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North American Studies

The North American Studies Program Presents

U.S. President Trump – the First 100 Days

Public Lecture – University of Tampere

Thursday 4 May, 2017


Linna K103

12-12.20 Bruce Oreck – former US Ambassador to Finland

12.20-12.40 Mikko Saikku – Professor of North American Studies at the University of Helsinki – Impact on the environment

12.40-13 Benita Heiskanen – head of the John Morton Center at the University of Turku – Impact on US Foreign Policy

13-13.20 Anna Kronlund – Post-Doctoral Researcher, The John Morton Center for North American Studies   – Impact on Finnish policy

13.20-13.35 Risto Kunelius – Professor at the University of Tampere - Impact on journalism

13.35 -13.45 Katri Sieberg - Professor of North American Studies at the University of Tampere - Impact on US healthcare

13.45 – 14 Peter Miller – Fulbright Professor at the University of Tampere - Impact on North American Politics




Guest Lecture in North American Studies: Prof FranÒ«oise Hamlin from Brown University: Rethinking the Civil Rights Movement: History and Remembering

On Thursday 16 February at 10.15-11.30 in Pinni B3116

FranÒ«oise Hamlin is an Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies at Brown University. She earned her doctorate in African American Studies and American Studies at Yale University; her Masters from the University of London and her B.A from the University of Essex. Hamlin is the author of Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black  Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II (University of North Carolina Press, 2012), winner of the 2012 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize and the 2013 Lillian Smith Book Award. Hamlin’s new research focuses on young people, trauma, and activism.

Her most notable fellowships and awards are from the University of Michigan, Harvard University, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies. In addition, she has won major mentoring and teaching awards at Brown University.


The lecture is open for everybody! Welcome!



Fulbright Professor Peter Miller 

Professor Peter Miller will teach in the North American Studies Program and The Master's Degree program in Public Choice for the academic year 2016-2017

North American Studies staff with the US Ambassador the Finland

 Katri Sieberg, US Ambassador to Finland Charles C. Adams Jr., Peter Miller and Anna Vähämäki

Master's Degree Program in Public Choice

This program has a link - in teaching and research - with the North American Studies program.

The program trains students to approach pressing global isssues through quantitative (game theoretic, statistical, experimental...) techniques.

The program will draw on the talents of cutting edge faculty from Finland, the US, Europe, etc.

Application period: 14 December 2015 – 27 January 2016 for the autumn 2016 intake.

Some issued covered include:

- inequality

- economics and predictions




Past events:

The 10th Nordic conference on Behavioral and Experimental Economics: 25-26 September 2015 at the University of Tampere

Keynote speakers: Catherine Eckel and John Ledyard

Tampere Club Luento: 

Järjestyksessä XIV Tampere-luento pidetään torstaina 13.11. klo 18.00 Pienessä salissa. Luennon pitää professori Hannu Juusola aiheesta Miksi arabikevät tuotti pettymyksen? Esitelmä on suomeksi ja kestää noin 40-45 min. Professori Juusola on merkittävä Lähi-Idän tuntija. Hän on seemiläisten kielten ja kulttuurien professori Helsingin yliopistossa ja tehnyt paljon kenttätyötä mm. Jemenissä, Libanonissa, Irakissa ja Iranissa. Juusolaa pidetään tällä hetkellä Suomen johtavana nimenomaan islamilaisten yhteiskuntien tuntijana.

Luennolle ovat kaikki tervetulleita

Two courses on US Politics in the fall:

Timothy Nokken:

American Political Parties, Elections, and Polarization POLVOA31/A41

Tue 9-Sep-2014 - 7-Oct-2014 weekly at 12-14, Main building A3 

Exceptions:7-Oct-2014 at 12 –14 , Main building A4

Wed 10-Sep-2014 - 8-Oct-2014 weekly at 10-12, Main building A3

 Mon 27-Oct-2014 - 24-Nov-2014 weekly at 10-12, Pinni B3117
Wed 29-Oct-2014 - 26-Nov-2014 weekly at 14-16, Pinni B4116

A course on Labor Market Policy


Guest Professor:

North American Studies welcomes YKY Visiting Professor Norman Schofield from Washington University, Saint-Louis

Professor Schofield will offer a short course on Elections in the US, Canada, Poland, Georgia and in other countries.

The class will be from Monday 12.5 -Thursday 15.5 from 13-15,
The classrooms are
Monday Pinni B3077
Tuesday-Thursday Pinni B3032 


All Interested students are welcome!

  • NAM Guest lecture on Obamacare 24.9. at 13-15

    T.R.Carr, Former Republican Mayor of Hazelwood, MO Professor and MPA Director of Public Administration and Policy Analysis at Southern Illinois University will give a guest lecture on Obamacare

    Tue 24 September, 13-15
    Main building, A2A



  • Institutions in Context: Inequality

International Workshop

Held at the University of Tampere, Finland

3-9 June, 2013

For more exact schedule, please see our


(last updated 23 May)


Scholars from around the world come together to discuss inequality: its causes and effects and solutions to it. Inequality is a major social, political and economic problem that has an effect on all of our lives. Come hear about it from over 40 guest speakers and doctoral students.

The workshop is free and open to all UTA students and staff!



  • America In Living Color Seminar

Thursday - Friday 14-15 March, 2013

The North American Studies Program at the University of Tampere and the Fulbright Center have collaborated to organize the America In Living Color Seminar on the 14-15 March, 2013. This year will mark the fourth occasion for this seminar. American Fulbright grantees present their research and scholarly work in humanities, education, social sciences and more.Seminar provides a unique opportunity to gain understanding of various academic fields through the presentations of American Fulbright grantees who are currently doing research and studying in Finland.Seminar is open for all students and staff members at the University of Tampere. Seminar compensates studies in North American Studies module (NAM IV: Lecture diary 2-5 pages, either 2 ECTS (10 presentations), or 5 ECTS (20 presentations). See programme. Welcome!


  • Guest Lecture:

Urban History Day: Rebuilding Cities, Reconstructing Urban Identities
University of Tampere 12.3.2013, Lecture room C6, Main building, Kalevantie 4.

Session 2: Neighbourhoods and suburbia
14:30–15:45   Suzanne M. Sinke (Florida State University): "Ethnic cities, ethnic
neighborhoods, non-ethnic enclaves: public visions from U.S. history"


  • Countdown to the 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections

Watch the North American Studies website for announcements of election-related activities to come!


  • Guest Lecture:

North American Studies will host a guest lecture by Professor Thomas F. Schaller "The U.S. Presidential Race and the American Voter" Thursday 9, February 15.15-16.00 Pinni B 4113. Beer and Politics after the talk!


  • Award:

Professor Katri Sieberg has been awarded the Alfred Kordelin Foundations incentive award (Kannustuspalkinto) for 2009.

Foundation homepage 

News on the incentive award in YLE archives (in Finnish)


  • Award:

Professor Katri Sieberg has been awarded a National Science Foundation (USA) grant for experimental research on conflict and international bargaining. The grant is shared by Professors David Clark, Charles Holt, Timothy Nordstrom and William Reed.

NSCC/SA: Collaborative Research: Experimental Analysis of Alternative Models of Conflict Bargaining


  • Guest Lecture:

David Mark: "President Obama – The Next Four Years”, November 30, 13.00 – 15.00 Pinni B4113

Politix (, a mobile and desktop site that lets Americans personally connect with the 2012 election by interacting with political news, has named David Mark to be its first Editor-in-Chief.

Mark, a veteran political journalist, was most recently a senior editor at Politico where he ran The Arena, Politico’s opinion and debate forum. In his new role, Mark will shape Politix’s editorial direction, delivering daily original content and reaching out to contributors to build the community.

The site, which launched in February, is hoping to attract “everyday citizens” and members of Congress. Prior to his six years at Politico, Mark was the Editor-in-Chief of Campaigns & Elections as well as a reporter for Congressional Quarterly and Associated Press. Mark is also the author of “Going Dirty: The Art of Negative Campaigning”, which has been embraced as part of the curriculum by Dartmouth, Northwestern and Fordham, among others. David graduated from Columbia University School of Journalism and Brandeis University.


Mark Lecture, Photo by Tuomas Hellman

Photo by Tuomas Hellman

  • Guest Lecture:

"A Finnish Perspective from Washington DC on the Presidential race"

Hanna Harrison, a student from University of Tampere is going talk (via Skype) about how the elections appear from a Finnish perspective.

The talk will be heard in Pinni A building, Paavo Koli auditorium. Date, tuesday 23rd October, Time: 14:00 - 15:00


  • Guest Lecture:

Professor C. Lawrence Evans, Newton Family Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary (Virginia) will give a guest lecture via internet on the 2012 Presidential and Congressional Elections. Evans is an expert on American national institutions.

The lecture will be held at 16.00 on Wednesday the 24th of October, place LINNA building room K103


  • Guest Lecture

Professor Raimo Väyrynen will give a lecture on US Presidential Elections on the Wednesday the 31st of October at 16.00 in Pinni A building, auditorium Paavo Koli


  • Election Watch


Wednesday 7th of November

Time: 07:00 - 09:00 (AM, yes early in the morning, we might even serve coffee)

Place: Pinni B building, lecture room B3116


A look at the Election Results and Congress with Professor Jonathan Krasno, Binghamton University

Wednesday 7th November

Time: 16:00







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