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Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI)

Tuomo Melasuo

Professor, emeritus, TAPRI, University of Tampere

Docent in Political History, University of Turku

tuomo.melasuo (at)

+358 (0)40 190 1592

Visiting address: Main building E118

Research interests:

  • Political history, colonialism, decolonization, conflicts
  • Relations between cultures
  • Development studies
  • Third world
  • Political Islam
  • Algeria, North and West Africa, Mediterranean, Middle East, Europe
  • Euro-Mediterranean relations and cooperation
  • National movements, liberation movements
  • Social movements, social conflicts, social development

Recent publications:

  • “Westermarck et le Maroc”, in “Jbala : peuplement, langue et ruralité”, edited by Mohamed Mezzine and Jacques Vignet-Zunz, CERIJ, Rabat (forthcoming)
  •  Hassan Beheshtipour and Tuomo Melasuo, "Iran's Political Culture, Internal Development, and International Environment after the End of Sanctions", in “Geopolitica - La Rivista”, Vol. V. No. 2 July-December 2016, Rome, (forthcoming).
  • "Conspiration future Nord - Nord", in “Confluences Méditerranée”, April 2015.
  • "Well-being of Human Kind", in "Big Questions of Our Time" by  Strategic Foresight Group, Bombay, 1 February 2016.

Recent Participation and Organization of Conferences:

  • "Mobilité en Méditerranée" colloquium, Institut d’Etudes Politiques d’Aix, AFFRST and TAPRI Mediterranean Studies Project, Aix-en-Provence, 12-13 May 2016
  •  "Social and Human Sciences in North Africa", TAPRI Mediterranean Studies Project, Finnish ALF National Network, FIME, Afous-Afous, University of Tampere, Tampere, 6.11.2015
  •  "The Amazigh Dimension (Berber) in North-African Political and Cultural Life", opening lecture, TAPRI Mediterranean Studies Project, Finnish ALF National Network, FIME, Afous-Afous, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, 5.11.2015
  • ‘Les grands changements dans le monde méditerranéen et le regard nordique’, en "La Situation géopolitique dans la région et ses impacts sur les relations Euro-méditerranéennes", Fondation Ahmed Tlili, Tunis, 29-31 October 2015

Academic awards and positions of trust:

  • Insaniyat - Revue algérienne d’anthropologie et sciences sociales’, member of International committee, CRASC, Oran
  • ‘Maghreb-Machrek, Revue trimestrielle’, Conseil consultatif international, Editions ESKA, Paris
  • Association Franco-Finlandaise pour la Recherche Scientifique et Technique’ AFFRST, Board member, Helsinki
  • ‘Forum Euroméditerranéen des Instituts de Sciences Economiques’ –FEMISE, member in the Board of Directors, Cairo & Marseille
  • ‘Société Internationale des Historiens de la Méditerranée’, SIHMED, Founding member and member of Steering Committee, Heidelberg
  • ‘Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures’, member of Advisory Council 2004-2013, Head of Finnish ALF Network 2005-2014.
  • ‘Global Expert - Analysis on Demand’, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, New York
  • ‘Management of Social Transformation’ MOST –program at UNESCO, Finnish member Vice-President of the representing Western Europe and North Africa, 1994-2012, Paris
  • ‘Center for Mediterranean Dialogues’ of the New York University, member of Academic Advisory Council
  • ‘Hommage à Tuomo Melasuo’, Fondation Ahmed Tlili, Tunis, 29 October 2015.
Visiting address: Linna building, 6th floor
Postal address: TAPRI, School of Social Sciences and Humanities
FI-33014 University of Tampere, Finland
tel. +358 (0)3 355 111
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