Download the registration form and return with payment. Registrations are due by Saturday, November 25, 2006.

Hilton Akron/Fairlawn

Finland and the United States:

Transatlantic Cooperation Beyond Europe During the Finnish E.U. Presidency

Leena Ritola, Minister Counselor-Political Affairs, Embassy of Finland, Washington, D.C.

Today, foreign policy questions between Finland and the U.S. or between the E.U. and the U.S. are less bilateral issues than issues beyond Europe: Iraq, Belarus, Georgia, North Korea, Afghanistan, Kosovo, the Middle East, Iran, and Cuba.

Leena Ritola, Minister Counselor-Political Affairs, Embassy of Finland in the U.S., will provide an overview of the European Union's positions on critical challenges. Finland’s Prime Minister, Matti Vanhanan, is serving a six-month term as President of the European Union that began July 1, 2006. Ms. Ritola is prepared to address issues handled by Mr. Vanhanan during this time. This includes the Lebanon crisis and further enlargement of the E.U., including negotiations over Turkey’s accession.

We invite you to join us for this ACWA Speaker Series presentation by Leena Ritola on Thursday, November 30, at:

Hilton Akron/Fairlawn | map
3180 West Market Street - Fairlawn
(Across from Summit Mall — Ghent Road Exit from I-77)

6:00 p.m. Registration/Cash Bar
6:45 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. Program, followed by Question & Answer and Discussion Period


Registrations are due no later than Saturday, November 25, 2006.

Download the registration form and return with a check payable to:

ACWA - P.O.Box 5300 - Akron, OH 44334

  • ACWA Members & Guests: Dinner/Program $35 – Program Only - $12
  • Non-Members: Dinner/Program $45 — Program Only - $15

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