Gunnar Hökmark is a Swedish politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP). He is member of the Moderate Party. He previously served as Secretary of the Moderate Party from 1991 to 1999 and Member of the Riksdag (MP) for Stockholm County from 1982 to 2004, and vice Chairman of the EPP Group, the largest group in the European Parliament.
Pär Nyrén is the Stockholm Free World Forum’s project manager for globalization and business issues. Prior to joining SFWF, Pär conducted research about Chinese private security companies and has completed internships at the Swedish embassy in Peking and the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. Pär holds a master’s degree in global political economy from Stockholm University, a bachelor’s degree in political science from Uppsala University and has learned Mandarin Chinese through studies at Peking and Shanghai Jiaotong universities.
Mårten Randau is during the spring of 2019 intern at Stockholm Free World Forum, which is the last semester of his B.Sc in political science and economics. His main subject has been economics, where trade matters and economic integration are his prime interests. For his bachelor thesis, Mårten examined how the volume of exports of goods to the EU are affected by inefficient procedures of trade. Mårten was previously Editor-in-chief of The Association of Foreign Affairs in Lund’s online magazine The Perspective. He also ran a website about Swedish politics to engage youths before the general election in 2014.
Katarina Tracz is the Director of Stockholm Free World Forum (Frivärld). She possesses wide experience in foreign and security policy analysis, focusing particularly on Transatlantic affairs and security in the Nordic-Baltic region. She is an active contributor to the debate on foreign and security policy in Swedish and international media, and has published several reports, articles and OP-EDs in major Swedish and international newspapers. Tracz has previously worked as an International Research Fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership in Washington DC. In 2017, she was selected as a Marshal Memorial Fellow by the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Katarina is the author of the book The Sea of Peace? Increased Tensions Around the Baltic Sea (Frivärld, 2015)
Viktor Lundquist is the Stockholm Free World Forum’s project manager for activity and events. Viktor served as intern during the fall semester of 2017, before finishing his B.Sc in Peace and conflict studies. Viktor is currently studying a M.Sc in Politics and war at the Swedish Defence University, and is also deputy editor at Säkerhetsrådet, Svenska Dagbladets foreign and security policy blog.
Tom Olefors is a student at the Swedish Defence University and will graduate from the bachelor’s programme in political science in 2017. His bachelor thesis focuses on political globalization comparing the regional integration processes in Europe and South America. Tom is also a board member of HoF, an LBGT organization related to the Swedish Armed Forces.
Max Eskilsson has a bachelors degree in political science from Lund University and is currently studying political science at the masters level, also at Lund. His bachelor thesis was about how populism and nationalism are expressed today, using three Nordic political parties as examples. Max was a student of the Foreign Policy Academy in 2015 and is engaged with international issues for the student association for the Center Party.
Johanna Nyman was an intern for the Stockholm Free World Forum during spring 2016. She holds a law degree from Uppsala University and has previously interned for the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as studied EU law at the University of Antwerp for a semester. Johanna wrote her master thesis on lobbyist’s influence on international trade agreements, particularly focusing on TTIP. In the summer of 2016 Johanna was awarded the Stockholm Free World Forum’s Europastipendium, a scholarship she is currently using to study EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe.
Elin Castlin was Stockholm Free World Forum’s intern during fall 2015. She double majored in political science and national economics at Stockholm University, and took political science courses in Spanish during a semester abroad at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Elin has previously been engaged with strengthening youth influence at the municipality level and been active in the Liberal Party.
Johannes Svahn is during the fall semester of 2018 intern at Free World Forum. The internship is part of the B.Sc in political science at Uppsala University. His bachelor thesis focused on the views in wich swedish governments holds on the management of the government agencies. Johannes has prevoiusly been the editor of PolMagasinet, the magazine of Uppsala Politices association for Uppsala Politices students.
Sanna Moberg was an intern during the 2014 spring semester.
Rebecca Hjelm was an intern during the 2012 autumn semester.
Mårten Torson Lindberg
Mårten Torson Lindberg was an intern during the 2012 autumn semester.
Nicole Clifford was a Project Assistant at the Stockholm Free World Forum for summer 2015 as well as intern during the 2015 spring semester, before graduating from Uppsala University with a masters degree in political science. She has experience in American politics and public policy but also has a special interest in Swedish politics and the political situation in Vietnam. Her master’s thesis was on changes in Swedish governance networks during the policymaking process. Nicole worked in Washington D.C. for three years and has been both an intern and a staffer for two Congressmen from California, where she was born.
Henrik Sundbom is an independent researcher and consultant specialized in influence operations and digital media. He has contributed with research on the international ties of extremist groups for several major media outlets and isfrequently engaged as aspeaker and expert on authoritarian influence operations. He is the author of, amongst others, “Resilience Against Influence Operations in the Eastern Partnership Countries” (Swedish Institute of International Affairs, co-authored with Martin Kragh) and is currently working on a report on Russian influence operations in Sweden for the Atlantic Council in Washington D.C.
Nicole Clifford is a political scientist and former congressional staffer for the U.S. House of Representatives. She frequently appears in Swedish media to comment on American politics and transatlantic issues and has contributed to Svenska Dagbladet’s foreign and security policy blog Säkerhetsrådet. She is a former intern and project assistant for the Stockholm Free World Forum. Nicole holds a masters degree in political science from Uppsala University, where she wrote her thesis on changes in Swedish policy networks during the legislative process.
Emelie Roos is a Fulbright scholar at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C. She has previously worked as a foreign policy administrator at the Moderate Party’s parliamentary offices and as a Research Assistant at the OSCE in Vienna. Emelie is a Huffington Fellow at the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Diplomacy and regularly contributes as a guest writer for the Swedish daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. Emelie has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the Swedish Defense University and her research interests include European security policy, democracy and freedom of expression issues and transatlantic security.
Sara Norrevik is a Fulbright scholar and PhD student in Political Science at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. Her research interests concern international political economy, where she studies decision-making and attitudes toward free trade, especially within the EU and North America. She teaches EU politics, American politics and political economy at two colleges in Buffalo. She is also an observer of local politics in the US. Sara has been a regular guest columnist at the SvD blog Säkerhetsrådet. Previously, Sara has worked as a political adviser at the Swedish Ministry of Defense.
Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein
Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein is a fellow at Stockholm Free World Forum, and a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania, where he researches the history of surveillance and social control in North Korea, and a co-editor of North Korean Economy Watch. He publishes regularly on Korean affairs in publications such as IHS Jane’s Intelligence Review and The Diplomat, and has previously worked as a journalist, and has been a special advisor to the Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation.