Senior Research Fellow at the Project on Managing the Atom will present the seminar "Organizing Arms Control Discussions in the Middle East: Obstacles and Lessons from Past Experience" on Wednesday, October 19.

Jaakko Laajava was the Ambassador of Finland to the United States (1996-2001), Ambassador of Finland to the Court of St. James’ in London (2005-2010), Political Director (1993-1996), Under-Secretary of State (2001-2005 and 2010-2015), and Facilitator appointed by the Secretary-General of the UN for the conference on the establishment of a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction (2011-2015). He has degrees from Stockholm University and the University of Helsinki and I was CFIA Fellow at Harvard (1985-86).