Speaker Series at U.S. Ambassador Barzun’s Residence – March 24, 2011

Amelie Silfverstolpe founded Volontärbyrån in 2002 to help people who would like to volunteer to find suitable volunteer opportunities. Today this award-winning organization, now a part of the Swedish Forum for Volontary Social Work, has become an irreplaceable backbone of the non-profit sector in Sweden and has helped more than 25 000 people channel their community engagement to more than a 1 000 non-profits across the country. In recent years, Volontärbyrån´s corporate service arm organizes employee volunteer programs and activities for companies such as Accenture, AstraZeneca and Coca-Cola.

Amelie was a guest last spring in Washington DC of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor’s Leadership Program (IVLP), and will share with us her perspectives on volunteerism in the Sweden versus the US. She will be joined in the discussion following her presentation by Peter Bodor of Coca-Cola Sweden, which has successfully partnered with Volontärbyrån over several years to promote CSR and internal team-building. 

When: Thursday, March 24th, 17.00-18.30. Security check-in and registration from 16.30-17.00. Note: Program to start promptly at 17.00.

Where: U.S. Ambassador’s Residence, Nobelgatan 2, Stockholm

How: ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Please send an email to events@americanclub.se with the Subject “Embassy speaker event”. Registration is required by day-end March 22nd, as we are required to provide a participants’ list to the Embassy in advance.

Cost: This event is free for American Club Members and their guests courtesy of the U.S. Embassy.

Questions? Contact Board Member Julie Lindahl via email at julie.lindahl@americanclub.se, or call 070 661 0015.

Speaker Series at U.S. Embassy – October 28, 2010

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Financial crimes are serious and growing in Sweden. For the last decade Sweden has given high priority to detecting, investigating and tackling this problem and to bringing offenders to justice. Financial investigations ultimately provide one of the tools to learn more about the activities and patterns of behaviour of organized crime groups. Hans Ihrman’s presentation will focus on the operative challenges in investigations for police and judicial authorities, and provide us with up-to-date information on the work of multi-agency task forces and public and private sector alliances.

When: Thursday, October 28th 17.00-18.30. Program from approximately 17.15-18.00, followed by a short mingle

Where: U.S. Embassy, Dag Hammarskölds Väg 31, Stockholm

How: Send an email to events@americanclub.se with the Subject “Embassy speaker event”. Registration is required by day-end October 26th, as we are required to provide a participants’ list to the Embassy in advance for security reasons.

Cost: This event is free for American Club Members and their guests courtesy of the U.S. Embassy.

Questions? Contact Board Member Julie Lindahl via email at julie.lindahl@americanclub.se, or call 070 661 0015.

More on Mr. Ihrman’s career and work:  Mr. Hans Ihrman served as a senior public prosecutor at the International Unit of the Swedish Public Prosecution Authority, from year 1999 until year 2006. In that role, he has investigated and prosecuted complex investigations concerning trafficking in drugs, persons and money. He has also conducted other various investigations including forfeiture and money laundering, international organized crime and international legal assistance in criminal matters. Mr. Hans Ihrman has served in the Swedish Economic Crime Authority since year 2006 and currently holds the position as the Head of the Asset Recovery Office (ARO). At the ARO, Mr. Ihrman is supervising qualified reconnaissance and investigating resources and support the law enforcement, prosecutors, regulatory and intelligence communities through the sharing of operational experiences and information. As the Head of the judicial part of the Swedish ARO and a national member of the global network, Camden Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network (CARIN), Mr. Ihrman represents Sweden in the international co-operation in recovery of criminal assets and enhancing financial investigations within and outside the EU.  Mr. Ihrman has been invited numerous times as a guest speaker on organized crime, trafficking in persons, money laundering and assets forfeiture both in Europe as well as the US. He has written various publications in the purpose to assist law enforcement and prosecutors personnel in their efforts to seize property for forfeiture and has been interviewed on anti-money laundering related topics for different publications.