10 August 2017 - 11 August 2017
Usikapunki, Finland

Peace Symposium

The "city of peace", the Finish town of Uusikaupunki has invited selected guests and researchers to contribute to the Peace Symposium on the occasion of its 400th birthday.

Windmills at the top of the hill city park, Uusikaupunki, Finland © malger/Shutterstock

Windmills at the top of the hill city park, Uusikaupunki, Finland © malger/Shutterstock

On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the Finish town of Uusikaupunki, a Peace Symposium will be held on 10-11 August 2017 under the patronage of former President of Finland Tarja Halonen, at the Cultural Centre Cruselli (Kulttuurikeskus Cruselli), Kullervontie 11, Uusikaupunki.

World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz is an invited speaker at this event. He will give a keynote on the first day and a presentation about migrating populations and the changing world on Friday 11 August at 9.30AM. Last year, IIASA and the JRC formed a research partnership with the Centre of Expertise on Population and Migration to provide science-based knowledge on migration and demography to support EU policy, co-headed by Lutz.

IIASA researcher Anastasia Emelyanova will give a presentation entitled "Population Projections of the Arctic" on Friday 11 August, 11.30AM. Emelyanova studies Arctic demography, population aging, projections of northern populations’ change, human health and well-being under northern conditions, and social policy in the respective fields.

The symposium is open to the public, registration is required.

For more information please visit the event website.

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