Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The great work of the Icelandic-American Society

I met with the President and two board members of the Icelandic American Society and learned about some of the great work they have been doing for several decades.  The Society, which is dedicated to promoting Icelandic and American culture, is perhaps the oldest of its kind in Iceland.  They are also responsible for administering the Thor Thors Memorial Fund which awards grants to Icelandic students conducting research or graduate level studies in the United States.   I am very excited about the potential for close cooperation between the Embassy and the Society as we are both working towards the same objective:  strong relations between the peoples of Iceland and the United States.