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OUR ORGANIZATION

A member interest-driven network working with US-partners for a democratic, sustainable and equitable world by focusing on joint world-class research.

 

FARIA INTEREST GROUPS

Member interaction is organized via interest groups. The interest groups are at the heart of the network. The IGs contribute to the yearly action plan development. FARIA Coordinators serve as IG Secretariat and assure information flow between stakeholder groups.

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IG SILICON VALLEY

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IG INTERDISCIPLINARY ARCTIC RESEARCH

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IG ADMINISTRATION

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IG WELFARE RESEARCH

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IG 5G/6G WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES

 

FARIA ADVISORY BOARD

The appointed Advisory Board is made up of a carefully selected group of experts with diverse knowledge from the fields of academia, research, policy, business, innovation, and entrepreneurship, with specific expertise regarding both the US and/or Finland. The Advisory Board actively partakes in shaping the future of FARIA and significantly contributes to the development of Finnish-US research and innovation, projects of importance in various fields, and collaborate with peers within the fields of academia and business.

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OSSI NAUKKARINEN

VP Research Aalto University & Co-Chair FARIA Advisory Board

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HANNA SNELLMAN

Vice-Rector University of Helsinki & Co-Chair FARIA Advisory Board

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PETRI KOIKKALAINEN

Team Finland Knowledge Expert, Embassy of Finland, Washington D.C.

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JONNA LEHTINEN

Head of Development, Ministry of Economic Affairs

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MÅRTEN MICKOS

CEO of HackerOne & Finland's Honorary Consul in San Francisco

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TERHI MÖLSÄ

CEO of the Fulbright Finland Foundation

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BRUCE J. ORECK

Business Executive & Former U.S.-Ambassador to Finland

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ALEXANDRA PASTERNAK-JACKSON

CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce, Finland

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KATRI SIEBERG

Professor of North American Studies at Tampere University

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JUKKA TANSKANEN

Senior Science Adviser, Academy of Finland

 

FARIA OPERATIONS & NETWORK COORDINATION

The FARIA Coordinators serve the network as executive officers in charge of network development and coordination. The responsibility is jointly executed by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki.

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MELISSA PLATH

Helsinki Project Lead & Network Coordination

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JÉRÔME RICKMANN

Aalto Project Lead & Network Coordination

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MARI OLAFSON LUNDEMO

On Maternity Leave