An address by Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland

On Friday 2 December, the Lowy Institute will host the Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin for an address titled “How a strong Europe can contribute to a more secure world”. In May 2022, Sanna Marin’s government took the historic decision for Finland to apply for NATO membership. In this address, Marin will speak about Finland’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and Europe’s broader security priorities. After her address Ms Marin will speak in conversation with Executive Director Dr Michael Fullilove and take audience questions.

This is a public ticketed event. Media outlets are invited to register to attend. Due to venue capacity, registrations may be limited and pooling for broadcast and photographic coverage may be required. The Lowy Institute will provide video and audio of the event, as well as event photography.


Sanna Marin was appointed Prime Minister of Finland on 10 December 2019. She has been actively engaged in politics since 2006. In 2015, she was elected to Parliament and has been a member of the Grand Committee, Legal Affairs Committee and Environment Committee. Ms Marin is the third female Prime Minister of Finland and the youngest prime minister in Finland’s history. 


Friday 2 December 2022 at 12.30pm
31 Bligh Street, Sydney


Media wishing to attend this event should express their interest via email to by 4.00pm on Wednesday 30 November.


Shane McLeod
Director, Media and Communications