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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Revisionism or Reconciliation? Relating to a Conflict Ridden Past
Events Why do some historical legacies continue to burden states and national identities? Can such conflicts be settled, and how should new interpretations of established history be dealt with? How do we take on the challenge of revisionism?
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Understanding the New Political and Economic Role of China in the Persian Gulf
Events Given China’s growing energy needs, to what extent could Beijing increase its political and military engagement in the Persian Gulf? How would a bigger Chinese footprint affect the region’s relations to the EU, Russia and the United States?
Turkey’s Kurdish Problem and the Syrian Civil War: What Next?
Events What are Turkey’s long-term goals in the region? Will Turkey be able to continue its balancing act between the US and Russia? What lies ahead for the Kurds and other communities in northeastern Syria? How does the Turkish incursion affect the prospects for a peaceful solution to its own ‘Kurdish problem’?
Eastern Partnership Tenth Anniversary Lecture: A talk with the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Ukraine
Events The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI), in collaboration with Forum Syd and supported by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, had the pleasure of hosting a lecture with Armenia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Vadym Prystaiko.
Never Ending Humanitarian Crises – Solutions in Sight?
Events One year after the Global Compact on Refugees was affirmed by the UN General Assembly, the first Global Refugee Forum in December will be a critical opportunity to strengthen our collective response to refugee crises around the world. Welcome to an evening conversation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr Filippo Grandi and Swedish Secretary of State for International Development Cooperation, Mr Per Olsson Fridh.