Lunch Seminar: Finland, Sweden & NATO. Did Trump Change Everything?

Date and Time

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM CET


Stora Nygatan 4, Centerpartiets kansli, 111 27 Stockholm, Sweden.

This seminar and book-launch aims at examining whether the US administration's foreign and security policy has had an effect on the security situation of the Baltic Sea region and on Finland's and Sweden's willingness to join NATO and to participate in NATO-led exercises. It also analyzes how European security cooperation is developing. The authors will have the chance to present their contribution to the publication and to discuss the above mentioned issues from a Finnish, Swedish, European and American perspective.


Anna Kronlund, Postdoctoral researcher, John Morton Center for North American Studies at the University of Turku, Finland

Magnus Christiansson, Postgraduate Researcher, Swedish Defense University and University of Stockholm, Sweden

Andras Simonyi, Managing Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS, Washington DC, USA

Katarina Tracz, Director, Stockholm Free World Forum, Sweden


Kerstin Lundgren, Member of Parliament, The Centre Party, Sweden

The event will be held in English.

Complimentary lunch will be served to all participants who register


The seminar marks the launch of the report: "Finland, Sweden & NATO. Did Trump Change Everything?"

Hard copy of this publication will be available at the seminar. Please find the E-version of the publication here:

For further information, please contact Nicolò Branchesi at +46 70-559 74 99 or