Workshop participants: researchers and practitioners working on/with advocacy organizations in global governance. Photo: Tristan Masson International Workshop held June 11-12, 2018, funded by The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences, hosted at Stockholm University by Mistra Geopolitics researcher and associate professor at Stockholm University, Lisa Dellmuth. Several papers were presented with a focus on several policy areas including climate, fisheries, biodiversity, national security, finance, and migration. Lisa Dellmuth presented a paper entitled, “Interest group effects in global governance: Expectations about domestic and global opportunity structures”; while Karl Hallding, senior research fellow at Stockholm Environment Institute and Mistra Geopolitics researcher, participated in the panel debate...

Who are the actors that will lead the transformation towards a sustainable future? Three of Mistra Geopolitics' researchers: Björn-Ola Linnér, Karin Bäckstrand and Åsa Persson, will lead this discussion at a seminar on Monday 2nd July at 8.30 -10.00 am. The seminar, organized together with Hagainitiativet and the Stockholm Environment Institute, aims to inspire and set the tone for open discussions during the Almedalen week, Sweden’s largest annual democratic gathering on social and political issues. Our society today is faced with so many challenges, but who bears the greatest responsibility to push for change? Researchers, politicians and business leaders are invited to this seminar. Join the...

[caption id="attachment_976" align="alignnone" width="884"] Photo credit: UN Women/Ryan Brown (Flickr).[/caption] . Over the past decade, climate change has become increasingly embedded within global security discourse, but whether it should be formally considered as a matter for the international peace and security agenda remains contested. Moreover, while the adverse effects of climate change on natural, societal and governance systems clearly amounts to a threat that is transnational in scope, the international response remains dependent on positions taken at a national level. . The United Nations Security Council represents a key forum and lens into this debate, within which national governments’ positions on climate security continue...

Lena Ek. Photo Credit: Ola Kjelbye Former Swedish Minister for the Environment, Lena Ek is the new chairperson of the multidisciplinary research programme, Mistra Geopolitics. It is now increasingly more important to understand the complexity of how climate and environmental issues interact with security issues. Last year, the research foundation Mistra supported a new four-year research program to develop new knowledge about these relationships. An important goal for the program is to communicate the results to business and policy makers. "The climate impact affects us globally and politically in areas such as energy, food, forest, water and migration. It is a question of cross-border...

Mistra Geopolitics offers financial support to PhD students to spend a semester as guest researchers within the program. The aim of the support is to strengthen the links with partner organizations and to enable PhD students from low or middle income countries to spend a semester in Sweden and take part of the course work and activities of Mistra Geopolitics Research School. Mistra Geopolitics is a research program with the overall goal to critically explore the interaction between geopolitics, human security and global environmental change. In a world characterized by growing uncertainties, the program will be able to contribute with new...

The Climate sees no borders. Since climate risks are "borderless", adaptation to climate change is also a global concern. Today, many discussions on climate adaptation are seen as national issues. How do climate impacts cross national borders and which countries are most exposed? Mistra Geopolitics researchers Åsa Persson and Magnus Benzie, both SEI, are two of the speakers at this COP23 side event on November 15....

Malin Mobjörk, one of the key researchers of Mistra Geopolitics, has been appointed the Mistra Fellowship. She will be a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC from January to June 2018.  Malin Mobjörk, who is a senior researcher at SIPRI apart from leading Mistra Geopolics Work package 1 (link to Our Research, Work packages) looks forward to spending time at this prestigious think tank: “When learning more about the policy development in issues related to global environmental change, security and development, this is the right place to be! The Wilson Centre is known to be a truly intellectually stimulating environment, so I see...

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