Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences Announcement

The Nobel committee, announcing the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in Stockholm, said that it was honoring Professor Thaler for his pioneering work in establishing that people are predictably irrational. The committee credited Professor Thaler for moving economics toward a more realistic understanding of human behavior. “In order to do good economics, you have to keep in mind that people are human,” Professor Thaler said at a news conference after the prize was announced.

Mobile Passport Station


The Embassy in Washington, DC offers a special consular service by using a mobile photo station that enables Swedish citizens to apply for regular passports at a number of Swedish Consulates in the U.S.

The mobile passport station will be in Houston on March, date to be determined.

To request an appointment please email or call (713) 953-1417.

You need to provide the following information:

  • Full names of all applicants
  • Personal numbers (personnummer) or coordination numbers (samordningsnummer) for all applicants
  • Resident status in the U.S.
  • Swedish passport expiration date
  • Daytime phone number and email address
  • Preferred time and date

Bring the following to your appointment:

  • Your old Swedish Passport
  • Other ID such as US Driver’s license
  • Visa or Green Card
  • Certificate of Naturalization if you are a US citizen
  • Money in cash or check (the deposit will be deducted)

For Children please bring:

  • Guardian Certificate signed by both parents

  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage License of the parents

Coffee with the Consuls


This is a reminder to join us on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 for Coffee with the Consuls: Doing Business with Sweden, sponsored by long-time series underwriter, PKF. The Honorable Astrid Marklund, Honorary Consul General of Sweden, will provide an update of Sweden’s business climate, the business opportunities between Sweden and the U.S. and Sweden’s connections with Texas. The Consul General will be joined by Jonas Dahlstrom, Vice President of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, Texas. Mr. Dahlstrom also serves as the VP of Finance for Nynas Petroleum Inc.

This program is an exclusive opportunity to learn about trade prospects from our Swedish business counterparts and expand your professional network within Houston’s global business community.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 | Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. | Program: 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Partnership Board Room | 1200 Smith Street, 7th floor, Houston, TX 77002
Visitor Parking: Allen Center | 300 Clay Street, Houston, TX 77002

COST: Member: $30 | Nonmember: $40

HAVE QUESTIONS? Contact Amber Margraves at or 713-844-3651.

Complimentary Sweden-inspired breakfast will be served.