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Summons to the Annual Meeting 2018

Dear members,

You are hereby officially summoned to the Annual Election Meeting of the Association of Foreign Affairs. The meeting will be held on the 12th of May 2018 at 10.00. We will announce the venue soon. The meeting is open to the public and all members who have been registered for membership no later than the 28th of April will have the right to vote. The meeting will handle the following matters:

- Election of the UPF board of 2018/2019
- Any motions sent in by members. These shall be submitted in writing to president@upflund.se at least seven days prior to the meeting.

Please see the following link for nominations, motions, and agenda:

Please see the following link for further information about the meeting:

  • Water CrisisPanel discussion on the current water crisis in Cape Town. Participants: Anna Bernhardsson, William [...]

  • FairphonesInterview with the company Fairphone on sustainable electronics. Produced by Ebba Bergström.… [...]

  • Deal or no deal?Climate Change – do we have a deal or no deal? We shine light on different aspects of Climate Change [...]

  • Good newsIdentifying the problems of climate change is important in question of saving our planet. Perhaps it [...]

  • Risking a brighter futureIs it possible to be optimistic about the future when you work with risk? Julia Bergström asks There [...]

  • K-Pop as lip-gloss diplomacy

    Many North Koreans die escaping their country. Mind you, many North Koreans die not escaping their country too. Without luck, bribery or help from a skilled trafficker, the chances of running across the border and living to tell the tale are very slim. This is especially when you run across one of the most heavily …

  • Blood on the leaves: menstruation and the masculinity of humanitarian aid

    Your home is in ruins, your possessions scattered, and your livelihood is destroyed. You are on the move now, forced to move away from everything you know. Then you get your period. Most humanitarian aid is gender-blind. In practice this means that factors of everyday life that impact both women and men are prioritised, and …

  • Duterte’s brutal democracy

    In 2016 the world’s media was focused on the United States, anxiously awaiting the results of the November U.S. presidential election. However, six months earlier another populist presidential candidate came to power across the Pacific, when Rodrigo Duterte was elected President of the Philippines. Pledging to crack down on drugs and corruption, Duterte received 39% …

Sunday, May 14th, 2018 at 12:34pm
Last week, the Career Committee within UPF organised a study trip to Stockholm! Here's a photo of the committee during their visit to @AusAmbSE. Interesting and inspiring for sure! https://t.co/SNUPGYzYcx

Sunday, May 12th, 2018 at 4:54pm
Meeting adjourned! UPF now has a new board eager to get started. Big thanks to all members who showed up today and CONGRATULATIONS to the newly elected board!

Sunday, May 12th, 2018 at 4:44pm
The meeting has elected Peg Magnusson as a Member of the Election Committee of the next operational year!