Meet Elsa Wilhelmsson, one of our two heads of the Lecture Committee!
Why did you want to be head of the Lecture Committee?
Elsa: I have always loved foreign affairs and when I could combine this passion with something that would challenge me, I ended up in this position! So far so good!
Which international issues do you consider the most important?
Trump and Putin are always interesting to follow, but right now I think Erdogan is the guy to watch. To see in which direction the relationship between Turkey and Europe is going to progress.
Tell us about a significant event in your life (or in the world) that had an impact on you politically.
9/11. It was the first time in my life that I could see how everything in the world connects.
Where were you three years ago and where will you be in three years?
Three years ago I was here in Gothenburg, finding my way among all the different paths the university had to offer. Where I’ll be in three years, I don’t really know but hopefully I will have a master’s degree.
What are you looking forward to in The Society of International Affairs this spring?
The lectures of course! We were off to a great start when we had a visit from Margot Wallström, the Minister of Foreign Affairs. So, I’m looking forward to the remaining lectures this spring and hope that we have a killer schedule for the fall.