The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Director's Lunch with AMB Jaakko Laajava, former Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Security Policy and Facilitator, WMDFZ Middle East; and Senior Fellow at the Managing the Atom Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School.  

Jaakko Laajava is currently a Senior Fellow with the Managing the Atom Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School. Previously he 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 was CFIA Fellow at Harvard (1985-86).

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