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Borders Politics in Uncertain Times : the Case of Finland

Date & time
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Registration is closed


Jussi P. Laine


This event is free


Lamensch Marie


Chaire Raoul Dandurand, UQAM
UQAM Pavillon D Local D-R200.
1430, rue Saint-Denis

Since the outbreak of war in Ukraine in February 2022, the security environment between the European Union and Russia has evolved drastically, transforming the geopolitics of the region as well as the nature of alliances and European integration.

In this context, the Observatoire de géopolitique, in partnership with the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS), invites you to a conference by Jussi P. Laine, who will examine recent developments at the border between Finland and Russia, where past practices of cooperation and interdependence came to an abrupt end following the Russian invasion.

Topics to be discussed include Finland's membership of NATO, the imposition of restrictive visa requirements for Russian citizens, and the construction of a border fence along the border with Russia. The conference will also discuss the evolution and hardening of borders, and the proliferation of border walls in response to growing threat perceptions.

This event will be moderated by √Člisabeth Vallet.

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