The symposium was organized in the framework of the 60 years anniversary of Prof. Jussi Pakkasvirta.
Invited to symposium were participants from different countries, with presentations on different topics such as “Latin America and the First World War”, “The Caribbean in the New Atlantic History”, “Carmen Lyra, intelectual centroamericana: un esbozo de su obra y su tiempo”, “La Comintern, diplomacia soviética y América Latina”, “Latin America between three elephants: is there a role for Nordic Countries?” and, “Pasado, presente y futuro del regionalismo latinoamericano: Lo bueno, lo malo, lo feo - y lo necesario”. The presentation held by Andrés Rivarola had the title: “El continentalismo del siglo XXI”. During this day, Rivarola also participated in a meeting of CEISALs directive board, also held at Helsinki University.