Great Decisions 2018 in Rovaniemi

Application period for the Great Decisions 2018 in Rovaniemi has now ended. Thank you for your interest!


Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs by the Foreign Policy Association. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions briefing book, watching the DVD, and meeting in a group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today – with a Finnish angle, of course.

The American Resource Center has hosted the Great Decisions discussion group several times in Helsinki, and this fall the program is expanding to Rovaniemi.

The group will meet eight times on Tuesdays at 17:00-18:30 (between October 9 – November 27, 2018) at the Rovaniemi City Library (Jorma Eton tie 6).

The topics that will be covered in this discussion group include e.g., Russia’s foreign policy; Media and foreign policy; Turkey: a partner in crisis; South Africa’s fragile democracy; and Global health: progress and challenges. For a full listing of topics, please visit the Foreign Policy Association’s webpage.

The course will be moderated by Marko Korkeakoski, MSc, who has been involved in world of international education for the past 15 years. With a Master of Science degree in Business Administration and Economics from Stockholm University, Mr. Korkeakoski has a long standing fascination for the US foreign policy and he has visited all 50 states. He has also lectured at Arkansas State University specializing in Global Leadership and Sustainability. During his years abroad Mr. Korkeakoski has acquired a vast knowledge of different societies, international relations, and current affairs.

Participants will receive free materials and a certificate upon completion of the course. Please contact your instructor for possible study credit.

We will notify all applicants by Thursday, October 4. The information collected in the form is solely for the purpose of arranging the group meetings and will not be shared. All information will be destroyed after the program has concluded.

“No foreign policy – no matter how ingenious – has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of a few and carried in the hearts of none.” — Henry A. Kissinger

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