Did you miss our breakfast seminar last spring on Åland’s demilitarisation – what are myths and what are truths? Now we are running it again but in the evening and with a classical music performance by the Ukrainian pianist Olha Dmytrenko.
Welcome to Mariehamn City Library on Thursday 21 September at 18:00-19:30.
We all know that Åland is known as an island of peace, but what the concept of demilitarisation is, means and implies for Åland, Finland and the rest of the world is not always so obvious.
Åland’s demilitarisation has been regularly questioned since it came into force 167 years ago. The debate is on again. We will give our views on the latest state of affairs and answer questions such as: What are the agreements on which it is based? Can the Finnish government decide on its own to abolish it? How should we think about conscription? Are we naive if we believe that Åland can continue to be an island of peace?
We at the Peace Institute have been researching Åland’s position including demilitarisation for over 30 years and have knowledge and experience.
Whether you are a politician, a journalist, a teacher or an interested citizen who wants to learn more, come to our seminar and listen when our director Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, doctor of law and associate professor of international law, clarifies what are myths and truths in a conversation with the Peace Institute’s information officer Liz Lindvall.
Everyone is welcome to participate in the dialogue.
Please register in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org
The event is organised in cooperation with Mariehamn City Library.