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Speaker(s): President Tarja Halonen
Chair: Professor David Held
Recorded on 17 October 2007 in Old Theatre, Old Building.
In a globalised world, can the welfare state model - such as the one in Finland and other Nordic states be successful and survive? Can the pursuit for competitiveness and welfare state be combined? Tarja Halonen was elected Finland's first female head of state in 2000, and re-elected 2006.