THE PROGRAMME

Why is Mistra Geopolitics needed?

The overall goal of Mistra Geopolitics is to critically explore the interaction between geopolitics, security and global climate and environmental change.

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In a world characterized by growing uncertainties, the program will be able to contribute with new knowledge, while demonstrating opportunities created by innovation and technological development in a number of areas.

How can the Mistra Geopolitics programme contribute?

The overall goal of Mistra Geopolitics is to critically explore the interaction between geopolitics, security and global climate and environmental change. In a world characterized by growing uncertainties, the program will be able to contribute with new knowledge while demonstrating opportunities created by innovation and technological development in a number of areas.

The broad nature of the challenge requires an inter-disciplinary approach. The program brings together diverse disciplines and research approaches spanning peace and conflict; human security; global environmental governance; global environmental change; and the effectiveness of domestic, regional, and global policy-making.

WHO WE ARE

Programme Management Team

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Björn-Ola Linnér

Programme Director
Björn-Ola Linnér is Professor of Environmental Change at the Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, Linköping University.

+46 (0)11 36 32 33
[email protected]

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Henrik Carlsen

Co-Director
Henrik Carlsen is the Co-Director and a Senior Research Fellow at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) located in Stockholm.

+46 (0)70 267 74 10
[email protected]

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Elin Leander

Program Manager
Elin works at SEI Headquarters as a project manager and a research fellow.

+46 70 21 28499
[email protected]

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Natalia Heini

Finance Controller
Natalia Heini works as a controller within the Finance team at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI),
Stockholm.

+46 73 460 46 49
[email protected]

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Maria Cole

Communications Lead
Maria Cole is a Senior Communications Officer at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) based in Stockholm.

+46 (0)70 224 20 22
[email protected]

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Ylva Rylander

Communications Officer
Ylva Rylander is a Communications Officer at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and has also worked as a Press Officer at SEI.

+46 (0)73 150 33 84
[email protected]

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Mie Lainio

Communications Intern
Mie Lainio is a Communications Intern at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).

+46 (0)73 531 99 21
[email protected]

THE BOARD

Meet the Board of Mistra Geopolitics

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Lena Ek

Chair of the Board
Lena Ek is the chair of Södra, Sweden’s largest forest-owner association. She also served as Minister for the Environment from 2011 to 2014. Lena Ek is currently Chair of the Board of Mistra Geopolitics.
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Robert Egnell

Board Member
Robert Egnell is Professor of Military Sociology and Head of the Department for security, strategy and leadership at the Swedish Defense University.
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Hala Mohammed

Board Member
Hala Mohammed is Vice Chair of the Swedish Red Cross.
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Caroline Ankarcrona

Board Member
Caroline Ankarcrona is the Project Manager at The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).
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Annika Markovic

Board Member
Annika Markovic is the Permanent Representative of Sweden to the OECD and UNESCO.
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Henrik Hammargren

Board Member
Henrik Hammargren is the Executive Director of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation.
Camilla Nevstad Bruzelius

Camilla Nevstad Bruzelius

Board Member
Camilla Nevstad Bruzelius is the Deputy Director-General of the Global Agenda Department at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

IVA’s 100 List 2021

The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA)

PARTNERS

Mistra Geopolitics brings together a strong interdisciplinary research team consisting of six Swedish core consortium partners.

Two high-profile international research institutes are involved as further research and networking partners.

STAKEHOLDER PARTNERS

Mistra Geopolitics consists of fifteen Swedish stakeholder partners.