School of Transnational Governance

Teija Tiilikainen



Peace and Security Cluster


Dr. Teija Tiilikainen joined the School of Transnational Governance as part-time Professor in 2018. 

Dr. Tiilikainen is also the Director of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA). Before her nomination to this position in 2010 Dr Tiilikainen was the Director of the Network of European Studies at the University of Helsinki (2003-2009). She has also served as Secretary of State at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland from 2007 to 2008.  She was a member of the European Convention in 2002-03 and a member of the Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security as a Common Project led by Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger in 2015-16. She is currently the vice-chairperson of the executive board of the University of Helsinki.

In her research, Dr. Tiilikainen has focused on issues related to European integration (conceptual and institutional questions, the EU’s external relations incl. CFSP and CSDP) and on European security policy. She has published widely on these topics; her most recent book is an edited volume (together with Dan Hamilton) “Domestic determinants of Foreign Policy in the European Union and United States” (Johns Hopkins University and FIIA, 2018). ).  In 2017 she published (together with Tuomas Iso-Markku, Juha Jokela, Kristi Raik and Eeva Innola) an extensive report mapping the EU’s future trends “The EU’s choice: perspectives on deepening and differentiation (FIIA Report 50/2017). Another recent edited volume (together with Timo Behr) is entitled “Northern Europe and the Making of the EU’s Mediterranean and Middle East Policies” (Ashgate, 2015). She has published around 100 articles and book chapters in academic publications and publications directed at a wider audience.