Interview

Interview with our incoming Executive Director

In middle July, Björn Holmberg will take up the post of Executive Director. He brings more than 25 years of extensive international experience in the Swedish public service and civil society organisations to the Foundation. He sat down with Simone Hagfeldt to tell us more about why he wanted to take up this position.

Hope, peace and open dialogue for diplomacy beyond the Conference Room

Dennis Francis, President of the United Nations General Assembly at its 78th session was in conversation with Programme Manager Edit Morin-Kovacs to mark the International Day of Multilateralism and International Diplomacy for Peace.

In this interview, he shares his reflections on the challenges and lifting the importance of multilateral diplomacy.

Navigating development complexities needs integrated leadership

In the Art of UN Leadership interview series, Frode Mauring, recently retired United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRC) talks about development coordination in the country context.

In this conversation with Edit Morin-Kovacs he gives diverse perspectives and candid reflections on the leadership needed to move development forward.

Peace research craves an open mind

In October 2023 Isak Svensson was appointed as Dag Hammarskjöld Professor Chair at the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at Uppsala University where he studies international mediation in civil wars, religious dimensions of armed conflict, and the dynamics of nonviolent civil resistance. In an interview with Simone Hagfeldt he shares his motivation for taking on this position.

Solving problems and shifting systems with intentional ethical leadership

In the Foundation’s Art of UN Leadership interview series, Programme Manager Edit Morin-Kovacs was in conversation with Dr Monica Sharma during her visit at the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation where she conducted a short workshop on principled and ethical leadership.

‘Encourage leadership, participation and engagement from Persons with Disabilities’

During 2023 we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In observation of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December, Renata Juliotti founder of Inclusive Agency, journalist, teacher and lecturer, member of the Society for Disability Studies was in conversation with Edit Morin-Kovacs.