Areas of Expertise:
  • Nordics
  • Finland
  • Arctic
  • Human Rights
  • Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan

Mariette Hägglund is a Visiting Scholar/Research Assistant at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University, where she has been focusing on Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan as well as Nordic issues. She was the project manager for the Iraq Business Forum organized in June 2016. Currently she is working on U.S.-Nordic projects, one of them which is Nordic Ways, part of a book project published in October which is to be continued in other parts of the United States.

Previously, Mariette has worked as an individual contractor for United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), where she conducted research and made a project proposal about multilateral governance, climate change and the changing geopolitics of the Arctic, Antarctic and the Hindu-Kush Himalayas.

She has also worked with human rights and global health issues for the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN in Geneva, participating in the 68th World Health Assembly, the Human Rights Council and other human rights instruments as a member of the Finnish delegation.

Mariette is a graduate student in Peace and Conflict studies at the University of Tampere in Finland, and received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Law and Development studies from the University of Helsinki.

Apart from the academic life, she has played floorball, a popular sport in the Nordic and Central European countries, in the national league in Finland. She moved to Switzerland to play in the Swiss National League for nearly 2 years.

She is fluent in Finnish, Swedish, English and German and has a good understanding of Swiss-German.