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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Anime as Political Theory
Events Can anime be approached as a mode of political theory? In the 96th Stockholm Seminar on Japan, Mari Nakamura examines how popular science fiction animation conceptualizes different aspects of emancipation – one of the key concepts in modern political theory.
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Socioeconomic Drivers of Protests in the MENA Region
Events The Middle East and North Africa Programme at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs hosted a webinar analysing socio-economic drivers of protests in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region focusing on the contexts of Tunisia, Algeria and Lebanon.
The Rise of Japan’s Gender Diplomacy and Gender Diplomats
Events Japanese women are becoming the face of Japan overseas. They show demonstrable measures in climbing the professional rank in international organizations such as the United Nations, where they find liberation from the social pressures that persist at home. Will Japan’s global leadership be determined by its most underutilized native resource?
The Ethics of Affect: Lines and Life in a Tokyo Neighborhood
Events In the 94th Stockholm Seminar on Japan, Patrick W. Galbraith presented his new book: The Ethics of Affect: Lines and Life in a Tokyo Neighborhood. This book examines how manga/anime-style characters trigger affect in interactions and relations with their creators and users, who draw and negotiate lines between fiction and reality.
Germany: Foreign Policy After the Election
Events September 26th will see a German federal election which also marks the end of Angela Merkel’s 16 years chancellorship. During her time in office, events such as the Arab spring, the Euro crisis, Brexit, the Trump presidency, and the rise of China have challenged long traditions of German EU- and foreign policy.
Culture and Democracy in the Baltic Sea Region
With the aim to inspire and encourage cultural actors to lead the way towards sustainable, resilient democracies in our region, the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) and the Swedish Institute (SI) organized a livestreamed roundtable discussion on September 12.
COP26: Stepping up climate action?
Events The pandemic forced most large international meetings to be postponed from 2020 to 2021, including the pivotal COP26. Now, after a year and a half of lock downs and economic recession with only months left until the conference: is the world ready to step up ambition and climate action?
Eastern Ukraine and the Role of the International Community
Events The Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies (SCEEUS) at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) inviteted to a discussion about eastern Ukraine and the role of the international community, with particular focus on the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission.
Presidential elections in Iran in the shadow of sanctions and political legitimacy deficit
Events On June 18, the Islamic Republic of Iran had its 13th presidential elections. Yet again, the Guardian Council did through its vetting of prospective candidates, game the system to the advantage of the conservative factions of the political elite.
The Eastern Partnership: Progress and Prospects
Events The Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies (SCEEUS) at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) and the Embassies of Georgia and Lithuania in Sweden invited to a discussion on the Eastern Partnership's progress and prospects.
Prospects for US-Russia Strategic Stability
Events The Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies (SCEEUS) at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) and the Swedish Pugwash in collaboration with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) invited to a discussion on US-Russia strategic stability issues, including future risk reduction measures, nuclear and conventional arms control, and military confidence building.
Where domestic and foreign policy meet: transnational political Islam in conflict with France and UAE
Events By looking at transnational islamism and the foreign and domestic policies of two concerned states, this webinar shed light on crucial aspects of the dynamics involved in the interplay between and within states and the use of religion.