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).
Astrid Nord is the coordinator at Stockholm Free World Forum. She has previously worked as international coordinator at the Centre Party’s international office. She has bachelor’s degree in international relations at Malmö University and she is currently studying Chinese. She is an alumnus from SFWFs Foreign Policy Academy and the Centre Party’s international academy.
Oskar Qvarfort is the Coordinator and a Research Associate at the Stockholm Free World Forum. He has five years’ experience in policy research and advocacy, specializing in EU policy and civil preparedness. He is a graduate from Uppsala University where he studied Law and Philosophy and has previously worked for the Swedish Centre Party and the liberal think tank Timbro. Oskar has also been a recurrent columnist for Upsala Nya Tidning.
Anton is an intern at Stockholm Free World Forum during the spring of 2023. The internship is conducted within the confines of his bachelor’s degree in Peace and Conflict studies at Uppsala university. Complementary to his studies at Uppsala, Anton also studied International Political Economy at the London School of Economics. Outside of academia, Anton has a background in youth politics, serving as the international officer of the center party youth. In addition, he’s an alumnus of the People and Defense Security Academy. Anton is looking forward to making use of the skills he’s acquired.
Dino Ekdal is the producer of the SFWF’s podcast Säkerhetsrådet. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s in European Affairs from Lund University. Dino is a political secretary for the Liberals in Landskrona municipality by day.