• Management
  • Chairperson
  • Fellows
  • Interns

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)


Linnea Hylén

Project manager

Linnea Hylén is working as a project manager for Stockholm Free World Forum. She is also the chairman of the Foreign Policy Academy’s Alumni Association and a board member of the Swedish Atlantic Council. She is working as an editorial writer with a focus on foreign and security policy at the Swedish, center-right newspaper Södermanlands Nyheter, and for the news agency firm Liberala Nyhetsbyrån. She holds a bachelor’s degree in politics, security and crisis management from the Swedish Defence University. Linnea is currently studying towards a master’s degree in Russian and Eurasian studies at Uppsala University.


Frida Granath

Press secretary

Frida Granath is currently working as a press secretary at the Stockholm Free World Forum. Before joining the SFWF she worked in Brussels for MEP Gunnar Hökmark and did an internship at the Swedish MFA’s department for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Frida is currently studying an M.Sc in Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University and holds a B.Sc in Political Science from the University of Gothenburg.

Margareta Barabash is working as a coordinator at Stockholm Free World Forum during the spring of 2020. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Stockholm University and has previously studied Israel- and Middle Eastern politics at Tel Aviv University. Margareta has a background as Editor-in-chief of Stockholm Journal of International Affairs, as well as the Press Secretary of the Swedish Association of International Affairs. She is also the vice chair of the Confederation of Swedish Conservative and Liberal Students.

Dino Ekdal is Free World Forum’s intern during the autumn of 2020. After his bachelor’s degree in political science he is now studying a masters in European Affairs at Lund University. His background includes being an editor for The European Commentator (Europakommentaren) and the Perspective magazine. He has earlier worked as a research assistant for the Institute of Media Studies, efforts which culminated in the anthology When decision-making left for Brussels – journalists stayed home. Alongside his education, Dino has been an intern for the Centre for European Research, an experience that solidified his interest in the EU as a global actor.