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political scientist

Göran von Bonsdorff, Finnish political scientist. Named Commander Finnish Lion, President of Republic, 1970, information prize Government Finland, 1972, Eriksson Peace prize Swedish Peace Society, Stockholm, 1993.

Background

Bonsdorff, Göran von was born on March 18, 1918 in Helsinki, Finland.

Education

Master of Arts, Helsinki University, 1940. Doctor Political Science, Helsinki University, 1950. Doctor Political Science (honorary), Åbo Akademi, Finland, 1993.

Career

Associate professor Helsinki University, 1952-1968, professor, 1968-1981. Lecturer Nordic Journalist School, Århus, Denmark, 1958-1985. Director Institute Development Countries, Helsinki University, 1974-1981.

Member Nordic Committee for International Politics Ministry Education, 1977-1984.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Självstyrelsetanken i finlandssvensk politik 1917-1923, 1950, Världspolitik i teknikens tidsålder, 1961, 100 Questions About Peace, 1989, En Forstaondiagane Varld, 2002, A Wiser World, 2003, Etot Rajunmij Mir, 2005. Editor: Securitas Baltica Security in the Baltic Region, 1996.

Membership

Member Finnish delegation in United Nations, 1968. Vice president International Peace Bureau, Geneva, 1982-1992. Member Finnish Pugwash Group, since 1974.

President Finnish Peace Union, Helsingfors, 1979-1988, 92-93. 1st lieutenant Finnish Artillery, Lovisa, 1939-1944. Member Finnish Political Science Association (president 1976-1980), Foreign Policy Association (honorary president 1988), Swedish Club Finland.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Fishing, park care, swimming.

Connections

Son of Paul von and Nadine von (Blomqvist) B. Married Birgitta M. Donner, June 2, 1955 (divorced April 1996). Children: Edvard, Pauline.

Married Birgitta Wallgren, March 26, 1997.

father:
Paul Bonsdorff

spouse:
Birgitta M. Donner

spouse:
Birgitta Wallgren

child:
Edvard Bonsdorff

child:
Pauline Bonsdorff