USS Jason Dunham Visiting Helsinki

Cmdr. Kevin Hoffman, executive officer, USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) gives a tour of the ship to U.S. Ambassador Bruce J. Oreck and guests of the Embassy on July 4, 2015. Jason Dunham, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer homeported in Norfolk, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support ...
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U.S. Embassy Helsinki Celebrates the Pride Month

U.S. Embassy Helsinki was proud to host the State Department’s first ever Special Envoy for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Intersexed (LGBTI) Human Rights, Randy Berry, during Helsinki Pride, June 27-28. While in Helsinki, the Special Envoy met with LGBTI activists from Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Russia, and took part in Helsinki’s Pride Parade ...
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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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Arctic Conference Gathers Youth Alumni at the U.S. Embassy

‘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.
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Kiitos ja näkemiin!

Guests gathered at the Ambassador’s residence to say thank you and farewell to U.S. Ambassador Bruce J. Oreck on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Ambassador is the longest serving U.S. Ambassador to Finland, having been sworn-in August 2009. He presided over the construction of our new Chancery and repurposed the former office building into the energy ...
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Ambassador Oreck Visits the Schildt Upper Secondary School (Home to the Winners of the Ambassador’s Entrepreneurial Challenge!)

U.S. Ambassador Bruce J. Oreck visited the Schildt Upper Secondary school in Jyväskylä on March 5, 2015. He discussed entrepreneurship and future global challenges with the students. The visit was a follow-up to the Ambassador’s Entrepreneurial Challenge (AEC), which brought students from all over Finland to Helsinki to pitch their business ideas.
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Pitch like a Polar Bear!

Ambassador Oreck had the freezing pleasure of opening the Polar Bear Pitch Fest in Oulu on February 25, 2015.  Start-ups get to pitch as long as they can in the icy water while being filmed and broadcast all over the world.  More information, including a video of the brave contestants and the Ambassador’s remarks, is ...
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Ambassador Oreck Opens Discover America Pavilion at Travel Fair

Ambassador Bruce Oreck on January 15 opened the Discover America Pavilion at Nordic Travel Fair 2015. After the ribbon-cutting the Ambassador greeted the exhibitors at the pavilion. The annual travel fair gathers together industry professionals and travel aficionados at Expo and Convention Centre Helsinki. This year the fair is themed “Where the Whole World Meets.”
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