The Forum on Contemporary Europe is pleased to announce the inauguration of its research and public dissemination program on Sweden, Scandinavia, and the Baltic Region. With generous support from the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, the Forum is able to act on long term plans to launch research and public programs on Sweden and the pressing issues of the Scandinavian and Baltic region. Special emphasis will be placed on developments in Sweden and the region's trans-Atlantic relations, and on the evolution of domestic and international policy, culture, science, trade, and law in emerging global relations.
The Forum's Program on Sweden, Scandinavia, and the Baltic Region is comprised of several components, which together are designed to make the Forum, and the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies, a crucial nexus for new thinking and influential public programming on Sweden and the region. The program's components include:
Keynote lecture series
The Forum invites leading public figures from Sweden, and from Scandinavian and Baltic region policy centers and governments to deliver major addresses to the Stanford faculty and surrounding community.
Research and public seminar series
The Forum invites senior affiliated research faculty to design and conduct seminars, open to the public, on new research on Sweden and the region, across the full range of fields supported by all seven of Stanford's schools.
FCE Anna Lindh Fellowship
The Forum on Contemporary Europe is pleased to announce the inauguration of the Anna Lindh Fellowship for the study of Sweden, Scandinavia, the Baltic region and trans-Atlantic relations. The fellowships are part of the Forum's new Sweden, Scandinavia, and Baltic region program promoting research and public dissemination lectures, seminars, and conferences on contemporary Sweden and trans-Atlantic relations, as well as scholarly exchange between Stanford and Swedish peer institutions. The Anna Lindh Fellowship is designed to bring fellows from Sweden to Stanford University for periods of research, library and archive consultation, and collaboration with Stanford faculty and community.
The Forum on Contemporary Europe is now accepting applications for the Anna Lindh Fellowship for the 2007-2008 academic year. These fellowships are intended to support scholars from Sweden conducting research in any field of social, natural, or technical sciences, as well as law, business, and the humanities. This span of fields is supported by the wide range of research conducted in all of Stanford's seven schools. The fellowship is intended to support either short research visits (two to four weeks) or for a longer period of research work at Stanford (up to an academic year) to work with faculty and libraries and archives. Research projects could, in addition, address issues and thus involve travel to other U.S. institutions of higher learning and affiliated scholarly libraries and archives in the United States.
Stanford-Sweden-Regional peer university exchange
The Forum is planning to develop scholarly exchange programs, in addition to the Anna Lindh Fellowship, with leading peer universities and research centers in Sweden and the Scandinavian and Baltic regions. The aim of the affiliation with peer institutions is to build a community of senior and emerging scholars and policy figures, centered at the Forum on Contemporary Europe, and contributing to the advancement of knowledge on and policies concerning Sweden and the region's development and integration in trans-Atlantic and global relations.