We are delighted to welcome Amcham members to a high-level and engaging evening in New York City with Former Finnish President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Martti Ahtisaari, Former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo, author and journalist Carl Bernstein, columnist and professor Nicholas Burns and U.S. Diplomat Rosemary DiCarlo. The theme Changing the Game reflects the insightful discussion on foreign policy and current world affairs with some of the leading players in the international field.


The event will be co-hosted by American Friends of CMI, Finlandia Foundation National and Amcham Finland. CMI – the Crisis Management Initiative – is an independent Finnish organization founded by President Ahtisaari that works to prevent and resolve violent conflicts. They have had projects in Afghanistan, Liberia and Indonesia and are currently active in 13 countries.


We are pleased to offer Amcham Finland members special, early bird tickets at $150 if bought before September 1. Proceeds support CMI’s work. The event takes place in New York City, USA, but we are offering it to our broader membership due to the unique and historic nature of the event, which might be of special interest to those companies with staff located in the US. To reserve your place, please sign up with your details below. We will then be in contact with more information.



Martti Ahtisaari

Mr. Martti Ahtisaari is a former President of the Republic of Finland (1994-2000), politician, diplomat and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. During his long career, he has worked for the United Nations and to resolve conflicts in multiple areas, such as Namibia, Kosovo and Iraq. President Ahtisaari has held positions in many international organizations, is a founder of CMI and holds membership in various foundations, such as the European Council on Foreign Relations.


Ernesto Zedillo

Dr. Ernesto Zedillo is a former President of Mexico and economist. He is involved in the issue of globalization and in relations between developing and developed countries. Currently, he is working as the Director of the Center for the Study of Globalization at Yale University.


Carl Bernstein

Mr. Carl Bernstein is an American writer and journalist. He is a contributor and political commentator at CNN and has written multiple books. Additionally, he reported on the Watergate scandal in 1972 for the Washington Post and subsequently wrote books about President Nixon. Currently, he is an active media personality.


Nicholas Burns

Mr. Nicholas Burns is actively engaged with international affairs. He is a university professor, columnist and former American diplomat. He has studied history, international relations, economics, American foreign policy and Africa. Mr. Burns speaks multiple languages, has received many awards and holds memberships in various foundations, such as the Council on Foreign Relations. Moreover, he is the director of the Aspen Strategy Group.


Rosemary DiCarlo

Mrs. Rosemary Dicarlo has had a long career as an American diplomat and she has held positions in many organizations, such as the United Nations and National Security Council. Additionally, she has served in US embassies overseas and currently holds memberships in multiple foundations, such as the Women’s Foreign Policy Group and Women In International Security.

Union Club


101 E 69th St, New York




The evening of Thursday 9 November, 2017




* The early bird offer is valid only for Amcham Finland members.

Event co-hosts


For more information contact:


Erika Sauer
Managing Director, USA
+1 (917) 865 9262