Dec 18, 2018 at 3–5 pm
Venue: Think Corner, Lounge (Yliopistonkatu 4, 2nd floor)

The CoE in Reason and Religious Recognition supported by the Finnish Institute of France is organizing a roundtable on political extremism and radicalization. The theme is illustrated by the case of the so-called “gilets jaunes” (yellow vests) protest movement. The main themes concerning radicalization are among all, economic conditions, migration and mutual recognition in contemporary societies.


Thomas Bouvatier, Researcher (radicalization, counter-radicalization), Centre d’études des radicalisations et de leurs traitements, Université Paris VII; psychoanalyst

Tarja Mankkinen, Head of Development in the Police Department, Finnish Ministry of the Interior

Johanna Sumiala, Associate Professor (media and communicator), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki (SA project: Hybrid Terrorizing)

Teemu Tammikko, Senior Research Fellow (terrorism, counter-terrorism, political and extreme violence), Finnish Institute of International Affairs


Nicolas Faucher, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre of Excellence, Reason and Religious Recognitions, Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki (more information: