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 European security. 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 and has been a Marshall Memorial Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She is the author of the book The Sea of Peace? Increased Tensions Around the Baltic Sea (Frivärld 2015).
Jesper Lehto is Stockholm Free World Forum’s intern during the spring of 2021. The internship is part of his bachelor’s degree in political science at Uppsala University. Jesper has a background in journalism and has for several years been working as a reporter and editor at the Swedish local newspaper Jönköpings-Posten. He is also a reservist in the Swedish Marine Corps which has led to a deepened interest in defense and security policy.