Jarmo Viinanen has been Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations since April 2009. His service in Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) began in 1988, when he became Vienna-based attaché for the Ministry’s administrative and political departments. Later, Ambassador Viinanen served as first secretary with MFA’s Department for External Trade Relations in 1997, adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1998, and secretary general and chief of the Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Finland (2005-2009).
The International Initiatives Committee is a campus-wide group of faculty, administrators, and students charged with infusing courses and campus events with internationalized content. The IIC allows the University to offer dynamic programs such as its acclaimed Ambassador Series in intimate settings so students, faculty, and the public have the opportunity to hear first-hand, global perspectives on issues of international concern.
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About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.
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Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for the liberal arts and sciences on Long Island.