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Finnish Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 10am – 12pm

Finnish Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty

A lecture by Mr Matti Anttonen (Permanent State Secretary of Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland) organised by Prof Eunan O'Halpin (TCD) in conjunction with the Finnish Embassy and DFAT.

Mr Matti Anttonen was appointed Permanent State Secretary of Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland on 1 March 2018. Prior to that he served as Ambassador of Finland to Sweden, Under-Secretary of State for External Economic Affairs at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Director General of the Department of External Economic Relations.

Much of Mr Anttonen’s career has been connected with Russia. From 2008 to 2012 he served as Finland’s Ambassador to Russia. From 1994 to 2002 he worked first as Director for Russia and later as Deputy Director General of the Division for Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Mr Anttonen has also worked in Finnish diplomatic missions in Washington DC, as Minister and Deputy Head of Mission and at the Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN in Geneva.

Mr Anttonen joined the Ministry in 1986. He holds Master's degrees in both economics and in modern history.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Category: Lectures and Seminars
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free
Contact Name: Eunan O'Halpin

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