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 firstname.lastname@example.org! The last day to apply is the 2nd of May at midnight! See our instagram for more information!
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?”
Are you thinking about signing up for the Spring trip to Berlin? Do you have questions regarding the trip before signing up? Do you want to meet others who also are interested in going on the trip? Join us for an information meeting followed by a Q&A with our Head of Travel and the travelContinue reading “Spring Trip Meeting & Q&A!”
Women’s rights pub! UNA Umeå, FemJu and UPF Umeå invite you to the Women’s Rights Pub at Origo!Come and join us to celebrate and have a great time together during women’s rights week! We will organise a Quiz where you can win fantastic prizes and special drinks will be available for this special celebration. TheContinue reading “Women’s Rights Pub!”
Travel Blog UpF Goes to Kiruna – 3-6 December 2021 Friday It all started during a dark December afternoon. After a long day in school, we left campus in two rental cars and headed north – more specifically 598 km north. We made multiple stops along the way for snacks, bathroom breaks, dinner, and fuel.Continue reading “Travel blog from Kiruna!”
This term we can finally announce that the previously cancelled trip to Kiruna will now happen this december. Would you like to join us? See our facebook post on how to sign up!
Dear members of Umeå Association of International Affairs, You are hereby summoned to the Annual Election meeting of 2021. The meeting will be held on the 12th of May at 16:15 on Zoom. The Annual Election meeting will decide on the board members of 2021/2022 as well as vote on the budget and operational planContinue reading “Annual Election Meeting”
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”
“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”
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”
Movie: Six Days UNA Umeå (Umeå FN-förening), UpF Umeå, Kvinna till Kvinna Umeå and Amnesty Umeå University wish you all a warm welcome to the movie screening of the documentary ”Six days” on Zoom, with a discussion after the movie. The movie screening is a part of Human rights Week (HRW). A week were weContinue reading “Human Rights Week 2020: Movie Screening”
Human trafficking and sexual exploitation from the perspective of International Law As part of the Human Rights Week, UpF is very delighted to be hosting Karin Åström for a lunch lecture on Wednesday, 9 December 12-13. In her lecture Karin Åström will be outlining central legislation of the international law framework related to Human RightsContinue reading “Human Rights Week 2020: Lecture”
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”
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”
Dear members of UAIA, We have been very lucky to have been able to operate on campus this far into the semester. Now we have reached a point where it is not possible anymore. Because of the current spread of Covid-19 in Västerbotten, Folkhälsomyndigheten decided to introduce local restrictions earlier this week. It is nowContinue reading “Covid-19: Update from the board”
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!
US Election Night at E-puben After a year full of extraordinary events the time has finally come for another one, the US General Election. 2020 has so far included more alone time than most would have liked and that is why we are happy to announce that you will not have to spend this nightContinue reading “Activity: US Election Night”
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?”
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?”
Get Involved with UPF Do you want to know more about the Umeå Association of International Affairs? Are you interested in joining a committee? This is the event for you! The 16th of September in Hörsal G (humanist building) we will be hosting a “Get Involved” event at 15:15. We will explain what we doContinue reading “Activity: Get Involved with UPF”