Panel Discussion: “Välivaaleilla on väliä: Miltä näyttää Trumpin loppukausi?”

A panel discussion “Välivaaleilla on väliä: Miltä näyttää Trumpin loppukausi?” will be held in Finnish on Thursday, November 15, at 10:00-12:00 at the Helsinki University Library (Fabianinkatu 30, 7th floor). *** Yleensä presidentin puolue kokee tappion välivaaleissa. Pystyykö Trump rikkomaan myös tämän kaavan, kuten on rikkonut jo lähes kaikki muut politiikan lainalaisuudet? Tämä merkitsisi jatkoa Yhdysvaltain ...
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The ARC Grant 2018 Application Period is Now Open! (Sept 17, 2018)

The American Resource Center’s annual scholarship provides a grant to students of Finnish nationality, enrolled at a Finnish university, who are currently working on a Master’s Thesis on a United States related topic. We welcome applications from all fields of study. The grant is intended to help the student to complete his/her Master’s Thesis. Instructions on how to apply  at ...
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The Importance of U.S. Midterm Elections Explained by Honorable Congressmen Davis and Frost (August 27-30, 2018)

The U.S. Embassy hosted retired Congressmen Tom Davis (R-VA, 1994-2008) and Martin Frost (D-VA, 1979-2005) August 27-30 for a series of programs on U.S. elections in Helsinki and Turku. In addition to public events at the University of Helsinki and the John Morton Center in Turku, Mr. Davis and Mr. Frost spoke with young political ...
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Public Event on the 2018 Congressional Elections (August 30, 2018)

The 2018 Congressional Elections will be held in November. Two honorable U.S. Congressmen Tom Davis (R-VA) and Martin Frost (D-TX) discuss the importance of the elections at the Helsinki University Kaisa Library (Fabianinkatu 30, 7th floor) on Thursday, August 30, at 5 pm – welcome! The event is moderated by McDonnell Douglas Professor of American ...
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Runokuu Goes Kaisa Library (August 24, 2018)

Please join us for Artist’s talk: Judd Morrissey: “Place Taking Place: Poetics of Embodied Mixed Reality” at the Helsinki University Kaisa Library (Fabianinkatu 30, 7th floor) on Friday, August 24 at 16:00 (note the new starting time!) This artist’s talk will navigate the emerging territories and queer liminalities of a practice that integrates language, code, ...
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Congratulations to the New ARC Grantees! (May 21, 2018)

The U.S. Embassy Finland hosted the winners of the 2017 American Resource Center (ARC) Grant 2017  at a ceremony in the Embassy’s Innovation Center on May 21, 2018. The U.S. Embassy awarded a record number of four ARC Grants this year due to the exceptionally high quality of applications last fall. Ms. Emilia Lehtonen, a ...
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Public Lecture: The American Presidency and the 2018 Congressional Elections

U.S. Midterm Elections will be held in November 2018. What factors are relevant for thinking about how the election will go? In this presentation, Dr. Peter Miller will discuss the following: an overview of the House and Senate seats that are up for election; the remarkably high rate of retirements in this cycle and the ...
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Public Lecture: “Transforming Education: A Vision for the Future”

***NEW DATE Please join us for a public lecture by Sam Northern at the Kaisa Library Auditorium (Fabianinkatu 30, 7th floor) on Tuesday, February 27, at 5 pm. “What is on your bucket list? Summiting Mount Everest? Diving the Great Barrier Reef? For most people, these are unlikely adventures. This is no longer the case with ...
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Announcing the 2017 ARC Grant Recipients! (January 30, 2018)

A record number four American Resource Center (ARC) Grants have been awarded in 2017 due to the exceptionally high quality of applications this year. The selection panel consisted of Counselor for Press and Cultural Affairs T.J. Grubisha, U.S. Embassy; Executive Director Terhi Mölsä from the Fulbright Finland Foundation; and Assistant Public Affairs Officer Ethan Tabor, ...
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November is Native American Heritage Month (November 1, 2017)

The American Resource Center is proud to co-host a 4-part lecture series and a photo exhibition at the Helsinki University Kaisa library in honor of Native American Heritage Month and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Finnish Association for American Indian Cultures. Fulbright Bicentennial Chair Daniel Cobb delivered the first lecture “ImagiNative: Why Visual ...
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Arctic Dialogues with Alaskan Author Tricia Brown (October 21-28, 2017)

Alaskan children’s book and travel author Tricia Brown visited Finland October 21 – 28 as part of a U.S. Embassy program to strengthen grassroots dialogues between the United States and Finland on Arctic issues. During her program she had a chance to meet and interact with Finns of all ages, all walks of life, both ...
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Who Owns the Stories – Presentation by Alaskan Author Tricia Brown (October 24, 2017)

Please join us for a public lecture by Tricia Brown at the Kaisa Library Auditorium (Fabianinkatu 30, 7th floor) on Tuesday, October 24, at 5 pm.  Traditional stories are the heart of indigenous identity. The right to tell stories that have been passed on for generations is an indigenous cultural right. What happens when other people publish ...
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Travel Night on U.S. National Parks (September 26, 2017)

Please join us for a travel night on U.S. national parks at the Kaisa Library Auditorium (Fabianinkatu 30, 7th floor) on Tuesday, September 26, at 5 pm. The evening is arranged by the American Resource Center in co-operation with SAM Helsinki. The main language used will be Finnish. Download the flyer (PDF 5 MB, in Finnish)
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Public Lecture: When ink is not enough (August 24, 2017)

Public lecture “When ink is not enough” presented by London based Francesca Willow & Texas based Madison Mae Parker exploring collaboration of the arts is part of the Runokuu 2017 Festival. Thursday, August 24, at 16:30-18:00 at the Kaisa Library (Fabianinkatu 30, 7th floor). Free entrance, welcome! Download the flyer (PDF 289 KB)
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Invitation to Public Lecture by Dr. Marcia Chatelain

Dr. Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University will give a public lecture  (PDF 1 MB) titled “Rises, Falls, Cycles, and Waves: How African American History Helps Us Understand Extremism” on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 17:00 at Kaisa Library Auditorium, 7th floor (Fabianinkatu 30). Dr. Chatelain is the author of “South Side ...
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Invitation to Public Lecture by Dr. Carol Tenopir on Monday, April 24 at 16:00

Dr. Carol Tenopir, Chancellor’s Professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies at Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland will give a public lecture (PDF 148 KB) titled “Research Data Services in European Libraries” on Monday, April 24, 2017, at 16:00 ...
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Public Lecture: Ronald Reagan and the ”Evil Empire” on Tuesday, March 28 at 17:00

The American Resource Center has a pleasure to invite you to a public lecture “Ronald Reagan and the ‘Evil Empire’: Democracy Promotion and U.S. Foreign Policy since the 1980s” by Dr. William Michael Schmidli. The event takes place at Kaisa Library Auditorium, Fabianinkatu 30, 7th floor. Dr. Schmidli is Associate Professor at Department of History ...
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Centennial ARC Grant Winners Have Been Announced

The ARC Grant jury, consisting of Counselor for Press and Cultural Affairs T.J. Grubisha, U.S. Embassy; Executive Director Terhi Mölsä from the Fulbright Center; and Assistant Public Affairs Officer Jeanie Duwan, U.S. Embassy, unanimously decided to choose two  winners of the ARC Grant 2016. To celebrate Finland’s 100th birthday, two ARC Grant recipients were selected ...
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Happy Birthday, American Resource Center!

The American Resource Center (ARC) celebrated its 70th Anniversary on Thursday, May 19. Thank you to our guest speakers Professor Emeritus Markku Henriksson, International Affairs Journalist Teri Schultz from Brussels, and PhD Candidate Janniina Vlasov from Tampere University! This year also marks the 10th Anniversary of the ARC Grant program.
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Great Decisions – A Group Bringing Participants Together to Discuss U.S. Foreign Policy

This fall the American Resource Center organized the Great Decisions Seminar for the second year in Finland. Great Decisions is the United States’ largest discussion program on world affairs by the Foreign Policy Association. Participants are provided with materials on the most critical global issues facing America today and have the opportunity to meet weekly ...
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U.S. Embassy Finland and the University of Helsinki Sign the ARC Agreement Renewal

On Monday, June 8, U.S. Ambassador Bruce J. Oreck and Helsinki University Rector Jukka Kola signed the American Resource Center Cooperative Agreement. The agreement – originally established in 1993 – ensures continued, close cooperation for an additional five years. This renewal marks the 20 years of cooperation.
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Winning Author Jussi Valtonen Visited the Kaisa Library

Finlandia literature prize winning author Jussi Valtonen visited the Helsinki University Library on June 4. He was interviewed by Laura Noreila from the League of Finnish-American Friendship Societies. During the 1-hour interview the audience took the opportunity to ask questions, mainly about the plot and characters of Valtonen’s winning book, “He eivät tiedä mitä tekevät”.
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How “Tuntematon sotilas” Became “Unknown Soldiers”

The American Resource Center had the pleasure of hosting a lecture by translator Liesl Yamaguchi at Helsinki University Library on April 28. Liesl’s translation of Väinö Linna’s “Tuntematon sotilas” was published on April 30th. The translation process was long and laborious, requiring countless hours of background research and expert interviews with military representatives both in Finland and the ...
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