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Dr. Lassi HEININEN Professor, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi; Editor, Arctic Yearbook; Chair, Northern Research Forum, Steering Committee, Akureyri


1990-1991 Researcher at Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI), Finland
1991-1995 Co-ordinator of Arctic Studies Program at Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
1995-2005 Senior Scientist, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
2000-2001 Postdoctoral researcher of Academy of Finland at Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland
2002 Visiting Professor and Holder of the Chair of Finnish Studies at Lakehead University, Canada
2003-2006 NorFA Visiting Professor (NorFA-gästprofessor) on European and Nordic studies at Petrozavodsk State University, Russia
2005-2007 Senior Scientist at Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lapland
2007-2013 University Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lapland
since 2011 Editor of the Arctic Yearbook
2017 Foreign Experts Professorship, Tongji University, Shanghai


Chairman of the Steering Committee for (and co-founder of) the Northern Research Forum (NRF), since October 1999
Member of the International Advisory Board for The International Year of Mountains, 2002
Ad hoc Brainstorming Group on the EU’s Northern Dimension at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland, 2005-2006
Advisory Board of the Arctic Circle Assembly (Reykjavik, Iceland), since June 2013


Heininen, L. The Arctic, Baltic and North Atlantic Cooperative Regions in the ‘Wider Northern Europe’: Similarities and Differences. Journal of Baltic Studies. DOI: 10.1080/01629778.2017.1305180 (Published online: 25 Apr 2017). Ed. by Stefan Gänzle, University of Agder, Kristiansand
Heininen, L. and Finger, M. The ‘Global Arctic’ as a new geopolitical context and method. Journal of Borderland Studies, 2017 (Published online)
Future Security of the Global Arctic. State Policy, Economic Security and Climate. Edited by Heininen. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, Palgrave Pivot, 2016.
Heininen, L., Sergunin, A. & Yarovoy, G. Russian Strategies in the Arctic: Avoiding a New Cold War. The Valdai Discussion Club, Grantees Report. Moscow, September 2014 (Available at


Knight’s Cross of the Icelandic Order of the Falcon by the President of Iceland, 2013
Torchbearer of the Torch Relay to the North Pole for the XXII Olympic Winter Games and the XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in the City of Sochi, in October 14-25, 2013