The Peder Sather Symposium fosters interdisciplinary discussion among scholars and policy makers on global and national issues of mutual concern and promotes the understanding of political, economic and cultural issues. Featured speakers include Dr. Knut Olav Åmås, Executive Director, Fritt Ord Foundation; and Azita Raji, Former US Ambassador to Sweden. The symposium is co-sponsored by the College of Letters & Science, the Royal Norwegian Consulate General, and the Honorary Consulate General of Sweden.