Eurodefense Network


Date of creation : 2019

President: Dr. Hanna Ojanen

Secretary-general : Guy Lindstrom

The President

Dr Hanna Ojanen an expert on European foreign, security and defence policy. She is Adjunct Professor (docent) of international security organisations at the Finnish National Defence University, as well as Adjunct Professor in international relations at the University of Helsinki.

She holds a doctorate in political and social sciences from the European University Institute (EUI, Florence). Her previous positions include Jean Monnet Professor at the University of Tampere (Faculty of Management), Head of Research, Swedish Institute of International Affairs, and Programme Director of the Research Programme on the European Union, Finnish Institute of International Affairs.

She is member in the ECFR Council (European Council on Foreign Relations) and in the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Church(Geneva).

Her recent research has focused on inter-organisational relations (particularly EU-NATO-UN relations) and her book entitled The EU’s Power in Inter-Organisational Relations was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2018.

The Secretary General

Guy Lindstrom has had a long career in international relations, spanning work for the International Department of the Parliament of Finland, the Nordic Council (a regional organization for the five Scandinavian countries) as well as the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
His main responsibilities have included Arctic policy, security and defense issues and Asia- Europe relations. He took part in the work to set up the Arctic Council in the 1990´s and served as the first Secretary General of the Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region. In the Nordic Council he was Secretary General of the Finnish delegation and before that Committee Counsel for the International Affairs Committee and the Committee on Culture, Research and Education.

Over the years Guy Lindstrom has been engaged in promoting international regional cooperation as well as in strengthening democracy and parliamentary work in different parts of the world. After his retirement in 2015 he has worked as a consultant in a World Bank program on parliamentary strengthening and is currently working in this field as a consultant and university lecturer for McGill University in Montreal.

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