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AX-22101 Mariehamn, Åland, Finland
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Stay connected with The Åland Islands Peace Institute
Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Stay updated on the Åland Islands Peace Institute’s activities, publications, open vacancies and events by subscribing to the new email list and choosing exactly what type of information you want to receive! 

Due to changes in EU data protection law (GDPR) the Åland Islands Peace Institute has created a new email list with a new subscription form, so that subscribers can control their data. After the 25th of May, the day the GDPR will start to apply, all those who have not filled the new subscription form will be deleted from our email lists.
 
We want to keep in contact with you so if you want to hear about our activities, fill the form here. 
 
 
Geir Ulfstein elected as a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Friday, 18 May 2018

Geir Ulfstein, professor of international law at the University of Oslo and one of the scientific advisors of the research project 'Demilitarisation in an increasingly militarised world...' has been elected as a member of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. The Academy highlights professor Ulfstein's contribution in creating new research environments for the study of human rights and the rule of law.

See: http://english.dnva.no/c41974/seksjon/vis.html?tid=41993

Media, power and courage - Kastelholm talks 2018
Tuesday, 17 April 2018

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This year's Kastelholm talks were held on Thursday, 22.3.2018, with the topic "Media, power and courage – on credibility and trust in the public discourse". The Kastelholm talks began with a panel discussion in Kastelholm Castle, where the patron of the talks President Tarja Halonen discussed with a panel consisting of 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, and 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. The conversation was moderated by Professor Kjell-Åke Nordquist.

The Kastelholms talks were filmed: The conversation was livestreamed in collaboration with Nipå and can be watched (in Swedish) here.

After a coffee break, the discussion continued with a round-table discussion at the nearby restaurant Smakbyn. The discussion was launched by three new speakers, Martha Hannus, Chairperson of Association Regnbågsfyren and Sustainability Officer at Emmaus Åland; Barbro Sundback, former Speaker of the Parliament of Åland and former Chairperson of the Board of the Peace Institute, now Honorary Chairperson, and Janne Wass, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Ny Tid. The Director of the Peace Institute, Associate Professor Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark moderated the discussion. The audience also participated, and the theme was therefore illuminated from many different perspectives.

On the Swedish version ot the web page, texts in Swedish, documenting the talks, as well as links to media coverage from the talks, can be found clicking here

The Kastelholm talks 2018 are carried out with support from: the Government of Åland, the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Fundation, the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, the Parliament of Åland, the Nordic Institutet in Åland as well as Åland Convention Bureau.

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Regina Österlund new Intern at the Institute
Friday, 13 April 2018

Regina Regina Österlund is an intern at the Åland Islands Peace Institute during April and May 2018.
The internship is carried out in agreement with AMS (Åland labor and student service agency). Regina is a nurse and healthcare professional with many years of work experience in social care and health care institutions as well as in a patient-interest association. She has broad knowledge acquired as a healthcare practitioner, human resource and project manager, dementia advisor, secretary and treasurer of the Dementia Association.
Regina describes herself as a curious, problem-solving, result-oriented person who appreciates studies and knowledge and has a genuine interest in other people and their well-being.
At the Peace Institute, she will work with an inventory of the Institute's library, archiving of various materials and dissemination of the Institute's own publications.

Nyhetsbrev / Newsletter 2/2018
Monday, 09 April 2018

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Lunchseminarium med Janne Holmén – Öar, identiteter och mentala kartor

Ålands fredsinstitut söker en organisationssekreterare

Praktik vid Ålands fredsinstitut hösten 2018

Dokumentation, video och foton från Kastelholmssamtalen 2018

Första tillitsstudie på Åland
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Lunch seminar with Janne Holmén – Islands, Identity and Mental Maps

The Peace Institute is looking for an organization secretary

Internship opportunities at the Åland Islands Peace Institute in the autumn of 2018

See videos, photos and text from the Kastelholm Talks 2018

The first study on trust in the Åland Islands

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Lunch seminar 10.4.2018. Janne Holmén about islands, identities and mental maps
Wednesday, 04 April 2018

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Time: 11:30 am – 12.30 pm
Place: the restaurant at Hotell Arkipelag

How does islanders perceive their identity and their history in relation to the national state and to the surrounding world? Historian Janne Holmén has researched on the one hand on islands, identity and historical writing, and on the other hand, on historical consciousness and mental maps. At the seminar Holmén will discuss how regional history-writing has contributed to the formation of regional identities on the islands of Åland, Gotland, Dagö, Ösel and Bornholm. While regional history writing, in most cases, aims to integrate the island into the national state, it has been used in Åland during the second half of the 20th century to depict its inhabitants as a separate nation.

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New Intern at the ÅIPI
Friday, 23 March 2018

Aune SanzAune Sanz is doing and internship at the Åland Islands Peace Institute from mid-March until mid-June 2018. At the moment Aune studies a masters in Statistics at the University of Helsinki and is interested in survey methodology and visualization of data. During her semester abroad at the University of Otago, New Zealand, Aune studied a minor in Criminology and became fascinated by intersectionality, feminist criminology and transformative justice a community-based strategy for responding to crimes concerned with the root causes of conflicts. She did her Bachelor’s thesis on the correlation between children’s experiences of physical punishment and other forms of violence at home.

Aune has previously worked as a Research Intern at Demos Helsinki and a Research Assistant in the Finnish Youth Research Society’s project ”You Can Never Go Home Again: young adults in transforming labour market”. Eager to improve her Swedish skills during her stay in Mariehamn, Aune is fluent in Finnish, Spanish and English.

Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark returns as Director
Thursday, 01 March 2018

SiaSia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, who has been on leave from her position as Director to work with research activities, returns to her position as Director as of 1 March. 
– It's great to come back to my regular duties. It has been very enriching and important both to me and to the Peace Institute, that I have been able to engage in research on demilitarisation for some time. Meanwhile, my colleagues and the board have developed the activities of the Institute in interesting and successful ways. Now I come back to both old and new. It will be kind of a new start for me, says Spiliopoulou Åkermark.
Kjell-Åke Nordquist, who has been the Acting Director of the Institute for almost three years, will keep contact with the Institute in various ways also in the future, especially regarding some of the research activities that have been initiated during his time as Director. 

Nyhetsbrev / Newsletter 1/2018
Monday, 26 February 2018

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Kastelholmssamtalen 2018: Media, makt och mod - om trovärdighet och tillit i det offentliga samtalet
Kommande lunchseminarium - Janne Holmén om öar och identitet
Roger Jansson utsedd till seniorrådgivare för fredsinstitutet
Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark tillbaka på direktörsposten
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The Kastelholm Talks 2018: Media, Power and Courage - on Credibility and Trust in the Public Discourse
Upcoming lunch seminar - Janne Holmén on islands and identity
Roger Jansson appointed Senior Adviser of the ÅIPI
Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark returns as Director
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Kastelholms talks 2018: Media, power and courage – on credibility and trust in the public discourse
Tuesday, 20 February 2018

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The Kastelholm talks of 2018 will discuss the topic "Media, power and courage – on credibility and trust in the public discourse". The Kastelholm talks are talks on peace issues, yearly held on the Åland Islands under the patronage of former President of Finland, Tarja Halonen. The talks are this year held on 22 March.

The Kastelholm talks are held in Swedish and consist of two parts. First there is a panel discussion in the castle of Kastelholm with Kjell-Åke Nordquist as moderator. Secondly, a roundtable discussion is held in nearby restaurant Smakbyn with moderator Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark.

The panel in the first discussion consists of 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 as well as Britt Lundberg, politician from Åland who was the President of the Nordic Council in 2017, former Speaker of the Åland Parliament, former minister and Deputy Head of the Åland government.

At the roundtable discussion, three commentators contribute with further insights based on their reflections and impressions from the first panel discussion. Martha Hannus is chairperson of Association Regnbågsfyren and Sustainability Officer at Emmaus Åland. She has previously worked on issues of extremism and racism. Janne Wass is Editor-in-Chief of magazine Ny Tid in Helsinki. He has previously worked as foreign reporter at newspaper Hufvudstadsbladet and as reporter at Public television Service, Yle. Barbro Sundback, is a politician and former Speaker of the Parliament of Åland. She was former Chairperson of the Board of the Peace Institute, and holds the position of its Honorary Chairperson.

Invitations have been sent out to guests. There are a few open seats.

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