2013


Photo: Timo Ikonen, UM

EVENTS IN 2013

13.12.2013

Atlantic Council of Finland Annual Autumn Meeting

Board of Directors for the year 2014:

Chairperson: Mrs Liisa Jaakonsaari, Member of the European Parliament

Members of the Board:

Dr Tuomas Forsberg, Professor, University of Tampere
Mr Jari Haapiainen, Senior Officer, International Affairs
Mr Henrik Lax, Member of the European Parliament (2004 – 2009)
Mr Max Mickelsson, Director, Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Oy
Ms Helena Partanen, Defence Counsellor, Ministry of Defence of Finland
Dr Jari Rantapelkonen, Professor, National Defence College of Finland
Dr Pentti Sadeniemi
Mr Pertti Salolainen, MP, Vice-Chair, Foreign Affairs Comittee, Parliament of Finland, Minister (Hon.), Ambassador (ret.)
Mr Veli Sundbäck, Ambassador (ret.)
Mr Lauri Tierala, Senior Political Adviser to Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade at Prime Minister’s Office
Mr Jukka Valtasaari, Ambassador (ret.)

Secretary General:
Ms Terhi Suominen, M.Pol.Sc.

Venue: G18, Helsinki

13.12.2013

Minister of Defence Carl Haglund spoke in Atlantic Council of Finland

Venue: G18, Helsinki

  

4.11.2013

A discussion with the U.S. Ambassador to Finland Bruce J. Oreck on Transatlantic Relations

Venue: U.S. Embassy, Innovation Center, Helsinki

Watch streaming video through the following link:
http://www.ustream.tv/search?q=pasustream

Organisers: Atlantic Council of Finland and U.S. Embassy in Helsinki

  
  

20.9.2013

Will the Transatlantic Relations last?
Current Trends in the Euro-Atlantic Relations

Speakers:
Dr Constanze Stelzenmüller, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States
Mr Jaakko Iloniemi, Minister (Hon.), Ambassador, Honorary Chair of Atlantic Council of Finland

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

Venue: Wanha Satama, Helsinki

Seminar was organised in conjunction with the publication of
Transatlantic Trends report by German Marshall Fund of the United
States (GMF). More information on the Transatlantic Trends –project
can be found through the following link: http://trends.gmfus.org/.

Please find the Transatlantic Trends 2013 (released on September 18, 2013)
http://trends.gmfus.org/transatlantic-trends/

The seminar was organised in cooperation with Finnish Institute of International Affairs.

  
Photos: Tuomas Tikkanen, FIIA

17.7.2013

Nato – Salarakas?
Suomen Atlantti-Seuran keskustelutilaisuus SuomiAreenalla

Keskustelijat:
Liisa Jaakonsaari, Euroopan parlamentin jäsen, Puheenjohtaja, Suomen Atlantti-Seura
Karoliina Honkanen, Neuvotteleva virkamies, Puolustusministeriö
Ville Hulkkonen, Puheenjohtaja, Rauhanjärjestö Sadankomitea
Reijo Ruokanen, Päätoimittaja, Talouselämä

Juontaja: Mari Haavisto, Politiikan toimittaja, MTV3

Paikka: BePop-kauppakäytävä, Pori

Lisätietoja SuomiAreenasta:
SuomiAreena.fi

  
  

18.6.2013

Russia – A Part of Euro-Atlantic Security Architecture?

Speakers:
Hiski Haukkala, Professor of International Relations,
School of Management, University of Tampere
Alexander Izotov
, Associate Professor,
School of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University
Hanna Smith
, Researcher,
Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki
Ivan N. Timofeev
, Program Director,
Russian International Affairs Council RIAC

Moderator: Jarmo Mäkelä, Senior Diplomatic Correspondent
Finnish Broadcasting Co. (YLE)

Venue: Turku City Hall

The seminar was organised by the Atlantic Council of Finland
and Aleksanteri Institute with the kind support of the City of Turku. The seminar was celebrating the 60th anniversary of Turku and Saint Petersburg twin city friendship.

  
  
   Photos: Lasse Perkkiö, Ruotuväki

29.5.2013

Atlantic Alliance post Afghanistan – What’s in it?

Speakers:
Mr Troels Frøling, Vice President, Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA),
Secretary General, Danish Atlantic Treaty Association
Dr. Pauli Järvenpää, Senior Research Fellow,
International Centre for Defence Studies, Finnish Ambassador to Afghanistan (2010–2013)
Mr Sven Sakkov, Undersecretary for Defence Policy,
Ministry of Defence of Estonia

Chair: Mr Pertti Salolainen, MP, Minister (Hon.),
Vice President of the Atlantic Council of Finland

Venue: Danish Ambassador’s Residence, Helsinki

The seminar was organised by Royal Danish Embassy in Helsinki,
which acts as a NATO Contact Point Embassy (2013–2014), Atlantic Council of Finland and Embassy of Estonia in Helsinki.

  
  
  

27.5.2013

US – EU Cooperation in Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Threats

Keynote speaker: Mr Andrew C. Weber, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs U.S. Department of Defense

First comment: Mr Arto Räty, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence of Finland

Chair: Mr Jaakko Laajava, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Venue: House of the Estates, Helsinki

The seminar was organised in cooperation with Ministry for Foreing Affairs of Finland

  
  
Photos: Timo Ikonen, UM

21.-22.5.2013

ATA Council Meeting

Venue: Brussels

17.5.2013

Atlantic Council of Finland Annual Spring Meeting

Venue: G18 Juhlasali, Helsinki

17.5.2013

Eurooppa ja Yhdysvallat kumppaneina maailmantaloudessa

Puhuja: Varapuheenjohtaja Olli Rehn, Euroopan komissio,
Talous ja raha-asioista vastaava Euroopan komission jäsen
>> Olli Rehn Puhe (pdf)

Paikka: G18 Juhlasali, Helsinki


  

8.5.2013

Sveriges försvarskris och Nato-debatt

Stream länk: http://stream.hanaholmen.fi/media/Nato8.5.2013.wmv

Välkommen: Gunvor Kronman, Direktör, Hanaholmen – kulturcentrum för Sverige och Finland

Keynote: Mikael Holmström, Säkerhetspolitisk reporter, Svenska Dagbladet

Kommentar: Kari Huhta, Utrikes- och säkerhetspolitisk reporter, Helsingin Sanomat

Moderator: Yrsa Grüne, Ledarskribent, Hufvudstadsbladet

Plats: Hanaholmen – kulturcentrum för Sverige och Finland, Esbo

Arrangörer: Finlands Atlantsällskap och Hanaholmen – kulturcentrum för Sverige och Finland


  

4. – 6.2.2013

Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA) General Assembly

Venue: Rome, Italy