (Russia and Europe). A presentation to Turvallisuuspoliittinen seminaari, Eduskunta, 2 November 2009.

FISA and Arms Control. Opening remarks at "Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control in the Middle East" panel discussion, the House of Science and Letters, Helsinki, 22 October 2009.

Venäjä ja Itämeri (Russia and the Baltic Sea). A presentation to the meeting of the Chairmen of the Foreign Affairs Committees of the Nordic and Baltic Parliaments, Helsinki, 19 October 2009.

Onhan Venäjä olemassa: vaan minne se on menossa? (Sure Russia does exist, but where is it headed?) A participation to "Turku kysyy: Onko Venäjä olemassa?" panel discussion, Turku International Book Fair, 4 October 2009. 

The Return of History and the Baltic Sea Region: The regional security dynamics in focus. A lecture at Mare Balticum - Mare Nostrum Lecture Series, Baltic Sea Region Studies Programme, the University of Turku, 21 September 2009.

EU:n kehitysnäkymät (The prospects of the EU's development). A talk at the National Defence College of Finland, Tuusula, 17 September 2009.

Not yet, not ever? The prospects of Russia's integration with Europe. Comment at "The Future of East-West integration in Europe" Symposium, ECPR General Conference, Potsdam, 12 September 2009.

The EU and the Emerging New World Order: The EU's Post-Sovereign Institutional Arrangements in an Increasingly Sovereign World. A paper prepared for the 5th ECPR General Conference, Potsdam, 11 September 2009. 

Four lectures on EU-Russia relations at "Rocking the Boat in EU-Russia Relations: Who, How and Why" Summer School, University of Tartu, 4-6 August 2009.

Regional cooperation between the EU and Russia: Four different arenas, four different challenges? A presentation to Stockholm Russia Forum, 23 June 2009.

Remarks at the Finnish-British Scholarship Award Ceremony 2009, Helsinki, 11 May 2009.

The need for a common transatlantic Russia policy. A presentation to "Meeting the Russia Challenge: A Transatlantic Imperative in Search of Common Ground" seminar, Washington DC, 8 May 2009.

Valtioneuvoston selonteko EU-politiikasta (The Government Report on EU Policy). A testimony before the Foreign Affairs Committee, Parliament of Finland, 29 April 2009.

Venäjä-EU-suhteet takalukossa? (Russia-EU relations in a dead end?) A presentation to Journalistien atlantistinen turvallisuuspolitiikka -koulutus, Turku, 17 April 2009.

The Time and Space for Policy Analysis in the Making of Policy. A talk at the Research Round Table, UPI, 14 April 2009.

Toppling the Straw Men without Erecting Others: Is Theoretical Integration in the Study of International Relations Feasible? A paper presented at the International Studies Association's (ISA) 50th Annual Convention, New York, NY, 17 February 2009.

European Foreign, Security and Defense Policy. Lectures at the Department of Political Science, University of Helsinki, 14 January and 9 February 2009.

Venäjän kehityksen ja EU:n yhteisen Venäjän-politiikan haasteet (The challenges of Russia's development and the EU's Russia policy). A presentation to "EU 2009-2014: Kaikki on globaalipolitiikkaa?" Seminar, Helsinki, 23 January 2009. 

Itämeri vetää jäähän, onko uusi kylmä sota tulossa? (The Baltic Sea is freezing, is there a new Cold War in the offing?). A presentation to "Itämeri, EU ja Venäjä: Mistä energiaa? Miten luoda turvallisuutta?" Seminar, Helsinki, 16 January 2009.

2008

The Myth of a Sino-Russian Challenge to the West. A paper presented at "At the Crossroads of Post-Communist Transformation: The Strategic Choices of Russia and China in Comparative Perspective" Workshop, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, 2 December 2008. Together with Linda Jakobson.

Finnish Relations with Estonia and Latvia – A Case-Study in Wider EU Relations with the Baltic States . A paper presented at the “Integration Policy in Estonia and Latvia from a Viewpoint of European Dimension” Conference at Hongo Satellite of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 14 November 2008.

Multi-Causal Social Mechanisms and the Study of International Institutionalisation: The Case of EU–Russia Strategic Partnership. A public disputation of a doctoral thesis, University of Turku, 27 September 2008.

EU:n itäpolitiikan haasteet Georgian jälkeen (The challenges for the EU's eastern policy after Georgia). A presentation to the European Commission Representation's Seminar at Majvik, 11 September 2008.

Lost in Translation? Why the EU has failed to influence Russia's Development. A paper presented at the UACES “Exchanging Ideas on Europe: Rethinking the European Union” Conference, Edinburgh, 2 September 2008.

Taking Stock of EU-Russia Relations. A presentation to "In search of the European interest: EU policies on Russia from 1991 to the present" Seminar, Brussels, 16 July 2008.

Mikä mättää: EU Irlannin kansanäänestyksen jälkeen (Where's the glitch: the EU after the Irish referendum). A comment at "EU-huippukokouksen jälkilöylyt", Helsinki, 23 June 2008. 

European Integration and Its Impact on Northern Europe. A lecture at the "Changing International Systems in the Northern European Region" Research Training Course, Tallinn, 9 June 2008.

Socio-Economic Challenges and Possibilities between Russia and the EU. A presentation to the "Competence through competition - seminar on Russia-EU Relations", Lappeenranta, 4 June 2008.

Euroopan unioni: kiinteä vai pirstaleinen toimija (The EU: a coherent or a fragmented actor?). A presentation to the visit of the Finnish Government's Foresight Network to FIIA, 14 May 2008. 

The role of history, theory and philosophy of science in the study of EU-Russia relations. A presentation at the Doctoral Seminar, Department of Political Science, University of Tartu, 10 May 2008.

Understanding EU-Russia relations. A lecture at the EuroCollege, University of Tartu, 9 May 2008.

Perspectives on EU-Russia relations. A lecture at the Pan-European Institute, Turku School of Economics, 23 April 2008.

False Premises, Sound Principles: The Way Forward in EU-Russia Relations. Presentation at "Unity in diversity? The EU vis-à-vis Russia" Seminar, Brussels, 16 April 2008.

Tutkijan työ (The work of a researcher). Presentation to the  Information Service of the Finnish Parliament, FIIA, 3 April 2008.

Role of a researcher at the FIIA. A presentation to the visit of the Estonian School of Diplomacy to FIIA, 2 April 2008.  

Suomen ulkopolitiikan ideaa metsästämässä. A comment at the launch of EVA's "Suomen ulkopolitiikan idea" Report, Helsinki, 19 March 2008.

Aika toimia, aika toimia, aika toimija. Remarks at the launch of Eurooppalainen Suomi's "Aika toimia: EU-Venäjä-suhteen kylmäkäynnistys" Report at UPI, 5 March 2008.

Three views on the EEAS. A comment at "EU Foreign Policy and the European External Action Service" Seminar, Helsinki, 25 February 2008.

Russian foreign policy and EU-Russia relations. Presentation to bilateral Finnish-German seminar on Russia, Berlin, 8 January 2008.

2007

Tutkijan työ (The work of a researcher). Presentation to a group of visiting students from the Faculty of Public Administration, University of Vaasa, 30 November 2007.

The Russian Challenge to the European Neighbourhood Policy - Lessons for the South. A presentation to "The European Neighbourhood Policy and the Southern Mediterranean: Drawing from the Lessons of Enlargement" EU-CONSENT Conference, Ankara, 23 November 2007.

Finnish-Russian Relations. A lecture in "Finnish Foreign Policy" lecture series, Department of Political Science, University of Helsinki, 15 November 2007.

EU:n Venäjä-suhteet. A presentation at "Russia Today" lecture series at Espoon työväenopisto, 31 October 2007.

Explaining Russian Reactions to European Neighbourhood Policy. A paper presented at “The Study of the European Neighbourhood Policy: Methodological, Theoretical and Empirical Challenges” Workshop, University of Nottingham, 26 October 2007.

Pohjoinen ulottuvuus ja Itämeri (The Northern Dimension and the Baltic Sea). A testimony before the Foreign Affairs Committee, Parliament of Finland, 11 October 2007.

Enhanced global role for the EU. A presentation to Invitational EU Seminar, Vanajanlinna, 14 September 2007.

Institutionaalisten rakenteiden rooli patsaskiistassa (The role of institutional structures in the row over the statute). A presentation to "Pronssisoturin pitkä varjo - muistin politiikka ja kansallista uhoa" Seminar, TAPRI, Tampere, 1 June 2007.

Venäjä eilen, tänään ja huomenna (Russia in the past, present and the future). A presentation to FINVA's "Oleellisin Venäjän finanssisektorista 2007" Seminar, Helsinki, 31 May 2007.

A Finnish Perspective on Nordic EU Studies. A presentation to Nordic International Studies Association's (NISA) "Power, Vision and Order in World Politics" Conference, Odense, 24 May 2007.

A normative power or a normative hegemon? The EU and Its European Neighbourhood Policy. A paper presented at the European Union Studies Association's (EUSA) 10th Biennial Conference, Montreal, 19 May 2007. 

Should there be a new contractual treaty between the EU and Russia? A presentation to “Relations between the European Union and Russia in the Framework of the German EU Presidency” Conference, St. Petersburg, 19 April 2007.

Role of a researcher at the FIIA. A presentation to the visit of the Estonian School of Diplomacy to FIIA, 29 March 2007.

Commonality as a variable explaining problems in international institutionalisation: The case of EU-Russia strategic partnership. A paper presented at the International Studies Association's (ISA) 48th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, 1 March 2007. 

The West as Russia's Constituting Other. A presentation to "Rethinking Russia: Challenges and Opportunities" Seminar, NUPI, Oslo, 18 January 2007.

2006

Toppling the "straw men" without erecting others: Is convergence between rationalist and constructivist strands of theorizing in International Relations possible? A paper presented at the Finnish International Studies Association's (FISA) Second National Conference, Haikko, 8 December 2006.

Russian foreign policy and EU-Russia relations. A presentation to the European Journalism Centre's group of Turkish journalists in Helsinki, Europe House, 30 November 2006.

The prospects and problems of reinvigorating the Northern Dimension. A presentation to "The Northern Dimension and EU-Russia relations: status, challenges and prospects" Seminar, Embassy of Finland, Stockholm, 27 November 2006.

Contours of External and Internal in EU-Russia Relations. Lectures at the Renvall Institute, University of Helsinki, 6, 8 and 24 November 2006.

EU:n ja Venäjän suhde (EU-Russia relationship). A presentation to Länsi-Pori upper secondary school's VESO-päivä, Pori, 18 November 2006.

Energian rooli EU:n ja Venäjän suhteissa (The role of energy in EU-Russia relations). A presentation to Eurooppatiedotus's "Määrääkö energiapolitiikka EU:n ja Venäjän suhteista" Discussion, Helsinki, 15 November 2006.

The Northern Dimension and the Finnish EU Presidency. A presentation to "The second Finnish EU Presidency: internal and external challenges" Conference, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, 4 November 2006.

Energia, EU ja Venäjä (Energy, the EU and Russia). A presentation to Eurooppalainen Suomi's discussion on energy, Café Carusel, Helsinki, 26 October 2006. 

Russia's European Choice and the Northern Dimension. A presentation to the Third Annual Seminar of the Russia's European Choice project, St. Petersburg, 6 October 2006.

Pohjoisen ulottuvuuden eri yleisöt (The varied audiences of the Northern Dimension). A comment at the launch of the book "The Northern Dimension", UM Press, Helsinki, 31 August 2006.

Karhun kainalossa - kahdenväliset suhteet ja EU:n ulkopolitiikka (The role of bilateral relations in the EU's Russia policy). A presentation to Kokoomusnuoret's "Politiikan approbatur" Summer School, Kaarina, 10 August 2006.

Euroopan unioni ja tulevaisuuden direktiivit (The EU and the directives of the future). A presentation to Demarinuoret's Tulevaisuuskoulu, Kauniainen, 6 August 2006.

The EU as a Regional Normative Hegemon: The Case of European Neighbourhood Policy. A paper presented at the 4th CEEISA Convention, Tartu, 27 June 2006.

The EU and European Security. Lecture course (18 hrs) at the Department of Politics at the University of Stirling, Spring Term 2006.

The EU's Relations with the Eastern Neighbours: The Case of Russia. A lecture to the honours class "The European Union and Its Neighbours", Faculty of Law, University of Leiden, 7 April 2006.

How to Make Sense of Problems in International Institutions: The Case of EU-Russia Strategic Partnership. A presentation to Politics Departmental Seminars, University of Stirling, 4 April 2006.

Extending the EU’s norms and values to the East: The case of European Neighbourhood Policy. A presentation to ERI Seminar at the University of Birmingham, 2 March 2006.

EU:n uusi naapuruuspolitiikka (The EU's new neighbourhood policy). A presentation to Toimittajien Eurooppa-koulutus, University of Helsinki, 19 January 2006.

2005

EU, Suomi ja Venäjä (The EU, Finland and Russia). A presentation to Ilmarinen's Seniors, Helsinki, 15 December 2005.

EU vuonna 2020? (The EU in the year 2020?). A presentation to Eurooppanuoret's "think tank" on the future of the EU, Helsinki, 9 December 2005.

Eikö tämä koskaan lopu? EU ja sen laajentamisen rajat (Will it ever end? The EU and the limits of its enlargement). A presentation to the European Commission Representation in Finland's "Onko EU:lla tulevaisuutta?" Seminar in Jyväskylä, 1 December 2005.

Finnish Foreign Policy. A presentation to the Delegation of the South Korea's 50th New Leader Development Program, Helsinki, 5 October 2005.

EU:n naapuruuspolitiikan uudet haasteet (The new challenges of European Neighbourhood Policy). A presentation at Eurooppanuoret's Linnaseminaari in Vanajanlinna, 13 August 2005.

The Role of Norms and Values as Parameters of Russia's Integration with Europe. A paper presented at the VII ICCEES World Congress, Berlin, 26 July 2005.

Russia and the European Union. A presentation at the roundtable discussions between the Foreign Affairs Committees of the Parliament of Finland Riigikogu of Estonia, Eduskunta, 2 June 2005. 

EU, Venäjä ja neljä yhteistä aluetta (The EU, Russia and the Four Common Spaces). A presentation to Suomi-Venäjä-Seura's Venäjän talouden osasto's Seminar in Helsinki, 31 May 2005.

Onko Euroopassa turvallista? (Is it safe in Europe?) A presentation in Eurooppatiedotus' Europe Day Seminar in Lappeenranta, 9 May 2005.

Miten voi tietää, mitä Putinilla on mielessään? (How can one know what's on Putin's mind?) A presentation to a group of visiting students from Pohjois-Espoon lukio to FIIA, 4 May 2005.

Multidisciplinarity in International Relations: The role of "straw men" in the inter-paradigm debate. A presentation to "Monitieteinen tiede?" Seminar, University of Turku, 29 April 2005.

EU:n naapuruuspolitiikka (The EU's neighbourhood policy). A presentation in "EU:n naapuruuspolitiikka" Panel Discussion, Eurooppa-talo, Helsinki, 15 April 2005.

Kansainvälisten instituutioiden rooli kansainvälisten suhteiden teoriassa - tapauksena EU:n ja Venäjän suhde (The role of International institutions in IR theory - the case of EU and Russia). Lecture course (16 hrs) at the Department of Political Science at the University of Turku,  6-14 April 2005.

The role of Northern Dimension in the EU's "Eastern policies". A presentation to the delegation of WEU Parliamentary Assembly's Political Committee, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, 12 April 2005.

Onko Venäjä uhka vai mahdollisuus suomalaisille? (Is Russia an opportunity or a threat to Finns?). A presentation to "Näkökulmia Venäjästä talousalueena" Seminar in Hämeenlinna, 5 April 2005.

2004

Russia, the EU and the "common neighbourhood." A presentation to "Russia and the European Union: Prospects for a New Relationship" Seminar, IISS, London, 10 December 2004.

Quo Vadis, ENP? A presentation at the Department of Political Science, University of Stirling, 30 November 2004.

The awkward role of Russia in European Neighbourhood Policy. A presentation to "Eastern Neighbourhood Policy" seminar, Vilnius, 29 November 2004. 

"Can hate be good?" The internal divisions in EU's Russia policy. A presentation to "Russia's European Choice?" Conference, Helsinki, 12 November 2004.

The why, how and if of European Neighbourhood Policy. A presentation at the Department of Central and East European Studies, University of Glasgow, 3 November 2004.

Some Reflections on the Center-Periphery Relations in Putin’s Russia with a Specific Reference Being Made on Its Implications for the EU’s Policy on Russia. A presentation to "Localities in turmoil: New methodological perspectives on the concepts of Europe" Seminar, Turku, 23 September 2004.

The EU and its new eastern neighbours. A presentation to the UACES 34th Annual Conference and 9th Research Conference: "The European Union: New Neighbours, New Challenges", Birmingham, 6 September 2004.

EU:n laajentuminen ja tulevaisuuden haasteet ("The future challenges of EU enlargement"). A presentation to "Eurooppalaisuus ja Euroopan unioni" Seminar, Kuopio, 31 August 2004.

The Northern Dimension and the EU enlargement process. A presentation to "ScanBalt Forum", Turku, 26 August 2004.

The Role of Norms and Values in the European Union's Russia Policy. A presentation to "Russia and Europe: Building Partnership after the Cold War" Workshop, University of Stirling, 19 June 2004.

The European Neighbourhood Policy in the East after enlargement. A presentation to the Committee of Regions' RELEX Commission meeting, Murcia, 4 May 2004.

Ajan erilaiset kerrostumat EU:n ja Venäjän välisessä suhteessa ("The different contours of time in the EU-Russia relationship"). A presentation to "Temporaalisuus yhteiskunnassa ja kulttuurissa" Seminar, Turku, 16 April 2004.

EU:n uuden naapuruuspolitiikan haasteet idässä ("The Challenges of EU's new neighbourhood policy in the East"). A presentation to an Open Meeting of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Eduskunta (The Finnish Parliament), 15 April 2004. 

Venäjä, EU:n pohjoinen ulottuvuus ja Karjala ("Russia, the EU's Northern Dimension and Karelia"). A presentation to "Karjalan kysymys" Seminar, Helsinki, 2 April 2004.

Introduction to the European Union: The deepening and widening integration. A lecture at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Tampere, 19 March 2004.

Pieni Suomi laajassa EU:ssa: Itälaajentumisen haaste alueelliselle ja kansainväliselle yhteistyölle Pohjois-Euroopassa ("A small Finland in an enlarged EU: The challenge of eastern enlargement on regional and international cooperation in Northern Europe"). A presentation to "Tulevaisuuden projektit ja uudet rahoituslähteet Euroopan unionissa" Study Section at Jyväskylän kesäyliopisto, 11 March 2004.

The Challenges to the EU's "Neighbourhood Policy" after Enlargement. A presentation to "The EU's Eastern Policy after Enlargement" Workshop, Helsinki, 23 January 2004.

Pohjoinen vs. itäinen ulottuvuus ja EU-Venäjä-kumppanuus ("The Northern vs. the 'Eastern' Dimension and the EU-Russia partnership"). A presentation to "Itämeren alueen yhteistyö 2004" Discussion Forum, Tampere, 8 January 2004.

2003

Paljonko on paljon ja paljonko on liikaa? Euroopan unioni ja laajentumisen rajat ("The EU and the limits of enlargement"). A presentation to "Uusi maailmanpolitiikka" conference, Vanajanlinna, 13 December 2003. 

Pohjoismaisen yhteistyön tulevaisuus EU:n itälaajentumisen jälkeen ("The future of Nordic cooperation after the eastern enlargement of the EU"). A presentation to Lappeenranta's Paasikivi-seura, Lappeenranta, 25 November 2003.

EU:n itälaajentumisen vaikutukset Suomelle ("The impact of EU's eastern enlargement on Finland"). A lecture at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Tampere, 7 November 2003.

The Russian Challenge to Mobility in the Baltic Sea Region. A presentation to "The Challenge of Mobility in the Baltic Sea Region" conference, Gdansk/Sopot, 23 October 2003.

The EU and Russia. A presentation to the European Studies Master Programme at the EuroCollege, Tartu University, 18 October 2003.

Onko elämää vapun 2004 jälkeen? Itälaajentumisen merkitys EU:lle ja Suomelle ("Is there life after May Day 2004? The meaning of eastern enlargement to the EU and Finland"). A presentation at "Ikäihmisten yliopisto", Hollola 29 September 2003 (also in Helsinki, 18 September 2003).

The State and Future of the Northern European Laboratory after Enlargement. A presentation to "A Laboratory in the Margins? The EU's and Russia's Policies in Northern Europe" workshop at DIIS, Copenhagen, 27 September 2003.

Finnish Foreign Policy. A presentation to the Foreign Corrspondent's Program of the Finnish Foreign Ministry, Helsinki, 6 August 2003.

A Hole in the Wall? Dimensionalism and the EU's "New Neighbourhood Policy." A paper presented at "The Baltic World as a Multicultural Space", 5th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe, Turku, 5 June 2003.

The Northern Dimension Vision or Reality? A presentation to "The European Union in the Baltic Sea Region" seminar, Turku, 20 May 2003.

Troijan hevosia vai suomenhevosia? Uusien jäsenmaiden vaikutus EU:n yhteiseen ulko- ja turvallisuuspolitiikkaan ("Troyan horses or Finnhorses? The impact of new members on EU's CFSP"). A presentation to EU-laajenenemisseminaari, Kouvola, 16 April 2003.

Enlargement as an Instrument of Stability Policy for the European Union. A lecture at the University of Helsinki, 1 April 2003.

Does the European Union have a human rights policy with regard to Chechnya? A comment to the Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja's speech in "How to solve the crisis in Chechnya - the role of European human rights mechanisms and the problem of impunity" seminar, Helsinki, 28 February 2003.

Venäjän uusi kumppanuussuhde lännen kanssa ("Russia's new partnership with the West"). A presentation to "Euroopan turvallisuus ja Suomi" seminar, Turku, 27 February 2003.

EU, Suomi ja Venäjä (EU, Finland and Russia). Lecture course (12 hrs) for the HA BOSTOK - muuttuva Venäjän-kauppa Programme, co-organized by Helsinki School of Economics' Small Business Center and Helsinki University's Centre for Continuing Education in Kotka, Helsinki, 7-8 February 2003.

What Went Right with the EU's Common Strategy on Russia? A presentation to "Rethinking the Respective Strategies of Russia and the European Union" seminar, Helsinki, 31 January 2003.

2002

Whose Governance? Challenging the Dominant Northern Dimension Discourse. A position paper for the Second Northern Research Forum, the Northern Veche, Novgorod, 19-21 September 2002.

EU:n itälaajentumisen vaikutukset Suomelle ("The impact of EU's eastern enlargement on Finland"). A presentation to Eurooppalainen Suomi's "Aluestartti", Helsinki, 24 August 2002.

Euroopan unionin ja Venäjän suhteet itälaajentumisen jälkeen ("The EU-Russian relations after EU's eastern enlargement"). A presentation to "Politiikan approbatur" summer school, Kaarina, 8 August 2002.

Finnish Foreign Policy. A presentation to the Foreign Correspondent's Program of the Finnish Foreign Ministry, Helsinki, 6 August 2002.

EU:n laajentumisen poliittiset vaikutukset Suomessa ("The political implications of EU enlargement for Finland"). A presentation at the European Commission Representation in Finland, 7 June 2002.

The Northern Dimension. Presentation to "Europe and its Periphery - Towards a European Strategy?" seminar, Geneva, 15 May 2002.

Laajentumisen vaikutukset EU:n ulkosuhteisiin ("The impact of enlargement on EU's external relations").Presentation at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, 3 May 2002. 

Johdatus kansainvälisiin suhteisiin ("Introduction to International Relations"). Lecture at the National Defence College, 12 April 2002.

EU:n siirtyvä itäraja ("The EU's moving eastern frontier"). Presentation to an Open Hearing on EU Enlargement, the Grand Committee, Eduskunta (The Finnish Parliament), 4 April 2002.

Euroopan unioni ja Venäjä ("The EU and Russia"). Presentation to Eurooppa-akatemia, Helsinki, 23 March 2002.

EU:n Venäjän-politiikka syyskuun yhdennentoista päivän jälkeen: mahdollisuuksien ikkuna vai pettymysten umpikuja? ("The EU's Russian policy after 9-11: A window of opportunity or a dead end of disappointment?") Presentation to "Sotatieteiden päivät" (Days of Military Science), Helsinki, 21 March 2002.

The Impact of the Eastern Enlargement of the European Union in Northern Europe. Presentation to "A Europe of Regions - the Northern Dimension" seminar, Helsinki, 16 February 2002.

Internal and External Challenges Facing the European Union With the On-Going Enlargement. Presentation to "Consequences of the Eastern Enlargement of the EU" brainstorming session, Riga, 21 January 2002. Also in Warsaw, 28 January, and Budapest, 1 February 2002.

2001

The Role of the European Union in Russian Regionalization. Presentation to "Dimensions of Russian Regionalism" seminar, Helsinki, 23 November 2001.

Euroopan unionin laajentuminen ("The EU enlargement"). Lecture at the Centre for Extension Studies at the University of Turku, 22 November 2001.

Three Unheeded Calls for Belonging? Belarus, Russia and Ukraine and the EU Enlargement. Presentation to "Europe's rediscovered wealth - What the accession-candidates in Eastern and Central Europe have to offer" conference, Vienna, 15 October 2001.

EU-Russian Relations and the Northern Dimension Programme. Presentation to "Risks of Soft Security: Priority Problems of the Baltic Sea Region" seminar, St. Petersburg, 5 October 2001.

The Dynamics of the EU-Russian Relationship. Presentation to "The Eutotowns Seminar on City Co-operation between EU and Russia", Mikkeli, 21 September 2001.

The EU-Russian Relationship and the Role of the Northern Dimension in Facilitating Cooperation in Northern Europe. Presentation to "Think-tank seminar on the Northern Dimension and the Future of the Barents Euro-Arctic Cooperation", Björkliden, 15 June 2001.

The Finnish Foreign Policy after the Cold War: From Adaptation to Anticipation? Lecture to the Study Group Polaris from the University of Twente, at Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki, 1 June 2001.

Euroopan unionin ja Venäjän suhde 2000-luvun alussa ("The relationship between the European Union and Russia in the beginning of the 21st Century"). Presentation to Imatra's Paasikivi-seura (Paasikivi Society), Imatra, 15 May 2001.

2000

Euroopan unionin pohjoinen ulottuvuus ("The EU's Northern Dimension"). Presentation to the International Affairs Committee of the Social Democratic Youth, Helsinki, 9 December 2000.

Euroopan unionin laajentuminen ("The enlargement of the EU"). Lecture at the Centre for Extension Studies at the University of Turku, 30 November 2000.

Ambiguous Partnership: the European Union and Russia in the Northern Dimension. Presentation to "The Northern Research Forum", Akureyri, 5 November 2000.

EU:n yhteinen Venäjä-strategia - kohti yhteistä tragediaa? ("The EU Common Strategy on Russia - towards a common tragedy?"). Presentation together with Aaro Toivonen to "Sotatieteiden päivät" (Days of Military Science), Helsinki, 21 October 2000.

The Impact of the European Union's Common Strategy on Russia on the Wider EU-Russia Relations. Presentation to "The Russia and European Union: Regional and Economic Co-operation" conference, St. Petersburg, 13 October 2000.

The Political Evolution of the Common Strategy on Russia. Presentation to the Programme on the Northern Dimension of the CFSP's "Common Strategy on Russia" workshop, Helsinki, 29 September 2000.

From a Solitary Initiative to an Unsolidary Dimension: the Case of the Northern Dimension. Presentation to the Programme on the Northern Dimension of the CFSP's "Research Seminar on the Northern Dimension", Helsinki, 26 August 2000.

'The Battle of the Northern Dimension':  the Diverging Interests and Strategies in the Formation of a Regional Co-operation Scheme. Presentation to the Mapping the Baltic Sea Network's "Thinking Europe: The Northern Experience" symposium, Eckerö, 5 June 2000.

Tuleeko EU:sta suurvalta? ("Is EU on its way becoming a great power?"). Presentation to "EU ja tulevaisuus" (EU and Its Future) seminar, Rauma, 7 April 2000.

Euroopan unionin politiikkojen pohjoinen ulottuvuus ("The Northern Dimension of the European Union's policies"). Presentation to "EU:n anatomia ja sielu" (The Soul and Anatomy of the EU) seminar, Turku, 29 January 2000.

1999

Euroopan unionin pohjoinen ulottuvuus ("The Northern Dimension of the European Union"). Lecture at the Centre for Extension Studies at the University of Turku, 2 December 1999.

The Northern Dimension of the European Union. Presentation to "The 7th BSSSC Conference", Kaunas, 29 October 1999.

The Policies of the Northern Dimension of the European Union. Lecture course (16 hrs) for the European Diplomatic Studies Programme, co-organized by Jean Monnet Unit and the Baltic Sea Region Studies at the University of Turku,  9-30 September 1999.

The Baltic Sea as a Part of the Northern Dimension of the EU. Presentation to the Saaremaa University Centre's "The Northern Dimension of the EU, Baltic Sea Region Networks and Universities" conference, Saaremaa, 20 September 1999.

The Future of the Northern Dimension in the Context of the Baltic Sea Region. Presentation to the Mapping the Baltic Sea Network's "Linking the European East and West: The Baltic Sea Area within the Framework of European Integration" seminar, Turku, 3 June 1999.

Itämeren alueen poliittinen tilanne ("The political situation in the Baltic Sea region"). Presentation to Luonto-liitto's "Itämeri-ilta", Turku, 13 April 1999.