Great Decisions

We are now accepting applications for the Great Decisions 2019 discussion group!

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 U.S. Embassy Finland is hosting the Great Decisions discussion group for the sixth time in Finland this fall. The group will meet eight times on Wednesdays at 17:00-18:30 at the Kaisa Library (Fabianinkatu 30.) The meeting dates: October 2; October 9; October 16; November 6; November 13; November 20; November 27; and December 4.

The topics that will be covered in this discussion group include e.g., Refugees and Global Migration; The Rise of Populism in Europe; Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics; and State of the State Department and Diplomacy. 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.

To apply, please fill in the form available at The deadline for applications is September 24. All applicants are notified by September 25.

“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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