Theme Program 2018: Swedish Footprints - Shaping the Future
In 2006, House of Sweden opened its doors on the Georgetown waterfront in Washington, DC as the flagship of Sweden's public diplomacy in the United States. Since then, House of Sweden has been the proud home to the Embassy’s public diplomacy theme programs. Since then the Embassy has arranged seminars, concerts, exhibitions and family/childrens events embracing a holistic and integrated strategy for Sweden promotion as politics, culture, trade and research have been combined to reinforce each other.
With Swedish Footprints - Shaping the Future as the 2018 public diplomacy theme program, the Embassy will highlight Sweden’s contributions to the strong economic, cultural, political, and interpersonal ties between Sweden and the United States – telling the story not only of our shared past, but also some of the most vibrant areas of cooperation for the future. We will be following the stories of notable Swedes and Swedish-Americans in the United States, from the companies they’ve founded and the innovations that shape our everyday lives to legendary films that contribute to our shared cultural heritage and irresistible pop music that creates the soundtracks of our lives.
The Embassy’s examination of Swedish Footprints: Shaping the Future will also include insights on jobs created in the United States by Swedish companies, innovative Swedish technologies that are shaping our future, and the uniquely Swedish approach to international relations and security that will be in the spotlight as Sweden chairs the United Nations Security Council.
Join us for a year of seminars, exhibitions, music, and art as we trace Swedish Footprints through our shared history, and walk with us as we co-create the world we live in today. #swedishfootprints