Ålands fredsinstitut
The Åland Islands Peace Institute

Hamngatan 4
AX-22100 Mariehamn, Åland, Finland
Tel. +358 18 15570
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The Åland Islands Peace Institute has a Research Council that decides on the scholarly direction of the ÅIPI and supports the research activities.

The members of the council during the period april 2017 to april 2019 are the following:


Gunilla Herolf, Chair of the Research Council
PhD, Stockholm University. Gunilla Herolf has been a researcher at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs and at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Her main fields of interest are European integration and security cooperation, with a focus on Germany, France and the UK as well as on the Nordic countries. She has lectured at Stockholm University and at Shandong University, Jinan, China.


Kjell-Åke Nordquist
Professor in International Relations, and has been working in the fields of autonomy and conflict resolution both as a researcher and a practitioner. As a practitioner Nordquist has been working with peace processes mainly in Colombia, the Middle East, and Timor-Leste.
He has been a member of the Board as well as the Research Council of the Åland Islands Peace Institute since its start. He was its Acting Director from April 2015 to February 2018.



Mikael Wigell
Adjunct Professor, London School of Economics, works as a researcher within the Global Security research programme at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. He has previously been a Visiting Fellow at the Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Argentina and lectured at the University of Helsinki and University of Tampere. His current research is concerned with Latin American politics and economy, international aid and development co-operation, natural resource governance, peace mediation and democratization. He has published widely on these issues. 


Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark

Secretary of the Research Council, Director of the Åland Islands Peace Institute. Sia received her doctoral degree in international law at the Faculty of Law, University of Uppsala (Sweden) in 1997 and became associate professor at the same university in 2001. She was acting professor at Åbo Akademi University in the autumn of 1997. Spiliopoulou Åkermark has published two books, four edited volumes, and more than 50 articles and reports in the fields of international law, human rights, indigenous peoples and minority rights.