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Global Power


One-day public event in Helsinki on Friday May 7th 10:00-17:00

This one-day landmark event brings to Helsinki some of the world’s leading critical thinkers on global political economy, law and international relations. They will address the challenges of achieving sustainable and democratic global governance in the 21st century.  A central question that will give focus to the debates is encapsulated in this quotation:

“In the formation of leaders, one premise is fundamental: is it the intention that there should always be rulers and ruled, or is the objective to create the conditions in which this division … of the human race … is no longer necessary?” (Gramsci, Prison Notebooks)

Speakers are:

ISABELLA BAKKER, Professor of Political Economy, York University, Toronto; UPENDRA BAXI, Emeritus Professor of Law in Development, University of Warwick; SOLOMON (SOLLY) BENATAR, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Cape Town and Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; CLAIRE CUTLER, Professor of International Relations and International Law in the Political Science Department at the University of Victoria, Canada; HILAL ELVER, Research Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara; RICHARD FALK, Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University and Research Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara; ADAM HARMES, Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Western Ontario, Canada; MUSTAPHA KAMAL PASHA, Professor and Chair of the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Aberdeen, UK; NICOLA SHORT, Associate Professor of Political Science at York University, Toronto and TEIVO TEIVAINEN, Professor of World Politics at the University of Helsinki as well as Director of the Program on Democracy and Global Transformation at the San Marcos University in Lima, Peru

This event is open to the public, with free admission.  Venue: Small Assembly Hall, Fabianinkatu 33, University of Helsinki Main Building.

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