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An afternoon with Martti Ahtisaari

LSE public event

In this event Martti Ahtisaari, former President of Finland, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and United Nations diplomat and mediator will take questions from the audience, sharing his thoughts and experiences on resolving conflict and building peace gained over five decades.

After a distinguished career with the United Nations and the Finnish Foreign Ministry, Martti Ahtisaari was elected as President of the Republic of Finland in 1994. He held the position until the end of February 2000. In December 2008 Mr Ahtisaari was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Upon leaving office as President of the Republic of Finland, Mr Ahtisaari has taken several international tasks to continue his career in international peace-mediation and conflict resolution. After leaving the office of the President, Martti Ahtisaari founded Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), a Non-Governmental Organisation to continue his legacy in helping the international community to do better when it comes to preventive diplomacy, peacemaking and post-conflict statebuilding. Today President Ahtisaari acts as the Chairman of the Board of CMI.

Mr Ahtisaari’s post-presidential activities have included facilitating the peace process between the Government of Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement, chairing an independent panel on the security and safety of UN personnel in Iraq and appointments as the UN Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa and Personal Envoy of the OSCE CiO for Central Asia. Between November 2005 and February 2008, Mr Ahtisaari acted as the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for the future status process for Kosovo.

Along with CMI President Ahtisaari is active in numerous non-governmental and non-profit organisations. As his main activities he is the Co-Chair in European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), Chairman of the Independent Commission on Turkey, member of the Elders, the Director-At-Large of the ImagineNations Group, member of the Silatech Board of Trustees and member of the Prize Committee of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Martti Ahtisaari is married to Mrs. Eeva Ahtisaari and they have a son.

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Event weblisting: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/publicEvents/events/2012/11/20121126t1400vSL.aspx


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Date and Time:

26 November 2012 at 2:00 pm


1 hour



Shaw Library
Old Building
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street

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Organised by:

London School of Economics & Political Science
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This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required, only one ticket per person can be requested.

Members of the public, LSE staff, students and alumni can request one ticket via the online ticket request form which will be live on this listing after 10pm on Tuesday 20 November until at least 12noon on Wednesday 21 November. If at 12noon we have received more requests than there are tickets available, the line will be closed, and tickets will be allocated on a random basis to those requests received. If we have received fewer requests than tickets available, the ticket line will stay open until all tickets have been allocated.

LSE students and staff are also able to collect one ticket per person from the New Academic Building SU shop, located on the Kingsway side of the building from 10.00am on Wednesday 21 November. These tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis.

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