Roundtable on India-US relations

A breakfast roundtable discussion on the theme “Where are US-Indian relations heading – and what are the implications for Europe?” was held at UI on 13 September, 2018 Two speakers – Dr. Anita Inder Singh and SASNET guest researcher Dr. Vittorio Felci, were invited to give their view on the historical and contemporary state of affairs between the two countries. Themes included: • How is … Continue reading Roundtable on India-US relations

Seminar at UI minority rights in India 27 September

One of the defining features of the Indian democracy has been its safeguarding of minority rights. Some observers now suggest that such rights are being challenged. The seminar will provide perspectives on the state of minority rights in India. Why did India constitutionalize minority rights in the first place, who argued for it and how were the ideas justified? How has the debate changed over … Continue reading Seminar at UI minority rights in India 27 September

Podcast from Almedalen: Why India is important to Europe

On July 4 The South Asia Initiative organised a seminar in Almedalen on the theme “Why India is important to Europe”. The first panel analysed changes to the strategic environment in Asia. New US priorities, an active China, and India’s rise have contributed to new bilateral and multilateral partnerships taking shape. Current developments in Asia have global implications and will also affect Europe. How does … Continue reading Podcast from Almedalen: Why India is important to Europe

First meeting of the research network EIRDN

On 29 May a scoping meeting was held in Brussels aiming to come up with an agreement on how to organise a Europe-India Research and Dialogue Network. The meetings was organised by the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI), Friends of Europe and Istituto Affari Internazional. What follows is a short summary of what was discussed and decided during the meeting. The aim of the … Continue reading First meeting of the research network EIRDN

Panel discussion on statebuilding in Afghanistan in a global context

On April 23 SASNET organized a panel discussion on statebuilding in Afghanistan in a global context. The panel consisted of Professor Robert Crews (Stanford University), Anna-Karin Johansson (formed General Secretary of the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan), Dr. Admir Skodo (SASNET, Lund University), and Professor Sari Kuovo (Gothenburg University and Afghanistan Analysts Network). The panel was moderated by Professor Ted Svensson (Science, Lund University). The panelists … Continue reading Panel discussion on statebuilding in Afghanistan in a global context

Event: Promoting Cooperation, Partnership and Connectivity between Europe and Asia

On 28 March, the Department for Asia Pacific at the Swedish MFA organised an open seminar on the theme: “Promoting Cooperation, Partnership and Connectivity between Europe and Asia”. In his keynote State Secretary Oscar Stenström stressed Asia’s importance for Sweden, both in terms of trade and innovation. In a following panel ambassadors to Sweden from Republic of Korea, Vietnam and Bangladesh respectively discussed the role … Continue reading Event: Promoting Cooperation, Partnership and Connectivity between Europe and Asia

Panel discussion on state building in Afghanistan in a global context

On Monday 23 April 15.00-17-00 there will be a panel discussion on state building in Afghanistan in a global context at Edens hörsal, Department of Political Science, Lund University. The event is open to everyone and as usual we will serve fika! With its strategic location Afghanistan has been a focus of global politics for many centuries. Despite its fragile nation-state and conflicting ethnic parties, … Continue reading Panel discussion on state building in Afghanistan in a global context