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.
UpcomingAll upcoming events
Local elections in Turkey: what lies ahead?
Events Two days after the Turkish local elections, the Swedish Institute of International Affairs and the Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies welcome you to a discussion of Turkey’s challenges and opportunities in the near future.
Previous eventsAll previous events
Prospects for Peace in Yemen
Events The civil war in Yemen has been going on since 2014. This seminar takes an overall look at the situation in the country and provides an in-depth view of what is happening inside Yemen and the Yemeni society and to what extend when and how peace can be made possible.
Europe-China Relations – The Role of Political Values
Events China’s attempts to gain influence across Europe have sparked reactions on the continent. A new report from the European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC) analyses the role that political values play in Europe-China relations today.
Thieves in law: Russian organised crime
Events How has organised crime penetrated the country´s financial and political structures? Is the distinction clear between crime, politics and law enforcement or are these just different versions of each other? What does the future hold for the thieves in law?
US-Russia nuclear relations after the INF treaty
Events What will happen to the US-Russia nuclear relations? Will any state benefit if the INF treaty is permanently terminated? What will happen to global security if the US actually withdraws from the treaty and will there be a new arms race?
Russian Approaches to International Law
Events Is the Russian understanding of International Law the same as considered mainstream in the West or is the understanding different? If so, why and what implications for the future of International law can emerge out of the these diffrent understandings?
Docs & Talks: Speed Sisters
Events Speed Sisters is the first female racing team in the Middle East. By weaving together life off and on the improvised race tracks we follow four women who drive straight into the male dominated Palestinian car racing scene. Come along for a challenging and fast ride in the occupied West Bank.
Tunisia, the spring and the democracy
Events The Arab spring started in Tunisia and there the historically strong union movement played a significant role in the outcome of the rebellion. In Tunisia the dictator was overthrown and free elections held, but unlike Egypt for instance, both secular and islamist parties have respected and upheld the rules of democratic politics.
Docs & Talks: Amal
Events In this prize-winning documentary we follow the young and courageous Amal in her political and personal transformation during 6 years of rebellion in Egypt. Through her story this documentary reflects the experiences, dreams and traumas shared by a whole generation in their struggle for hope and justice. We are also confronted with the choices that arise when the struggle collides with the reality of power relations in Egypt.
Democracy in the Age of Disinformation: Lessons from European Elections
Events Russian hackers and alt-right propagandists, fake news, soft facts, bots and trolls....the digital age has vastly increased the scope for international, covert and overt influence campaigns to shape elections. How do such campaigns really work? Who is behind them? What do they tell us about the nature of democracy in an era where information borders have broken down, and where we have few rules about what sort of influence is legitimate and which malign?