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Professors’ inaugural lectures at the University of Eastern Finland, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies

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The inaugural lectures given by newly appointed professors of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies online on Thursday, 20 May 2021.


  • Welcoming words, Rector
  • Professor Mikko Aaltonen, kriminologia: Uusia vastauksia vanhoihin kysymyksiin – Pohjoismaisten rekisteriaineistojen anti rikollisuuden syiden ja seurausten tutkimukselle.
  • Professor Antti Belinskij, ympäristöoikeus, erityisesti vesioikeus: Vesien tila sääntelystrategiana.
  • Professor Niko Soininen, Environmental Law: The Role of Law in Governing Social-Ecological-Technological Complexity in River Basins.
  • Professor Harro van Asselt, Climate Law and Policy: Governing Fossil Fuel Production in the Age of Climate Emergency: Towards an International Law of ‘Leaving it in the Ground’?

All professors giving inaugural lectures in English in 2021: interviews and video links