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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

WTS September Reading Group Meeting: The Nordic Theory of Everything

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Pacific Standard Time



Please join for some stimulating conversation and light snacks as we discuss the next reading group material, The Nordic Theory of Everything.

 

WTS September Reading Group Meeting: The Nordic Theory of Everything

Please join for some stimulating conversation and light snacks as we discuss the next reading group material, The Nordic Theory of Everything.

A Finnish journalist, now a naturalized American citizen, asks Americans to draw on elements of the Nordic way of life to nurture a fairer, happier, more secure, and less stressful society for themselves and their children. Moving to America in 2008, Finnish journalist Anu Partanen quickly went from confident, successful professional to wary, self-doubting mess. She found that navigating the basics of everyday life—from buying a cell phone and filing taxes to education and childcare—was much more complicated and stressful than anything she encountered in her homeland. At first, she attributed her crippling anxiety to the difficulty of adapting to a freewheeling new culture. But as she got to know Americans better, she discovered they shared her deep apprehension. To understand why life is so different in the U.S. and Finland, Partanen began to look closely at both.

In The Nordic Theory of Everything, Partanen compares and contrasts life in the United States with life in the Nordic region, focusing on four key relationships—parents and children, men and women, employees and employers, and government and citizens. If you don’t have time to read the book, feel free to still come by for the discussion! Here is a New York Times Review and some discussion videos with the author to get you caught up.

Where: 2nd Floor Conference Room, Norton Building, 801 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA, 98104

When: Tuesday September 25, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Cost: Free! Feel free to bring your lunch. Coffee and snacks are provided. 

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