Course topics included the different interpretations, discourses and actors of, and changes in problem definition on ’Security’ and (re)defining Northern security – from traditional to environmental security, positive and negative security, relationships between energy, economic and environmental security. Human security was looked from the human rights perspective, Arctic food and water security and also from violence.
In addition food security was discussed in a
presentation by Dr. Riitta Laitinen from MTT Agrifood Research Finland.
Scenarios for smart energy systems and senior citizens smart living
environment were given by University of Oulu researchers Dr. Antonio
Calo (NorTech) and Eeva Leinonen (Information Processing Sciences).
had different backgrounds which was also seen as a positive things: “A
very good program in terms of interdisciplinary approach to security and
a set of student’s background also made a program interesting” said one
of the student in his/her feedback form.
The course was funded
by NordForsk Top-level Research Initiative “Effect studies and
adaptation to climate change” as the fifth course organized by the
Nordic Network “People and Ecosystems in a changing environment” led by
Thule Institute and UArctic Thematic Networks on Health and Well-being
in the Arctic, and Global Change.
More info: Research coordinator Kirsi Latola, email. kirsi.latola (at) uarctic.org
PhD training course on Security in a changing world was held in Oulu
Fri, Nov 23, 2012
Altogether 17 Nordic PhD and advanced Master’s students participated the multidisciplinary course on security in the Arctic. The course was held in November 12 – 14, 2012 at the University of Oulu, Finland. The teachers included experts on Human and Northern Security: Professor Lassi Heininen (University of Lapland), the leader of Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security, Dr. Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv (University of Tromsø, in the picture), Dr. Kamrul Hossain (University of Lapland), Professor Arja Rautio (University of Oulu), the leader of Thematic Network on Health and Well-being in the Arctic, and Professor Vappu Sunnari (University of Oulu).