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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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: 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.
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?
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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?
An African Union for the Future
Events The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI), The Nordic Africa Institute and the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda, held a seminar with two members of the Reform Advisory Committee where the state of the AU was discussed, as well as its roadmap and implementation to reform the organization.
What is at Stake in the Upcoming US Midterm Elections?
Events On November 6, the US heads to the polls for midterm elections, where all seats in the House of Representatives and 35 Senate seats will be in the running. What effects may the election results have on American politics and society?
The UI Podcast from Almedalen: Why India is important to Europe
Events How can India shape regional dynamics in ways that promotes its interests, while keeping its strategic autonomy intact? Our panelists discussed the implications of these developments for Asia, Europe and beyond. Listen to our podcast from Almedalen.