February 21st & 22nd, 2023

Washington, D.C.


Dear SIREUS members,

Thank you for attending SIREUS CHANCELLORS forum 2023. Your active contribution to the event resulted in two inspiring days filled with interesting panel discussions, incredible performances and transatlantic networking opportunities, covering topics such as Leadership, Soft Diplomacy, Artificial Intelligence, Sustainability and Funding

The SIREUS team is looking forward to hosting you again soon at one of our future events.

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In today's environment, democracies are challenged in sustaining collaboration in the face of conflict and competition. Academia is a critical stakeholder in maintaining free collaboration and cooperation. Hence, SIREUS CHANCELLORS forum 2023 focused on bringing together thought leaders across government, industry, and academia to share their perspectives on how best a US-Sweden network can support democracy through soft diplomacy. 
February 21st and 22nd 2023, SIREUS welcomed executive-level delegates from 11 Swedish and 14 American universities to an event which involved interesting panel discussions, presentations, networking and performances. Besides the representatives from academia, the event also hosted people from government and business life. 
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Welcome remarks by H.E. Karin Olofsdotter, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States
Jan-Ingvar Jönsson, Linköping University
Panel 3: Addressing Global Challenges - From Academia to Application 

Why is SIREUS important?

"I think it is the networking and the access to other individuals. We have access to Swedish universities, Swedish companies and colleagues in the United States who are also interested in these kinds of relationships. So it could be that we develop multiple institutions in the United States working together with more than one institution in Sweden and having broader exchanges and collaborations".

- José-Marie Griffiths, President of Dakota State University

SIREUS Swedish Member Universities

SIREUS Affiliation of American Universities