Martti Ahtisaari – From Internally Displaced Person to President of Finland and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

We are so honored for this week’s distinguished guest, Martti Ahtisaari, former President of Finland and the world’s most renowned and successful mediator in international conflicts.   In 2008 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his leading role in bringing independence to Namibia, Serbia’s withdrawal from Kosovo, and autonomy for Aceh in Indonesia.

In this conversation, we talk about his early years, how he helped bring resolutions to conflicts in Namibia and Kosovo and what it takes to be a good mediator.