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Africa's Potential: leadership talk with Alex Stubb

Conversations with high-level leaders

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14 September 2023

10:00 - 12:00 CEST


Elinor Ostrom Room

Buontalenti - Casino Mediceo

The School of Transnational Governance (STG) organises a series of lectures by high-level leaders addressing Africa's specific challenges. Speakers will cover a wide range of topics, including governance, peace and security, democracy, gender, digital policy, economics, sustainability, and migration.

This week's talk in Africa's Potential Series features features Alexander Stubb. Professor Alexander Stubb is the Director of the School of Transnational Governance as of 1 May 2020. He has served as Prime Minister, Finance Minister, Foreign Minister, Trade and Europe Minister of Finland (2008-2016). He was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2008 and national parliament (2011-2017). He was the Chairman of the Finnish National Coalition Party (Kokoomus) from 2014 to 2016 and Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) from 2017 to 2020.

Currently being a candidate to run in the Finnish election for President, his talk will focus on the idea of leadership against the current geopolitical situation.

The event is part of the Africa's Potential series, carried out at the School of Transnational Governance, as part of the Young African Leaders Programme (YALP) funded by the European Commission, and is open to the EUI community, YALP alumni and the YALP network.

Please register to join the event. If you are located in Florence, we welcome you to join the session in-person at Palazzo Buontalenti (Elinor Ostrom Room - BTC104). If you are tuning in from abroad, please use the Zoom link you will receive after registration.

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