Socioeconomic Drivers of Protests in the MENA Region
Evenemang The Middle East and North Africa Programme at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs hosted a webinar analysing socio-economic drivers of protests in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region focusing on the contexts of Tunisia, Algeria and Lebanon.
The Rise of Japan’s Gender Diplomacy and Gender Diplomats
Evenemang Japanese women are becoming the face of Japan overseas. They show demonstrable measures in climbing the professional rank in international organizations such as the United Nations, where they find liberation from the social pressures that persist at home. Will Japan’s global leadership be determined by its most underutilized native resource?
The Ethics of Affect: Lines and Life in a Tokyo Neighborhood
Evenemang In the 94th Stockholm Seminar on Japan, Patrick W. Galbraith presented his new book: The Ethics of Affect: Lines and Life in a Tokyo Neighborhood. This book examines how manga/anime-style characters trigger affect in interactions and relations with their creators and users, who draw and negotiate lines between fiction and reality.
Germany: Foreign Policy After the Election
Evenemang September 26th will see a German federal election which also marks the end of Angela Merkel’s 16 years chancellorship. During her time in office, events such as the Arab spring, the Euro crisis, Brexit, the Trump presidency, and the rise of China have challenged long traditions of German EU- and foreign policy.
Culture and Democracy in the Baltic Sea Region
Evenemang With the aim to inspire and encourage cultural actors to lead the way towards sustainable, resilient democracies in our region, the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) and the Swedish Institute (SI) organized a livestreamed roundtable discussion on September 12.