On Thursday the 30th of March 2023, the Åland Islands Peace Institute will – for the nineth time – arrange the “Kastelholm Talks on Peace” on Åland. The Kastelholm Talks are annual conversations about peace, under the patronage of former President of Finland, Tarja Halonen. This year’s theme is “Peace, War and Money, Money, Money”.
The panel discussion will be held on the 30th of March at 14.15 EET, at the Kastelholm castle. After the panel discussion, a Round Table Conversation will be held at Alandica Kultur och Kongress hall in Mariehamn at 16.30 EET, where invited guests – along with the audience – will reflect on what has been said and deepen and develop the discussions. Do not miss this opportunity to attend and participate in these important conversations.
This year the conversation at Kastelholm will be held in English. It is also broadcasted live online and recorded and subtitled afterwards. The discussion on Alandica is in Swedish.
Are you interested to know more about this year’s theme in advance? Listen to our podcast series “Before the Kastelholm talks 2023”, where various knowledgeable guests give their perspective on this year’s theme. New episodes are released successively in March.
Registration for the panel discussion at the Kastelholm castle and for the Round Table Conversation at Alandica opens on 1st of March on our website www.peace.ax.
Nan Tian, Senior Researcher at Stockholm International Peace Institute, Peter Wiklöf, managing director at Ålandsbanken, and Neta C. Crawford, professor in international relations at University of Oxford.
This year’s theme –” Peace, War and Money, Money, Money”
How can one think about a peaceful sustainable economy? What does it cost to wage war? When is the economy a cause of war? When is the economy a promoter of peaceful cooperation? Who are the economic winners and losers in the wars today? How much is invested in weapons globally? What effects do sanctions have on the economy of different countries? How is the individual economy affected by war? Is it possible to ‘peace mark’ investments? What would it cost to make a transition of the economy to a peaceful sustainable one?