Welcome to Pax et Bellum

This is the webpage of Pax et Bellum, a student association of the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University.

Our purpose is to promote interest in and the study of peace and conflict issues, as well as create opportunities for interaction both within the department and with anyone else that has an interest in the field of peace and conflict. As of a few years back, we are mainly run by the master students at the department, who also make-up the main bulk of the active members. However, we are an organisation without any religious or political affiliation open to everyone who has an interest in the subject.

Take a look around. You can look up our up-coming activities, sign-up for one of our activity groups or contact us for more information.

Again, välkommen!

Our Activities

Pax Talks
Once a month (usually), we set up little talks with people who have something interesting to share about peace and conflict. Think TED Talk, but locally.

Theme Week
Each year we organise a theme week. Join the Activity Group to help out with this year’s edition.

What is a life of academia but not in need of occasions of glamour and vanities? Because of this, Pax et Bellum is involved in making two gasques happen every year.


Excursions and Trips

Simulation Activities
Once every year, we organize a roleplay-ish Crisis Simulation. Talk to the Activity Group to make this year’s edition happen.

Upcoming Event

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Launch Party of the Pax et Bellum Journal

This year, the Pax et Bellum Journal has received a record number of submissions from 13 different countries around the world. After several rounds of revision and resubmission, we are happy to inform you that
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Homecoming Gasque

Pax et Bellum and the UPS Master Committee welcome the 2nd-year PCR master students back from their internships and everyone else back from their Christmas break! We are excited that we will spend this semester
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Annual General Meeting

Pax et Bellum invites all members to the Annual General Meeting. Where? Bertha von Suttner (A317), Gamla Torget 3, Uppsala Universitet On the 27th we will present Pax et Bellum’s academic and social activities throughout the
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Testimonies from Palestine and Israel - Susanne Ekström, EAPPI

Susanne Ekström, Peace and Conflict Alumni, went to Israel and Palestine as an ecumenical accompanier through the EAPPI programme. Her main task was to accompany locals and report human rights abuses, help protect communities and
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Global Peace Index and the Positive Peace Report with Q&A

Tania Estrada and Rebecca Dawson (2nd-year students in our course) welcome you in their role as Ambassadors of the Institute for Economics and Peace -IEP- to a presentation and Q+A on the recently released Global
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CANCELLED: Experience on Foreign Affairs and Peace - Colombia

This event was cancelled. In collaboration with the Colombian Embassy, we invite you to our guest lecture and discussion with Professor Marcos Peckel: ‘After 200 years of our Independence and our consolidation as a Republic,
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CANCELLED: DHF presents: Dialogue in Peacebuilding: What does it mean in practice?

This event was cancelled. The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation invites 12 members of Pax et Bellum to join a seminar with the Life & Peace Institute and Fryshuset, who will share their experiences and viewpoints on
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