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Finland’s Priorities and Challenges in 2024: A Conversation with Minister Anders Adlercreutz

Date & Time

Jan. 22, 2024
11:00am – 12:00pm ET


6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center
and Online


2024 is set to be a year filled with challenges and opportunities, from the European Parliament elections in June, the Russian invasion of Ukraine entering its third year, and the 75th anniversary of NATO. Join us for a conversation with Finland’s Minister for European Affairs and Ownership Steering, Anders Adlercreutz, for a unique discussion on Finland’s priorities and challenges entering 2024. What role will Finland—itself going to the polls to elect a new President in February—have in shaping the future of Europe? As the newest member of the NATO Alliance, what does Finland see as a priority for the Washington Summit? What role will China play in Europe’s future? How can the green transition and shift in energy imports away from Russian sources present opportunities for Finland? 

Join us on Monday, January 22 at 11:00am ET, either in-person or online for a conversation with Minister Adlercreutz, moderated by Kristina Spohr, Wilson Center Fellow.

Hosted By

Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program is focused on Europe’s capabilities, and how it engages on critical global issues.  We investigate European approaches to critical global issues. We examine Europe’s relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Our initiatives include “Ukraine in Europe” – an examination of what it will take to make Ukraine’s European future a reality.  But we also examine the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE, Europe’s energy security, transatlantic trade disputes, and challenges to democracy. The Global Europe Program’s staff, scholars-in-residence, and Global Fellows participate in seminars, policy study groups, and international conferences to provide analytical recommendations to policy makers and the media.  Read more

Polar Institute

Since its inception in 2017, the Polar Institute has become a premier forum for discussion and policy analysis of Arctic and Antarctic issues, and is known in Washington, DC and elsewhere as the Arctic Public Square. The Institute holistically studies the central policy issues facing these regions—with an emphasis on Arctic governance, climate change, economic development, scientific research, security, and Indigenous communities—and communicates trusted analysis to policymakers and other stakeholders.  Read more

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