Human security, democracy and extreme movements in Nordic welfare states

University of Helsinki

What challenges does extremism pose towards human security and democracy in the Nordic societies? Join us for a discussion organised by the SEPOS project on how to enhance equal distribution of safety and a socially sustainable society in the midst of global turmoil.

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We are experiencing multiple crises at a global level, such as the Russian war, the human rights crisis in Afghanistan, the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Syria, and political tensions in the US and Europe. Simultaneously economic recession reduces welfare and poses challenges for equality and social justice. From a Nordic viewpoint, questions of radical movements and extremism are affected by this global crisis landscape. This panel discusses the situation of extremism and human security in the Nordic countries – what has changed, what kind of scenarios can we expect in the near future, and how can we enhance a resilient, just and safe Nordic welfare state?

The panelists are Ari Evwaraye, Ann-Cathrine Jungar, Marko Juntunen and Susi Meret. The discussion is moderated by SEPOS researcher Karin Creutz, with opening words by Professor Helena Blomberg-Kroll, Project Leader of SEPOS.

  • Place: Auditorium 116 at Unioninkatu 35
  • Time: Thursday 8.12.2022, 14.15-15.45.
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