November Tour – Amedeo Modigliani at the Ateneum Museum

In November, 18 members participated in a guided tour of the Ateneum’s special exhibit Amedeo Modigliani (18814-1920). Our wonderful guide showed us the influence that Modigliani’s artistic circle of friends (and lovers) in Paris had on his drawings, paintings and sculptures. The many different types of work on display show […]

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November Meeting: A Finnish View on Russia   Recently updated !

In November, we enjoyed a fascinating talk by Maimo Henriksson, Director General for Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia at the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Maimo shared both her personal journey, including the demands of juggling family life with a career in the foreign service, and highlights from her […]


October Tour to Suunto

Late in October, the AWC visited the headquarters of Suunto, a Finnish technology company owned by Amer Sports. We heard about the company’s history and how its products have developed and changed through the years. We learned about a range of technologies, from the world’s first liquid-filled compass all the […]

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September Tour – A Day at Haltia Nature Center

AWC members enjoyed a fascinating tour at the Haltia Nature Centre that focused on the building’s eco-technology. While the design was inspired by the Kalevala saga, the modern techniques used in the structure helped it win Europe’s “sustainable museum of the year” award in 2015. We also enjoyed the special […]


October meeting – Improving Personal Health with Professor Ilkka Korhonen

In October, we welcomed guest speaker Professor Ilkka Korhonen, an internationally-recognized expert in the field of health technologies. A biomedical engineer, Korhonen is head of the Personal Health Informatics research team at the Tampere University of Technology, as well as a consultant in e-Health/mHealth technology and a founding partner of […]

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Our Expat Ambassador

We kicked off the new club year with U.S. Ambassador Charles C. Adams, Jr. speaking to a packed house of new and old AWC members. Ambassador Adams was wonderfully charming and shared many anecdotes about his life and political activism. Having lived abroad for most of his life — first […]


It’s summer – see you in September!

The AWC in Finland is on summer vacation from June-August. Our first meeting of the 2016-207 year will be on September 15. We hope all our members have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you again in the fall. If you’re new to Finland, or just new […]

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AGM at the Embassy

In May 2016, the AWC was welcomed back to the U.S. Embassy’s beautiful innovation center for our Annual General Meeting. On a glorious spring day, we listened to the Board report on the club year and snacked on bagels from Brooklyn Bakery. Deputy Chief of Mission Susan Elbow also spoke […]


Daytrip to Lake Tuusula

In May 2016, a group of 40 members, guests and children enjoyed a bus tour to explore the cultural history of the Lake Tuusula area. At the turn of the 19th century the shores of Lake Tuusula became home to some of the leading cultural figures of the day. The […]

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Backstage at the Opera

In April 2016 we took a backstage tour of the Opera House. The building was completed in 1993 and the main auditorium seats more than 1300 persons. In addition to the performance artists — members of the orchestra, chorus, dancers, etc. — the opera employs many skilled technical artists creating […]