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Tourism: Mutual Benefit, or Modern Colonialism?

Travel & Tourism is the world’s biggest industry, contributing almost one-tenth of world GDP, and employing more than 266 million people. Originating in 17th century Britain, it involves travel for business and medical purposes, but its most important form is leisure or recreational tourism. Despite its important role in economic …

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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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Sven-Ove Hansson on “The Role of Science in Politics”

What should the interplay between scientists and policy makers look like? Should it be permitted to base a policy on uncertain knowledge? One of the speakers at this year’s Conference on Foreign Affairs was Sven-Ove Hansson, professor in philosophy at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, who helped the …

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“We must focus not on our successes but on our failures”

Kofi Annan. Photo: World Economic Forum. flickrLast week Lund University together with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute and the Association of Foreign Affairs had the honour to host a lecture on Implementing Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law – the Individual Responsibility in memory of Raoul Wallenberg. Among others, the speakers …

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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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Interview with Tariq Ali

TARIQ ALI. PHOTO: SEASURFACE. FLICKR. Last year Tariq Ali released “The Obama Syndrome – Surrender at home, War abroad”, where he looks into the changes made since Obama came into office. He argues that not much has happend since George W Bush left the White house. In September Tariq Ali …

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