Dr. Mika Aaltola is Director of Finnish Institute of International Affairs.
He is also a tenured professor of International Relations and European Union Affairs at Tallinn University (part-time), Estonia, and holds the rank of docent at Tampere University. He has been a visiting fellow at Cambridge University, Sciences Po (CERI), and Johns Hopkins as well as a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota.
His areas of expertise include the U.S. global role, dynamics of major power politics, democratic vulnerability, pandemic security, and Finnish foreign policy.
Mika Aaltola defended his doctoral degree at Tampere University in 1999 and received his MA degree at Tampere University (1994), and BA degree at Columbia University (1992).