Seminar: Science Diplomacy and the Arctic, March 3rd 2015
House of Science and Letters, March 3rd 2015 1PM – 5PM
You are most welcome to the seminar Science Diplomacy and the Arctic, organized by the Council of Finnish Academies. The venue for the seminar is the House of Science and Letters, hall 1 (Kirkkokatu 6, 000170 Helsinki).
The seminar will introduce the concept of Science Diplomacy to Finnish academic and foreign policy discourse. The significance of science and science diplomacy in solving the ’wicked problems’ of our time will be presented through examples from Arctic governance.
13.00-13.15 Chancellor emeritus Kari Raivio: Science as a tool for diplomacy
13.15-13.45 Minister for Foreign Affairs Erkki Tuomioja: How to utilize scientific knowledge in foreign policy?
13.45-14.15 Professor Paul Berkman (Cambridge): Lessons from science and foreign policy interfaces
14.15-14.45 Coffee break
14.45-15.00 Director of the Arctic Centre Paula Kankaanpää: Role of Science in linking knowledge with action in the Arctic
15.00-17.00 Panel discussion: The role of science in Arctic negotiations (including a Q&A session)
Hosted by Chancellor emeritus Kari Raivio
Panelists: Acting Director for Policy Planning and Research Petri Hakkarainen (Ministry for Foreign Affairs), Professor Lassi Heininen (University of Lapland), Rodney Hunter (Embassy of the United States), Professor Markku Kulmala (University of Helsinki), Professor Nikolay Vakhtin (European University, St.Petersburg)