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Date and time Event Venue
Thu 31.8.2017
at 9:00-11:00
4th Annual Helsinki Summer Session
Keynote: Celeste Wallander, President and CEO of the U.S.-Russia Foundation

Speakers: Mark N. Katz, Visiting Professor/Senior Fellow, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Valérie Niquet, Senior Associate Research Fellow, Head of Asia Program, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique

Chair: Leo Michel, Visiting Senior Fellow, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Kämp hotel, Jean Sibelius Meeting Room
Wed 30.8.2017
at 8:30-10:30
4th Annual Helsinki Summer Session
*Video recordings available

Opening remarks: Bart Gaens, Project Director, the Center on US Politics and Power; Senior Research Fellow, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Keynote: James Traub, Columnist, Foreign Policy

Panelists: Jan Techau, Director, the American Academy in Berlin’s Richard C. Holbrooke Forum for the Study of Diplomacy and Governance

Nicolas Tenzer, Chairman, Centre d’étude et de réflexion pour l’action politique (CERAP)

Chair: Minna Holopainen, Editor-in-chief, the Finnish News Agency STT
Kämp Hotel
Tue 29.8.2017
at 8:45-16:00
4th Annual Helsinki Summer Session
*Video recording available

Speakers:

Teija Tiilikainen, Director, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Mika Aaltola, Programme Director, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Steven M. Shepro, Lt Gen, Deputy Chairman, NATO Military Committee

Robert Bell, Former US Secretary of Defence’s Representative to Europe

Anna Wieslander, Director, Atlantic Council, Sweden

Kari Huhta, Journalist, Helsingin Sanomat

Stephen Flanagan, Senior Political Scientist, RAND

Andrew Michta, Dean of the College of International Security Studies, Marshall Center

Keith Eikenes, Director, Ministry of Defence, Norway

Charly Salonius-Pasternak, Senior Research Fellow, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Leo Michel, Visiting Senior Fellow, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Mikko Hyppönen, Chief Research Officer, F-Secure

Nicolas Tenzer, Chairman, Centre d’étude et de réflexion pour l’action politique (CERAP)

Mika Aaltola, Programme Director, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Kämp hotel
Mon 15.5.2017
at 9:00-11:00
Understanding Trump
*Video recordings of the presentations available: Please, click the title of the seminar.
Speakers:

James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations

Dina Smeltz, Senior Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Daniel Hamilton, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Transatlantic Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Comments on Foreign Implications:
Robert Nurick, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

Chair: Teija Tiilikainen, Director, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Katajanokan kasino
Mon 24.4.2017
at 14:30-16:30
The Changing Dynamics between the US and Russia in the Middle East
Chair:

Teija Tiilikainen, Director, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Speakers:

Volker Perthes, Executive Chairman and Director, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik

Mark N. Katz, Visiting Senior Fellow, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Comments:

Wolfgang Mühlberger, Senior Research Fellow, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Kansallissali
Thu 16.3.2017
at 9:00-10:30
Donald Trump's Climate Policy
Speakers:
Michael Mehling, Deputy Director, The Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Antto Vihma, Senior Research Fellow, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs
the Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Wed 8.2.2017
at 16:15-18:00
Yhdysvaltojen presidentin valta ja sen rajat
Puhujat:

ohjelmajohtaja Mika Aaltola (Ulkopoliittinen instituutti)

tutkimusjohtaja Juhana Aunesluoma (Helsingin yliopisto)

AmChamin toimitusjohtaja ja SAYL:n puheenjohtaja Kristiina Helenius

dosentti Markku Ruotsila

Keskustelua moderoivat Politiikasta-lehden päätoimittaja Johanna Vuorelma ja akatemiatutkija Hanna Wass (Helsingin yliopisto).
Kaisa-talo
Fri 9.12.2016
at 9:00-10:30
Future of the Transatlantic Relations after the U.S. Presidential Elections
Speaker: Daniel Hamilton, Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University

Comment: Charly Salonius-Pasternak Senior Research Fellow, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Chair: Mika Aaltola, Programme Director, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Auditorium of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Thu 10.11.2016
at 10:00-12:00
Post-Election US
Speakers:

Leo Michel, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Peter Miller, Fulbright Scholar, University of Tampere

Anna Kronlund, Senior Research Fellow, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Chair: Mika Aaltola, Director, Global Security Research Programme, Finnish Institute of International Affairs
the Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Tue 25.10.2016
at 9:30-12:00
America after the Elections
Speakers:

Walter B. Slocombe, Senior Counsel, Caplin & Drysdale’s Washington D.C. office

Nicole Austin-Hillery, Director and Counsel, The Brennan Center for Justice, Washington D.C. Office

Leo Michel, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Chair: Teija Tiilikainen, Director, Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Kansallissali
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