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Ralph Miliband public lecture

Can the Welfare State Work in a Globalising World?

In a globalised world, can the welfare state model - such as the one in Finland and other Nordic states be successful and survive? Can the pursuit for competitiveness and welfate state be combined?

Tarja Halonen was elected Finland’s first female head of state in 2000, and re-elected 2006. With a Master of Laws degree she made a professional career as trade union lawyer. She joined the Social Democratic Party in 1971 and was elected to the Parliament in 1979. She held her parliamentary seat in five consecutive elections and served in three cabinets as Minister of Social Affairs and Health, of Justice, and for Foreign Affairs. Throughout her career Tarja Halonen has been interested in issues of human rights, democracy, civil society, and social justice. During her presidency she has co-chaired the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization, established by ILO, and served in the Panel of Eminent Persons of UNCTAD as well as in the board of the Oslo Centre for Peace and Human Rights.


President Tarja Halonen | talks
Professor David Held | talks


Date and Time:

17 October 2007 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Old Theatre
LSE Old Building
Houghton Street
020 7955 6043
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Organised by:

London School of Economics & Political Science
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