The 10th Annual FIIA Day Assessing Global Trends - Do the views of the US and Europe still converge?

By invitation only
Kare Halonen / Photo: Alvar Aalto-Setälä Kare Halonen / Photo: Alvar Aalto-Setälä
Teija Tiilikainen / Photo : Alvar Aalto-Setälä Teija Tiilikainen / Photo : Alvar Aalto-Setälä
Suzanne E. Fry / Photo: Alvar Aalto-Setälä Suzanne E. Fry / Photo: Alvar Aalto-Setälä
Ricardo Borges De Castro / Photo: Alvar Aalto-Setälä Ricardo Borges De Castro / Photo: Alvar Aalto-Setälä
Esko Aho / Photo: Alvar Aalto-Setälä Esko Aho / Photo: Alvar Aalto-Setälä

Tue 28.2.2017 at 14:00-16:00
Wanha Satama Conference Centre, Hall F
Entrance: Kanavakatu 5, Helsinki

The newest Global Trends report of the US National Intelligence Council was published in January. The report identifies the main directions of the world’s economic, technological and environmental development, and argues that together these trends will make governing and cooperation harder and change the nature of power over the next decades. The result is a fundamental altering of the global landscape. What are the key political conclusions to be drawn, and how deep a change should the Western community be prepared for? How do European views on global political and economic trends differ from those of the US, and are the US and EU currently in a position to draw common conclusions from global challenges?

The report Global Trends: Paradox of Progress will be presented by one of its main authors, Dr. Suzanne Fry, Director of the Strategic Futures Group, National Intelligence Council, Washington.

Welcoming remarks and Chair: Teija Tiilikainen, Director, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs


Opening words: Kare Halonen, State Secretary for EU Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office and Chair of
the Board of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs


Speakers:

Suzanne E. Fry, Director, Strategic Futures Group, National Intelligence Council, Washington


Ricardo Borges de Castro, Adviser on Strategic Foresight to the European Political Strategy Centre, Brussels


Esko Aho, Executive Chairman of the Board, East Office of Finnish Industries