May 7, 2013

Pauli Järvenpää joins the International Centre for Defence Studies

On May 1, the International Centre for Defence Studies (ICDS) in Tallinn welcomed a new staff member, Ambassador Pauli Järvenpää – a former Finnish diplomat and senior government official.

On May 1, the International Centre for Defence Studies (ICDS) in Tallinn welcomed a new staff member, Ambassador Pauli Järvenpää – a former Finnish diplomat and senior government official.

07.05.2013
On May 1, the International Centre for Defence Studies (ICDS) in Tallinn welcomed a new staff member, Ambassador Pauli Järvenpää – a former Finnish diplomat and senior government official.
As a senior research fellow at ICDS, he focuses on the security of the Baltic Sea region and issues related to NATO, the European Union, and transatlantic cooperation.
Ambassador Järvenpää most recently served as Finnish Ambassador to Afghanistan (2010-2013); before that, he was Director General of the Defence Policy Department at the Finnish Ministry of Defence (2002-2010). He also worked at the Mission of Finland to NATO in Brussels (1992-2002).
Since the 1970s his professional activities have centred on defence policy issues. Over the years, he has become particularly well-known in Finland for his advocacy of close security and defence cooperation with NATO.
He has a PhD in Political Science and Government from Cornell University and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (reserve) in the Finnish Defence Forces.

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