On 10 September 2018, we dealt with the first problematization, nature and culture. Samuli Hurri spoke on Comte and Law: laws of social physics and juridical laws (see abstract here). Juha Himanka spoke on What is phenomenology all about? "The envisaged bridge is the bridge itself.”
On 11 October 2018, we dealt with the ways in which Foucault perhaps stands in the background of our problematizations. Professor Malcolm Voyce from Macquarie University (for his academic profile, see here) spoke on the role of law in assisting families to complete an intergenerational transfer of the farms in rural Australia, deploying Foucaldian approach on sexuality, space and how governments may ‘rule from a distance’ (see abstract here). Samuli Hurri provided comments.
On 29 October 2018, we dealt with the second problematization, strategic field and strategic logic. Matti Nojonen spoke on strategy in terms of the traditional concept of Chinese strategy work, quanmou (see abstract here). In the background of this presentation was Nojonen's broader manuscript on Chinese strategic thinking.
On 22 November 2018, we dealt with the third problematization, knowledge and power. Tomi Tuominen spoke on the role of scientific knowledge as a part of legal decision-making from the perspective of constitutional law. The title of his paper was "Knowledge as Power in the Construction of “the Many Constitutions of Europe” (see abstract here). Laura Junka-Aikio from University of Tromsø spoke on topic "Institutionalisation and neopoliticisation of Sami research in Finland: implications for research-based decision-making".
On 23 January 2019, we dealt with knowledge and vulnerability. Markku Kiikeri's topic was "Psychoanalytical approach to (legal) knowledge" (see abstract here); Laura Tarvainen's paper was "Slipping through the cracks: torture victims in asylum process and the role of medical knowledge" (see abstract here).
On 13 February 2019, we dealt with knowledge and resilience. Punam Noor spoke on "Significance of indigenous traditional knowledge in the process of ecological restoration" (see abstract here). Jukka Similä spoke on "Resilience, law and uncertainty" (see abstract here).
On 12–14 March 2019, was the faculty’s annual Research Seminar on Responsiveness and Reflectivity in Law. The event was co-ordinated by our team, but in terms of substance arranged with other teams together. For more information, see: https://www.ulapland.fi/EN/Events/Research-Seminar-in-Legal-Studies
On 27 March 2019, we dealt with indigeneity as knowledge. Julian Reid's topic was“Ensnare the Language”: Imagination and Resilience in Indigenous Arts of the Self." (see abstract here) Samuli Hurri provided comments.
Other events will be announced later.