TCuPS holds open research seminar!

TCuPS is honored to invite all of you to its weekly research seminars for current semester!

During the pandemic, in which face-to-face synergy has been restricted, TCuPS has decided to hold its research seminar openly to facilitate related research networks and freshen the contacts. So, all those researchers who work on the fields related to TCuPS’s domains are warmly welcomed to join and even present their works!

To do that, TCuPS has organized online zoom sessions to host all of you who would like to participate. There are some slots for those who tend to present their drafts or even idea papers to get reviews and discussions on them. It is said that, due to its research-based nature of the seminar, all participants are encouraged to read each session’s papers beforehand to be prepared to leave their comments, if any, during the session for papers. Updated schedule and practical information are presented below.

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Time: Each Thursday 14:00-16:00 (Finland time zone: UTC+3 until 25.10, UTC+2 after 25.10)

venue: online (Zoom meeting)

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Program for autumn 2020:

N.B. in case anyone would like to present other works, the programme will be updated.


8.10 Pertti Alasuutari: Centre of Excellence letter of intent draft (in TEAMS ONLY!!)

15.10 Autumn Break – No Meeting

22.10 Olga Ulybina : “‘The De-institutionalization of Childcare: A Global Social Policy”

29.10 Marjaana Rautalin & Jukka Syväterä: “International organizations as sources of common models: the OECD’s country reporting as a case”.

5.11 Lauri Heimo: Dissertation – Introduction

12.11 Hanna Rautajoki & Richard Fitzgerald: “Populating ‘solidarity’ in political argumentation: Debating the future of EU in the European Parliament after the Brexit referendum”.

19.11 Laia Pi Ferrer, Olga Ulybina & Pertti Alasuutari: TBD

26.11 Eetu Vento: “From Enthusiasm to Disillusionment? Human Rights discourse in the United Nations General Debate 1990-2019”.

3.12 Marjaana Rautalin: “Covid-19 and institutional change: the OECD’s information dissemination as a case”.

10.12 Heba Sigurdardottir: Data analysis of the #MeToo discourse in digital newspapers in a transnational context.

16.12 Intensive Seminar (exceptional time!!!)

Eetu Vento : Summary Chapter of Phd.
Marja Sivonen: “Policymaking in the nexus of energy and security: low-carbon energy transition in Finland, Estonia and Norway”.
Marja Sivonen & Jukka Syväterä : “LULUCF in the Finnish media: an epistemic governance approach to public discourse”.
Aino Rekola: The 2nd article (Tentative).
A.Qureshi: Thesis Chapter.
Jari Luomanen: “Legitimate and questionable behaviours in teenager descriptions of alcohol use”.