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Name: Jussi Niinistö

Date and Place of Birth: 27th October 1970, Helsinki, Finland

Place of Residence: Helsinki, Finland

Profession: Member of Parliament (2011–), Minister of Defence (2015-)

Military rank: Reserve Senior Lieutenant

Education
• Doctor in Philosophy 1998 (University of Helsinki)
• Archive management degree 1997 (National Archives)
• Master of Arts 1994 (University of Helsinki)
• Matriculated 1989  (Hämeenkylä Upper Secondary School, Vantaa)

Parliamentary Career
• Member, The Finns Party Parliamentary Group (2011–)
• Chairman, Defence Committee (2011–2015)
• Deputy Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (2012–2015)
• Member, Speaker’s Council (2011–2015)
• Chairman, Board of the Library of Parliament (2011–2015)
• Member, NATO Parliamentary Assembly (2011–2015)
• Member, Forum for International Affairs (2011–2015)

Professional Career
• General Secretary, The Finns Party Parliamentary Group (2005–2011)
• Editor-in-Chief, Vapaussoturi magazine (2006–2011)
• Group Secretary, The Finns Party Parliamentary Group (2004–2005)
• Docent in Finnish Military History, National Defence University (2004–)
• Docent in Finnish History, University of Helsinki (2004–)
• Heritage Work Secretary, Heritage Foundation of Finnish Freedom War Invalids (2003–2011)
• Researcher, National Archives (2003)
• Executive Director, Association of Finnish Culture and Identity (1999–2000 and 2001)
• Research assistant and history researcher in various projects (1995–2004)
• Summer and part-time jobs such as warehouse assistant, handyman and porter 1987–1994

Publications
• several books on Finnish history
• hundreds of articles, columns and book reviews on history and society in several publications

Municipal politics
• Member, Municipal Council of Nurmijärvi 2009–2015

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