24 August 2016

ASA researchers presented their work to Her Excellency Tarja Halonen

Researchers from the Advanced Systems Analysis program met H. E. Tarja Halonen, Finland’s former head of state, in the framework of her visit to IIASA and presented their research projects being carried out in collaboration with partners from Finland. 

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Tarja Halonen

Halonen’s career is rooted in social justice and a firm commitment to human rights. Trained in law, she initially worked as a lawyer for the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions before being elected to parliament in 1979, serving as an MP for 21 years. An early advocate for LGBT rights, she was chair of the main Finnish gay rights organization, Seta, from 1980 to 1981.

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