Arctic Conference Gathers Youth Alumni at the U.S. Embassy

Youth Alumni at Icebreaker Urho (© State Dept.)
Ambassador Oreck at the Arctic conference (© State Dept.)
Ambassador Oreck at the Arctic conference (© State Dept.)

‘Empowering Youth Alumni to Act for the Arctic’ conference, organized by the Embassy Helsinki, gathered these future decision-makers to learn about the Arctic opportunities and challenges.  The group heard from Ambassador Oreck, U.S. Special Arctic Representative Admiral Papp, and Finnish Foreign Ministry’s Arctic Official, Counsellor René Söderman.  The culmination of the conference’s first day, however, was surely the visit to Icebreaker Urho!  On its second day, the Arctic conference included Heta Hyvärinen from Luonto Liitto, as well as Demos Helsinki Director Tuuli Kaskinen as speakers.