Book Release: Fredens Diplomater


Panel photo

On Friday 3 February 2017, Professors Peter Wallensteen and Isak Svensson presented their new book "Fredens Diplomater: Nordisk medling från Bernadotte till Ahtisaari" [The Diplomats of Peace. Nordic Mediation from Bernadotte to Ahtisaari], in a book release event in Stockholm organized by the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) at the Medelshavsmuseet [The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities].

The book highlights Nordic mediators on the international scene, and describes efforts of mediators from Finland, Norway and Sweden in contributing to the peaceful resolution of armed conflicts around the world. Sven-Eric Söder, Director-General of FBA, welcomed the large audience and the authors then gave an overview of the book's main themes. This was followed by a panel discussion on the topic of Nordic mediation. It consisted of (from left in the picture) Dr. Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs (Head of Research, FBA), Kai Eide (Ambassador of Norway to Sweden), Birgitta Holst Alani (Ambassador, working with Syrian crisis), the two authors, and Dr. Chris Coulter (Head of Conflict Prevention Program, FBA).