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Finland’s Centennial and Public Diplomacy Examined at Monday Forum

Amb. Kirsti Kauppi

Amb. Kirsti Kauppi (Embassy of Finland)

(23 September 2017) The ambassador to the U.S. from Finland will describe the key role played by public diplomacy in that country’s centennial celebration at the next First Monday Forum, set for Monday, 2 October 2017 beginning at 12:00 noon, at American Foreign Service Association in Washington, D.C.

Amb. Kirsti Kauppi is the featured speaker at this month’s program, where she will discuss events and activities designed to bring together Americans and Finns during 2017, the country’s centennial year. She became ambassador in September 2015, after serving since 2012 as Director General for Political Affairs in that country’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Amb. Kauppi previously was the ministry’s Director General for Africa and the Middle East, and permanent representative to the UN-related organizations in Vienna, Austria where she also served on the IAEA board of governors.

Monday forums are a joint project of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, Public Diplomacy Council, and PDAA – an association of public diplomacy professionals. The event takes place on Monday, 2 October 2017, and begins at 12:00 pm at AFSA headquarters, 2101 E Street NW, Washington DC (Foggy Bottom metro). Sandwiches and refreshments will be served.

The event is free, but advance registrations by e-mail are required: FirstMondayForum.RSVP@gmail.com.

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