The Outline

* ON THE TOPIC OF “INTERNATIONAL”, Bob Tamminen
The chairman of the Committee for International and Study Affairs at soc&kom´s StudOrg will welcome the guests and have a few words to say to and about the internationals.

* LATVIAN SONG AND DANCE FESTIVAL, Ketija Riteniece
The Latvian song and dance festival is an inevitable part of cultural life in this small Baltic state. A tradition that has survived even through Soviet times, today gathers together thousands of dancers and singers.

* EUROPEAN CONSERVATIVES AND REFORMISTS, Jakub Libiszewski
The 2009 Elections to the European Parliament had confirmed the growing shift towards the right of the political spectrum.What unites British Tories and Latvian Nationalists?

* MUNICH’S LAPTOP AND LEDERHOSEN, Falko Blumenthal
Munich, the capital of Bavaria, is both home to Germany´s most high technology and to Germany´s catholic culture and the Oktoberfest. This city is able to unite science, the arts, a “creative class” as well as down-to-earth conservatives.

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19:00
RECEPTION WITH DJ WOTZENKNECHT (aka Paul Takahashi)
His very international style in creating his “soundscapes” is a great way to celebrate us coming together from the most different countries. At the same time his electronic music is a hommage to the great modernist building of our school and the technological vanguard role Finland is playing in Europe and the world.

Join us for a toast to Finland and to our (now ending) Nordic and international experience at soc&kom!

Presentation on “Munich’s Laptop and Lederhosen”

Finally we have the information from our last speaker, Falko Blumenthal (Hochschule für Politik München), about his presentation
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Presentation on “Latvian Song and Dance Festival”

Our next speaker Ketija Riteniece (Latvijas Universitāte) sent in her ideas for the presentation.
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Världen i soc&kom with style and sound: DJ Wotzenknecht

We were able to win Helsinki-based French artist Paul Takahashi to perform in his aspect as DJ Wotzenknecht at our reception following the colloquium.

His very international style in creating his “soundscapes” is a great way to celebrate us coming together from the most different countries. At the same time his electronic music is a hommage to the great modernist building of our school and the technological vanguard role Finland is playing in Europe and the world.

DJ Wotzenknecht will set a counter-point to the academic presentations before his performance and will accompany the mingling and maybe even dancing. It´s going to be great!

Presentation on “European Conservatives and Reformists”

Our first speaker, Jakub Libiszewski (University College London), sent in his outline for his presentation end of the month. Here a sneak preview:
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Greeting from StudOrg confirmed

As an introduction to our little get-together, we will have a greeting from StudOrg. StudOrg is, as the name already puts it, the (quite active) Student Organization at the Swedish School of Social Science. Bob Tamminen agreed to say a few words. He is chairman of StudOrg´s Committee on Study and International Affairs. Bob is a student of Political Science (Statskunskap) at soc&kom from Åboland (Turku region).

A lot of our fun and success here in Helsinki is due to the parties, events, and friendships made possible by the work of StudOrg. The organization is particular to the rich student culture at the University of Helsinki.

29.04.10::: Student Colloquium & Reception

The international students at and around Helsinki University´s Swedish School of Social Science will throw a small event to say thanks and to present what we are working on.

After a quite successful predecessor last year (Tack så mycket @soc&kom 2009), this semester´s students want to present “Världen i soc&kom 2010“. We will have short presentations, taken from the vast sea of social science. After that we will have a reception to say thanks for a great stay at the Swedish School of Social Science and – especially – the warm support from the students and staff at soc&kom.

Here, in this blog, we will keep you up to date with the preparations and plans for the big day, the last thursday before Vappu.