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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Does Geography Matter? The European Council torn (or divided) by North and South, East and West
Europe is often claimed to be a divided continent. Is geography the main factor behind these divisions and in which sense? How is geography related to other issues? And how does this connect to the work of the European Council?
Climate Diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific
Events The European interest in the Indo-Pacific region is growing. The region is vulnerable to the impact of climate change, but geopolitics complicates international cooperation. How can the Indo-Pacific become more resilient to the consequences of climate change and what role can the EU play?
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European Strategic Autonomy from a Swedish Perspective
Should Europe be more independent from other actors in world politics? Or is such independence an illusion threatening free trade and cooperation with key partners like the US? The concept of European strategic autonomy has been debated for decades but has lately expanded from the area of security policy to trade policy, industrial strategies, digital reforms, access to critical technologies and – following Covid 19 – the ability to provide for public health.
How to make sense of religion in foreign policy – domestic forces in international politics
Events This event is the second in a two-part series on the intersections between religion and international politics. In this webinar, our speakers discuss how religion in domestic policy can manifest itself in international relations, illustrated by examples from India, Russia and the discourse on human rights and religion.
How to make sense of religion in foreign policy – secular orders and religious states
Events This is the first webinar in a two-part series on the intersections between religion and international politics. This webinar explores how to make sense of religion and the international order by looking at the United States, Iran and the European Union.
American Politics: the State of American Democracy
American democracy has long been considered a role model, and its constitution served as inspiration and example for other state-builders. In recent years, however, there has been a decline in international democracy ratings, and democracy in the US is now deemed “flawed” and “substantially declining on the Liberal Democracy index” by the Economic Intelligence Unit and the V-Dem Institute.