Conferences and media

Invited Talks

January 2020, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Kiel University and SwuD, Russia-China workshop, Berlin
China-Russia diplomatic relations and mutual support in the international arena

October 2019, Tampere University, Master class course on women in Chinese and Russian media
Gender, media and leadership in the era of deepening authoritarianism

April 2019, Finnish National Defence University Russia Seminar
Threat perceptions and Chinese security strategy

December 2018, The Advisory Board For Defence Information, seminar for journalists, House of Estates, Helsinki
Syventyvä autoritarismi ja ulko- ja turvallisuuspoliittiset hankkeet Xin Kiinassa (Deepening authoritarianism and domestic and foreign policies in Xi's China)

October 2018, Human meets machine seminar, Think Corner, University of Helsinki

Technology and authoritarianism in China

May 2018, Korea-Europe Next Generation Policy Expert Forum, Chatham House, London
China's Approach to Nuclear North Korea

September 2017, East Asia after Trump, Lund University, Sweden
Friends with Mutual Benefits: Understanding China-Russia Cooperation

Conference Presentations

June 2021, NACS (Nordic Association of Chinese Studies), University of Helsinki 
Authoritarian innovators: Forming a nuanced understanding of China's industrial policy and innovativeness 

March 2019, ISA (International Studies Association) Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada
Roundtable participant in China-North Korea Relations: Between Development and Security
Speaker: Authoritarian norm maker? Linking domestic consideration with global normative structures in China's global policy

January 2019, FISA (Finnish International Studies Association), Kirkkonummi, Finland
Towards a thematic understanding of authoritarian resilience

May 2018, Russia-China Relations and the West: Grand Strategies in a Changing International Order, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki
China-Russia Security Cooperation

June 2017, Globalizing Rivalry? Sino-Japanese Interaction in World Politics, Freie Universität Berlin
The more the merrier? Sino-Japanese relations in the context of multiparty rivalry in the Asia-Pacific region

March 2017, Hallsworth Conference on China and the Changing Global Order, University of Manchester
China's Great Power Status and the North Korea Question

February 2017, ISA (International Studies Association) Annual Convention, Baltimore, United States
- China's New Military Posture and Its Regional Implications
- Legitimacy and State-led Nationalism in China and Russia (with Veera Laine)

January 2016, Finnish International Studies Association Conference
Legitimacy and State-led Nationalism in China and Russia (with Veera Laine)

November 2015, Globalizing Rivalry? Sino-Japanese Interaction in World Politics, Freie Universität Berlin
Sino-Japanese Rivalry at the Home Base: US-Japan Alliance and China's Evolving Security Situation in the Asia-Pacific

October 2015, FIIA China Research Days
China's Foreign Policy Roles toward Japan 2002-2015 (with Teemu Naarajärvi)

September 2015, Inequalities and Institutions -China and Finland Compared, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki
Gender Inequality in Contemporary China: 20 Years after the Fourth UN World Conference on Women

February 2015, ISA (International Studies Association) Annual Convention, New Orleans, United States
Rethinking Chinese National Attachment and its Foreign Policy Implications

November 2014, FIIA China Research Days
Rethinking Chinese National Identity and its Foreign Policy Implications

July 2014, Sino-Japanese Relations Research Network 2014 Conference, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Chinese Academics' Views on China's International Role and Sino-Japanese Relations

March 2014, Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society/ NAJS Conference 2014, University of Helsinki and the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Finland
Afraid of the Other. Chinese Perceptions of Threats from the United States and Japan

January 2014, Sino-Japanese Relations Research Network Conference, University of Leeds
Politics of Memory, National Identity and Foreign Policy Preferences

December 2013, Women in Contemporary China: Facing the Challenges of Agency Conference, University of Helsinki
Women and Political Power in the People's Republic of China

August 2013, The Rise and Demise of Asian World Supremacy: Power, Effects and Identities, Swedish Institute of International Affairs
Domestic Drivers of China's International Identity: Perceptions of China's Rise among Chinese Intellectuals

July 2013, Sino-Japanese Relations Postgraduate Network Workshop, University of Leeds
Methodological Issues in my Doctoral Project: Surveys and Interviews in the Chinese Context (informal workshop presentation)

June 2013, International Convention of Asia Scholars/ ICAS8 Conference, Macao, China
Chinese Academics' Views on China's International Role and Relations with the US and Japan

November 2012, 6th Annual Nordic NIAS Council Conference, China's Economy and Society: Regional and Global Implications of a Growing Chinese influence, Aalto University
Core Values and Foreign Policy Preferences in China

September 2012, Sino-Japanese Relations Research Network Conference, University of Leeds
Chinese Elite University Students' Perceptions of Threats from the United States and Japan

April 2012, ISA (International Studies Association) Annual Convention, San Diego
Framing the Chinese Foreign Policy Making Context. The Role of Public Opinion

June 2011, Sino-Japanese Relations Postgraduate Network Workshop, University of Leeds
The Wider Context of Chinese Foreign Policy Making during the Era of Hu Jintao, 2002-2012

July 2010, Warwick-Waseda Graduate Student Workshop, University of Warwick
The Politics of Memory in China: Patriotic Education Campaign and Students' Views on National Identity

June 2010, The 'Long Arc' of Sino-Japanese Relations: Perspectives on War, Cooperation, and Conflict Across Three Eras, University of Oxford
The Politics of Memory in China: Patriotic Education Campaign and Students' Views on National Identity

March 2010, UK-China Graduate Student Workshop, University of Cambridge
The Politics of Memory in China: Patriotic Education Campaign and Students' Views on National Identity

August 2009, International Convention of Asia Scholars/ ICAS6 Conference, Daejeon, South Korea
Coming in Terms with the Past in Chinese and Japanese National Identity Construction

July 2009, Postgraduate Research Summer School "China Global: Nation State and Ethnicity", Oslo
Comparing National Identity Construction in Chinese and Japanese Top Universities

June 2009, Nordic Association of China Studies/ NACS Conference 2009, Reykjavik
Coming in Terms with the Past in Contemporary China: National Identity Construction and Patriotic Education Campaign

March 2009, Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society/ NAJS Conference 2009, University of Turku
Coming in Terms with the Past in Contemporary Japan: National Identity Construction and the History Question

May 2008, Asia-Pacific Studies Workshop, Dynamics of Asia-Pacific Studies: Politics, Gender and Culture, University of Helsinki
Contemporary Perspectives on Chinese National Identity Construction