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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COP26: Stepping up climate action?
Events The pandemic forced most large international meetings to be postponed from 2020 to 2021, including the pivotal COP 26. 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?
Previous eventsAll previous events
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.
Afghanistan: perpetual tragedy, perpetual crisis?
Events Afghanistan has suffered for over 40 years from violence and war with severe violation of human rights and humanitarian law with little accountability. When US troops soon withdraw, many fear that the violence will escalate as the Taliban and the government in Kabul fight over control of the country.
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?
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?