Onsdag 11.5.




12 – 18.30


Evenemang av Early Scholars Network (ESN) för yngre forskare

Forsthuset, sal 8

12 – 17


Hundred years of Finnish Political Science in Context – with the International Political Science Association and Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)

18:00-18:15 Welcome and an opening word on 100 years of Finnish Political Science in global context by Emilia Palonen, former FPSA chair (2018-22) and IPSA Executive Committee member.

18:15-19:00 Greeting and reflection on the transformed political science from IPSA president Prof. Dianne M. Pinderhughes (Notre Dame University, the US)

19:00-19.10 Discussion with Dianne, Erkki Berndston (University of Helsinki) and Saila Heinikoski (FIIA). 

19:10-20:00 Discussion about trends in Political Science: co-Editor of IPSR and co-chair of the IPSA World Congress Program Co-Chair Prof. Theresa Reidy (University College Cork, Ireland) Theresa follows the flow and themes of political science articles at the IPSA journal and considering the forthcoming congress in Buenos Aires, with a focus on the Global South. 

Forsthuset, sal 1 (Zoom:

18 – 20

Torsdag 12.5.




8.30 – 16


Arbetsgrupper session I

9 – 11


Lunch (självförsörjande)

11 – 12.15


Gemensamt evenemang: Välkomstord och pro gradu-pris 2022, Forsthuset sal 1

12.15 – 12.45


Panel: Pro et Contra presents Tuija Parvikko’s Arendt, Eichmann and the Politics of the Past: Eichmann-kiistan vanhat ja uudet suunnat

The Pro et Contra book series of the FPSA, together with the Helsinki University Press (HUP), is organizing a panel that will serve as the launch event for Tuija Parvikko’s book Arendt, Eichmann and the Politics of the Past. The work was published on the HUP platform with a new preface in December 2021. Parvikko’s analysis of Arendt’s book Eichmann in Jerusalem (1963), and the controversy it causes, is again timely. In the panel, Tuija Parvikko will discuss the main themes of her book based on a book presentation published in the Politiikasta online magazine in February 2022: The discussant will be Jouni Tilli (University of Jyväskylä).

Forsthuset sal 1 (Metsätalo hall 1 (online stream:

12.45 – 13.45


Kaffepaus (sponsor: NAF)

13.45 – 14.15

Arbetsgrupper session II

14.15 – 17.30


Mottagning av Helsingfors Universitetet

Christina sal, University of Helsinki Huvudbyggnad (2:a våningen)

18 – 19.30

Supé på Grand Marina

Katajanokanlaituri 7, 00160 Helsinki

19.30 –

Fredag 13.5.


Politiikasta -plenary: Politics of conspiracy theories

The Friday plenary of the 2022 FPSA Annual Conference discusses the politics of conspiracy theories through several social scientific perspectives. The causes and consequences of the spread and dissemination of conspiracy theories, the cross-section channeling of conspiracy theories between different media platforms, the different political functions of conspiracy theories in different national contexts, and the ways in which journalistic media and politicians approach conspiracy theories will be discussed.

The panel is based on the forthcoming book Salaliittoteorioiden politiikkaa (The Politics of Conspiracy Theories), edited by Ari-Elmeri Hyvönen and Niko Pyrhönen and published by Vastapaino. The panel is chaired by Niko Pyrhönen (University of Helsinki) and the panelists are researchers from different fields: Tuija Saresma (University of Jyväskylä), Annastiina Kallius (University of Helsinki) and Marko Ampuja (University of Helsinki).

Forsthuset, sal1, (online stream:

10 – 12


Lunch (självförsörjande)

12 – 13


Arbetsgrupper session III

14 – 17


Forsthuset: Unioninkatu 40

Språkcentrum: Fabianinkatu 26

Huvudbyggnad: Unioninkatu 34

Grand Marina: Katajanokanlaituri 7