2021all from 2021
European Strategic Autonomy from a Swedish Perspective
Should Europe be more independent from other actors in world politics? Or is such independence an illusion threatening free trade and cooperation with key partners like the US? The concept of European strategic autonomy has been debated for decades but has lately expanded from the area of security policy to trade policy, industrial strategies, digital reforms, access to critical technologies and – following Covid 19 – the ability to provide for public health.
How to make sense of religion in foreign policy – domestic forces in international politics
Events This event is the second in a two-part series on the intersections between religion and international politics. In this webinar, our speakers discuss how religion in domestic policy can manifest itself in international relations, illustrated by examples from India, Russia and the discourse on human rights and religion.
How to make sense of religion in foreign policy – secular orders and religious states
Events This is the first webinar in a two-part series on the intersections between religion and international politics. This webinar explores how to make sense of religion and the international order by looking at the United States, Iran and the European Union.
American Politics: the State of American Democracy
American democracy has long been considered a role model, and its constitution served as inspiration and example for other state-builders. In recent years, however, there has been a decline in international democracy ratings, and democracy in the US is now deemed “flawed” and “substantially declining on the Liberal Democracy index” by the Economic Intelligence Unit and the V-Dem Institute.
2020all from 2020
Why Japan Matters: Business Reinvention and Technology Leadership in the Digital Economy
Events The 91 st Stockholm Seminar on Japan Japanese companies are re-emerging as major players in the new digital economy. They have responded to the rise of China and new global competition by moving upstream into advanced components and materials. This new strategy has made Japan the technology anchor for many global supply chains and the country will be an important player in the digital transformation. How has this reinvention occurred and in what ways have Japan’s societal preferences for stability affected the process? Ulrike Schaede is Professor of Japanese Business at the University of California, San Diego, School of Global Policy and Strategy. Her work focuses on Japan’s changing corporate strategies, including business culture, employment practices, and corporate governance. She is the author of The Business Reinvention of Japan: How to Make Sense of the New Japan (Stanford University Press, 2020). Moderator: Professor Marie Söderberg, Director,European Institute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of Economics Discussant: Dr. Patrik Ström, Deputy Director,European Institute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of Economics Registration until December 7, 2020. Register for the seminar here The Japan seminar series is jointly organized by the European Institute of Japanese Studies at Stockholm School of Economics, the Asia Programme at The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies at Stockholm University and the Swedish Defence University. It features monthly seminars on Japanese economy, politics and society. Welcome!
Belarus Between Threats and Opportunities
On November 25, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and UI's Ola Westerberg and Martin Kragh discussed the situation on Belarus in the webinar "Belarus Between Threats and Opportunities" hosted by the The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in the Kingdom of Sweden and the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the Kingdom of Sweden.
Elections in Eastern Europe: What Paths Lie Ahead?
UI held a webinar on Georgia’s post-election political landscape. Givi Silagadze, Eto Buziashvili and Per Ekman discussed the upcoming Georgian election and its similarities and differences with recent elections in Belarus and Ukraine.
LGBTIQ Rights and International Actors: perspectives from activism, politics and research
Events In contexts where the rights of LGBTIQ people are attacked by states, religious groups and transnational movements, how can governments and international actors responsibly and effectively support LGBTIQ activists in their struggle for equal rights?
Hanating 2020 The Future of Nordic Cooperation in Foreign and Security Policy
Events The military cooperation between Sweden and Finland is often highlighted as exemplary while less attention is paid to the civil cooperation in societal security and civil defence as conducted and planned at present already. At the same time, we stand on the threshold of a new and changed threat that requires new cross-border cooperation in societal security as can be clearly seen not least in the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Tracing Intersections of COVID-19: Gender, Water and Armed Conflicts
Events The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the world and provided an opportunity to press the re-set button on water crises and gender inequalities. Although women and girls are affected disproportionally, especially in water-scarce parts of the world impacted by armed violence, women play a central role in emergency response, both at the household level as water providers and at the community level through women-led organizations.
The International Law Perspective on the Israel-Palestine Conflict
Events In this seminar, distinguished legal experts discussed and elaborated on the relevance of international law to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and what the legal assessment of the various political developments and initiatives would be.
2019all from 2019
Behind the headlines: The protests in Hong Kong
Events Ignited by an extradition bill that would have allowed criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China, protests have been carried out in Hong Kong since this summer, rallying hundreds of thousands of people. Although the bill has been withdrawn, the protests have continued until this day. What do the protesters aim for, and what are the underlying reasons for the demonstrations?A lecture by Tim Rühlig, Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI).The seminar was moderated by Ylva Pettersson, Programme manager at UI. This seminar is part of the seminar series ”Behind the headlines” that we arrange together with the National Museums of World Culture, aiming at a deeper understanding of current events.
2018All from 2018
Order in and beyond Europe
Events The liberal democratic norms in Europe are currently under stress. On a global level the norms, institutions and practices that make up the liberal world order are also increasingly challenged. How will European integration be affected by these times of contested norms? Moreover, how does the EU’s internal struggle affect its role in the world? Join us for a discussion with Ivan Krastev on the topic of “The end of the age of imitation”. Ivan Krastev is the chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia and permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna. He is a founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Board of Trustees of The International Crisis Group and is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. Author of the book "After Europe". In 2018-2019 Ivan Krastev is appointed as the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress. This seminar is part of a series coorganized by the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS) and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI). It will gather key perspectives on the future of the European Union, and result in an anthology to be published in the spring. Welcome!
2015All from 2015
Intelligent Foreign Policy: Panel 1.
Events On December 11 2015, the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) together with the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), arranged a discussion on information exchange, early warning and sense-making for smarter EU action on the foreign policy arena.
2014All from 2014
Democracy and the Right to Know - The Role of Global Media
Events On December 1, 2014 the Right Livelihood Award Foundation and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) arranged a seminar with Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger, one of the 2014 Right Livelihood Award Laureates, and Peter Wolodarski, Dagens Nyheter editor-in-chief.