Public Lecture: Professor Gawdat Bahgat on Iran

Please join us for a public lecture on Iran by Professor Gawdat Bahgat at Helsinki University on Tuesday, October 15, at 14:15! Since the early 1990s global powers and the Islamic Republic of Iran have been engaged in intense negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program, ballistic missiles and regional policies. Both sides do not speak with …

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We Are Now Accepting Applications for the American Studies Grant 2019!

The U.S. Embassy Finland’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. Details …

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Coming Up: Great Decisions 2019

We are now accepting applications for the Great Decisions 2019 discussion group! Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs by the Foreign Policy Association. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions briefing book, watching the DVD, and meeting in a group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today …

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Notes from a BFTF Program Participant: “A program of everyone, by everyone, for everyone”

It was a perfectly ordinary winter afternoon when I first heard about the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute (BFTF for short). Reading the program description, I instantly felt that this was something I wanted to be a part of. Yet, the month I got the opportunity to spend in the US ended up being …

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Björn Savén Finnish American Scholarship Granted (August 13, 2019)

The annual Björn Savén Finnish American Scholarship was granted to Mr. Lassi Tervonen in a ceremony held at the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Ambassador Pence, Mr. Björn Savén, and Kristiina Helenius from the League of Finnish-American Societies congratulated Mr. Tervonen for the 35 000 euro grant for PhD studies in economics at …

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Coming Up: Zoohackathon 2019: Combating Wildlife Trafficking Through Innovation and Technology

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 11, 2019 The Department of State’s Zoohackathon promotes technology solutions, builds cross-sector collaboration, raises awareness, and empowers communities to combat wildlife trafficking. During 48-hour competitions, teams of university students, software developers, coders, graphic designers, and wildlife enthusiasts use technology to tackle wildlife conservation problems. At each local event …

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Congratulations to the New American Studies Grant Winners! (June 11, 2019)

Deputy Public Affairs Officer Ethan Tabor had the pleasure of congratulating the new American Studies Grant winners at the Kaisa Library on June 11, 2019. Heidi Pennanen from the University of Helsinki was awarded for her Master’s Thesis “International Space Law and Space Resource Utilization – United States’ Approach to Freedom of Use.” Salla Uusitalo …

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Teams “Plastic Worms” and “Toys for Dogs” win the 2018 Ambassador’s Entrepreneurial Challenge (December 17, 2018)

The U.S. Embassy’s 6th annual Ambassador’s Entrepreneurial Challenge (AEC) finals took place in Helsinki December 13 – 14, 2018. The AEC is a nationwide program in which middle and high school students form teams to pitch original entrepreneurial concepts in English. The U.S. Embassy invited 16 teams (46 students and 12 mentors) from around Finland …

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The ARC Grant 2018 Application Period Has Been Extended (December 7, 2018)

The deadline for the ARC Grant 2018 application period has been extended. Please send in your application by December 21, 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 …

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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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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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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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United States Announces Centennial Gift to Finland (August 21, 2017)

On the occasion of Finland’s 100th year of independence, the United States commemorates our close and enduring partnership with Finland and is delighted to present a centennial gift of an additional $500,000 to the Fulbright Finland Foundation. U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Donna Welton announced the gift on Monday, August 21 at a U.S. Embassy reception in …

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U.S. Embassy Youth Alumni and Future Leaders Seminar (July 24, 2017)

On July 24th, Future Leaders summer program grantees from the U.S. and youth alumni from Embassy youth programs gathered at the Embassy’s Innovation Center for an energy and conservation-themed youth seminar. Three guest speakers, Jouni Nissinen, Steven Vanholme, and Karlina Ozolina, generated a lively discussion and interesting questions related to current issues. The youth seminar …

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AEC 2016 Winners’ Reflections on the Challenge

(Helsinki – June 30, 2017) It’s been three weeks of summer holiday and our trip to America is starting to feel more and more real. It’s hard to believe that in less than a week we are actually going to hop on a plane taking us to spend an entire month in the U.S. As …

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Congratulations to League of Finnish-American Societies Essay Contest Winners! (May 22, 2017)

The U.S. Embassy Helsinki had the pleasure to host the winners of the League of Finnish-American Societies essay contest on May 22nd, 2017. The contest has been held since 1980, and this year over 250 upper secondary school students from 73 Finnish high schools took part. The participants had 1.5 hours to write an essay …

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Future Leaders Grant Award Ceremony (May 19, 2017)

The U.S. Embassy Helsinki had the pleasure of congratulating the 2017 Future Leaders participants at the U.S. Embassy Innovation Center on May 19, 2017. The U.S. Embassy Helsinki expresses their gratitude to the partners within the Future Leaders program – AFS and the Finnish National Agency for Education. The Future Leaders program takes 15 young …

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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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Reception in Honor of the 2016-2017 American Fulbright Grantees

Ambassador Charles C. Adams hosted a reception in honor of the 2016-2017 American Fulbright Grantees at the U.S. Embassy Finland on August 23, 2016. The keynote speaker was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education and Culture Anita Lehikoinen. Altogether there will be over 40 American students, researchers, teachers, and experts in Finland in 2016-2017.

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Team Nuoriosaa.fi Wins the 2014 Ambassador’s Entrepreneurial Challenge

Team Nuoriosaa.fi is the winner of 2014 Ambassador’s Entrepreneurial Challenge. The team seeks to address unemployment among youth aged 15-24 in Finland. The final of this year’s AEC took place on Thursday, November 20, 2014. Team Nuoriosaa.fi comes from Cygnaeus-lukio in Jyväskylä. More images available through the U.S. Embassy Finland Flickr album . More information about the Ambassador’s Entrepreneurial Challenge .

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