18/03 Annual Anna Lindh Lecture: The Woman Who is Taking on the Tech Giants

Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition, has been named the 14th annual Anna Lindh speaker. On March 18, she will give a speech titled “Democracy and Power in a Brave New World: Economy, Technology and Human Rights”.

In 2017, TIME listed Vestager among the world’s top 100 most influential people, and Foreign Policy placed her on the prestigious Global Thinkers’ list. Since being named EU Commissioner for Competition, she has taken action against Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and others.

Where: University Auditorium, Main University Building, Paradisgatan 2, Lund
When: 18 March at 16:30

Hosted by: 
- Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
- The Anna Lindh Memorial Fund UPF Lund
- UPF Lund
- Lund University

The lecture is open to the public. No registration is required, however the number of seats is limited.
For more information: https://rwi.lu.se/2019/02/the-woman-who-is-taking-on-the-tech-giants/

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20/03 UPF Lecture / Strategic trends towards 2030

We live in a world with several parallel and asymmetric global orders. The question is how we manage to mobilize global engagement for tomorrow’s strategic challenges. What will be the consequences of increased US-Chinese tensions, AI for both productivity and warfare, democratic trends, universal norms, “Western” values and small states? The answer is yes, the consequences will be significant, and no, it will not be easy.

Dr Hagman is Chief Analyst and Senior Adviser at the Swedish MFA. His focuses on long-term threats and challenges with especially on geostrategic shifts, technology and global orders. He was previously head of strategic analysis in the Prime Minister’s Office and the Swedish MoD. He has a PhD in War Studies from King’s College London, an MA in National Security Studies from Georgetown University and a BA in humanities from Lund. Having worked for the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, Swedish Military Intelligence, the Armed Forces HQ and an array of think tanks.

19:00-20:30 Palaestra et Odeum, Paradisgatan 4, Lund 

Free entrance for all UPF members
Full year membership: 100 SEK
Students: 40 SEK
Non-students: 50 SEK

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Apply to next year’s Board of UPF! 
It is now time to apply for the elective posts of the UPF Board for the coming academic year, effective as of July 1st 2019 until June 30th 2020. The person recommended will be notified personally, and then apply through the same application procedure as the other applicants.
Send a cover letter of maximum one A4 page to electioncommittee@upflund.se. The cover letter should include the following points:
 - A short presentation of yourself and your previous experiences with UPF
 - Why you would like to apply for this/these specific position(s)
 - Other valuable experiences
Submit your application latest by April 1st at 23:59.
After you have sent in your application you will be contacted by the election committee about the interview process.
Please note that most of the interviews will take place during weekdays in April and the weekend 13th–14th of April.
If you want to recommend someone, send an email with a short motivation to electioncommittee@upflund.se. Please include the person’s name, email address and what position the person is recommended for. The deadline for recommendations is the 28th of March at 23:59.
The posts will be appointed at the Association of Foreign Affairs’ Annual Election Meeting on May 11th 2019.
For questions regarding the application process, contact the Election Committee at electioncommittee@upflund.se or if you have other questions, contact president@upflund.se.
We look forward to receiving your application!

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Sunday, March 18th, 2019 at 6:21pm

Happy and honoured to give the #AnnaLindhLecture @Lundsuni @RWallenbergInst and @upflund Talked about democracy and power in a world of technology and human rights: How to make the match? Great to met a lot of inspiring students! https://t.co/2P5kF9mLED

Sunday, March 5th, 2019 at 9:37am

Join us today at 19:00 at Eden for the screening of “La Negociación”, a documentary about the peace dialogues between the government of Colombia and the FARC Guerrilla.

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