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Mistra 30 years Jubilee Conference – Knowledge – Confidence – Leadership

Mistra Celebrating 30 Years of Pioneering Transdisciplinary Research – Shaping the next decade together

Mistra´s 30th jubilee conference explores the critical role of strategic environmental research in leading towards a sustainable future. We are honored to host distinguished international and national thought leaders to dive into the themes of knowledge, confidence, and leadership. Join us for an inspirational afternoon dedicated to understanding the ongoing shift towards sustainability and the indispensable role of transdisciplinary research equipping us for this journey.

Program Highlights:

Visionary Beginnings: We kickstart the event with Icelandic author Andri Snær Magnason, who will set the stage for a riveting discussion on the necessity of a new vision for our future. Explore the paths of transformation and the means to foster legitimacy and consensus in the face of diverging incentives.

Geopolitical Contexts: Unpack the intricate ties between the sustainability agenda and global security with Elisabeth Braw, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and the author to Goodbye Globalization: The Return of a Divided World. The discussion will add further perspectives into how sustainability challenges intersect with security concerns.

Leadership under Uncertainty: Concluding panels will focus on navigating leadership under tension and uncertainty, with insights from David Blood, Co-Founder of Generation Investment Management, and Chiara Montanari, an experienced Antarctic expedition leader. Discussions with decision makers on how they balance uncertainty, risk, and complexity without losing the pace.

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Provisional program


13.00 Welcome



Mats Persson, Swedish Minister for Education



Andri Snaer Magnason, writer


Panel: Envisioning a vision

Henrik Carlsen, Co-director Mistra Geopolitics and Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute

Nina Wormbs, Professor in history of technology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Kimia Kazempour, Project Manager WWF Sweden Youth



Elisabeth Braw, Senior Fellow Atlantic Council


Panel: Sustainability and security

Victor Galaz, Associate professor at Stockholm Resilience Centre, board member Mistra FinBio

Sarah Wamala Andersson, Professor of Health and Welfare Technology at MÃlardalen University

Robert Egnell, Vice Chancellor at Swedish Defence University


15:15 Coffee break


Panel: Confidence and leadership

David Blood, Senior Partner at Generation Investment Management

Chiara Montanari, Antarctic Expedition Leader

Maria Wetterstrand, CEO Miltton Europe

Andreas Flodström, CEO Beetroot

Filip Johnsson, Programme Director Mistra Electrification and Professor at Chalmers University of Technology

Lars Strannegård, President of the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden


Looking ahead – comments from Mistra researchers

Helena Hansson, Programme Director Mistra Food Futures

Lars Zetterberg, Programme Director Mistra Carbon Exit

Karolina Isaksson, Deputy Programme Director Mistra SAMS


17.00-18.30 Mingling and networking


Datum: 12 september

Tid: 13:00 – 17:30

Plats: Nalen, Stockholm


Arrangör: Mistra


Stiftelsen för miljöstrategisk forskning stödjer forskning av strategisk betydelse för en god livsmiljö och hållbar samhällsutveckling