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Board, Committees, Fun, The Organization - Thursday, April 6th, 2017

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.