Helsinki Summer Session

Helsinki Summer Session is a high-level annual conference, bringing together representatives of government and international organizations, policy experts, academic researchers and media. The conference includes public plenary sessions and panel discussions as well as closed thematic workshops, and takes an interdisciplinary approach to debate the role of US foreign policy in global politics and its impact on the evolving transatlantic relations. 

The next Helsinki Summer Session will be held as webinars at the beginning of September.

Summer Session 2020

The programmes from the previous years: 

Summer Session 2019

Summer Session 2018

Summer Session 2017

Summer Session 2016

Summer Session 2015

Summer Session 2014

Audio- and video files from the previous summer sessions can be found from past events site.  

upcoming events

No upcoming events

Past events

The Way Ahead after the Biden-Putin Summit
23.06.2021 16:30 -
By invitation only
Sexual assault in the US Military:
25.05.2021 16:00 -
By invitation only
Russia, Sanctions and the Transatlantic Relationship
26.04.2021 16:30 -
By invitation only
US Trade Policy and the Future of Global Order?
10.03.2021 16:00 -
By invitation only
U.S., Japan and China - identities, economics and power
19.02.2021 14:00 -
By invitation only
Transatlantic relations and the question of cybersecurity
25.01.2021 16:30 -
By invitation only
Educating the U.S. on the "China Threat"
11.12.2020 14:00 -
By invitation only
Unfinished business: Next steps on US-Russia arms control
24.11.2020 16:30 -
By invitation only

Latest publications

Helwig, Niklas (2020). Die EU und die USA. In Werner Weidenfeld, Wolfgang Wessels ed(s): Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2020. Baden Baden: Nomos. 385 - 390.

Sinkkonen, Ville (2020). Donald Trump, Joe Biden ja kunnioituksen askelmerkit. SAM Magazine, 18.9.