Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation has granted significant funding for FIIA’s US-related research for 2013–2016. With a sum of 1.2 million euros FIIA will strengthen its research on US global role and its expertise on US domestic and foreign policy which is already exceptional in Finland.
FIIA will launch a professor-level exchange programme with the distinguished Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR). Besides conducting research on transatlantic relations and US role in global politics and economy, FIIA and CTR will organize seminars, conferences and an annual summer school for young scholars in Helsinki or Washington DC.
With the support of Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation, FIIA will have improved resources to produce high-level topical US-related research for the academic community, political decision-makers and public debate.
Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation was established in 2002 to support high-level international research, arts and culture.