President Tarja Halonen

  • Event Start: 10th October 2018, 8:00pm
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Former President of Finland


The first female President of Finland from 2000 to 2012, Halonen is well known for her outspoken support of feminist and LGBTQIA+ movements.  An experienced politician who had previously served as Minister of Social Affairs & Health, Justice & Foreign Affairs, Halonen was an extremely popular president with peak approval ratings of 88%.  She currently serves as a member of the Council of Women World Leaders.  Her talk is entitled "Is Sustainable Development at Risk?"