Christer Henrik Pursiainen
Professor of Societal Security
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Ongoing externally funded projects:
- Funding: Norwegian Research Council
- Project period: September 2021-August 2024
- Funding: Nordforsk
- Project period: January 2021-December 2023
- Funding: EU Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership
- Project period: September 2020-August 2023
Dr Christer Pursiainen is since 2014 Professor of Societal Security at the Department of Technology and Safety, Faculty of Science and Technology, Arctic University of Norway (UiT), in Tromsø, Norway.
Previously Pursiainen has worked in leading management and research positions in such institutions as the European Commission DG Joint Research Centre, JRC, Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (Italy, Ispra); the Council of the Baltic Sea States, CBSS (Sweden, Stockholm); Nordregio, Nordic Centre for Spatial Development (Sweden, Stockholm); Russian-European Centre for Economic Policy, RECEP (Russian Federation, Moscow); Aleksanteri Institute - Finnish Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Helsinki; and the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, UPI-FIIA (Finland, Helsinki).
Prof. Pursiainen has also held, during his research leaves within the UiT, one-year senior visiting positions at the London School of Economics, Centre for International Studies (2018-2019), and University of Hamburg, Center for Sustainable Societal Research (2023-2024).
His publications consist of about one hundred and thirty scholarly publications, including sixteen (co-)authored or (co-)edited books, on a variety of themes such as societal security, crisis management, critical infrastructure protection and resilience, international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, regional cooperation and integration, comparative politics, state-society relations, and Soviet/Russia's history and politics, published in different countries and in several languages. He has also published one fiction novel, based on apocryphal biblical texts, and two popular-historical biographies.
For more, see www.christerpursiainen.com