The Board

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs is directed by a board appointed by the Parliament. The board members are

Kare Halonen (Chair), State Secretary for EU Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office 
Kimmo Kiljunen, PhD
Laura Kolbe (Vice Chair), Professor
Ilkka Liikanen, Professor
Pirkko Mattila, Minister
René Nyberg, Ambassador
Ilkka Suominen, Minister
Monica Tennberg, Research Professor  
Tarja Väyrynen, Professor 

The board decides, among other things, on the Institute’s finances and research programme, which is realized by the Institute’s researchers according to the principles of academic autonomy. The board also appoints the Director of the Institute.