By Mari Tomunen

CHANGING THE GAME: Peace Making in Turbulent Times

Chairman of the CMI board, Alexander Stubb

Chairman of the CMI board, Alexander Stubb speaking at The Union Club on November 9, 2017

Changing the Game: Peace Making in Turbulent Times

AFCMI held a high-level and engaging event with international and American speakers on foreign policy and current world affairs on November 9, 2017 at The Union Club of the City of New York.

The theme of the evening, Changing the Game, asked: “How can we manage and harness the political and economic changes in the world today?” The speakers addressed the question from different angles and engaged the audience.

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

Speakers included Chairman of the CMI board, Alexander Stubb and Ambassador Kai Sauer.  The panel was moderated by New York Times Reporter Somini Sengupta.  The panel included Ambassador Nicholas Burns of Harvard University, Former President of Mexico Ernesto Zedilllo, Journalist and Author Carl Bernstein and Social Entrepreneur and Producer Francine LeFrak.