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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Welcome Week

Are you a new master student at the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies? Join this Facebook group and stay updated on our welcome week events! Don’t have Facebook? No worries! Send an email to
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Members Meeting with Decision-making Status

On the 29th of May, Pax et Bellum will be hosting its Members Meeting with Decision-making Status and we invite all members to join us! During the meeting, we will confirm the proposed changes to
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Theme Week | The Future of Peacebuilding: Climate Change and Its Implications for Peacebuilding in Somalia

Join us for Florian Krampe’s presentation about “The Future of Peacebuilding: Climate Change and Its Implications for Peacebuilding in Somalia”! With the aim to better prepare for and adequately respond to increasingly complex peacebuilding contexts,
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Theme Week | The Right Livelihood Award Candidate Nomination

The Right Livelihood Foundation has invited Pax et Bellum to nominate Award Laureates for 2020. We, the Board of Pax et Bellum, invite all MEMBERS to join us and Peter Wallensteen for our nomination event!
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Book Launch | Iran and Saudi Arabia: Taming a Chaotic Conflict

The Department of Peace and Conflict Research and Pax et Bellum invite you to Ibrahim Fraihat’s Book Launch event!   Hostile relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia are partially responsible for the political instability plaguing
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CANCELLED: Theme Week | Crisis Simulation (The Environment, Peace and Security)

Implications of the environmental crisis are the biggest challenge of our generation. We invite you to join our simulation to solve them all! To make it as fun as possible, we need more than 12
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