Saara Kankaanrinta: “It’s not the Cow, but How”

On April 24,  we had the pleasure to listen to a lecture by Saara Kankaanrinta, who is an environmental influencer with many tools and says that “everything I do, is for the nature and for the Baltic Sea”. Kankaanrinta is involved in the Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG), which is an independent foundation aiming to restore the ecological balance of the Baltic Sea by uniting resources of the public, private and third sectors. She is also one of the founders of the Qvidja Farm, that is addressing climate-related issues with a holistic and systematic approach, which will be introduced in more detail below.

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Raisa Foster: “Everything we have taken for granted has suddenly collapsed”

Based on Raisa Foster’s online lecture ‘Art, EcoJustice, and Leadership’ on 20.03.2020

We are living in an era of eco-social crisis, says Dr. Raisa Foster, a multidisciplinary artist and scholar based in Finland. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and other ongoing background crises, she claims that “everything we have taken for granted has suddenly collapsed”.


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Sonja Finér: “Socially just transition to a carbon neutral society”

“Socially just transition to a carbon neutral society” is the topic presented by Sonja Finér, Executive Director of Finnwatch, at a serial event hosted at Tampere University by the students of the Leadership for Change Master´s programme.

Sustainability is an important topic for the majority of program students, and the practical implications as well as a better understanding of “social justice” which then leads to “just transition” is a good start for building the knowledge.

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New academic year has begun: We welcome the new LFC students

The new academic year has began, and the Master’s programme “Leadership for change” has welcomed 27 new students: 9 students at each track (business studies, politics, and governance). We wish the students all the best in pursuing their studies!

Orientation day, 20.08.2019: the Dean, Matti Sommarberg, is welcoming new students of the LFC master’s programme

Structuration as a theory of social change

Social theories are important when considering how change happens – or does not happen – in complex societal settings. As part of their studies, first year students in the Leadership for Change Master’s Programme are writing short memos on various social theories. We are publishing some of the memos here, on the LFC blog. This set of memos deals with structuration theory.

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