LUNCH & LEARN!

lunch-learn

Hjärtligt välkomna till vår andra föreläsning under parollen LUNCH & LEARN! Det är precis vad det låter som. Föreläsningarna startar 12:15 och slutar 13:00. Ta med din lunch så står vi för kaffet. I samarbete med Statsvetenskapliga Institutionen vid Umeå universitet.

Denna gång kommer statsvetaren Jessika Wide att prata om kvinnors representation i världens parlament i Hörsal C, 12:15 28/2.

Den genomsnittliga kvinnorepresentationen i världens parlament är idag 23 %. Mellan länderna råder det dock stora skillnader och ökningen över tid är långsam. Under föreläsningen beskrivs den nuvarande situationen i världen och försök görs att förklara varför kvinnorepresentationen varierar. Särskild vikt läggs vid könskvotering som ett verktyg för att uppnå en jämn könsfördelning i politiken.

Jessika Wide är baserad vid Umeå Universitet. Hon disputerade vid Umeå universitet 2006 på en avhandling om kvinnors politiska representation i ett jämförande perspektiv. Nedan följer en presentation av Jessika från Umeå Universitets hemsida.

“Mina forskningsintressen rör främst kön och politik (med fokus på kvinnorepresentation, könskvotering, kandidatnominering, politiska partier och politiskt deltagande) samt kommunal demokrati i bred bemärkelse.

Min pågående forskning bedrivs främst inom två projekt. Inom ramen för ”Demokrati i svenska stadsregioner” (finansieras av Riksbankens Jubileumsfond) analyserar jag vilket betydelse jämställdhet i hemmet har för kvinnors och mäns politiska deltagande i olika stadsregionala kontexter. Inom projektet ”En ren affärsangelägenhet?” (finansieras av Ungdomsstyrelsen) analyseras pensionärsorganisationernas deltagande och inflytande i den marknadsanpassade äldreomsorgen i Sverige.

Jag har tidigare varit verksam inom forskningsprojekten “Nomineringsprocessens betydelse för kvinnors politiska representation i kommunerna” (finansierat av Vetenskapsrådet) samt “Författningsreform 2010″ (finansierat av Riksbankens Jubileumsfond).”

I samarbete med Statsvetenskapliga Institutionen vid Umeå universitet.

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Apply to the Swedish Association of International Affairs (SAIA) 2017-2018!

“Are you passionate about foreign policy? Do you want to make a difference? Then you should apply to SAIA! The 13th of February the Election Committee opens the application process to the text year’s presidium and trustee positions at the Swedish Association of International Affairs. Take the chance to be a part of one of Sweden’s largest foreign policy organizations!”

For more info, click here.

Utrikesministern har talat

I artikeln Så vill Wallström öppna upp utrikespolitiken i dagens Aftonbladet hittar vi glädjande nog följande uttalande från utrikesminister Margot Wallström

“– På många universitet finns det väldigt livfulla utrikespolitiska föreningar. Det brukar alltid vara roligt att få komma till deras engagemang. Studenterna är kunniga och ställer bra frågor. Vi vill visa att vi är öppna för att diskutera med inte minst unga människor om innehållet i deklarationen. Det är viktigt i oroliga tider att man tar chansen att ställa frågor om allt det som händer runt om oss i världen.”

Vi på Utrikespolitiska Föreningen Umeå uppskattar att vikten av information och kunskap för utrikespolitik lyfts.

Afrika Idag

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Välkomna till vår nästa föreläsning!

På underrubriken Positiva förändringar men också problem så ska Sten Rylander hålla en föreläsning för oss. Denna föreläsning kommer hållas i Hörsal A, Lindellhallen, 12:00 23/2.

Sten Rylander har bred erfarenhet av Afrika efter att stora delar av sitt arbetsliv verkat där eller med frågor som berör denna stora kontinent. Han tog juris kandidatexamen 1967 och anställdes vid Utrikesdepartementet 1970. Rylander tjänstgjorde vid Världsbanken i Washington, D.C. 1972-1974 och vid OECD-delegationen i Paris 1974-1976. Han var biståndskontorschef i Botswana/Lesotho 1979-1981, kansliråd vid utrikesavdelningen vid UD 1982, ambassadör i Luanda 1985-1988 och departementsråd vid UD 1989-1990.[1] Rylander var därefter ambassadör i Windhoek 1990-1995, Tanzania 1998-2003 och Zimbabwe 2006-2010. Han var Afrikachef på Sida 1995-1998 och dialogambassadör på UD för Afrika 2003-2006. Under 2004-2005 var han medlare för EU:s räkning i Sudan/Darfur.

Denna föreläsning gör vi i samarbete med Umeå Senioruniversitet.

ÖPPET FÖR ALLA!

Vi från UpF kommer finnas på plats efter föreläsningen för att sälja medlemsskap, 50kr/år. Som alltid kan du medlem direkt via hemsidan. Klicka här för att börja!

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Welcome fair and extra annual meeting

UpF will be present at the welcome fair on the 19th of January between 10:00 and 15:00 in Lindellhallen. Come and renew your membership, participate in our quiz with a chance to win a prize, or just to stop by and say hi!

We would also like to remind all of our members about the extra annual meeting on the 19th of January where new board members will be elected. The meeting will take place at 16:00 in S506. See our calendar for more information.

Welcome fair on Facebook
Extra annual meeting on Facebook

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Summary of the travel info meeting

ENGLISH BELOW!

För er som missa informationsmötet eller kanske missat något så kommer här en kort sammanfattning. Har du frågor? Kontakta vår reseansvarige Magdalena Andersson på travel@upfu.org

Var: Huvudstaden Jerevan.

När: 13:e – 21:a april.

Pris: Ca 3000-4500 kr.

Vad ingår i priset: Flyg t.o.r. från Arlanda, boende och frukost.

Vart ska vi bo: Kantar hostel Yerevan. Fräscht, centralt och höga betyg på Tripadvisor och Hostelworld.

Vad vi kommer att göra där:

Studiebesök på människorättsorganisationer, Svenska ambassaden, universitet, minnesplatsen för folkmordet etc.

Fritid kommer även att finnas, då man tex. kan gå på lokala marknader, göra utflykter, besöka vackra byggnader, kyrkor och andra sevärdheter, åka och vandra i kaukasiska bergen (rankad som en av världens top 15 bästa vandringsleder, enligt resetidningen Vagabond).

Visum: Behövs ej för svenska medborgare.

Lokal tid: + 3 timmar (2 timmar före svensk tid när vi har sommartid).
Elektricitet: 220 V

Valuta: Dram (AMD), 1 SEK = 52 AMD

Språk: Armeniska, men vissa talar även ryska och engelska

Religion: Ortodox kristna

Kuriosa: Från huvudstaden Jerevan ser man berget Ararat, känt från Första Moseboken (8:4) där Noas ark ska ha strandat efter syndafloden.

Om detta låter intressant så anmäler du dig genom att skicka ett mail med kontaktuppgifter till travel@upfu.org. Vi har ett begränsat antal platser (20 st), så urvalet kommer ske genom slumpmässiga lottningar där alla medlemmar får delta. Det ska sägas att aktiva medlemmar har viss förtur på en del av platserna. Men ju tidigare du anmäler dig desto större chans att du blir utvald. Sista anmälningsdag är den 4:e januari. Efter lottningen så kontaktas du av oss för bekräftelse av din intresseanmälan. Tackar du då ja så betalar du en deposition på 500 kr samt skriver på ett kontrakt.


For those of you who couldn’t attend at the info meeting regarding the trip we have put together a short summary. If you have any further questions, contact our Head of Travel Magdalena Andersson at travel@upfu.org.

Where: The capital Yerevan.

When: 13th – 21th of April.

Cost: About 3000 – 4500 SEK.

What’s included in the price: Return flights from Arlanda, lodging with breakfast.

Where will we be staying: Kantar Hostel Yerevan. Located in the centre of Yerevan with high ratings on Tripadvisor and Hostelworld.

Activities: We’ll visit NGO’s, the Swedish Embassy, the university, the genocide memorial and much more!

In your spare time there’s much to do in Yerevan! Visit the local markets, hike in the Caucasus mountains, be struck by the old churches and much more!

Visa: Not needed for Swedish citizens.

Local time: + 3 hours.
Voltage: 220 V

Currency: Dram (AMD), 1 SEK = 52 AMD

Language: Armenian, but also russian and some english speakers.

Religion: Orthodox Christians.

Fun fact: From the capital Yerevan you can see the mountain Ararat, known from Genesis (8:4) where Noah’s Ark is told to have stalled after the great flood.

If you’re as intrigued by this as we are you can apply by sending an email with your contact details to travel@upfu.org. We have a limited number of seats (20), so the selection will be by random raffles in which all members can participate. It should be said that active members are given priority. But the sooner you apply the better chance you have to be one of the travelers! Application deadline is January 4. After the draw you will be contacted by us to confirm your interest. If you still want to go you just raspond YES, pay a deposit of 500 SEK and sign a contract.

Vacancies in the UpF board 16/17 (Updated)

Here is a reminder to apply to our board!
Are you interested in international affairs and the many perks of being involved in Umeå Association of International Affairs (great fun, new friends, sharing and contributing to knowledge)? Do you want to commit further to the association by becoming part of our incredible (but humble) board? There will be some seats to fill at the extra annual meeting in January, which means that you can apply to them!
Except for the post that has been announced already (see the below for the full list of posts) we are also looking to fill the position of Editor. Are you interested in foreign affairs? Do you like writing or grafic design? In that case you should apply for our post Editor!

 

Editor
The editor has responsibility for distribution of the association’s’ magazine Utpost. Among other things, it is the responsibility of the editor to assemble editorial staff when creating the magazine; writers, graphic designers and photographers. Preferably, you should have an interest for reading and writing and have a vision for future editions of Utpost as well as the development of the editorial work. There has been a discussion about developing a web-based magazine and our vision is therefore that the editor is willing to start the procedure of transforming the magazine.

 

Head of Communication (PR)
Being Head of Communication means responsibility for marketing the association. You will be in charge of the website and communication via social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Further, you will be responsible för creating a monthly newsletter and you will be in charge of and lead a committee. The position is a part of the board which requests active work within the board. You should have good planning skills as well as motivation to develop the association further. It is mandatory to be able to write and talk in English.

 

Head of Programme
Being head of program means responsibility for planning and arranging lectures. You will also be in charge of and lead a program-committee. The head of program is also a member of the board which requests active work within the board. Preferably, you should be creative and have ideas on how to develop the association. You should have good planning skills as well as social competence and collaboration skills.

 

SAIA-representative
The Umeå Association of International Affairs is a part of the Swedish Association of International Affairs (SAIA) and therefore one person should be sent to represent the local association at the national level. Your task is to bring forward local issues and concerns to the national level and thus act as the central communication channel between the different levels. You should have ambition on how to develop the cooperation between the different associations. Preferably, you should have experience from working within an organization or association and furthermore you need to have the possibility to travel to attend meetings four times a year.

 

Head of Podcast
A new position for the next semester is the Head of Podcast. In this position you’ll have a lot of freedom to develop both the podcast itself but also the position as a whole, and that requires that you have the ability to work independently. You will work closely together with the Heads of Programme and Head of Activity to create a common theme in the work of the association, for example by working on the same political themes and reaching specific target groups. Previous experience is a merit but not necessary. What’s most important is that you have ambition to develop the position and create a team that together can create this new platform for debate around international politics. The position is a part of the board which requests active work within the board.

 

Does any of these positions appeal to you? Then, please read on for important information.

 

HOW TO NOMINATE YOURSELF AND/OR OTHERS? Send us an e-mail and tell us you’re interested. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, just include your contacts. We will respond to all e-mails by setting up a “fika” where we’ll answer your questions and you may tell us more about yourself. It’ll be sort of like an interview but more fun (hopefully!) :)

 

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: 9/1
It will still be possible to nominate yourself and/or others for the vacancies at the annual meeting.

 

QUESTIONS? E-mail us: valberedning@upfu.org
Our best regards;
Elvira Fritzell, Tilda Molin and Clara Höglund
Election Committee

Vacancies in the UpF board 16/17; Apply now!

Are you interested in international affairs and the many perks of being involved in Umeå Association of International Affairs (great fun, new friends, sharing and contributing to knowledge)? Do you want to commit further to the association by becoming part of our incredible (but humble) board? There will be some seats to fill at the extra annual meeting in January, which means that you can apply to them! The open board positions are:

 

Head of Communication (PR)
Being Head of Communication means responsibility for marketing the association. You will be in charge of the website and communication via social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Further, you will be responsible för creating a monthly newsletter and you will be in charge of and lead a committee. The position is a part of the board which requests active work within the board. You should have good planning skills as well as motivation to develop the association further. It is mandatory to be able to write and talk in English.

 

Head of Programme
Being head of program means responsibility for planning and arranging lectures. You will also be in charge of and lead a program-committee. The head of program is also a member of the board which requests active work within the board. Preferably, you should be creative and have ideas on how to develop the association. You should have good planning skills as well as social competence and collaboration skills.

 

SAIA-representative
The Umeå Association of International Affairs is a part of the Swedish Association of International Affairs (SAIA) and therefore one person should be sent to represent the local association at the national level. Your task is to bring forward local issues and concerns to the national level and thus act as the central communication channel between the different levels. You should have ambition on how to develop the cooperation between the different associations. Preferably, you should have experience from working within an organization or association and furthermore you need to have the possibility to travel to attend meetings four times a year.

 

Head of Podcast
A new position for the next semester is the Head of Podcast. In this position you’ll have a lot of freedom to develop both the podcast itself but also the position as a whole, and that requires that you have the ability to work independently. You will work closely together with the Heads of Programme and Head of Activity to create a common theme in the work of the association, for example by working on the same political themes and reaching specific target groups. Previous experience is a merit but not necessary. What’s most important is that you have ambition to develop the position and create a team that together can create this new platform for debate around international politics. The position is a part of the board which requests active work within the board.

 

Does any of these positions appeal to you? Then, please read on for important information.


HOW TO NOMINATE YOURSELF AND/OR OTHERS? Send us an e-mail and tell us you’re interested. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, just include your contacts. We will respond to all e-mails by setting up a “fika” where we’ll answer your questions and you may tell us more about yourself. It’ll be sort of like an interview but more fun (hopefully!) :)

 

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: 9/1
It will still be possible to nominate yourself and/or others for the vacancies at the annual meeting.


QUESTIONS? E-mail us: valberedning@upfu.org

Our best regards;
Elvira Fritzell, Tilda Molin and Clara Höglund
Election Committee

UpF Umeå presents: Lunch & Learn

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Picture by Victor Lundberg

 

Welcome to the first lecture on our new concept LUNCH & LEARN!

It’s exactly what it sounds like. The lectures will be shorter than our ordinary lectures, start 12:15 and end 13:00. Bring your lunch and we’ll bring coffee. The lectures will focus on current events as an addition to our ordinary lectures. In association with The Department of Political Science at the University of Umeå.

The first lecture will be held in Hörsal B on the 24th of November on the issues of EU migration management. Photos from the Moria detention camp in Lesbos, Greece, will be shown during the talk which will be held by André Larsson, journalist and photographer based in Umeå. For more information about this and coming events, check our calendar or event on Facebook.

Sponsored by The Department of Political Science at the University of Umeå.

FREE ENTRANCE FOR MEMBERS
NON MEMBER ONE TIME FEE *40 SEK
UPF – MEMBERSHIP 50 SEK/YEAR

Not a member yet? Become one anytime you want at upfu.org/engagera-dig

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Mail: ordf@upfu.org / info@upfu.org
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Design UpF Umeås new logo!

Between 16/11/16 and 07/01/17 anyone have the opportunity to contribute to our association by designing our new logotype. You can make as many drafts as you like. All drafts will be considered by the board. The board will then select their favourites. The final logotype will be chosen by a vote, between the drafts the board has chosen, at the beginning of next semester. And yes, you can vote on your own logotype. The winning contributions will be the new logotype of Umeå Association of International Affairs.
For more detailed instructions and specifikations just follow the link below.
You don’t have to be a member to design a logotype so tell all your friends!
If you have any questions you can reach us at info@upfu.org.
Good luck!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i6AbVakWcRszwrsMsheiY3E-56YUQw6Ywbst3imhJ-A/edit

Election night checklist

*INFORMATION FROM UPF, NORDPOL AND SAMVETET*
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Less then 24 hours to go!

One last checklist, the most important and relevant yet:

* For those of you who have bought a ticket, bring the ticket along with som kind of photo ID. The ticket will not only get you in but also a drink from the bar.

* For those of you who are coming to the drop in after 23:00, bring a valid photo ID and a proof of membership for UpF, Nordpol or Samvetet.

* If you want to buy a UpF membership it’s possible to do at the door but we would appreciate if you could do it beforehand online at: upfu.org/engagera-dig

* 01:00 Origo need, due to their regulations, close and re-open so while this is happening we’re going to do a quiz outside! During that you will be able to buy hotdogs and soda so bring cash/card and warm clothes.

* And speaking money, save some for the breakfast! American pancakes with maple syrup will be served for 40kr! Coffee/tea included.

* You are not allowed to bring your own beverages, regardless if they are containing alcohol or not! Fika on the other hand is allowed.

If you have any questions contact UpF, Nordpol or Samvetet

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A lot of you will be attending the election night that has garnered attention from local media. This particular article is from Umeå Tidning.

Important information about the election night

*INFORMATION FROM UPF, NORDPOL AND SAMVETET*
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So the countdown has begun!

Remember:

For those of you who have bought a ticket, bring the ticket along with som kind of photo ID.

For those of you who are coming to the drop in after 23:00, bring som kind of photo ID and a proof of membership for UpF, Nordpol or Samvetet.

If you want to buy a UpF membership it’s possible to do so at the door but we would appreciate it if you could do it beforehand online at: upfu.org/engagera-dig

AND at 01:00 Origo need, due to their rules, close and re-open so at that time we’re going to do a quiz outside. During that you will be able to buy hotdogs and soda så bring CASH (swish and card wont be accepted) and warm clothes.

As said before, it’s NOT allowed to bring alcohol.

/ UpF, Nordpol and Samvete

EU-dag på Umeå Universitet

Varmt välkomna till EU-dagen på Umeå Universitet den 2 december!

EU-kommissionen har gett sig ut på Sverigeturné och besöker under 2016 fyra universitet runt om i Sverige. Vårt fjärde stop i år är Umeå Universitet den 2 december då vi arrangerar flera kostnadsfria aktiviteter för både studenter och allmänhet i samarbete med Europaparlamentets Informationskontor i Sverige, Utrikespolitiska föreningen vid Umeå Universitet samt Universitets- & Högskolerådet.

EU-kommissionen bjuder på en matig lunchmacka från kl. 12:15 samt på fika under eftermiddagen.

Föranmälan krävs: http://bit.ly/1VA8efq

Mer om EU-dagen och programmet hittar du här: http://bit.ly/2fuMQMD

Välkommen!

Election night update

As of today we’re only one week away from the big night on the 8th, and the events during the last week hasn’t made it any less exciting as the gap between the big candidates are closing in in the opinion polls.

Maybe it is due to this that the pressure to get tickets has been so overwhelming and all 100 sold out in the first few hours they were available. However, we would like to remind all of you who didn’t manage to get a ticket that drop-in will begin at 23:00 for all members of UpF, Nordpol and Samvetet. If you want to take part in the events and watch the election unfold after the dinner and aren’t a member of either association, UpF sells memberships online or at any of our events. We’d love to see you there!

Curious about what the election night will have to offer? Check our calendar or the event on Facebook for more information.

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Information about tickets to the election night

Good evening!

Tomorrow (18/10) it is finally time to buy tickets for the American Election Night!
Between 12pm and 1pm, UpF, Nordpol and Samvetet will stand in the Lindell Hall ready to sell tickets. The price for an American style dinner, an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink, a dessert and a fabulous night is only 130 SEK. We recommend you to pay via Swish but cash is also accepted. Note that the number of tickets are limited to only a 100 and that UpF, Nordpol and Samvetet have a certain number of pre-booked tickets each to guarantee that members from all associations have a chance to participate. We also want to inform you that the event is only open for members of the hosting associations! So make sure to swing by us tomorrow during your lunch break to not miss this event. For those of you who are not interested in participating in dinner, there will be a drop-in after 11pm for members.

We hope that you are looking forward to the Election Night as much as we are!

/ UpF, Nordpol and Samvetet

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