Wednesday, 11th May at 5:00pm

A voice from Ukraine – Fredrik Wesslau in conversation

Fredrik Wesslau, a native Swede and SIS alumnus, was forced to leave Ukraine in February with his family because of Russia’s invasion of the country. He had been living in Ukraine, working for the EU on reform issues for the last four years.

He will be sharing his personal experience as well as his professional insight into the background to the war, and the consequences for Ukraine and the wider world.

Fredrik has spent much of his career working in crisis management and conflict resolution. He has hands-on experience of diplomacy and political affairs in conflict environments. Besides the EU, he has worked for the United Nations and Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

He is the author of The Political Adviser’s Handbook, a seminal text adopted by many international organisations as an essential tool for conflict resolution and diplomacy. Previously he worked for a think tank and as a journalist, writing mainly for the International Herald Tribune. He was educated in Lund, London, Paris, and New York, and, of course, SIS.

Participation in this online event is free, but you must register. The event will not be recorded, so joining online will be the only opportunity to hear Fredrik’s observations. Registered participants will be sent the link to join closer to the time.


Portrait of Fredrik Wesslau