Peace, war and money, money, money
Dr. Neta C. Crawford, Professor of International Relations at Oxford University and initiator of the Costs of War project, Dr. Nan Tian, researcher at SIPRI and its program on military expenses and Peter Wiklöf, managing director at Ålandsbanken. (The castle talks were held in English)
Genombrott eller sammanbrott - om förtroendeskapande och nedrustning idag
Stefan Löfven, partiledare för Sveriges socialdemokratiska arbetareparti 2012-2021 och Sveriges statsminister 2014-2021; Doktor Tarja Cronberg, tidigare Europaparlamentariker, ordförande för Finlands fredsförbund och internationell expert i kärnvapenfrågor samt Docent Mikael Wigell, forskningsdirektör vid Utrikespolitiska institutet i Finland.
Making Peace - Meetings, Mediators and Peace
Jan Eliasson, Swedish ambassador, former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and current Chairman of the Board of SIPRI and Björn Vikström, Professor of Theology at Åbo Akademi University, former bishop and Chairman of the Board of the Anders Chydenius Foundation.
War, Peace and the Environment
President Tarja Halonen, patron of the Kastelholm Talks; Margot Wallström, former Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Swedish Government and EU Commissioner; Marja Lehto, Ambassador, Senior Adviser at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Adjunct Professor of international law at the University of Helsinki.
Democracy, Partication and the Role of Civil Society
Maud Olofsson, former Minister for Enterprise, former Member of Parliament and Deputy Prime Minister of the Swedish Government; Pär Stenbäck, former Minister of the Finnish Government, former Member of Parliament and Party Chairperson of the Swedish People’s Party; Göran Djupsund, Professor of Political Science, election commentator in Finnish-Swedish television and former Principal of Åbo Akademi University in Vaasa; Li Bennich-Björkman, Johan Skytte Professor of Eloquence and Political Science, affiliated with the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University.
Media, Power and Courage - Credibility and Trust in the Public Discourse
Merete Mazzarella, writer, essayist, journalist and professor of literary studies; Olof Ehrenkrona, Ambassador and Consul General of Sweden in the Åland Islands; Anders Mellbourn, Political Scientist, Journalist, former Editor-in-Chief of newspaper Dagens Nyheter, previous Director of The Swedish Institute of International Affairs and University Professor; Britt Lundberg, Ålandic politician, President of the Nordic Council in 2017, former Speaker of the Åland Parliament, former minister and Deputy Head of the Åland government.
Finland as a Neighbor - Boundaries and Boundlessness Over the Past Century
Astrid Thors, former Finnish Minister and High Commissioner; Kristina Persson, former Swedish Minister; René Nyberg, former Ambassador; Nils Petter Gleditsch, Professor and Norwegian peace researcher.
A Sustainable Peace Around the Baltic Sea - New Times, New Issues
Pekka Haavisto, Member of the Parliament of Finland and the Foreign Minister’s Special Representative for Peace Mediation; Lena Ek, chairperson of the Forestry Group Södra and former Minister for the environment in Sweden; Said Mahmoudi, Professor of International Law at Stockholm University; Hanna Ojanen, Jean Monnet Professor at the University of Tampere.
Norden and Peace
Erkki Tuomioja, the Foreign Minister of Finland; Britt Bohlin, the Director of the Nordic Council; Aud Lise Norheim, Director General at the Department for UN, Peace and Humanitarian Affairs at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Norway; Hans Wallmark, Swedish Member of Parliament and Vice-President of the Nordic Council.