Ulf Carmesund is a theologian, author and project manager. In 2010, he defended his doctoral thesis at Uppsala University: Refugees or returnees: European Jews, Palestinian Arabs and the Swedish Theological Institute in Jerusalem around 1948. From 2019 to 2020 Ulf Carmesund was associate professor at Östfold University College in Norway, at their Masters-program in psycho-social work. At Östfold, he constructed a research program about successful integration: Good neighbours – good nehbourhood. Since January 2021 Carmesund is associate researcher at CRB - Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics. From 2010 to 2015 Ulf Carmesund cooperated with academics in Austria and Turkey in shaping democracy courses for activists in the Arab spring countries. During that period, he organised work against anti-semitism and islamophobia in the city of Malmö and in the Swedish parliament. This work was done in cooperation with Jews, Muslims, Christians, politicians and the Workers study association ABF (Arbetarnas Bildningsförbund).