Helsinki. Lennart Meri memorial seminar

30.05.2006

The memorial seminar of President Lennart Meri takes place on Tuesday, 30 May from 15 to 18.45 in the big hall of the Helsinki University.
The aim of the seminar is to examine the life and work of president Meri and its significance for Estonia and Finland, both as a writer during the soviet period, as well as the foreign minister and president in free Estonia.
The seminar is organised by Enterprise Estonia, Helsinki University, Association of Estonian Societies in Finland, Tuglas Society, Estonian Institute in Finland, Friends of the Estonian Institute, Estonian Embassy.

15.00 Opening. Ambassador Priit Kolbre
15.10
Position of an intellectual in soviet Estonia. Professor Matti Klinge
15.40
Statesman who brought Estonia back on the world map. Foreign minister Erkki Tuomioja
16.25
Panel discussion. Lennart Meri is remembered by friends and colleagues Eva Lille, Esko Ollila, Piret Saluri and Kulle Raig.
17.40 Reception

More information from the Estonian Institute in Finland.

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