Project coordinator of the MATILDE project is Dr. Jussi Laine, Associate Professor of multidisciplinary border studies at the Karelian Institute of the University of Eastern Finland. He holds the title of Docent of Human Geography from the University of Oulu, Finland. Currently, he also serves as President of the Western Social Sciences Association (WSSA) and as member of the Steering Committee of IGU’s Commission on Political Geography. Jussi Laine is a human geographer, yet in his approach to migration, he combines influences also from international relations and geopolitics, political sociology, history, anthropology and psychology.
To follow Jussi Laine’s contributions, join our panel discussion at 2pm (CET).