PUPOL Conference

The Public and Political Leadership conference will take place in Stockholm 19th-20th of April 2018. This year's theme will be "Leadership in a Changing Environment."

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In times of rapid climate change, political turbulence on a global level and large demographic challenges to many countries, public and political leadership face immense pressure. Populist political parties with radical agendas are transforming politics in many Western countries and the effects can be seen across societies. The third international PUPOL (Public and Political Leadership Network) conference theme is leadership in a changing environment.

Please note that the deadline for the call for papers has expired but if you are interested in contributing to the conference, please contact Stephanie Young.


The conference registration fee is 1250 sek. The registration fee includes the conference activities, lunch and refreshments both days, and conference dinner at Stockholm City Hall (where the Nobel Prize Banquet is held) on Thursday evening.

The conference will be featuring keynote addresses from world-class academics on public and political leadership, and there will be a dinner speech by a high profile leader. Additional guests are welcome at the conference dinner, and you have the opportunity to register your guest.

Please note that the conference registration fee is non-refundable after April 9, 2018. If you do not cancel your registration and you do not attend the conference, you are still responsible for your registration fee.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the 3rd PUPOL Conference, please contact Stephanie Young.

Conference Venue in Stockholm

Set to take place in beautiful Stockholm, this year's conference promises to be yet another eventful gathering of scholars in public and political leadership from around the world.

The conference will take place in the main building of the Swedish Defence University located on the main campus of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, which is easily reached by subway from the Stockholm central station. The university facilities include: free Wi-Fi, access to the Anna Lindh Library, a café in the building, restaurants on campus, and parking.

Conference delegates are eligible for special hotel rates at Elite Hotel, Clarion Collection Hotel Tapto, and Mornington Stockholm City. After you have registered for the conference, you will be provided details regarding how you can take advantage of the special hotel rates.

Please fill in the form below if you would like to register for the PUPOL Conference. After you have filled in the registration form, you will be sent an email with a confirmation of your registration as well as information about paying the conference fee and the codes for the hotel discounts.