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 per invitation only. The public seminars are filmed and published on our website and 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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Germany and the Nordics in a new security landscape
Events What scope for cooperation can be found in Europe’s new security landscape? And how can the rules based liberal and democratic order be protected in times when globalization and interdependence is challenged by great power rivalry and surging nationalism?
Corruption after the Arab Spring – Challenges and Lessons Learned
Events How to build a transparent and functioning state after the fall of a corrupt regimes? What are the great challenges? What role did the European Union play in the first stages of the Tunisian revolution, and how is the EU acting today?
Understanding Sunni-Shia sectarianism: the case of Hizbullah's war in Syria
Events How can we understand the rise of sectarianism in the Middle East today, to what extent is it linked to religion, if at all, and why has it proven so effective for mobilization in wars and conflicts in the region?
Garry Kasparov, "Winter Is Coming"
Events Garry Kasparov spent twenty years as the world’s leading chess player. In 2005, he retired from professional chess to lead and support the pro-democracy opposition against President Vladimir Putin. His most recent book, Winter is Coming (2016), is an in-depth study of Russia's system of power.
The future of European security and defense — challenges and pathways
Events 2017 was a volatile year for European security cooperation. Looking to the future, how will the German-French relationship affect European foreign and security policy? And what path might the UK take in European security following Brexit?