Are you a part of the Board 2022-2023?

Now it’s finally time to apply to the board of 2022-2023. Send a description of yourself and what position you are interested in to valberedning@upfu.org! The last day to apply is the 2nd of May at midnight! See our instagram for more information!

Kriget i Ukraina; Vilken roll har freds-, demokrati- och ickevåldsrörelsen?

Välkommen till ett Another Development Foundation Talk om hur ett antal av Sveriges freds-, demokrati- och ickevåldsorganisationer arbetar för fred, demokrati och mänskliga rättigheter under pågående krig i Ukraina. Vilka utmaningar står freds-, demokrati- och ickevåldsrörelsen inför? Hur analyserar rörelserna situationen, och vad gör de praktiskt? MEDVERKANDEMartin Uggla, Ordförande, ÖstgruppenAgnes Hellström, Ordförande, Svenska freds- ochContinue reading “Kriget i Ukraina; Vilken roll har freds-, demokrati- och ickevåldsrörelsen?”

Lecture: Hungary’s New Brand of Politics

Hungary’s Drift to What?Robert C AustinAssociate Director and Professor, CERESMunk School of Global Affairs & Public PolicyUniversity of Toronto In 2010, Viktor Orbán began his second mandate as Hungarian Prime Minister. Since that, “Revolution at the Polls” Orbán’s Fidesz Party has transformed Hungary politically and economically by winning super majorities in the subsequent parliamentary electionsContinue reading “Lecture: Hungary’s New Brand of Politics”

Lecture: Mercenaries in the Service of Authoritarian States

“By using mercenaries and ostensibly private security services, China and Russia project power and protect their interests abroad without openly deploying their armed forces. However, in doing so, the two countries follow two very different paths.” (Friedrich, Masuhr 2020) UpF Umea invites you to the upcoming online lecture “Mercenaries in the Service of Authoritarian States”Continue reading “Lecture: Mercenaries in the Service of Authoritarian States”

Lecture: EU Enlargement & Peace and Conflict

UpF Umeå are very delighted to invite you to the upcoming lecture “EU Enlargement & Peace and Conflict” with Christian Danielsson; the Head of the European Commission’s Representation in Sweden. The recent debate about Turkey’s potential accession to the EU has given a glimpse on how the EU enlargement process often involves a balancing actContinue reading “Lecture: EU Enlargement & Peace and Conflict”

Extra Annual Meeting

Dear members of The Association of International Affairs UMEÅ, You are hereby summoned to Umeå Association of International Affairs Extra Annual meeting on 20/1/2021. The meeting will be held fully on zoom. You do not have to sign up before the meeting. Simply participate by joining the zoom call linked below. The voting will beContinue reading “Extra Annual Meeting”

Digitalt möte med utrikesminister Ann Linde

Efter ett minst sagt turbulent år där Sverige varit ett återkommande ämne i den utrikespolitiska debatten närmar vi oss slutet på 2020 med en del obesvarade frågor. Vilka typer av förändringar kan vi förvänta oss och hur kommer Sveriges position se ut i en post COVID-19 värld? Dessa frågetecken hoppas vi kunna räta ut. ViContinue reading “Digitalt möte med utrikesminister Ann Linde”

Trip to Kiruna

UPF Goes to Kiruna! We can finally announce that the previously cancelled trip to Kiruna will now happen in december of 2021! Would you like to join us on our trip? Please see our facebook post for more information!

Lecture: How does the US electoral system actually work?

Want to learn more about the complexities and dilemmas behind the US general election? Then come to Lindellhallen 1 during lunch on the 27th of October and listen to Peteris Timofejevs outlining the electoral system, current polls and crucial differences between the candidates. Hosted by the Association of International Affairs UMEÅ We will serve fikaContinue reading “Lecture: How does the US electoral system actually work?”

Panelsamtal: Vad kan Umeå kommun göra för Agenda 2030?

Vad kan Umeå kommun göra för Agenda 2030? – Panelsamtal Hur sköter sig Umeå Kommun i förhållande till de globala målen utarbetade av Agenda 2030? Vilka punkter behöver förbättras och hur planerar kommunen att genomföra dessa sina strategier? Utrikespolitiska Föreningen och Umeå FN-förening har bjudit in partierna representerade i Umeå kommunfullmäktige till en paneldebatt. Diskussionen kommerContinue reading “Panelsamtal: Vad kan Umeå kommun göra för Agenda 2030?”