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“Plurality is a resource, not a weakness” – an interview with Father Jacques Mourad

Since 2011 over half a million Christians have fled Syria as a result of the Civil War and the rise of the Islamic State. The Syrian priest, Father Jacques Mourad, was one of them; after his unique experience with IS, he remains determined to continue working towards a dialogue between …

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Can beer stop human trafficking? An interview with Ulf Stenerhag, CEO and founder of Not For Sale Ale

“Having a product that is basically in some way bad, can actually move into the areas of bad activities and promote the issue.” Says Ulf Stenerhag founder and CEO of Not For Sale Ale in an interview with Utrikesperspektiv.se. Not For Sale Ale aims to create a world where No …

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Interview: Cecilia Malmström on Migration and Asylum Policy in the EU

The EU’s Common Migration and Asylum policies often spark heated debate between member states and parties. The Lampedusa boat disaster in October coupled with the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis have reinvigorated the debate on the EU’s responsibilities toward asylum seekers. On November 25, 2013, the current EU Commissioner for Home …

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Don’t forget about AIDS – The future of the pandemic is in our hands

Kristina Bolme Kühn, president of Doctors Without Borders in Sweden. Photo: Jonas BorgThe Human Immunodeficiency Virus was discovered in 1981, and since then over 21 million people have lost their lives due to AIDS and related diseases. In the western world, treatment with antiretroviral drugs have reduced the spread and …

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Human Rights with Ove Bring

Ove Bring. Photo: Atlantis bokförlagOve Bring is well known in the fields of international law and human rights. He has been a professor in international law since 1993, and currently works at The Swedish National Defense College. He has been a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration since 1999. …

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Cecilia Uddén

Cecilia Uddén. Photo: Arild Vågen. wikicommonsInterview with Cecilia Uddén, correspondent working in Cairo for Sveriges Radio (Swedish Broadcasting) What changes can one see for the Egyptian people since the start of the revolution?   Frankly, there have barely been any positive changes at all. On the contrary, most of the …

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“People are not after money anymore, they are after solutions”

Sahar El-Nadi. Photo: Leif Jansson Sahar El-Nadi, an internationally known Egyptian journalist with an impressive CV, is rushing into the lobby of Hotel Concordia. She smiles and is in a good mood, even though her schedule is hectic. She complains about the cold weather but emphasises how beautiful Lund is. …

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“Being frustrated about inequality and injustice was not enough”

Cecilia Malmström. Photo: Hans Doverholm. wikicommons – Interview with Cecilia Malmström One year since the Arab spring the European Union is facing a great challenge in handling the stream of refugees trying to get across its borders. On Friday the 27th of January the Association of Foreign Affairs in Lund …

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“They throw good money after bad money”

Johan Norberg is a Swedish classical liberal thinker and a freelance writer as well as the author of several books. Recently, he has been active in the debate over Europe’s economic crisis. Utrikesperspektiv met him to ask about the crisis in Europe and the banking system. What is the biggest …

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Hina Jilani – Women’s Rights in Pakistan

HINA JILANI AT THE SECOND SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL, GENEVA IN 2006. PHOTO: UNITED NATIONS INFORMATION SERVICE. FLICKR Last week Hina Jilani was invited by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute and the Lund University to give a lecture in the memory of the late Swedish Foreign Minister – Anna Lindh. …

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