The Role of Russia in Contemporary Politics -seminar

Wednesday 11.10.2017; 12.00–16.30 Ostrobotnia. Museokatu 10, Helsinki.
The codependency of the EU and Russia is apparent in many policy sectors, but at the same time the relationship is challenging. The seminar will discuss and analyze this relationship from several perspectives.

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Opening words

Director Karina Jutila, e2

13.05 Russia in the future world economy

Professor of Practice Pekka Sutela, University of Technology, Lappeenranta

13.35 Discussion

13.50 Russia and environmental cooperation

Dr. Ilkka Herlin, Chairman of the Board of e2, Baltic Sea Action Group

14.20 Discussion

14.35 Coffee

15.00 Panel-discussion

MP, President of the Board of Governors of the European Institute of Peace Pekka Haavisto

MP, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Matti Vanhanen

Director Hanna Smith, The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats

MP, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee Stefan Wallin
Deputy Research Director Susanne Oxenstierna, Swedish Defence Research Agency

16.15 Closing remarks

Executive director Susanne Hartig, European Liberal Forum

Moderator: Russia & Communications Specialist, Maarit Uber.

The seminar is held in English, Finnish and Swedish.


We kindly ask you to confirm your participation in the seminar at the very latest on Friday 6.10.2017 by email:

Organizers: e2 and European Liberal Forum

With the support of: Magma and Svenska Bildningsförbundet