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SISU - Stories of never giving up

”Sisu” is a Finnish concept describing grit and perseverance, a sentiment of never giving up.

At the EUI School of Transnational Governance, our community is about finding ways to shape a better future. If you want to change the world, giving up is simply not an option.

There’s a lot to learn from inspiring personalities from all walks of life.

In the SISU podcast, our Director Alex Stubb asks politicians, entrepreneurs, scientists, activists, artists and sports people about their world views and how they made a difference.

Episode 6

Gina Miller, entrepreneur, activist and True & Fair Party leader, in conversation with Alexander Stubb about her lawsuit against the British government for its authority to implement Brexit without parliamentary approval ("Miller I"), the experience of attending a boarding school, and the future of democracy.

Episode 5

Roberta Metsola is the youngest ever President of the European Parliament. In this episode she talks to Alexander Stubb about her visit to Kyiv, her role as EP President and about Malta becoming member of the European Union.

Episode 4

Federico Garcea, CEO and Founder of Treedom, spoke with Alexander Stubb about green business ideas and life in one of the most beautiful cities in the world (we might be biased ;))

Episode 3

Wharton’s organisational psychologist and bestselling author Adam Grant talks to Alexander Stubb about diving, improving work and private life, learning leaders and applying "SISU" in the right way.

Episode 2

Denmark's 1st female prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt talks about saying yes to new challenges and shares an interesting note about the TV series Borgen.

Episode 1

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair (1997-2007) about dealing with a myriad of competing issues and how that has informed his current work with Africa.

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Page last updated on 08/06/2022

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