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Finland’s President to present scholarships and have discussions with U of T experts 

October 9, 2014

TORONTO, ON — On Friday, October 10, the University of Toronto will host a visit by His Excellency Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland. The President will present scholarships to Finnish Studies students and participate in two separate discussions with University of Toronto experts. The first discussion, “The Future of Finnish Studies in North America”, will be moderated by Professor Emeritus Börje Vähämäki of the U of T’s Finnish Studies Program. Later that afternoon the President will discuss “Current developments in international affairs” with Prof. Janice Stein, Director of the U of T’s Munk School of Global Affairs.

WHO:
• Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland
• Börje Vähämäki, Professor Emeritus, Finnish Studies Program
• Janice Stein, Director, Munk School of Global Affairs

WHEN: Friday, October 10, 2014

Event 1: Scholarship presentation and “The Future of Finnish Studies in North America” discussion in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the U of T’s Finnish Studies program
WHERE: Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, 27 King’s College Circle (MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/FH9bP)
WHEN: 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm (Media must be check in by 1:45 pm)

Event 2: “Current developments in international affairs” discussion.
WHERE: The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto (MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/PhtG7)
TIME: 3:00 pm (Media must be check in by 2:45 pm)

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