Peace as/in practice(s): Half a century of Peace Research in Tampere

TAPRI’s 50th Anniversary Seminar

18th of November at 13.15-15.45
Lecture hall A1, Main building, Tampere University

This year TAPRI begins its 50th anniversary celebrations. TAPRI was founded in 1969 by a law passed by the Finnish Parliament and began its work the following year. TAPRI is now celebrating the half centennial institutional journey of peace research in Finland. In 50 years TAPRI has grown and changed: TAPRI is now hosted by Tampere University and it has become one of the leading centres of peace research globally, attracting scholars from around the world to Tampere. Furthermore, TAPRI is the sole provider of degree programmes in peace research at the master’s level and at the PhD level in Finland. To celebrate the anniversary, we would like to honour everyone who has made this development possible and bravely look into the future and ask what kind of roles peace research has and how it can answer to today’s global challenges. In our anniversary seminar we would like to bridge the divide between academic and practitioners’ worlds by discussing the societal impact of peace research beyond academia and focus on peace as/in practice(s).


Coffee served from 12:45

Tampere University’s Vice President Juha Teperi
Professor Tarja Väyrynen

Keynote speakers:
President Tarja Halonen
Professor Pirkko Raudaskoski (Aalborg University)
Director Kirsi Henriksson (CMC Finland)

Roundtable: What is the societal impact of peace research?
Participants: Kirsi Henriksson, Marko Lehti, Pirkko Liisa Raudaskoski, Vadim Romashov
Chaired by Anna Sofia Suoranta & Tuuli Lindroos

The event is open to everyone, but due to the coffee offered in the event, please pre-register through this link.


Contact information:

Marko Lehti

Anna Sofia Suoranta