Upcoming events


LYY Research seminar:
Are natural resources a blessing or a curse?

December 12, 2018 at the University of Eastern Finland
Futura-house, F101, Yliopistokatu 7, Joensuu
This open research seminar discusses the challenges of sustainable governance and societal impacts of natural resources economy development and the challenges of applied research approaches. The cases analysed in the seminar represent mainly extractive industry.
Andrew Grant, Ass. Professor, University of Queens, Canada: "Are natural resources a blessing or a curse? Insights from recent advances in natural resource governance regimes"
Our quest speaker Ass. Prof. Andrew Grant’s research focus has been in conflict and cooperation issues in natural resource sectors, post-conflict reconstruction, African security and conflict minerals. He has edited a well-known research book “New Approaches to the Governance of Natural Resources: Insights from Africa” with W.R.N. Compaoré and M.I. Mitchell (2015). More information:
Olga Sidorenko, Researcher, UEF:  “Challenges of sustainable mining in Kyrgyzstan”
13:45 Coffee break
Juha M. Kotilainen, Researcher, UEF: “Mining Community Development Agreements in the Finnish Context: Case Study Sodankylä”
Dawid Bunikowski, Doctor of Law (Nicolaus Copernicus University), Postdoctoral (UEF): “Location-sensitive governance in the Arctic: arguments from cultural ecology and legal pluralism.”
15:15 – 15:30 Discussions and closing of the seminar 


Past events

  • LYY-Institute’s research seminar “Current and future challenges of sustainable natural resources governance”.  16th February 2017, University of Eastern Finland.

        More informnation could be found here.

  • LYY seminar 'Collaborative approaches to knowledge and conflict' 

        28th of November, 13:00, Natura N105. Programme here.

         University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu capmus, November 24-25, 2016. Call for papers: here