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CCR welcomes you to a seminar on:

"Alliances: Interests in Common that are not the same interest"

with Marisol de la Cadena, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California

on Wednesday August 15 from 09:30 to 11:30hrs
at Hanken School of Economics, Arkadiankatu 22, 00100 Helsinki
Room A411 (room subject to later change).


image_marisol.pngMarisol de la Cadena is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California.  Her research interests are located at the interface between STS and non-STS, and they include the study politics, multispecies (or multi-entities) relations, indigeneity, history and the a-historical, world anthropologies and the anthropologies of worlds. In all these areas, her concern is the relationship between concepts and methods, and interfaces as analytical sites. Her recent book Earth Beings. Ecologies of Practice Across Andean Worlds (2015) is based on conversations with two Quechua speaking men that lived in Cuzco (Peru). Through these conversations they think together about life at the intriguing crossroads where modern politics (and history) and earth-beings (and the ahistorical) meet and diverge, thus exceeding each other. The book is an ethnography concerned with the concreteness of incommensurability and the eventfulness of the ahistorical.

After prof. de la Cadena’s presentation, 2-3 PhD students and other researchers are invited to introduce their research interests and ongoing work related to ontological and methodological concerns when doing research at the crossroad of multiple worlds. This is followed by an opportunity to think together about the challenges and opportunities of research in the fields of humanitarian logistics, CSR, and Development Studies, all located in the borderlands of multiple ontologies
If you would like to present your work, please send an email to maria.ehrnstrom-fuentes (at) by June 29 and state your area of research. There is time for up to four brief presentations.

To register, please go here!

Coffee will be served.

If, for any reason, you cannot attend the event, please cancel your participation by sending an email to at least 24 hours prior to the event.


COREvents #1: Collaboration and conflict resolution in environmental decision-making - why is it needed and what makes it work?

How could today’s complex and controversial problems such as those related to land use, energy or use of natural resources be solved wisely and fairly?

In this first COREvent, two world class experts on collaboration, prof. Pieter Glasbergen (Netherlands) and prof. Michael Brown (Canada), will share their knowledge on how good results have been achieved by adoption of specific collaborative approaches to planning and decision-making.

In Finland, the potential of such approaches is underused. What could we learn from international practice? Welcome to get inspired by the lectures and join the discussion!

Date: 29 May, 2018, 13:00-16:00

Place: The Swedish School of Economics (Hanken), Auditorium Futurum, Arkadiankatu 22, Helsinki


Prof. Michael Brown (1), Consensus Building Institute: Mediation and Collaborative Dialogue: Tools to Address Natural Resource Disputes

Prof. Pieter Glasbergen (2), Utrecht University and the Netherlands Open University: Foundations of the Partnership Paradigm and Beyond

Comments from organisations operating in the field of environmental governance in Finland (to be confirmed)

(1) Michael Brown is Director of the Consensus Building Institute’s Canada Practice, Professor of Practice in Natural Resource Conflict Mediation at McGill University, and former Senior Mediation Expert in Natural Resource and Land Conflicts for the United Nations Standby Mediation Team. For more than 25 years, he has worked on conflict prevention, mediation, and stakeholder engagement regarding natural resources, land, environmental issues, and matters involving local or indigenous communities. He works on projects and disputes, institutional capacity, systems design, and policy. He has lived and worked internationally for many years, and held numerous leadership and senior advisory positions with the United Nations and other international organizations. His work is focused largely on international and Canadian projects.

(2) Pieter Glasbergen is emeritus Professor of Environmental Studies; Policy and Management at Utrecht University and the Netherlands Open University. Since 2011 he is honorary professor Governance for Sustainable Development at Maastricht University. His research focus is on governance for sustainable development. The articles, reports, and books that he published include both theoretical studies on policy and governance and applied policy research. His main research is on global cross-sector partnerships for sustainable development. He was the first professor of environmental policy in the Netherlands. He chairs the Maastricht-Utrecht-Nijmegen Program on Partnerships ( and is the founder of several teaching programmes and research program Governance for Sustainable Development at Utrecht University. Besides academic positions he has experience as a council member and vice-mayor in the city of Culemborg.


CCR welcomes you to the seminar:

“Responsible meta-organisations”

on March 20 from 10:00 to 11:30hrs

at Hanken School of Economics, room A411 (room subject to later change).

Agenda of the seminar:

  • Co-constructing ethics in the crowdfunding sector: the case of a meta-organization, by Heloise Berkowitz, researcher at CNRS (UMR5303) Toulouse School of Management-Research (1)

  • Central employer associations and the challenge of meta-organisational legitimacy, by Ville-Pekka Sorsa, Assistant Professor at Hanken School of Economics (2)

  • Dynamics of Meta-organization: a case analysis, by Sanne Bor, researcher at Vaasa University and Hanken School of Economics (3)

  • Discussion with the audience

About the speakers:

(1) Héloïse Berkowitz has a Phd in management from Ecole Polytechnique and graduated from Sorbonne in history, HEC Paris in the Programme Grande Ecole and CEMS Alliance in International Management. She was a visiting scholar at Columbia University, Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions, and Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals. Her research deals with transitions to sustainability, with a focus on sectoral governance and collective action among organizations (meta-organizations), in various empirical settings from natural resources to collaborative economy or ocean sustainability.

(2) Ville-Pekka Sorsa received his doctorate in economic geography from Oxford University. He has also been awarded the Title of Docent in political science (University of Helsinki) and social policy (University of Turku). His research interests include comparative political economy, politics of the corporation and corporate responsibility, and political economy of finance. Ville-Pekka's ongoing projects are: Sustainability challenges of mining in the Nordic countries: the business, politics and society (SUSMINO), 2018-19 and Organization of employers and the representativeness of labour market organizations, 2017-18. He is also chairman of the CCR Board and editor-in-chief of Poliittinen talous / Finnish Review of Political Economy.

(3) Sanne Bor received her doctorate in management and organisation from Hanken School of Economics and is currently a post-doctoral researcher at Hanken School of Economics in the project “Collaborative remedies for fragmented societies - Facilitating the collaborative turn in environmental decision-making” (CORE) funded by the Strategic Research Council. Her research interests include meta-organization theory, and topics within the field of inter-organizational relations related to governance and management, accountability, resourcing patterns, and membership. Sanne is also interested in topics related to self-steering and collective decision-making more generally.