The Åland Islands Peace Institute proudly presents
the new podcast series ahead of Kastelholm Talks on Peace 2021.
The podcast series releases one episode a week, ahead of the panel discussion which will be held on the 29th of March at 15:00 EEST – online on Facebook and YouTube. The patron of the talks, President Halonen, will discuss this year’s theme with a panel consisting of 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. The discussion will be moderated by the Director of the Peace Institute, Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark. The panel discussion will be subtitled in Swedish and will afterwards be available with English subtitles.
In the podcast series, invited guests discuss with Professor Kjell-Åke Nordquist and give their perspective on the theme of 2021: “Making Peace – Meetings, Mediators, and Peace”.
This year’s podcast guests are:
Episode 1 – Johan Pawli, Chief of Police on Åland and former UN peacekeeper
Episode 2 – Susann Simolin, doctoral candidate at Åbo Akademi University
Episode 3 – Isak Svensson, Professor at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University