Let’s talk about peacekeeping!

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Peacekeeping and international conflicts are always important and interesting matters, and maybe now more than ever for many people. For the first time ever, UN Association of Oulu Region brings experienced peacekeepers and specialists together at Oulu university!

Come to TellUS stage, and learn something new about peacekeeping, and discuss with the people who lead local and Finnish peacekeeper organizations and have experience of several years in peacekeeping themselves! The event is free for everybody.

Opening 16:00 – 16:10
UN Official video
What is peacekeeping?

16:10 – 16:20
Major Kari Toivonen, Pori Brigade (Video greeting)
-Peacekeeper training in The Finnish Defence Forces

16:20 – 16:40 + 10min Q&A
Henry Helakorpi (Finnish Peacekeepers Association
Life after: Peacekeepers’ support

16:50 – 17:00 + 10 min Q&A
Timo Heikkinen (Oulu Peacekeepers)
Peacekeeping organizations: Oulu Peacekeepers and Wounded Finnish Peacekeepers

17:10 – 17:25 + 10min Q&A
Charly Salonius-Pasternak (The Finnish Institute of International Affairs), Live through Skype
Current international security issues

17:35 – 18:00
Refreshments and free discussion

Information about the speakers:

Oulu Peacekeepers
Timo M.J Heikkinen, President of Oulu Peacekeepers R.Y and Wounded Finnish Peacekeepers Association
– As a peacekeeper twice (Lebanon 1986-1987 and Namibia 1989-1990)

Finnish Peacekeepers Association
Henry Helakorpi, boardmember of Suomen rauhanturvaajaliitto r.y (Finnish Peacekeeper Association)
– 8 Tours as a peacekeeper

Pori Brigade, Major Kari Toivonen
-Pori Brigade trains the peacekeepers in The Finnish Defence Forces.

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Charly Salonius-Pasternak
-Senior Research Fellow

What: Peacekeeping seminar
Where: Oulun Yliopisto,Pentti Kaiteran katu 1, 90014 Oulu. TellUS Stage
Who: Students of Oulu University, everybody interested in peacekeeping issues
Language: English
Price: Free!


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