The Stockholm Association of International Affairs is a politically and religiously independent, non-profit association that aims to broaden the interest and understanding of international issues. Our board and members are from around the world as well as from within Sweden and Stockholm. We organise lectures, seminars, embassy visits, conferences & other events focused on international relations and topics. Not only is SAIA a place to learn and have fun but it is also a place for networking and getting a taste of life and work within the world of foreign affairs.

The organisation, composed primarily of the board, is responsible for the development of the association and planning of our events, activities, finances, and more, serving our members in the best way we can.

The board consist of representatives from each committee and thereby coordinates the work of the association. In this way, we incorporate the whole organisation in a democratic decision-making process.

Board of saia autumn 2020

Carl Åkerström

President / National Representative

 Daniele D.

Vice President


Joel Granwald

Head of Events

My hope is to continue UF Stockholms work with creating opportunities for young people to connect with each other and the wider world of foreign affairs.

My vision for the organisation is to promote awareness of foreign policies and relations and stimulate debate through informed discussion.

My goals are: To build upon the reputations of being Stockholms leading associations of international affairs. By booking interesting lectures and promoting an inclusive and learning orientated debate and lecture climate.

To deepen my own and the association's members' knowledge of international affairs.

Deputy Head of Events

I am genuinely interested in foreign policy and specifically the issues regarding human rights and poverty reduction. My ambition with my commitment at Stockholm Association of International Affairs is to through their network spread relevant information from professionals working close to the issues.

Head of PR

My main objective is to spread the word about the organization and its upcoming events. Hopefully inspiring and engaging more and more people.

Petra Pethrosson

Deputy Head of PR

Head of Activity

My vision and goal for SAIA is to help the association grow and be recognised for the amazing work the SAIA is doing.

Deputy Head of Activity

My vision of this commitment is to, through the arranging of activities, reach out to a wide range of people that are given a valuable opportunity to develop an interest and knowledge of foreign policy.

 Anna Lyppert

Travel Manager

I want to nourish SAIA's good relationship with its sister associations so that we can see through this hardship and come out on top, to stay connected is more important than ever.


Currently vacant

Grants Manager

My vision and goal for this organisation is to provide conferences and lectures, with different perspectives, on topics that are relevant to us today. With the increase of disinformation circulating the internet today, it is more important than ever, to engage in critical thinking. My goal is that we provide a platform in which our members can apply this method of thinking through discussions critical analysis   


Currently vacant

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Orom Shamoun

Membership Manager

Currently vacant


My vision is to improve the administrative work of the association that touch the association´s members concerns and be the link between them and the board. Furthermore I will help our members with their questions in foreign policy and increasing their interest in it.