The Åland Islands Peace Institute is an independent charitable foundation that works with research, education and information. The focus is on issues of self-government, minorities and security, with Åland and its special status as a starting point. The Peace Institute's activities aims to contribute to peaceful societal development, peaceful conflict resolution and conflict prevention. The Peace Institute provides knowledge and analysis as well as functions as a meeting place and arena for dialogue in its areas.
This year’s Kastelholm Talks on Peace with the theme “Making Peace – Meetings, Mediators and Peace”. Panelists Jan Eliasson and Björn Vikström discuss with president Tarja Halonen.
Concluding discussion with comments on this year’s Kastelholm Talks with Johan Pawli, Susann Simolin, Isak Svensson, Kjell-Åke Nordquist and Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark. The discussion is led by Liz Lindvall.
Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, associate professor of international law and director of the Åland Islands Peace Institute, gives a forward-looking, international law argument about the future system for peace and security.