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 channel UI seminars 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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The Asian Barometer – How Swedes View China, India, and Japan
Events What is the Swedish public’s views of the Asian giants China, India, and Japan? How is cooperation with these countries perceived, and how might public opinion impact the Swedish government’s approach to each country, if at all? Welcome to a discussion of the first-ever survey of Swedish public opinion regarding major Asian countries!
Anime’s Multilayered Transnationality: On Three Types of Globality
Events How does anime rethink globalization and transnationality under neoliberalism? In which ways does anime reflect the problematics of globalization through its media form? And how can a combination of theories from media studies and performance studies be used to create a transformative new lens for analyzing popular media?
The India-China Border Conflict: Local and Regional Implications
Events Tensions between India and China have increased in past years, leading to clashes between the two Asian giants at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Himalayas. Which factors have been driving recent escalations surrounding the LAC, and what steps have been taken to deescalate?
The Shifting Geopolitical Landscape in the MENA region
Events The gradual retreat of the U.S. from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has allowed Russia, China and regional actors to assert themselves more. In which ways do the changing dynamics correspond to historical trajectories of the MENA region, and what does this shift imply for the prospects of regional stability, democratic governance and human rights?
Germany's Policies Towards Russia and Eastern Europe: Continuity or Change?
What are the historical grounds for Germany’s Ostpolik? What domestic and international factors matter? How is Berlin responding to Moscow’s recent escalation? What are the drivers and constraints and who are the exponents and opponents of a (further) policy shift?
Agents of Globalization? The Roles and Experiences of Foreign Employees in Japanese Organizations
Events How do Japanese companies seek to integrate foreign employees into their organizations, and how do foreign employees strive to become local “insiders” while still leveraging their unique experiences and knowledge?
Iraqis Striving for Change
Events In October 2021, two years after the latest outburst of youth-driven protests started in Iraq, parliamentary elections were held with a remarkably low turnout. A new government is yet to be formed while Iraq’s core problems remain unresolved. In which direction is Iraq heading, and what can the international community do to support positive change?
Towards a World Free of Nuclear Tests: CTBT at 25
Events Why has the number of nuclear tests in the world decreased drastically since 1996? How has the Treaty banning nuclear testing contributed to international peace and security? What are the main challenges to its implementation and more broadly to nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation? What is Sweden’s contribution to this equation?