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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is behind your smart phone’s intelligent personal assistant, driverless cars, robots, government fraud detection systems, and image recognition algorithms. This course introduces students to core techniques and applications of AI using primarily symbolic…

Four students playing a board game during study tour.

Food, Migration, and Belonging

How can food and food practices influence our sense of belonging – or of exclusion?  In this course focused on student’s own research, we explore ways in which food contributes to the building of communities and…

A student smiling with a pan of food that she is prepping..

Conflict or Cooperation: Security Challenges in Europe

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 marked a new turning point for the EU. This course seeks to grasp the new security developments in Europe, focusing on the Baltic Sea Region states, and especially on…

Conflict or Cooperation: Security Challenges in Europe

Philosophy of Happiness

From cradle to grave, we all encounter trials and opportunities for growth. But do we seize upon these openings to evaluate life at its core? Do we pause to reflect on the consequences of our human…

Philosophy of Happiness

Photography in Europe: Technology, Culture, and Art

This course investigates the impact of photography on culture, art, and society from the first photo in Europe around 1840 and up until today. We explore the role of photography beyond mainstream cultural accounts, integrating a…

History of Photography in Europe, Technology, Culture, and Art

Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness

Despite decades of scientific research and centuries of philosophical analysis, consciousness remains one of the greatest scientific challenges of our time. What is consciousness and which brain mechanisms shape the unique sense of self, implicit in…

cognitive neuroscience

Strategic Leader

Strategic planning is an essential skill for 21st-century leaders. Explore the concepts of leadership and strategic planning in Scandinavian and European contexts, critique actual strategic plans, and conduct real-life strategic exercises. Discuss the past, current, and…

Political Extremism and Threats to Democracy

The surge in polarization and populism is the most important political development of the 21st century. What are the major causes of the increase in polarization and populism? What are the likely consequences of these developments?…

DIS Summer, Political Extremism and Threat to Democracy in Stockholm

Nordic Culinary Culture

Since the 2000s, the Nordic region has been celebrated internationally for using local and seasonal products, reviving and adapting traditional cooking techniques, and combining good taste with health and well-being. In this course, you analyze Nordic…

DIS Summer, Nordic Culinary Culture