2007

 

EVENTS IN 2007

13.12.2007

Annual Autumn Meeting of Atlantic Council of Finland

Board of Directors for the year 2008:

Chairperson: Dr. Risto E.J. Penttilä, Director, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA

Members of the Board:

Suvi Aherto
Jori Arvonen
Leif Blomqvist
Jari Haapiainen
Karoliina Honkanen
Liisa Jaakonsaari
Lasse Kurkilahti
Jan D. Oker-Blom
Juha Pyykönen
Pentti Sadeniemi
Pertti Salolainen

Secretary General:
Terhi Suominen

Venue: Rake-sali, Helsinki

13.12.2007

Naton muutos ja Suomi

Puhuja: Raimo Väyrynen, Johtaja, Ulkopoliittinen instituutti

Paikka: Rake-sali, Helsinki

11.12.2007

30 Years since the Charter 77 Declaration

Opening Address:
Mr Gunvor Gronman, Director, Hanasaari – the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre
H.E. Vladimir Kotzt, Embassador, Embassy of the Czech Republic in Helsinki

Speakers:
Mr Jiri Dienstbier, Minister (ret.)
Mr Max Jakobson, Minister (ret.)
Mrs Dana Nemkova, Former Speaker for Charta 77
Mr Karin Söder, Minister (ret.)
Dr.Erkki Tuomioja, Member of Parliament

Chair: Mr Jaakko Iloniemi, Minister (Hon.), Ambassador (ret.)

Venue: Hanasaari, Espoo

Organisers: Atlantic Council of Finland, Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre in Hanasaari, Embassy of Czech Republic in Helsinki, Embassy of Sweden in Helsinki and Cultural Center of the Czech Republic in Stockholm

8.11.2007

NATO Today and Tomorrow

Opening Address:
Prof. Raimo Väyrynen, Director, Finnish Institute of International Relations

Speakers: Mr Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Secretary General, NATO
>> Speech by NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer

Comments: Dr. Risto E.J. Penttilä, Chair, Atlantic Council of Finland
>> Speech by Dr. Risto E.J.Penttilä

Venue: Auditorium of the Parliament House of Finland

Organisers: Finnish Institute of International Relations, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Atlantic Council of Finland

31.10.2007

General Assembly of the Atlantic Treaty Association

Venue: Ottawa, Canada

22.10.2007

Lounastilaisuus: Maa mi katkovi kahleitansa – Suomen kylmän sodan loppu

Puhuja: Alexander Stubb, Filosofian tohtori, Europarlamentaarikko
>> Alexander Stubbin puhe (pdf)

Puheenjohtaja: Risto E.J. Penttilä, Tohtori, Suomen Atlantti-Seuran puheenjohtaja

Paikka: Ekberg Extra, Helsinki

11.10.2007

Enhancing our Security: How Finland and NATO work together

Welcoming words: H.E. Einars Semanis, Ambassador, Embassy of republic of Latvia in Finland

Speakers:
H.E. Ilkka Kanerva, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland
H.E. Martin Erdmann, Ambassador, Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy in NATO
Mr Antti Sierla, Ambassador (ret.), Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Chair: Dr. Risto E.J. Penttilä, Chairman, Atlantic Council of Finland

Venue: Säätytalo, Helsinki

The event was organised in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic Latvia in Helsinki

27.9.2007

Re-Reinventing NATO and the US-EU Relationship

Opening words: Prof. Raimo Väyrynen, Director, Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Speaker: Dr. Ronald D. Asmus, Executive Director, German Marshall Fund’s Transatlantic Center in Brussels

Chair: Dr. Risto EJ Penttilä, Chair, Atlantic Council of Finland

The event was organised in cooperation with the Finnish Institute of International Affairs

14.9.2007

NATO and Afghanistan

Speaker: Mr Kurt Volker, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Chair: Mr Olli Kivinen, Columnist, Vice-Chair of the Atlantic Council of Finland

Venue: House of Estates, Helsinki

Organisers: Atlantic Council of Finland, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and U.S. Embassy in Helsinki

  
  

21.5.2007

Atlantic Council of Finland Annual Spring Meeting

Venue: Nordea Bank Hall, Helsinki

21.5.2007

Onko Itämeren alue turvallinen sijoittajalle?

Puhuja: Markku Pohjola, Varakonsernijohtaja, Nordea

Uhkaako suurvaltakilpailu talouden globalisaatiota?

Puhuja: Juha Pyykönen, Eversti, valt. lis., Strategian laitos, Maanpuolustuskorkeakoulu

Paikka: Nordean Vanha Pankkisali, Helsinki

15.5.2007

The publication of  Atlantic Council of Finland report Kysymyksiä ja vastauksia Natosta, written by Ms Karoliina Honkanen and Mr Janne Kuusela.
>> Kysymyksiä ja vastauksia Natosta
(pdf)

27.3.2007

Latvia in NATO: from Joining to Hosting

Speaker: Mr Ingmars Bisenieks, Head of NATO and European Security Policy Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia

Host: H.E. Einars Semanis, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic Latvia in Helsinki

Venue: Embassy of the Republic Latvia in Helsinki

The event was organised in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic Latvia in Helsinki

22.2.2007

Merging into One 27: Europe’s Foreign and Security Policy in the Making

Speakers:
Dr. Josef Joffe, Publisher-editor, Die Zeit
Mr Gustav Hagglund, General (ret.), first chairman of EU military comittee
Mr Markus Lyra, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Venue: City Hall, Turku

Organisers: Atlantic Council of Finland, the Embassy of Germany in Helsinki and the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

1.2.2007

Broadened Partnership for Peace

Speakers:
Mr Jari Vilén, Chair, Grand Committee, Parliament of Finland
Mr Markus Lyra, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Mr Pauli Järvenpää, Director General, Ministry of Defence of Finland
Ms Patrice Dabos, International Staff, NATO

Chair: H. E. Harri Tiido, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Estonia to NATO

The seminar was organised in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Helsinki

11.1.2007

The publication of Atlantic Council of Finland report Nato ilman tunteilua, written by columnist Olli Kivinen.
>> Nato ilman tunteilua (pdf)

Venue: Ekberg Extra, Helsinki