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Transatlantic Dreamin’: How Sweden and the United States Have Seen and Influenced Each Other Over the Years

04/28/2015 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Transatlantic Dreamin’:  How Sweden and the United States Have Seen and Influenced Each Other Over the Years     

Tuesday, April 28th

5:30-7:30 pm


K&L Gates

Four EmbarcaderoCenter

Suite 1200

San Francisco, CA


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Please join us for a special discussion with a professor from UppsalaUniversity as he discusses the relationships between the countries and the fluctuations in Swedish emigration to the United States. According to the U.S. Department of State, “Relations between the United States and Sweden are built on a shared heritage that dates back to 1638 when the first Swedish immigrants arrived on the shores of Delaware.” With such a long-standing history, our speaker will discuss the current landscape and thoughts on the future.


Dag Blanck, Director, Swedish Institute for North American Studies, Uppsala University and Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana College

Dag is a historian and shares his time between Sweden and the United States. In Sweden, he directs the Swedish Institute for North American Studies at UppsalaUniversity. In the United States, he directs the SwensonSwedishImmigrationResearchCenter at AugustanaCollege in Rock Island, Illinois. His research interests include American immigration and ethnic history, transnational cultural influences, and the nature and dynamics of multicultural societies. His current research focuses on the trans-Atlantic Swedish-American cultural and social relationships since 1850. He is particularly interested in how individuals and ideas have migrated back and forth between Sweden and the United States, and how both countries viewed and influenced each other over time. He is the past president of Nordic Association for American Studies, and a board member of the Swedish-American Historical Society (Chicago).

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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM