Changing the Game

CHANGING THE GAME: Peace Making in Turbulent Times

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November 9, 2017 at The Union Club of the City of New York

Reception with cocktails at 6 p.m., with musical selections from Sibelius Inspiration by cellist Jussi Makkonen and pianist Nazig Azezian.

Program from 7–8:30 p.m.

This is a high-level and engaging event with international and American speakers on foreign policy and current world affairs. The theme of the evening, Changing the Game, asks: “How can we manage and harness the political and economic changes in the world today?” The speakers will  address the question from different angles and engage the audience.

The Finland 100 celebration event is in honor of Former Finnish President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Martti Ahtisaari, who is one of world’s most successful peace mediators. It is co-hosted by American Friends of Crisis Management Initiative (CMI),  Finlandia Foundation National and Finland’s American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham).

Panelists are Ambassador Nicholas Burns of Harvard University, Former President of Mexico Ernesto Zedilllo, Journalist and Author Carl Bernstein and Social Entrepreneur and Producer Francine LeFrak. 

Moderator is New York Times Reporter Somini Sengupta.

Tickets are $150 per person, which will be directed to CMI for its work in peace mediation.

RSVP by October 20 to Ritva Metso at ritva.metso @

Warm regards,

Ossi Rahkonen, President 
Finland Foundation National