Students Helped Fulbright Foundation to Organise and Host Cybersecurity Conference


Project Group. (Photo Credit: Louise Stansfield)

Audience at the Seminar. (Photo Credit: Studio Terho / Fulbright Finland)

Hugo. (Photo Credit: Studio Terho / Fulbright Finland)

Students at the Registration. (Photo Credit: Louise Stansfield)

An eager group of international second year Metropolia Business School students assisted the Fulbright Finland Foundation in organising the seminar Making Democracies Resilient to Modern Threats which took place in the Grand Festive Hall at Metropolia’s Bulevardi campus on 14 March 2018.

The students were involved in pre-event marketing and organisation of the seminar and on the day itself prepared the venue, acted as registrars, guides, cloakroom attendants, technical support and facilitators. This was their course project for Managerial Communication and an excellent learning opportunity for all, certainly something to add to their CVs.

Fulbright Finland had organised the seminar in cooperation with the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and the United States Department of State. This gave our students first-hand valuable insights into how such a seminar comes about.

The seminar itself was attended by over 190 government officials, academic researchers, senior field experts, technology experts, corporate advisors, journalists and media professionals, over 30 of whom came from abroad representing all of the Nordic and Baltic countries and the United States. Metropolia had agreed to host the seminar and was thanked by Chief Executive of Fulbright Finland Ms Terhi Mölsä in her opening remarks.

The seminar focused on the current challenges that face democratic societies, institutions, and individual citizens such as network-based intrusions, misinformation and ‘fake news’ and influence campaigns. The speakers highlighted a wide range of threats which have the potential to disrupt economic activity and development, jeopardize individual privacy, and sow mistrust among citizens towards their national and collective democratic institutions, ultimately even threatening national security. Leading researchers and experts in the field provided strategies for institutions and individuals to understand and deal with these threats, recognize disinformation and influence campaigns and presented positive examples of how democracies are currently countering these threats.

Following the seminar, our students received excellent feedback from the Fulbright Foundation Finland. Well done everyone!

For the program booklet, speakers’ bios and more information see the event website:

Louise Stansfield,

Senior Lecturer, Metropolia Business School

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