Our Mission:

The Center for Global Dialogue
serves as a catalyst for non-partisan
discussion of challenging global issues
in order to promote active participation
in global civil society.

Finland’s Education Reforms: What can we learn?

An interactive forum discussing the results of Finland’s highly publicized educational reforms, featuring the Consul General of Finland, Amb. Juha Markkanen. Co-sponsored by the American Scandinavian Foundation of Santa Barbara.

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A National Grand Strategy for a Sustainable Future

Creating a new Grand Strategy for the United States that moves away from outdated post-World War II and Cold War containment towards a new approach prioritizing economic and ecological sustainability, and multilateral diplomacy.

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A Year Without War: Is a global ceasefire possible?

It is hard to imagine that contemporary warring factions and religious extremists would set aside their weapons. Yet despite the understandable skepticism, we intend to discuss the possibility of a global ceasefire – for just one year – in 2020.

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