Lecturers at FinnFest

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The Centenary Lecturers at FinnFest USA 2017 and moderator Jon Saari (standing, left, and clockwise): Peter MacKeith, Thomas A. DuBois, Börje Vähämäki, Sharon Franklin-Rahkonen and K. Marianne Wargelin.

In the special Finland 100 year of celebrating a century of independence, FinnFest USA in Minneapolis in September 2017 provided a one-time opportunity for the five Centenary Lecturers of the Finlandia Foundation National Lecturer of the Year (LOY) program to appear jointly. 

A capacity crowd enjoyed the informative and entertaining 90-minute program, “Independent Finland: A North American Perspective,” moderated by FFN Trustee and Professor Emeritus Jon Saari, and featuring Centenary Lecturers Thomas A. DuBois, Sharon Franklin-Rahkonen, Peter MacKeith, Börje Vähämäki and K. Marianne Wargelin.

You may view the program, below.

Click here for the brochure outlining the FinnFest USA presentation.

Click here to read about each lecturer’s background and LOY subject matter, and for information on booking an appearance.

Copies of the DVD of this program are available for screenings hosted by FFN chapters. For information on borrowing or purchasing a copy, contact Maria Kizirian at the FFN office: office @ finlandiafoundation.org or phone 626.795.2081.