NAI Director Iina Soiri and President Tarja Halonen. Photo: Johan Sävström.

President of Finland visits NAI

Former Finnish president Tarja Halonen is in Uppsala because of the The Dag Hammarsköld Lecture. A few free hours in her calendar permitted a visit to the Nordic Africa Institute. NAI researchers Maria Eriksson Baaz and Mats Utas gave a briefing on the institute’s research on gender and conflict based on their fieldwork in the DRC, Liberia and Sierra Leone respectively.

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