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”

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?”

Annual meeting

Annual Meeting Dear members of UMEÅ Association of International Affairs,You are hereby summoned to Umeå Association of International Affairs annual meeting of 2020. The meeting will be held in samhällsvetarhuset in Hörsal S205 at 16:15. Because of the current pandemic the meeting will only allow a physical attendance of 50 people. If the attendance shouldContinue reading “Annual meeting”

Travel blog: Jordan

Varje år arrangerarresekommittén i UpF Umeå en studieresa till en intressant destination för våra medlemmar. Årets resa 2015 var till Amman, Jordanien där 15 st medlemmar fick besöka NGO:s, svenska ambassaden, universitet etc. Engagera dig i UpF om du har idéer för framtida resor. Från årets fantastiska resa har Niclas Holm har skrivit en reseskildringContinue reading “Travel blog: Jordan”