Events

Anu Partanen has been speaking to overflow crowds at bookstores and other venues around the United States about her new book The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life.


Recent Events

January 18, 2017 (Wed), 7:00 p.m. – Helsinki
Savoy-teatteri
Kasarminkatu 46-48 (map)
Kirja-Suomi 2017: Kirja vieköön!

January 14, 2017 (Sat), 4 p.m. – London, UK
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road, Lambeth, London (map)
Panel Discussion: “How Do You Say ‘Gender Equality’ in Faroese?”

November 17, 2016 (Thu), 9:45 a.m. – Helsinki
Creating International Business Concepts Conference
Finlandia Hall (map)
Talk: “How Nordic Strengths Can Lead to International Success”

October 24, 2016 (Mon), 1:50 p.m. – New York City
St. John’s University
8000 Utopia Pkwy, Queens (map)
Talk: “The Nordic Theory of Everything”

October 23, 2016 (Sun), 3:00 p.m. – Newton, MA
Scandinavian Cultural Center
206 Waltham St (map)
Talk: “The Nordic Theory of Everything”

October 7, 2016 (Fri), 5:30 p.m. – Minneapolis, MN
Danish American Center
3030 West River Parkway South  (map)
Talk: “The Nordic Theory of Everything”

October 7, 2016 (Fri), 2:30 p.m. – Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Folwell Hall, 9 Pleasant St. SE  (map)
Talk: “The Nordic Theory of Everything

October 6, 2016 (Thu), 7:00 p.m. – St. Paul, MN
SubText Books
6 West Fifth Street (map)
Talk: “The Nordic Theory of Everything”

September 29, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – New York City
The Future of Learning and EdTech
173 Varick Street (map)
Talk: “The Nordic Theory of Everything”

September 19, 2016, 12:30 p.m. – New York City
Centre for Social Innovation
601 W 26th Street (map)
Talk: “The Nordic Theory of Everything”

August 30, 2016 – Bar Harbor, ME
Jesup Memorial Library, in co-operation with Sherman’s Books
Talk: “The Nordic Theory of Everything”

August 19, 2016 – Belfast, ME
Left Bank Books
Talk: “The Nordic Theory of Everything”

August 16, 2016 – Damariscotta, ME
Maine Coast Book Shop
Talk: “The Nordic Theory of Everything”

August 15, 2016 – Portland, ME
Sherman’s Books
Talk: “The Nordic Theory of Everything”

August 8, 2016 – New York City
Mid-Manhattan Library
Talk: “The Nordic Theory of Everything”

August 4, 2016 – Boston, MA
Harvard Book Store
Talk: “The Nordic Theory of Everything”

July 19, 2016 – Seattle, WA
The Elliott Bay Book Company
Talk: “The Nordic Theory of Everything”

July 18, 2016 – Portland, OR
Powell’s Books on Hawthorne
Talk: “The Nordic Theory of Everything”

July 16, 2016 – Berkeley, CA
Books Inc.
Talk: “The Nordic Theory of Everything”

July 15, 2016 – San Francisco, CA
Book Passage, Corte Madera, Marin County
Talk: “The Nordic Theory of Everything”

July 11, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA
Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena
Talk: “The Nordic Theory of Everything”

July 9, 2016 – Washington, DC
Politics & Prose
Talk: “The Nordic Theory of Everything”

June 30, 2016 – New York City
New America Foundation
Panel discussion: “Gross National Happiness: The Nordic Search for a Better Life,” with Sanjay Reddy, Liza Mundy, & Lew Daly

June 28, 2016 – New York City
Scandinavia House
Talk: “The Nordic Theory of Everything”

June 6, 2016 – Tampere, Finland
Institutions in Context Workshop: The Role of Money in Politics
North American Studies Program, University of Tampere 
Presentation: “Welfare or Wellbeing State? Public Perceptions of Government, Taxes, Money and Whom It All Serves”

April 17, 2015 – Boston
Harvard Medical School, Center for Bioethics
Panel discussion: “Social Policies & Health Care: Lessons from the Nordic Welfare Model”

October 20, 2014 – New York City
The Woman Who Borrowed Memories — a book launch and discussion on the legacy of the author Tove Jansson
Moderating a panel discussion with the American author Kathryn Davis and Finnish author Philip Teir

September 9, 2014 – New York City
Event celebrating Finland’s Guest of Honor role at the Frankfurt Book Fair
Talk: “Finnish Literature Now”

June 17, 2013 – Philadelphia
City Council Public Hearing on Best Practices in Education
Talk: “Finland’s Education System”

April 7, 2013 – Boston
The Power of Narrative Conference at Boston University
Moderating a panel discussion: “How to Sell Stories in Multiple Media: Freelance 101” with Charles Homans, executive editor of The Atavist, and Jina Moore, freelance journalist

March 25, 2013 – Birmingham, Alabama
Alabama Education Association Professional Development Conference
Talk: “Finland’s Education Success Story”

October 4-5, 2012 — Shaker Heights, Ohio
Hathaway Brown Education Innovation Summit
Talk: “Finland’s Education Success Story”

June 28, 2012 — Atlanta
Georgia Forward Education Summit
Keynote speech: “Finland’s Education Success Story”

April 30, 2012 — Washington D.C.
Parenting Magazine Mom Congress
Panel discussion: “International Approaches to Education”