'National Identity, Multiculturalism and The Olympics'
The annual Seminar was held at the British Embassy in Helsinki on 16th September 2011.
Once again, Professor Howy Jacobs provided some exciting speakers.
1200 Lunch at the Embassy Residence hosted by HM Ambassador Matthew Lodge
1330 Howy Jacobs, University of Tampere
1340 Rob VanWynsberghe, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Identity, Pride and Multiculturalism: Social Impacts of the 2010 Olympic Games
1415 Jouko Kokkonen, Sports Museum Foundation of Finland, Helsinki
Sports and nationalism - united forever? Case Finland.
1520 Mervi Tervo, University of Oulu
'Us' and the 'Others' in Finnish sports journalism
1555 Muhammad Abdul Bari, LOCOG Board Member, London
London 2012 and Britain’s Diversity
1630 Panel discussion, all speakers, chaired by Howy Jacobs
1655 Tarja Tuckett, Federation of Finnish-British Societies
1900 Speakers’ dinner
Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Official rapporteur for the IOC on the social impact of the recent Vancouver Games.
Researcher of the Finnish Sports Museum Foundation,
A historian specialized in sports and nationalism, and who is currently researching the multicultural dimension in Finnish sport over the past 40 years,
Associate Professor of Cultural Geography, University of Oulu
(also a Green Party city council member and deputy chair).
Currently studying the mobilization of youth in sports, her doctoral research looked closely at issues of racism in Finnish sport in the first half of the century, and the way it was shaped by the press. She will make a nice complement to Jouku.
Muhammad Abdul Bari MBE,
a physicist, science teacher, Bengali immigrant and Chairman of the East London Mosque
Muhammad Abdul Bari is also a former Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Great Britain, and is currently one of the board members of the 2012 London Olympics Organizing Committee