Former President of Finland to Speak in Newton

Former President of Finland to Speak in Newton

Sunday, April 26, 2015
3:00 PM

Former President of Finland to Speak in Newton

Scandinavian Cultural Center
West Newton

Finlandia Foundation Boston presents President Tarja Halonen.  A reception will follow.Tickets Free, but reservations required. If there are no seats left, please send Christina Mealey an email to be added to a waiting list.

President Tarja Halonen has an impressive and lengthy background in public service, having held a number of elected and appointed positions. Prior to her election as the first female President in Finnish history through which she served two terms (2000-2012), she served as Minister for Foreign Affairs (1995-2000); Minister of Justice (1990-91); Minister for Nordic Cooperation (1989-91); and Minister at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (1987-90). She also held a number of top committee positions while serving a member of the Finnish Parliament from 1979 to 2000.

She is presently an Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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