Fireside Chat with Ambassador Mikko Hautala: From Russia and Ukraine to Finnish NATO Membership
October 25th, 2022 5:00PM -7:00PM
Presented by the Nordic Museum we are pleased to announce a fireside chat with his Excellency Mikko Hautala, current Finnish Ambassador to the U.S. and former Finnish Ambassador to Russia, will talk about Russia, Ukraine, and Finland's NATO membership.
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About the Speaker
Mikko Hautala became Ambassador to Finland to the United States in September 2020. Prior to that (2016-2020) he served as Ambassador of Finland to Russia. In 2012-2016 Ambassador Hautala worked as Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of Finland. In 2011, he was appointed Deputy Head of Mission to Embassy of Finland to Russia, located in Moscow. Ambassador Hautala has also served as the Diplomatic Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs (2007-2011) as well as the First Secretary at the Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU in Brussels (2002-2007). In the beginning of his career, he served as Attaché at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Helsinki (2001-2002) and as Attaché at the Embassy of Finland in Kyiv, Ukraine (1998-2001). He joined the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland in 2001. In August 2020, Hautala was awarded the "Ambassador Prize" by the Confederation of Finnish Industries for his excellent work in promoting the interests of Finnish companies in Russia. During his career, he has received several civil and military decorations both nationally and internationally.
Ambassador Hautala was born in 1972 in Seinäjoki, Finland. He holds degrees in Master of Political Science (M.Pol.Sc.) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil), both from Helsinki University. He currently holds the miltary rank of Captain (RESVT). Ambassador Hautala is, in addition to his native Finnish, fluent in English, Swedish, Russian, Ukrainian and Polish.