Sunday, March 17, 2013

Special Finnish mission to Poltava

Pekka Visuri, Doctor of Political Sciences and retired Army colonel, has lectured on some aspects of Ukrainian and Finnish military history on March 12th in the Poltava Battle Museum. The lecture went off enchantingly. Many scholars, teachers and students were present. The lecture was a joint event with the Finnish Embassy in Ukraine. Before the beginning of the lecture the director of the museum Natalia Bilan gave the flour to Ambassador of the Finnish Republic to Ukraine Arja Makkonen, who introduced him to the audience.
The lecturer has worked 15 years as researcher at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in Helsinki and from 2008 at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki. He has been adjunct professor at the National Defence University in Helsinki, specialized in security policy, strategy and political history. At present he is senior fellow at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki. He is now working in the EU/CBSS projects (EUSBR, PA 14 and Anvil) concerning the strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, special area civil protection.