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 E-age, will take place at the Oodi Central Library on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 17:00. Admission is free, registration is advised.
Dr. Rhodes will speak about the historical context and philosophical assumptions that have shaped political institutions in the United States and that have resulted in the political differences we see between Europe and America. This is an opportuntity to learn and question how liberal values and collective identities are being put to the test!
A widely published scholar, Rhodes is best known for his research into the philosophical and cultural roots of American foreign and national security policy. Rhodes served for six years on the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, the Congressionally mandated, nonpartisan body that reviews and certifies the official, published account of American foreign policy for completeness and accuracy. A former Fulbright scholar in Latvia, he has traveled and lectured extensively in the Nordic-Baltic region over the last two decades.
Event: 100 Years of Diplomatic Relations Seminar: Freedom & Federalism vs. Fear – Championing Values and Identities in the E-age
Date/Time: Thursday, September 12, 2019 / 17.00 – 18.00
Location: Oodi Central Library (Töölönlahdenkatu 4, Helsinki, Finland)
View event notification and register here.
For further information:
U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland
+(358) (9) 616-250
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444