A productive and intensive year is nearing its end at Karolinska Institutet. As 2022 draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the year […]
Directly following the outbreak of war in Ukraine, and ever since, I have emphasized that KI as a university firmly repudiates and condemns the military invasion and that we support […]
War and conflict often have serious consequences remote from the conflict zones, as countless historical and contemporary examples show. Antipathies, hatred and intimidation are transferred from the theatre of conflict […]
It is now five weeks since Russia invaded Ukraine and began a war that has hit swathes of the population extremely hard. UNHCR describes the situation as the fastest-growing refugee […]
Last week, the Lancet–SIGHT Commission on Peaceful Societies through Health and Gender Equality (of which I am a member), published an article in The Lancet that strongly condemns the Russian Government’s aggression […]
From the vantage point of a medical university, each and every war is a health crisis, calling for our competence and putting us to the test. The vision embedded in […]
This is the English version of a previous blog post in Swedish After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, events have moved with shocking speed and raised issues that we are compelled […]
This is an English version of a blog post previously published in Swedish (March 3, 2022) A few days ago, the Swedish government – via Minister for Education Anna Ekström […]
Last night’s military aggression against Ukraine must be condemned in the strongest possible terms. For one of the world’s most powerful nations, with access to vast conventional and nuclear arsenals, […]
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