Trust society and democratic vulnerability
Director of FIIA (Finnish Institute of International Affairs)
Dr. Mika Aaltola is the Director of FIIA. He is also a tenured professor of International Relations and European Union Affairs at Tallinn University (part-time), Estonia, and holds the rank of docent at Tampere University. He has been a visiting fellow at Cambridge University, Sciences Po (CERI), and Johns Hopkins as well as a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota. His areas of expertise include the U.S. global role, dynamics of major power politics, democratic vulnerability, pandemic security, and Finnish foreign policy.
To trust or distrust digital data
Professor of Information Systems, The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa is Professor of Information Systems and Bayless/Rauscher Pierce Refsnes Chair in Business Administration at the McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin. At The University of Texas at Austin, she serves as the Director of the Center for Business, Technology and Law. She also oversees the largest largest doctoral program at the McCombs School of Business. She has held many distinguished appointments such as the Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School and Finnish Distinguished Professor at Aalto University. Her work has appeared in information systems, management, engineering, accounting, marketing, psychology, and anthropology journals. She recently published a co-authored book “Words Matter: Communicating Effectively in the New Global Office.” Dr. Jarvenpaa has received numerous best paper awards in information systems and management journals. Dr. Jarvenpaa serves or has served as the senior editor or editor-in-chief for several journals: Journal of Association for Information Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Organization Science, and European Journal of Information Systems. She has served in numerous other leadership positions in her field. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University and Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Business Administration from University of Minnesota. She is a recipient of Association of Information Systems (AIS) Fellow and LEO Awards (LEO stands for Life Time Achievement of Exceptional Global Contributions in the field of information systems). She is a recipient of four honorary doctorates, and Alexander von Humboldt Prize.