Newsletter: Welcome to the first lecture of 2014!


The holidays and the autumn semester are now  (almost) over and next semester will contain much to look forward to in Umeå Association of International Affairs (UPF).
PRELIMINARY PROGRAMMME21/1 Lecture: Yasri Khan about Human Rights and Muslim minorities
This is a lunch-lecture 12.15-13.00 in Swedish.
Free entrance for members, otherwise the entrance fee is 20 SEK. Membership can be obtained at the door for 50 SEK (valid for two semesters).
We will serve coffee and cookies.

22/1 Welcoming fair for new students
You will find us (and possibly candy!) at the Welcoming Fair.

You may update your membership, join our committees and project groups and catch up in general. This semester will be a blast and you don’t want to miss a thing!

6/2 Lecture: Sten Rylander om Sydafrika efter Mandela 

When? Thursday 6 February
Time? 12.15-13.00
Where? Hörsal E


14/2 Lecture: The Indian Ambassador to Sweden

26/2 Screening of Israel vs. Israel and seminar with director Terje Carlsson

21/3 Lecture: Gudrun Schyman

11-12/4 Save the date: Convent on International Issues in Uppsala

The Swedish Associations of International Affairs arranges an annual convent with seminars, lectures and workshops on foreign policy issues. This year the theme will be “The super election and the forgotten foreign policy” (free translation of “Supervalåret och den bortglömda utrikespolitiken”). More info coming soon!


Do you want to arrange a spring trip with us?
In March or April UPF will arrange a study-trip abroad, most likely together with one of our sister-organizations. Are you interested in going or participating in the planning? Contact Timo Saarensilta at We love to work together and it’s so much fun involving yourself (and also a good merit!)

Vacancies: Graphic designer

Do you like designing posters and flyers? Or would you like to work with one of our biggest projects and do the layout for the spring issue of Utpost magazine? For more information, please contact Sanna Forsberg at

Remember to update your membership!
It’s 50 SEK per two semesters and you may pay with cash or credit card. Included is free entrance to all of our activities, a free subscription to our magazine Utpost and to UIs magazine Internationella Studier.

Do you want to come in contact with us?

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