American Voices Seminar

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Publicum, Pub3, University of Turku
Students and faculty of the University of Turku and other American Voices seminar participants enjoying a presentations by a signing Fulbright scholar

The seminar provides an opportunity to learn about various aspects of the American society and culture through the experiences of American Fulbright grantees currently in Finland. The seminar is organized by the Fulbright Finland Foundation, John Morton Center and the Department of English at the University of Turku with financial support from the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki.

The 27th American Voices Seminar takes place on October 11-12, 2019, at the University of Turku!

Program

The American Voices seminar takes place in the Publicum building, in room PUB3, on Assistentinkatu 7.

CVs of American Voices speakers, and other 2019-2020 U.S. Fulbright grantees to Finland

Friday, October 11

14:00 Welcome!
Janne Korkka, Department of English, University of Turku
Jukka Kola, Rector, University of Turku
Terhi Mölsä, Chief Executive Officer, Fulbright Finland Foundation

14:15 Bless Your Heart: An Exploration of Southern Expressions
Bruce Blair, Scott Buchanan, and Anne Klinefelter
Chair: Benita Heiskanen

15:00 Sustainable Biofuels and the American Dream
Eric Hahnert and Bin Yang
Chair: Henna-Riikka Pennanen

15:30 What the Fulbright Finland Foundation Can Do for You

15:35 Refreshment Break

16:00 Roundtable: 'Melting Pots': A Cacophony of Cultures, a Fusion of Flavors?
David Carranza, Catia Confortini, Karl Haapala, Benjamin Lear, and Lois Presser
Chair: María A. Gutiérrez Bascón

17:00 Hiking in the United States
Jordan Banks, Thomas Devaney, and Erica Martin
Chair: Lotta Kähkönen

17:45 End of Program on Friday

Saturday, October 12

10:00 Regional Cultures Across the U.S.
Brittany Perry, Sharon Sandeen, and Anne Yoncha
Chair: Maiju Kannisto

10:45: Pizza: A Slice of American Life
Melissa Meierhofer and Matthew Stone
Chair: Mila Seppälä

11:15 Refreshment Break

11:45 Roundtable: Holidays: From the 4th of July to Black Friday
Anna Bogdan, Alexis Haskins, Thomas McGinley, Jacob Schubbe, and Jude Tunyi
Chair: Kirsi Cheas

12:45 Learning Through Difference
Andreea Smaranda Aldea, Kayleigh Anderson, and Shuili Du
Chair: Nadia Nava Contreras

13:30 Closing Words
Janne Korkka, Department of English

13:35 Seminar Closing

 

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Previous American Voices programs

26th American Voices

The 26th American Voices Seminar took place on October 12-13, 2018, at the University of Turku.

25th American Voices

The 25th American Voices Seminar took place on October 6-7, 2017, at the University of Turku.

24th American Voices

The 24th American Voices Seminar took place on October 7-8, 2016, at the University of Turku.

23rd American Voices

The 23rd American Voices Seminar took place on on October 9-10, 2015, at the University of Turku.

22nd American Voices

The 22nd American Voices Seminar took place on on October 10-11, 2014, at the University of Turku.

21st American Voices

The 21st American Voices Seminar took place on on October 11-12, 2013, at the University of Turku.

20th American Voices

The 20th American Voices Seminar took place on on October 12-13, 2012, at the University of Turku.