Tampere Peace Perspectives 2016 was held on February 26th and and in a entirely new format: two sessions opened by a renowned practitioner or academic working in the broad field of peace studies, then followed by three three student presentations each.
Keynote speeches in 2016 were given by CMI’s Riikka Marjamäki and Johanes Lehtinen from SaferGlobe Research Network.
Session 1 was entitled “Peace in Practice:” students shared their field experiences in peacekeeping, ethno-politics in Assam, and Human Rights in Israel/Palestine.
In the second session “Local Issues, Global Phenomena,” topics ranged from natural resources, to community activism in Peru, to migrant integration in Croatia.
You can find some pictures here, and below is the full schedule:
09:15 Opening address by Chair Stefan Millar
Session 1 – Peace in Practice
09:25 Keynote Speech
10:00 Jouni Montonen – Sensitivity in Peacekeeping Operations, the Importance of an Individual
Discussants: Iiro Olavi Pankakoski & Samuli Lahtinen
10:40 Coffee Break & Free Discussion
11:10 Nironjon Islary – Ethno-Political Perspective of Boro-Adivasi and Boro-Muslim conflicts: A study in Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Assam, India
Discussants: Anna Van der Velde & Dipannita Bhattacharjee
11:50 Charlie Elkins – Neither 2 States or 1: The Search for Human and Civil Rights in the Holy Land
Discussants: Netta Mäkisalo & Silvie Kroeker
12:30 Lunch Break
Session 2 – Local Issues, Global Phenomena
13:30 Keynote Speech
14:05 Ilya Drozdov – Natural Resources, Interaction between Local Communities, Authorities and Business
Discussants: Julia Gataulina & Salla Uusitalo
14:45 Jenni Viitala – Community Resistance against Gold Mining in Cajamarca, Peru
Discussants: Albert Borrell Giró & Janne-Nicolas Javet
15:25 Lucija Mulalić – No future in Croatia: How is the Croatian State Failing its Asylum Seekers and Refugees in their Integration Processes
Discussants: Juho Takkunen & Tuuli Tomperi
16:05 Closing address