The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) organizes about 80 seminars and events throughout the year. The seminars range from large public events, closed roundtable discussions to research seminars for a smaller group.
The seminars are open to the general public but it is necessary to register. You can listen to our seminars and interviews on our podcast channel The UI Podcast and watch select seminars on our Youtube channel. UI also organizes seminars for highschool students (in cooperation with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency - SIDA) and all-day courses focusing on a particular foreign affairs theme. UI also participates in events and seminars organized by others, for example the Bond Annual Conference, the Baltic Sea Fest, the Almedalen political week, Globsec and Göteborgs book fair.
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Out of Touch? The Elite-Citizen Gap and the Future of Global Cooperation
Events How big is the elite-citizen divide around globalism and anti-globalism? How does this gap vary between countries, between social sectors, and between issue-areas? What generates this elite-citizen split? What can be the consequences for global cooperation around, say, climate change, migration, and the SDGs? What might be done to address the gap?
China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Towards a New International Order?
Events The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) invites you to a discussion on the Belt and Road Initiative – China’s global vision for trade, infrastructure and political cooperation – and its relation to international order.
Continental Vision: Russia's Interests
Events Since the 19th century, geographers and other specialists have discussed the idea that Europe and Asia are not separate continents but actually joined together geographically to form a single continent of Eurasia. What are Russia’s interests in Eurasia? What influence does Russia possess, how can this be balanced with the other Eurasian powers and what are the limits?
Research seminar: The Rise and Fall of Political Orders
Events Drawing on political theory, comparative politics, international relations, psychology and classics, Richard Ned Lebow offers insights into why social and political orders form, how they evolve, and why and how they decline.
Ukraine's Presidential Election
Events Orysia Lutsevych and Karina Shyrokykh held a roundtable discussion on Ukraine’s 2019 presidential election. Which candidate is most likely to win the election? What are the consequences? What changes are to be expected of Ukraine’s domestic and foreign policy?