Program 2021

WEDNESDAY 11 AUGUST

12.00-13.00War has a woman’s face
Author Sirpa Kähkönen and author, Chechen
refugee Polina Zerebtsova
13.00-14.00Can art be used to create peace or to provoke
contention?
Composers Heikki Sarmanto and Olli Kortekangas, author
Sirpa Kähkönen and graphic artist Hella Pakaslahti
16.30-17.30Who was Dietrich Bonhoefer and how did the opera
Ende und Beginn come about?
Bishop Emeritus Kaarlo Kalliala, composer Olli Kortekangas
18.00-19.00Premiere of the opera Ende und Beginn
New Church, Uusikaupunki

THURSDAY 12 AUGUST

Cultural Centre Cruselli, moderated by journalist Rauli Virtanen

10.00-11.00Coffee for visitors
11.00-11.10Opening of the Third Peace Symposium –
Hymn to the World
Joy Babatunde, song, Heikki Sarmanto, piano
11.10-11.40Welcome speeches
11.40-12.00Life in Uusikaupunki in the 18th century
Tomi Kangas, MA
12.00-13.30Finland in eighteenth-century Europe
Tapio Onnela, University of Turku
Nils Erik Villstrand, Professor Emeritus, Åbo Akademi
Charlotta Wolff, Professor, University of Turku
Petri Karonen, Professor, University of Turku
13.30-14.30Lunch
14.30-15.15What if Finland was still Swedish?
Mark Levengood
15.15-16.00What if Finland was still part of Russia?
Marja Manninen, jornalist
René Nyberg, Ambassador, author
16.00-17.00Are different religions each others’ enemies?
Kaisamari Hintikka, Bishop
Juhana Markkula, Rector

FRIDAY 13 AUGUST

Stability and sustainable development in the Baltic Sea region 2021

Cultural Centre Cruselli, moderated by journalist Jussi-Pekka Rantanen
The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters is responsible for the day’s programme

SATURDAY 14 AUGUST

Cultural Centre Cruselli, moderated by journalist Rauli Virtanen

10.00-11.00What do we know about terrorism?
Tuomo Melasuo, Professor Emeritus,
Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI)
11.00-12.00Money and Peace – what is the price of peace?
Erkki Liikanen, former Governor of the Bank of Finland
Olaf Bongwald, CEO of Valmet Automotive
12.00-13.00Lunch
13.00-14.00Foreign policy as the scene of peace
Konrad Arz von Straussenburg, German Ambassador
14.00-15.00Uusikaupunki and Finlad 21221
Markku Wilenius, Professor of Future Studies