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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?