The American Club of Sweden, with more than 100 years of history, exists to promote cultural ties between the US and Sweden. It maintains close ties with the US Embassy in Sweden and is an important link to American holidays and events for its 400 members.

SPEAKER SERIES - SPRING 2009Scandic Sergel Plaza, Stockholm

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Tuesday, March 24th, 08.15 – 09.30
Anders Lago, Chairman, Södertälje Kommun and
Robert Hilton, Public Affairs Officer, US Embassy

Södertälje kommun has accepted more Iraqi war refugees the past 2 years than the US and Canada combined. Anders Lago was invited to present the kommun’s work to the US Congress in April 2008, which even included a separate meeting with then-candidate Barack Obama. He and Robert Hilton will describe the creative cooperation between Södertälje and the US Embassy in Sweden, to inform Iraqi refugees of educational and job opportunities with US institutions and companies.
Breakfast buffet, 250 SEK for members, 350 SEK for non-members

Monday, May 4th, 08.15 – 09.30
Jan Frydman, EU Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Affairs
With 30 years of experience in Transatlantic trade, Jan Frydman is a top EU expert who has worked closely with the US Trade Representative’s Office (USTR) and the US Department of Commerce to create and maintain good economic cooperation between the EU and the US. He is currently working with the White House to run the Transatlantic Economic Council, aiming at increased economic integration between the EU and the US. Jan visits us from Brussels, but is also a member of The American Club of Sweden!
Breakfast buffet, 250 SEK for members, 350 SEK for non-members

Monday, May 11th, 08.15 – 09.30
Karin Henriksson, US foreign correspondent for Svenska Dagbladet
Karin Henriksson has reported US events for SvD readers for nearly 20 years. Her recently-released book, USA – Så funkar det (this is how it works) catalogs not only her exciting work which has led her to meet countless dignitaries, but also draws a number of comparisons and contrasts between Sweden and the US. Few people are as well equipped to compare our two countries as Karin Henriksson!

Through the years, the Club has sponsored such noted speakers as Earl Warren, Mary Pickford, Lyndon Johnson and more. This spring it is hosting both a speakers series and a "sippin' series", with tastings of California wines, whiskies and champagne.

Membership is inexpensive and most Club communications are via email, making it easy for members to keep abreast of events no matter where they live! And you'll always have an "inside track" on activities during visits to Sweden!

Interested? Visit The American Club's website at www.amclubsweden.org, where you can read more about the club and even apply for membership. Dues are just 300 SEK ($45) per calendar year, with a one-time initiation fee in the same amount.

Don't miss this simple, low-cost opportunity to learn even more about the bonds that tie our two countries! www.amclubsweden.org
Gary Baker, President, The American Club of Sweden +46 70 212 5025
president@amclubsweden.org