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The Åland Islands Peace Institute

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On 30 to 31October Åland was paid a visit by Anders Mellbourn, political scientists, former editor of swedish newspaper DN and Head of the Foreign Policy Institute, current Head of the Department of Media Studies (JMK) at Stockholm University as well as Professor Emeritus Lars Ingelstam, with a background in engineering, mathematics, and future studies; now freely working researcher and author with a focus on security and defense policy.


Anders Mellbourn, Lars Ingelstam, Susann Simolin and Consul General Ingrid Iremark

In an open seminar organized by the Åland Islands Peace Institute Lars Ingelstam presented the report "Peace, security, defense. Shift of focus in Swedish politics",written by himself and Anders Mellbourn within the network Partnership 2014. Ingelstam and Mellbourn both visited the Åland Islands Peace Institute for ameeting with Director Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark and Information Officer Susann Simolin to discusse the work of the Partnership and the Peace Institute's efforts to create spaces for discussion on the approaches to peace in the Nordic countries separately as well as within the Nordic co-operation, including through the project "Norden for Peace?'.

Anders Mellbourn also held a lecture on conditions and opportunities for journalism and media in a time where information is easily accessible to everyone on the Internet on a lunch meeting for Åland journalists at the Consulate General of Sweden on Åland. The meeting was arranged by the Consulate General of Sweden on Åland and the Åland association for journalists.