This year the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) celebrates a double anniversary. The Institute was established by the Parliament of Finland in its centennial plenum in June 2006. From 1961 to 2006 FIIA functioned as an independent research institute run by a private foundation.
The Institute’s theme year starts on the 1st of June, 2021 with a seminar: FIIA and the changing world – a discussion of Finland’s role and future. The seminar speakers are Under-Secretary of State Kai Sauer, former Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen, Director Mika Aaltola and Senior Research Fellow Sinikukka Saari. The speeches are followed by a panel discussion on the theme Finland in the world in the 2030s. The panelists are FIIA’s researchers Mariette Hägglund, Veera Laine, Katariina Mustasilta and Matti Pesu. The discussion will be moderated by Head of Research Communications Maria Annala. The seminar (in Finnish) will be livestreamed at 4.00–5.30 pm.
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