Board Members-CCR


Barry Gills,

barry_gills.jpgBarry Gills is a Professor of Development Studies, Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki. 

Research interests:
Globalization, Global Development, Politics of Development, Political Economy of Development, Global Crisis, Environmental Crisis, Civilizational Crisis, BRICS, South-South Relations, World System Analysis, Global History, Resistance, Cosmopolitanism, World Order, Social Transformation



Johanna Järvelä,


Johanna Järvelä is a Ph.D. Student at the university of Helsinki in the Doctoral school for Political, Societal and Regional Change. Her research interests are in the role of governance systems, legitimations and democracy in corporate sustainability and responsibility. Her Ph.D. thesis looks upon these issues within mining related land conflicts. She has a Master's degree in Social Sciences with major in Development Studies 


Jan Klabbers

Martti Ahtisaari Academy Professor, Deputy Director Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki, 



Na Ri Lee,


Na Ri Lee is a Professor in Intellectual Property Law, Department of Commercial Law at Hanken School of Economics since 2012. She has studied law at Ewha Womans University in Korea and at Kyushu University, Japan (LL.M), and holds a Ph.D from University of Eastern Finland and Doctor of Laws (LL.D) degree from Kyushu University, Japan. Since 1996, she has researched and taught in the area of intellectual property and international trade in universities in Europe and in Asia.


Maria Sandberg,


Maria Sandberg is a PhD student at Hanken School of Economics, Department of Marketing, as well as a student in sociology at University of Helsinki. Her research interests include sustainable production-consumption systems, voluntary simplicity and sustainability discourses. Her current research focuses on sustainable housing. Maria supports the cross-disciplinarity of research and positions her own research in the intersection between marketing and sociology.




Ville-Pekka Sorsa,


Ville-Pekka Sorsa is an Assistant Professor in Management and Organisation at the Hanken School of Economics and Docent in Political Science at the University of Helsinki. He received his doctorate in economic geography from Oxford University. He has previously worked as university lecturer and head of subject in political science at the University of Helsinki. His current research is focused on the political conceptions of corporate social responsibility and new forms of social value creation in business.