Celebrating 100 Years of U.S.-Finnish Diplomatic Relations by Visiting 100 Places / November 2019

To commemorate the anniversary year of the U.S.-Finnish diplomatic relations, the U.S. Embassy Finland is taking on a challenge. By the end of 2019, our American diplomats and friends of the Embassy community will try to visit 100 places in Finland. Can we do it? Follow along as we journey through Finland to celebrate the …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland

Location: Helsinki, Finland Event: The Embassy is aware of a demonstration planned for 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 21, in the vicinity of the Chilean Embassy at Erottajankatu 11, 00130  Helsinki, Finland.  The U.S. Embassy has advised its personnel to avoid the demonstration area and exercise caution if near a large public gathering or protest. …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland on October 18, 2019

Location: Helsinki, Finland Event: The Embassy is aware of a demonstration planned for 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019, in the vicinity of the Kammpi Shopping Center in Helsinki, Finland.  The U.S. Embassy has advised its personnel to avoid the demonstration area and exercise caution if near a large public gathering or protest. Actions …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland on October 14, 2019

Location: Helsinki (Kaivopuisto Area), Finland Event: The U.S. Embassy is aware of a scheduled demonstration expected to take place in the Kaivopuisto area of Helsinki, Finland, on October 14, beginning at 15:30.  The U.S. Embassy has advised its personnel to avoid the demonstration area and exercise caution if near a large public gathering or protest. …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Finland Travel Advisory Annual Update

The Travel Advisory for the Republic of Finland was updated on September 27, 2019.  There are no substantive changes from the prior Travel Advisory.  See the full Travel Advisory on travel.state.gov . The Department of State provides safety and security information for every country of the world to help you assess for yourself the risks of …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland

Location: Helsinki, Finland Event: The Embassy is aware of a demonstration planned for October 10 at 4:00 p.m. in the vicinity of the Parliament House in Helsinki, Finland.  The U.S. Embassy has advised its personnel to avoid the demonstration area and exercise caution if near a large public gathering or protest. Actions to Take: Avoid …

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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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Message for U.S. Citizens: 100 Years of Diplomatic Relations Seminar

U.S. Embassy Helsinki, in collaboration with SAM (Suomi-Amerikka Yhdistysten Liitto) and Amcham Finland, will host a lecture commemorating 100 years of U.S. – Finnish diplomatic relations, featuring Dr. Edward Rhodes from the George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government. The lecture, Freedom & Federalism vs. Fear – Championing Values and Identities in the …

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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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Professor Edward Rhodes’ Public Presentation: Federalism and U.S. Elections

Welcome to join us for Professor Edward Rhodes’ public presentation “Federalism and U.S. Elections” The event will be held at Helsinki University Kaisa Library (Fabianinkatu 30, 7th floor.) Opening remarks by Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies Scott Buchanan, University of Helsinki. *** Edward Rhodes is a professor of Government and International Affairs at George …

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Public Event: AI for Better Business and a Better World

Please join us for a public event “AI for Better Business and a Better World – How to tackle some of the most difficult problems in the world with AI and to create great businesses” at Helsinki University Think Lounge (Yliopistonkatu 4, Helsinki) on Wednesday, August 28, at 12:00-13:30. The speakers include Dr. Catherine Havasi …

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

Application period for the 2020 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute has started! We are accepting applications until January 31, 2020. More information: https://fi.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educational-exchange-programs/benjamin-franklin/ *** 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 …

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Public Event: “Shared Spaces – Shared Values” on May 9

Please join us for a public event “Shared Spaces – Shared Values: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality and Polarization” at Helsinki University Tiedekulma (Yliopistonkatu 4, Helsinki) on Thursday, May 9, at 13-15. Professor of Sociology Eric Klinenberg from New York University discusses the future of democratic societies and social infrastructure. He highlights the …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland (December 21, 2018)

Location: Helsinki (Kaivopuisto Area), Finland Event: Local authorities have notified the Embassy of a scheduled demonstration expected to take place in the Kaivopuisto area of Helsinki, Finland, on December 21, beginning at 12:00 p.m.  The demonstration is expected to begin near the Olympic Terminal and proceed toward the U.S. Embassy, located at Itäinen Puistotie. The …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland (November 9, 2018)

Location: Helsinki (Kaivopuisto Area), Finland Event: Local authorities have notified the Embassy of a scheduled non-violent demonstration expected to take place in the Kaivopuisto area of Helsinki, Finland, on November 9, beginning at 2:00 p.m. The demonstration is expected to begin near the Olympic Terminal and proceed toward the U.S. Embassy, located at Itäinen Puistotie. …

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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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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Newsletter – Summer 2018 (21 August, 2018)

Our American Citizen Services newsletter includes information and updates intended for the U.S. citizen community traveling or residing in Finland. The newsletter is distributed to U.S. citizens registered with the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland. Please register with us through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). American Citizen Services Newsletter Summer 2018

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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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Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Fee Increase

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Accordingly, the total passport fee …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland

Location: Helsinki (Kaivopuisto Area), Finland Event: Local authorities have notified the Embassy of a scheduled demonstration expected to take place in the Kaivopuisto area of Helsinki, Finland, on March 13 beginning at 2:00 p.m. The demonstration is expected to begin near the Olympic Terminal and proceed toward the U.S. Embassy, located at Itäinen Puistotie. 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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Notes from a BFTF Program Participant: “The Summer that Changed My Life”

On the first day of the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Institute (BFTF or simply The Ben as I would soon know it), the organizers sat us down in the lecture hall that would soon become our home and begun to tell told us about what was to come. They spoke of rules, classes, and all …

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Significantly Expanded Ambassador’s Entrepreneurship Challenge Selects Two Winners (December 1, 2017)

On November 31 and December 1, 2017, the U.S. Embassy organized the Ambassador’s Entrepreneurial Challenge (AEC) finals in Helsinki. This nationwide program invites middle and high school students to form teams of up to four to pitch, in three-minutes, an original entrepreneurial concept in English. Post received more than 150 applications in early October from which it selected …

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Secretary Tillerson Passes the Arctic Council Gavel to Finland’s Foreign Minister Timo Soini

“The last two years have witnessed remarkable growth in the reach and productivity of the Arctic Council, thanks to all of you. And I am confident that, under the leadership of Finland, the Council is poised to do even more.” – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, at the Arctic Council Ministerial, May 11, 2017

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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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