Public Diplomacy Theme Programs

Since the new Embassy of Sweden in Washington was inaugurated in October 2006, over 350,000 people have participated in the Embassy's public diplomacy theme programs promoting mutual Swedish - U.S. interests in the areas of politics, culture, trade and research to a large American and international audience. The Embassy's Public Diplomacy program for 2015 is Earth & Space.

The Embassy's year-long journey through Earth & Space will explore;

Outer Space – how can innovations in space become sustainable solutions on earth? What can we learn from space science?
Mental Space – equality and openness will be on the agenda - how can CSR and other values be used as tools by companies to be more competitive?
Cyber Space – how can we use social media and digital diplomacy to influence difficult issues? What are the latest examples of innovations in this field?
Earth’s Origin – how does our way of living impact the earth – what are the new environmental technical solutions?
Earth’s Resources – how are we using the resources from the earth? What can we learn from e.g. mining industry, life science sector and transport industry?

We will move a city & launch a rocket
Through seminars, exhibitions and events, we will highlight Swedish innovations and technical solutions with a focus on environmental and sustainability issues, address corporate social responsibility and take a look at the Arctic with new eyes. We will also focus on the Northern Region of Sweden and learn more about mining, how to move a city and space travel/research.

Experts from the U.S. and Sweden will meet at House of Sweden and other venues throughout the country to discuss equality, trade negotiations, climate issues, digital diplomacy, mutual values and much more. Art, music and other cultural events will highlight the program throughout the year. Please join the ride!

Previous themes at House of Sweden during the period
October 2006 – December 2014:

Architecture & Design
Cars & Transportation
Water & Environment
Children First
Innovation & Technology
Discover Sweden
Voices in a Changing World
Living Green
Sweden's EU Presidency
Health & Care
Infrastructure & Intelligent Mobility
Fabric of Life
Innovation & Education
Globalization & Migration
Going Glocal