The 2012 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture: Tarja Halonen, former president of Finland visited Uppsala on May 6, to give the 2013 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture. Almost 500 people came to the Uppsala University Hall to hear President Halonen speak on the topic of women’s role in the sustainable world.
The 2011 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture: This year’s lecture was given by Jan Eliasson, former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, and former President of the UN General Assembly. The title of the lecture is Peace, Development and Human Rights: The Indispensable Connection.
The 2010 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture: Genocide Prevention – A Challenge of Constructive Management of Diversity by Francis Deng, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide.
The Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture 2009 held by Karen AbuZayd, Commissioner-General of United Nations Relief and Works Agency.
The Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture 2008: Can the International Community Meet the Challenges Ahead of Us? “It’s easy to feel desperate when thinking about the challenges facing the international community and how to meet them. But in the spirit of Dag Hammarskjöld, let’s not shy away from the difficult”, said Ahtisaari in his speech.
The Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture 2007 (in Swedish): Generalsekreteraren Hammarskjöld – Personliga erfarenheter och reflektioner med Sture Linnér och Sverker Åström.
The Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture 2005 given by Hans Blix, Former Chairman, The Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission (WMDC).
The Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture 2004, given by Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Director, United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).
Mamphela Ramphele delivered the lecture on the theme: “Courage, commitment and capacity building on Dag Hammarskjöld’s legacy”.
The Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture 2002 by Lakhdar Brahimi, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan, has long and profound experience of dealing with deep-rooted conflicts both within and between countries.