Audience at the Fulbright Forum 2019 smiling and listening to a presentations

Fulbright Seminars

We organize several Fulbright seminars during the year. The events are open to the public and free of charge!

Annual Fulbright Seminars

Come and meet with the U.S. Fulbright Finland grantees at the American Voices and Fulbright Forum seminars. During the seminar days you have also a chance to talk about study, research, and funding opportunities in the U.S. with the Fulbright Finland team.

American Voices seminar logo

The American Voices seminar in Turku provides an opportunity to learn about various aspects of  U.S. society and culture through the experiences of American Fulbright grantees currently in Finland.
The seminar is organized jointly by the University of Turku North American Studies Program and the Fulbright Finland Foundation.

Fulbright Forum seminar logo

Fulbright Forum seminar provides an opportunity to hear current American Fulbright scholars, teachers, and graduate students present on their research in Finland.
Fulbright Forum is organized by the Fulbright Finland Foundation in cooperation with the University of Helsinki and Aalto University.

A female audience member asking a question during a Fulbright Finland seminar


Special Fulbright Seminars

Truth Matters: Strategies for Combating Manipulated Realities
March 13, 2019 - Helsinki Central Library Oodi

Through a keynote and a panel with Finnish and international experts, followed by hands-on workshops, the seminar focused on the challenges of manipulated content, and aimed to identify strategies and outline concrete actions that can be taken to prevent and combat threats caused by manipulated realities. The seminar was organized by the Fulbright Finland Foundation.


Fulbright Arctic Research in Action: International Collaboration to Address Shared Challenges
February 28, 2019 - University of Oulu

At the Fulbright Arctic Symposium, scholars from around the circumpolar North discussed their innovative collaborative research focused on resilience and sustainability. Discussions highlighted ongoing projects developing actionable recommendations for national and international Arctic policymakers. 

The event was organized by the Fulbright Finland Foundation in cooperation with the University of Oulu.


Making Democracies Resilient to Modern Threats
March 14, 2018 - Metropolia Bulevardi Campus

This public seminar sought to highlight a wide range of threats that democracies face today and may face tomorrow, as well as providing strategies for institutions and individuals to understand and deal with these threats.

The seminar was organized by the Fulbright Finland Foundation in cooperation with the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the United States Department of State, and hosted by the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.


2016 European Fulbright Conference
June 18-22, 2016 - Hotel Hilton Kalastajatorppa, Helsinki

2016 European Fulbright Conference brought together Fulbright leaders and cooperating agencies from both sides of the Atlantic to share best practices and plan strategy for future exchanges. The conference was funded by the U.S. Department of State and hosted by Fulbright Finland. Nearly 90 participants from over 40 countries attended this unique conference. 


Towards a Sustainable Arctic Future
February 11, 2016 - University of Oulu

Fulbright Arctic Symposium gathered together Arctic scientists, students, policymakers, representatives from NGOs and other key stakeholders, as well as the general public. The event was organized as part of the mid-term meeting of the international cohort of Arctic researchers participating in the Fulbright Arctic Initiative (FAI) Program. The Symposium was organized jointly by Fulbright Finland and the Thule Institute, University of Oulu.

Wide shot of the audience of the 2016 Fulbright Arctic Symposium at the University of Oulu


Past Seminars

America in Living Color

America in Living Color seminar was organized during 2010-2013 in cooperation with the North American Studies Program at the University of Tampere.