Fulbright Dialogues

International Perspectives and Current Discussions

The Fulbright Dialogues are roundtable discussions on timely topics selected in collaboration with local institutions and organizations. The discussions last up to 75 minutes and include a brief expert introduction to the theme followed by Q&A and an open dialogue between invited participants. In addition to the American Fulbright grantees and alumni currently in Finland, the presenters also include other visiting experts from the United States.

The Dialogues are invitation-only events.
 
If your organization is interested in promoting international dialogue on current themes, please contact the Fulbright Finland Foundation to take advantage of the Fulbright Dialogues.

Further Information
Mirka McIntire
Manager, Teacher Exchange and Education Programs
Tel: +358 44 5535 269

Past Dialogues

21st Century Leadership in Schools - A round-table discussion to share views from Finland and U.S. on the future needs and prospects of school leadership
Speaker: Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General, National Agency for Education, Finland
Time: March 8, 2019

Current Trends in Comprehensive Internationalization and Strategic Partnership Development in U.S. Higher Education
Speaker: Paulo Zagalo-Melo, Ph.D., Associate Provost, Haenicke Institute for Global Education, Western Michigan University
Time: April 16, 2018

Future Needs and Prospects for Finnish-U.S. Teacher and Administrator Exchanges
Speaker: Jennifer Gibson, Chief of the Teacher Exchange Branch in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Time: December 11, 2017

Mechanisms of Radicalization and Sense of Inclusion
Speaker: Dr. Muqtedar Khan, Professor, University of Delaware
Time: October 17, 2017

In this session of the Fulbright Dialogue series, Professor Muqtedar Khan from the University of Delaware will share his expertise on the mechanisms of radicalization and the sense of belonging vs. non-belonging to the society. His introduction to the theme is followed by a discussion with invited expert participants. The dialogue is facilitated by Hanna-Miina Sihvonen, Ph.D., Senior Specialist, Ministry of the Interior; 2017 Fulbright Finland Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars program alumna.

Using case studies to promote interdisciplinary approaches to environmental education
Speakers: Nathaniel Woodruff and Stephen Howard
Time: March 7, 2017

In this session of the Fulbright Dialogue series, U.S. Fulbright Teachers Nathaniel Woodruff and Stephen Howard will share their experiences in using case studies to promote interdisciplinary approaches to environmental education. Their introduction to the theme is followed by a discussion with invited expert participants.

Abstract: Case studies bring relevancy and authenticity to the learning of environmental concepts. Environmental problems are interdisciplinary in nature and should be taught across disciplines to reflect this reality.  However, the teaching of environmental topics is typically only taught within the science classroom by science teachers working alone.  This dialogue aims to develop strategies for professionals from different disciplines both in and outside of schools to collaborate on using case studies in environmental education.

Transatlantic Dialogue on 21st Century Education
Speaker: William Doyle
Time: November 19, 2015

In this session of the Fulbright Dialogue series, Fulbright Scholar William Doyle will discuss his research project titled “The Schools of Tomorrow: Global Visions of the Future of Education”, followed by a discussion by invited expert participants.

Factors attracting U.S. graduate students to education and research in Finland
Speaker: Katsiaryna Mikalayeva
Time: May 13, 2015 

​Which factors are most significant for U.S. graduate students when they decide to choose Finland and Finnish higher education institutions as the destination for their Fulbright year? Upcoming research on this topic will be presented by Katsiaryna Mikalayeva, followed by a discussion by invited expert participants on how the results of this research could be utilized for the benefit of Finnish higher education.

Transatlantic Cooperation in Teacher Exchange and Education
Speaker: Meghann Curtis, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State
Time: October 27, 2014