Centenary of Independence of Finland: experts’ discussion


On the 18th of December experts’ discussion devoted to reminiscing and analyze the centenary of the independence of Finland will take place at the Faculty of political science and diplomacy of Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas.

His excellency Mr. Christer Michelsson, Finnish Ambassador to Lithuania,  Mr. Henrik Meinander, professor of Helsinki University, also researchers of Vytautas Magnus university-  dr. Linas Venclauskas, dr. Giedrius Janauskas, dr. Sima Rakutienė, dr. Tomasz Blaszcak and others – will discuss Finnish role in the region, historical and political relations with Sweden and Russia, socio-political transformations of  Finnish society.

Professor Henrik Meinander will present his book „A History of Finland: directions, structures, turning points“. The book highlights how Finland “gradually transformed and maturing into a conscious nation, independent state and skillful adapter of modern technology“.

Finnish Parliament declared the independence of the country on the 6th of December in 1917.

The event will take place in V.Putvinskis st. 23 – 312, at 14.00. All students, teachers, journalists and wider society are very welcome.

More information: Vice- dean dr. Sima Rakutienė ( sima.rakutiene@vdu.lt )

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