The Foreign Policy Academy is the Stockholm Free World Forum’s educational program for young opinion-builders. Launched in 2014, the Foreign Policy Academy’s yearly education program consists of lectures, study tours, scholarships and internships. The students are highly qualified with experience in politics, government agencies, NGOs and high-profile universities.
Each full-day lecture series relates to a relevant and current theme, e.g. foreign and security policy, trade and free movement, the future of Europe, and contemporary ideas. The lecturers are some of Sweden’s most prominent in their field, including former Prime Minister Carl Bildt, Major General Karlis Neretnieks and Aftonbladet’s chief political editor Anders Lindberg.
At least two field trips are arranged each year. Previous classes have travelled to London, Brussels, Berlin and Riga to visit think tanks, newspapers, political party headquarters, and museums. The Foreign Policy Academy was started by Mats Johansson and is currently led by Katarina Tracz, Director of the Stockholm Free World Forum.
Information about the students of the 2018 Foreign Policy Academy can be found here.