18Dec 2017

6:15pm-8:00pm

Stories with Peter Wallensteen

Join Pax et Bellum and Peter Wallensteen for this annual holiday event. We will talk about peace-related events around Jul (Christmas) and the New Year. Take part in an informal discussion, gingersnaps (pepparkakor), and glögg!

When? 18. of December at 18:15–20:00

Where? Gamla torget 3, Uppsala, Library at the Russian Centre

Let us know if you want to join here.

This event will take place at the Library at the Russian Centre, which is located on the 4th floor of Gamla Torget 3.

This event is is coordination with Folkuniversitetet.

02Feb 2018

7:15pm-11:45pm

Homecoming Gasque

12Dec 2017

2:15pm-4:15pm

Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation Visit (rescheduled!)

IMPORTANT: The event has been rescheduled due to an overlap in classes and the event itself. It will instead be held in January 2018. We will keep you up to date.

Join us for a visit to the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation to learn about their work relating to building and sustaining peace, including inclusivity, civil society engagement as well as youth involvement. How to navigate among the ongoing processes in the UN? What are the challenges and opportunities to building and sustaining peace on regional, national and local levels?

When? January 2018

Where? Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Övre Slottsgatan 2, 753 10 Uppsala, Sweden

Let us know if you want to join here.

More information about the foundation’s work can be found at www.daghammarskjold.se

This event is for members only. If you're not a member yet, but like to become one, please contact Anna Marie Obermeier.

 

06Dec 2017

3:15pm-5:15pm

Cover Letter Writing Workshop

Are you stressed about applying for internships? Don't know where to start or just need someone to look over your cover letter?

Join Pax et Bellum and Angela Muvumba Sellström to gain valuable tips on cover letter writing.

When? Wednesday at 15:15–17:15
Where? Gamla Torget 6, Room 6251
Let us know if you want to join here.

This event is is coordination with Folkuniversitetet.

30Nov 2017

9:15am-12:00pm

Lecture on #MeToo

Event in Swedish!

While sexual harassment has gained recent attention with the #MeToo social media campaign, it is a long-standing issue, and can affect people of all genders and sexual orientations.

The University’s Council for Equal Opportunities invites employees and students to a lecture on the issue with Anneli Häyrén, researcher at the Centre for Gender Studies. The lecture addresses the occurrence of sexual abuse and other expressions of power in the academic environment. Attendees also receive information about Uppsala University's guidelines and practices in dealing with abuse and harassment. The lecture is open and free for all employees and students at Uppsala University. Due to large interest in the event, the Council has now upsized the venue to accommodate as many attendees as possible. However registration is required to be sure of a place.

Time: 30 November 9:15-12:00
Location: Sal X, Universitetshuset
Registration: likavillkor@uadm.uu.se (no later than November 28th)

21Nov 2017

3:15pm-5:00pm

Liminality in arms: The war, the volunteers and the state-society relationship in Ukraine

This presentation discusses a research project that focuses on the volunteer battalions that self-mobilized in Ukraine during the spring of 2014 as a case for investigating the dual role of paramilitaries as nation-builders and military forces. Of the nation and hence close to the people, yet simultaneously armed but not of the state, the paramilitaries are betwixt and between categories. Their rise is often connected to situations characterized by rapid social change – in this case revolution and war, in which they played a role. Ultimately, the investigation of the Ukrainian volunteer battalions offers to shed light on the close connections between state, society and warfare, as well as strategy and contemporary war in Europe.

  • Date: 11/21/2017 at 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Location: Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES) Gamla torget 3, 3 vån, IRES Bibliotek
  • Lecturer: Ilmari Käihkö is post-doctoral researcher associated with the Department of Sociology, Uppsala University, supported by the Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF). His research concentrates on creation, use and control of force, and the ethnographic field methods which assist in the investigation of these issues.
  • Website
  • Organizer: Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES)
  • Contact person: Jevgenija Gehsbarga
  • Phone: 018 471 1630
  • Seminarium

16Nov 2017

10:00am-11:45am

The Global State of Democracy Public Launch Event

A launch event for International IDEA’s new publication, The Global State of Democracy. The event will specifically focus on the basis of the publication, the new Global State of Democracy (GSoD) Indices.

Svend-Erik Skaaning, Professor Political Science Aarhus University; Melida Jimenez, Program Officer International IDEA; and Håvard Hegre, Department of Peace and Conflict Research Uppsala University will have a discussion to launch the new international IDEA publication, The Global State of Demcoracy. The discussion will focus on the new GSoD Indices, measuring democracy, and on global democratic trends.

This event is open to all Uppsala Unviersity students and faculty members.

08Nov 2017

5:00pm-6:30pm

Towards a More Peaceful World

Welcome to a discussion between Nils Petter Gleditsch (Research Professor at Peace Research Institute Oslo), Håvard Hegre (Dag Hammarskjöld Professor), and Margareta Sollenberg (Researcher at the Uppsala Conflict Data Program).Johan Brosché (Researcher at Department of Peace and Conflict Research) will moderate the discussion.

Where: Hall 4573, Östra Ågatan 19

When: 8 November, 17-18:30

Are we moving towards a more peaceful world? The question might seem naive. The daily news picture informs us of wars and terror incidents around the world. But the larger armed conflicts are limited to a small number of countries and the increased attention to them is in itself a sign that violence can no longer be swept under the rug. The probability of being killed in war or genocide has decreased remarkably in recent decades.

In his recently published book Mot en mer fredelig verden? [Towards a More Peaceful World?] veteran peace researcher Nils Petter Gleditsch provides an overview of the development of the international conflict map. He argues that violence is slowly becoming outdated as a tool in conflicts, internal as well as international and paints a hopeful picture of what he calls a social democratic peace, built on democracy, international cooperation, economic integration, and social and economic non-discrimination. The book discusses several caveats to the author’s optimistic view of the future. The emerging peace may be broken by the emergence of new major power conflicts, stronger religious clashes, increased inequalities, or climate change and other environmental hazards. All these challenges must be taken seriously, but they are nevertheless unlikely to reverse the trend towards more peaceful relations in the long run.

28Sep 2017

4:00pm-6:00pm

Book Talk: Understanding the Violence of Poverty

On Thursday 28 September from 16.00 to 18.00, Diana Skelton from ATD Fourth World will be speaking about her NGO's new book 'Artisans of Peace Overcoming Poverty – Volume 3: Understanding the Violence of Poverty'.

The book is about how people living in extreme poverty in many different countries have developed a variety of new approaches to creating peace. For more information about the book and a free PDF download, see: http://www.atd-fourthworld.org/artisans-peace-overcoming-poverty-volume-3-understanding-violence-poverty/.

After the presentation of the book, there will be time for discussion and questions. Fika will be provided.

For those who are not a member of Pax et Bellum yet, the board will be present 15 minutes before the start of the book talk to register new members (membership fee: 100 SEK).

21Sep 2017

7:15pm-8:45pm

Beers with TAPRI

Dear all,

This Thursday a group of students, post-grads, and professors from TAPRI (Tampere Peace Research Institute) are visiting Uppsala and they would love to meet and talk with their fellow Peace and Conflict Studies students. Grab this opportunity to broaden your network and have a relaxed evening with good conversations over a beer.

Hope to see you all at Palermo's at 7.30 this Thursday!

05Sep 2017

12:00am-1:30pm

Elections

The time has come to say goodbye.

The 2016/17 board would like to thank everyone who made last year one to remember! One of our fond memories is of the January homecoming gasque (see this event photo) ~ NOTE: the homecoming gasque should be the next board's NUMBER ONE priority. Jokes (not really) aside, the time has come to hand over the torch and let a new board carry on the loving, friendly and welcoming spirit that is the Pax et Bellum.

Since neither I (Joel) nor any other 2016/17 board member are currently in Uppsala, the meeting will be led by our very own former vice-chair Gulla Ólafsdóttir, with assistance from Remco Bastiaan Jansen and Tom Renvallwho y'all meet at the mingle.

So, buckle up, here comes everything you need to know about the election:

When: September 5th, 12:00
Where: Outside classroom 3576, Political Science Department
Why: because democracy rocks

CLARIFICATION: Pax et Bellum does not represent the master students with the department or any other University thing. If you are looking to represent the students, improve quality of studies etc. apply for Student Representative, which is a whole different election that happens later in the semester.

☛ The Elections

There are a lot of rules for this thing, so if you're very interested, consult the statutes on the Pax home page. But here are the important things:

Voting in the Election Meeting is restricted to members of Pax et Bellum. You can become a member at the Election Meeting.

The Election Meeting elects a board consisting of at least five and at most seven people with a mandate period until the next election meeting. The board consists of at least the following posts: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Head of Activities, Treasurer, Head of PR and Marketing, Secretary and the alternative position, General Board Member. If there are nominations for the alternative position, this position will be voted for. Also, the Vice-Chairperson and Head of Activities positions can be combined if necessary. In this case there can be up to two alternates to ensure that there is an odd number of members on the board.

We use a Single Transferrable Vote system in which candidates must win at least 50% of the votes. In practice, this means that all nominees will be presented during the election meeting and that you'll vote for each position by ranking all the nominees (for more info, see Google).

After the nominees are presented, each of the nominees have the chance to present their candidacy in a 1 minute speech (it's not as pompous at it sounds) before the voting.

If the election of a titled board position is uncontested (only one candidate), the candidate must be elected by 50% of the members present.

☛ Nominations

Nominations for any board position is restricted to members of Pax et Bellum. You will have the chance to become a member at the Election Meeting.

Nominations are open from now up until the Chairperson initiates the voting of that position at the Election Meeting. This means that you ex. can apply for the Chairperson post before the election and, if you're not elected, nominate yourself as Treasurer before that post is voted on. You nominate yourself or someone else via the link below, or do it at the meeting.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hiJyKKJAE1qeUkvr92CQHT2bdPNO9QoD3d0qcGQOFmA/edit?ts=59a4727e

The following positions (all of them) are up for the vote. Here is a short introduction to each of them. If you want more details, just ask.

☛ Board Positions and Responsibilities

The board consists of:
1. Chairperson
2. Vice Chairperson
3. Head of Activities
4. Treasurer
5. Head of Marketing and Public Relations
6. Secretary
7. General Board Member (alternate) position (s)

The Basics of Board Membership:
• be present at board meetings
• organize activities and events for Pax et Bellum
• ensure that Pax et Bellum is run in accordance with its purposes
• make decisions regarding all organizational matters that are not explicitly assigned to the membership in the Statues of Pax et Bellum
• report activities to the association’s members at the Annual General Meeting, including a program review and a financial report of the concluding activity year

The Chairperson
• represents the association officially
• leads the association’s work
• oversees that the statutes, as well as other binding rules and decisions of the association, are followed
• holds signatory power with the Treasurer
• arranges with the Vice Chairperson how her/his duties are fulfilled during a period of absence

The Vice Chairperson
• connects with the Chairperson on administrative work. If the Chairperson resigns, the Vice Chairperson takes over. No decision by the board or the members is required.
• works closely with the Activity Group and assists the Head of Activities when necessary, but is administratively tied to the Chairperson
• takes over for the Head of Activities if it is required for a temporary period (leave of absence) or if the Head of Activities resigns, until the position has a replacement

The Head of Activities
• holds responsibility for Pax et Bellum’s activities
• ensures activities and programs are properly organized and run
• head of the Activity Group

The Treasurer
• oversees that membership payments and other fees are paid
• applies for grants from the state, municipality, and other available grants
• collects bills and pays the expenses of the association, as well as keeping verifications for these transactions
• keeps the financial records in line with good accounting practices and establishes balance reports for the Annual General Meeting.
• holds responsibility for the filing of any tax documents when required
• holds signatory power in all financial matters (with the Chairperson)

The Head of Marketing and Public Relations
• holds responsibility for managing Pax's social media accounts and the running of the Pax et Bellum website
• communicates actively with the Head of Activities and the Head of Public Relations to ensure that these duties are done in a timely fashion
• informs the public about the activities of the association
• holds responsibility for the completion of any required press releases, and assisting the Chairperson with outreach and communications with other organizations
• completes Activity Reports when available

The Secretary
• updates and maintains the member list
• updates and maintains the association’s archive, including signed copies of all minutes and reports
• maintains the Activity Reports
• takes the minutes at every board meeting, and if unavailable a person is elected by those present
• takes attendance at the events, and is responsible for the issuing of participation certificates for members
• circulates of membership information with the approval of the Chairperson

Alternate General Board Member
• holds all the responsibilities of being a board member
• may play a particular role in planning Pax et Bellum social events, supporting charity efforts or taking on special projects
• in charge of responding to general inquires about Pax et Bellum and ensuring an answer is given by the responsible board member on more specific questions
• there is ONE alternate general board member position UNLESS the Vice-Chairperson and Head of Activities positions are combined, in which case there may be two Alternate General Board Members

Phew, that is all.

(Gulla) will see you at the meeting!*

30May 2017

6:00pm-9:00pm

Running Dinner & Dancing: Final Paxtivity of 2016/17

UPDATE - due to end of year madness, we are scrapping the running dinner, and instead trying to get a table at Snerikes for dinner followed by dancing.

Schedule:
Starter: 18.00 - 19.15
~15 min to switch homes~
Main: 19.30 - 20.45
~15 min to switch homes~
Dessert: 21.00 - 22.15
~15 min to get to snerikes ~
Paaaartay 22.30

Don't miss the final Pax-tivity of 2016/17: Running Dinner & Dancing

The idea is to enjoy a three-course dinner, while bonding with your fellow Pax members for one last time before we all scattter to different corners of the world.

In practice you will be preparing and hosting one course with a teammate for two other teams at your apartment, while being hosted at two other apartments for the other two courses. Depending on who signs-up, the teams will be different at every course, which allows for triple mingling! The evening will end with beers and dancing for a final goodbye.

Sign-up here by Sat, May 27th midnight: http://bit.ly/2q2MIsA

18May 2017

4:00pm-7:00pm

Launch Party - 4th Edition of Pax et Bellum Journal

The time has come to launch the 4th edition of the Pax et Bellum Journal!

This year, student researchers from more than 10 countries have submitted their papers to be peer-reviewed and published in open access. This 4th Edition of Pax et Bellum Journal features articles on such diverse topics as peaceful civil resistance, water scarcity in Syria, the motivations behind the Tuareg resistance in Mali and more.

Join us in celebrating the release of Pax et Bellum Journal’s 4th Edition on 18th of May 2017 at 4pm at Dag Hammarskjöld and Law Library (Slottsgränd 3, 753 09 Uppsala). Free nibbles and drinks will be provided.

All welcome!

During the event the authors will have the opportunity to talk briefly about their papers, and we will Skype in the ones that are not present in Sweden. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and discuss contemporary Peace and Conflict related issues with promising young scholars, the editorial board and the faculty of the Department of Peace and Conflict Research.

Pax et Bellum Journal is edited and published by students and researchers at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University.

This is a collaboration between Pax et Bellum, Uppsala Peace and Development Student Association and the Department of Peace and Conflict Research. For this launch event we are also happy to collaborate with Uppsala University Library and Folkuniversitetet.

For questions, please contact: journal@paxetbellum.org

28Mar 2017

4:30pm-6:00pm

Pax Talks: Alexander Verbeek

We are pleased to announce the next Pax Talks with Alexander Verbeek, a visiting fellow at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research (DPCR), and an associate at the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Stockholm International Water Institute. Alexander has also worked as a diplomat for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1992. He is a public speaker on international issues related to climate, water, food, energy and resources and he has given lectures at no less then Yale University.

Don't be shy and join for this super interesting lecture about climate change and conflict in the context of a new "fact free" world. After the lecture, Alexander will join us for the honourable Uppsala tradition of “Burgers and Beers” at GH-nation.

The lecture is open to everyone and we hope for a vibrant discussion!
Location: Hall 2, DPCR, Gamla Torget 3
We would like to recognize the support from Folksuniversitetet.

17Feb 2017

1:00pm-4:00pm

Cinema, Eat & Act

The last day of theme week is a chance to put knowledge into action.

First, we will watch a film that situates displacement in a local context. “On the Bride’s Side” will be screened in Sal 1 starting at 13:00, followed by an informal discussion for 15 minutes.

Second, we will enjoy the fundraising fika baked by theme week participants to raise funds for a displacement-related initiative in Sweden.

Third, we will take action! In Sal 2, participants will drive the focus of the afternoon through an interactive activity used to identify the key interests of the attendees. Once these action-oriented interests are identified, they will be divided amongst various stations where participants can circulate and take action. Some pre-arranged ‘taking action’ stations will also be available such as: Amnesty International letter writing, CV review station, and Red Cross volunteer information.

Come ready to reflect, discuss, and mobiize around displacement issues - and bring a printed CV if you're interested in this station.

Free, open to all.

This event and all other activities of the Pax et Bellum Theme Week are supported by Folkuniversitetet.

16Feb 2017

1:00pm-5:30pm

Hands-On Workshop with Björn Holmberg & Burgers and Beers

Thursday is THE day of the theme week!

A very interesting workshop led by Uppsala University Peace and Conflict Studies alumusi, Björn Holmberg, who has more than 20 years field and HQ experience on issues related to peace and security from a theoretical and operational perspectives.

Björn will have participants apply frameworks on conflict analysis and displacement analysis using Colombia as a case study. The event will start with a career-oriented informal “brown-bag” lunch where Pax et Bellum will provide a light lunch with open-faced sandwiches and biscuits (for the always hungry persons among us, bring some extra food!). We will end the day with Burgers & Beers (B&B) at Smalands nation.

Only 45 spots are available for the workshop, so hurry up and register! This event is open to anyone who is interested, but it does require a Pax et Bellum membership, or a one-time fee of 100SEK for those who do not want the membership.

REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/2kf3P3g

This event and all other activities of the Pax et Bellum Theme Week are supported by Folkuniversitetet.

16Feb 2017

7:00am-5:00pm

Red Cross Volunteering

Volunteering Option A: Swedish Red Cross Youth

Do you love to sleep because it is a time machine to breakfast? Or do you shine all day because you eat glitter for breakfast? Well then the breakfast club is something for you! You can share your passion for breakfast while socializing with youth. After being energized by all the food, it is time to play some ping pong or snooker. A lovely start of your and their thursday morning! Hurry up, only 4 spots are available. Register, come and join us!

Time: 7:00-9:00am
Location: Valthornsvägen 17, 756 50 Uppsala
Register here: http://bit.ly/2lcZGB0

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Volunteering Option B: Swedish Red Cross Youth

Do you like showing off your athletic skills? Or do you lack athletic coordination but like volunteering? Volunteering to play soccer with youth is great for athletic heroes and wannabes alike! There are only 3 spaces available so register right away!

Time 15:30-17:00
Location: Ekeby Bruk 35 752 75 Uppsala
Register here: http://bit.ly/2lcZGB0

Note: This event is only open to students of the Master in Peace and Conflict who have Pax et Bellum membership.

15Feb 2017

2:00pm-5:00pm

Baking with a Cause

Want a tangible way to take action? We KNEAD you!

Join us at the Klostergatan Hotel dream kitchen where we will bake items for a fundraising fika. Registration required so we can coordinate supplies. REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/2lgSZKm

Basic ingredients will be provided: flour, eggs, sugar, butter, baking powder. If you wish to bake your own recipe, please bring those ingredients not provided. Note, we are making all nut-free items, please note during registration if you have a serious food allergy you would like us to accommodate. We are also in need of baking trays and baking sheets.

This event and all other activities of the Pax et Bellum Theme Week are supported by Folkuniversitetet.

14Feb 2017

1:00pm-4:00pm

War & Displacement Through Different Lenses: Panel Discussion

On the second day of theme week, we will move from the Colombian context to a broader perspective on war and displacement. A panel discussion with professionals from various fascinating backgrounds:

  • Katie Lo (via Skype) - UNHCR staffer based in Baghdad, working on protection of internally displaced people
  • Yazan al Rayyes - Practitioner, Business Developing Manager at JustArrived.se, a Swedish organisation connecting immigrants with the job market
  • Eric Skogg - Researcher and PhD Candidate in Peace and Conflict Studies at DPCR
  • Seynab Haji - Community Development Practitioner working generally on grassroot integration processes in Sweden, and specifically with immigrant civil society organization in Uppsala
  • Lucía Leontiev, Researcher and PhD Candidate in Human Rights at Uppsala University


Panelists will share their academic and practical expertise with war and displacement working from the standpoints of their respective fields. They will highlight challenges they face, and opportunities for positive change.

The event will start with a moderated panel discussion followed by an interactive Q&A with the audience. The event will be moderated by Pierre Thomson who has professional experience working with refugees in the USA.

We invite you all to come, and promise you an interesting and insightful afternoon!

Free, open to all.

This event and all other activities of the Pax et Bellum Theme Week are supported by Folkuniversitetet.

13Feb 2017

4:15pm-6:00pm

War & Displacement in Colombia

Theme week opens with high-level insights into one of the world’s more notable peace agreements - that in Colombia. Gustavo Paredes Rojas, Minister Plenipotenciary from the Colombian Embassy, will talk about displacement in Colombia due to the conflict, the peace agreement, and resettled Colombians in Sweden.

Minister Rojas will give his presentation (30-45min), then an interactive discussion with the audience for 20-30min, and fika afterwards.

Free, open to all.

This event and all other activities of the Pax et Bellum Theme Week are supported by Folkuniversitetet.

13Feb 2017

9:00am-5:00pm

THEME WEEK: Beyond Borders - Challenges of War & Displacement

Like the Facebook page for updates.

04Feb 2017

6:00pm-1:00am

Home: Winter Gasque

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The Home Gasque is about three things:

➀ Home. Wherever this place is, it is the greatest pool of stories, tradition and memories. Maybe this word makes you think of a place, a person, a color, a smell or something you can’t even explain. Find something (anything) to wear that reminds you of home (if you can, go big - we already have several traditional formal outfits confirmed). During the night, we'll remember, toast and sing to home. We’ll honor each other traditions, build up a beautiful collage of patterns, trinkets and customs - then party it all the way to oblivion.

➁ Reunion. This masters program is pretty great despite all of our meltdowns. For all of the fun and imperfect personalities in each class, there is another set, and finally we´ll all be together in Uppsala. Let us sing, cry, drink and eat until our bellies and hearts rejoice. Let someone stand up and toast to peace and that methods is forever over. Let another steal a tablecloth, make it a cape and vault over tables like the hero that was always inside. And let a third run a flag down the parquette and proclaim the Pax republic of Let’s Dance Our Faces Off.

➂ Afterparty. We thought, when we’re high on the potpurri of Home, let’s not do the usual. Let’s go full blast. We present: ✯Katushka✯. Uppsala’s best, most packed and undoubtedly most raging Balkan club. We made a sweet deal with Norrlands to have this as our släpp. If you should ever experience this thing, now is the time.

What: The feast, party, gasque and reunion, of your lives
When: 4 February, 2017
Where: Norrlands Nation
What to bring: song book, pen, cash for avec
What to wear: Formal attire and/or a piece of home (whatever that may be: a suit, an accessory etc.)

Guests are welcome!
In cooperation with Folkuniversitetet.

#gsqhome

26Jan 2017

4:00pm-6:00pm

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting for Pax Et Bellum will be held on January 26, 2017. The Annual Meeting is the highest decision body in Pax Et Bellum and therefore take the decisions on core questions for the organization, such as for example the financial review of the past year.

All members of Pax Et Bellum have the possibility to attend and vote during the annual transferring of votes is not allowed). Also, there is a possibility for non-members to become members during the meeting in order to be able to vote.

Below you will find the preliminary agenda for the meeting. Please notice that you as members have the possibility to add points to the agenda by sending your suggestion to info@paxetbellum.org at least seven days before the annual meeting. The deadline for sending in suggestion for additional points to the agenda is January 19, 2017.

Please note that no elections will be held for the board during the annual meeting. The elections for the board are according to Pax Et Bellum statues held in the beginning of the fall semester each year.

Coffee and light snacks will be served during the meeting.

Date: January 26, 2017

Time: 16:00

Place: Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Uppsala

Preliminary Agenda Pax Et Bellum Annual Meeting

  1. Opening of the Annual Meeting
  2. Approval of whether the summon was according to statues for the Annual Meeting
  3. Establishment of the chairperson of Pax Et Bellum as chairperson of the Annual Meeting.
  4. Establishment of the secretary of the Pax Et Bellum board as secretary for the Annual Meeting.
  5. Selection of two non-Pax Et Bellum Board members to control the minutes
  6. Approval of the agenda.
  7. The Board’s program review of the preceding year.
  8. The Board’s financial report.
  9. Auditor’s report of the Board’s management for the preceding year.
  10. Question of the Board’s freedom of liability for the preceding year.
  11. Establishment of the membership fee.
  12. Review of bills received within the designated time limit.
  13. Recommendations from the Board.
  14. Election of vacant Board member positions.
  15. Election of the Election Board. This election board will be responsible for the Board elections held the following September.
  16. . Other questions
  17. Closing of the Annual Meeting.

15Dec 2016

1:00pm-5:00pm

Simulation: PAXIUM

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Put those books and calculators aside - it’s time to turn theory into practice!

In the midst of everyone’s favourite course, Pax et Bellum offers the ultimate opportunity to escape the numbers and statistics and to strengthen your negotiating skills.

We introduce PAXIUM, a role-playing activity exploring conflict and international humanitarian law developed by the Canadian Red Cross. This 4-hour activity concerns the fictitious nation of Paxium and the events that unfold as it descends into civil war.

PAXIUM was designed to:

- foster awareness of the difficulty of humanitarian decision- making during times of conflict
- to promote respect for the rights of non-combatants in conflict situations
- to encourage support for the preservation of human dignity during times of conflict
- to foster awareness around international events and the challenges involved in both the enforcement of international law and the post-conflict rebuilding process

Simulation gaming is a great tool to improve social skills, foster a deeper understanding of a topic through empathy building and providing the opportunity for self-reflection.

PAXIUM will be facilitated by the Pax et Bellum board, who will have received over 15 hours of training on this specific activity. Participation in PAXIUM is a prerequisite for those interested in facilitating future simulation activities.

Make sure to sign up EARLY - participation is free, refreshments will be provided and spots are limited!

Sign up here.

Admission is free but you need to be a member of Pax et Bellum. New members are very welcome!

The game is on!

09Nov 2016

5:15pm-11:15pm

Gasquerade

It's time for the first PeB gasque of 2016/2017!
Guaranteed to be one of the most memorable social events of the year, the night will be filled with delicious food, great entertainment, and awesome guests (you). The theme for the night is Gasquerade – yes, a gasque with a masque!

Guests will enjoy a three course dinner, sing songs from the Pax et Bellum songbook, have the chance to win prizes, and are invited to conclude the night with dancing! Come dressed to impress with semi-formal attire and a mysterious masque.

This is a night not to miss, so make sure you get your ticket(s) early, as there are a limited amount of seats.

Ticket prices:

  • Alcohol-free: 350 SEK
  • Alcohol included: 390 SEK
  • NOTE: Those who are not a member of Pax et Bellum will have to pay an additional 20 SEK

You can buy your tickets with us at the DPCR Student Lounge

  • Wednesday, October 12 from 11:15 – 12:30
  • Thursday, October 13 from 12:15 – 13:30
  • or at the Movie Night Thursday, October 13 at Pinocchio’s.


Östgöta Nation has club nights on Wednesdays, so for those who feel like an afterparty, there will be the possibility to do some dancing! 

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13Oct 2016

6:00pm-9:00pm

Movie Night

Welcome to a Pax et Bellum film and pizza night. While enjoying our pizzas and drinks, we will screen a comedy-drama called "A Perfect Day," originally screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015. The film, directed by Fernando de León de Aronoa, is set “somewhere in the Balkans” and follows a small group of NGO-affiliated aid workers in the aftermath of the Bosnian war. Following the film we will have an informal discussion about ethics in humanitarian work.

Note: PeB will provide the venue and the film; however, attendees are responsible for purchasing their own food and drinks from Pinocchio's.

Click here to watch the trailer

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04Oct 2016

12:00am-1:00pm

Election: Pax et Bellum Journal Editor

election-pax-journal-editorAn incredible opportunity to flex your academic editing skills! Sign up today (or on Oct 4th) for the Editor in Chief position for the Pax et Bellum Journal:http://bit.ly/2dsH5sW

Election to be held in the DPCR Student Lounge at 12:15, Tues, Oct 4, 2016.

The mission of the PAX et BELLUM Journal is to provide a platform for young researchers to contribute to interdisciplinary peace and conflict discourse. The aim is to provide student perspectives on a wide-ranging scope of topics related to the field.

NOTE: following the election, Pax Members are invited to learn about & to sign-up for one of the Pax et Bellum Committees:
1) Events Committee
2) PR Committee
3) Fika Committee

12Sep 2016

3:00pm-5:00pm

Elections 16/17 Pax Board

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For the last time: Dear Members,

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It's been a blast to serve as board for the past year. Truly. We organized two magnificent gasques, and you attended in numbers never seen before in the history of Pax. We hosted guest lectures from SIPRI and other places, we had a week with a theme on the rights of indigenous peoples, we simulated a crisis and we quizzed at a pub. We paid an awkward visit to the Russian Embassy. We sang karaoke, remember that?

But now, time to step down.

First, some info about the elections. Then, some info about the all different positions on the board.

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When: 15.00
Where: Student Lounge, DPCR

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CLARIFICATION: Pax et Bellum does not represent the master students with the department or any other University thing. If you are looking to represent the students, improve quality of studies etc. apply for Student Representative, which is a whole different election that happens later in the semester.

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☛ The Elections

There are a lot of rules for this thing, so if you're very interested, consult the statutes on the Pax home page. But here are the important things:

Voting in the Election Meeting is restricted to members of Pax et Bellum. You will have the chance to become a member at the Election Meeting.

The Election Meeting elects a Board consisting of at least five and at most seven people with a mandate period until the next election meeting. The Board consists of at least the following posts: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Head of Activities, Treasurer, Head of PR and Marketing, Secretary and the alternative position, General Board Member. If there are nominations for the alternative position, this position will be voted for. Also, the Vice-Chairperson and Head of Activities positions can be combined if necessary. In this case there can be up to two alternates to ensure that there is an odd number of members on the Board.

We use a Single Transferrable Vote system in which candidates must win at least 50% of the votes. In practice, this means that all nominees will be presented during the election meeting and that you'll vote for each position by ranking all the nominees (for more info, see Google).

After the nominees are presented, each of the nominees have the chance to present their candidacy in a 1 minute speech (it's not as pompous at it sounds) before the voting.

If the election of a titled Board position is uncontested (only one candidate), the candidate must be elected by 50% of the members present.

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☛ Nominations

Nominations for any Board position is restricted to members of Pax et Bellum. You will have the chance to become a member at the Election Meeting.

Nominations are open from now up until the Charperson initiates the voting of that position at the Election Meeting. This means that you ex. can apply for the Chairperson post before the election and, if you're not elected, nominate yourself as Treasurer before that post is voted on. You nominate yourself or someone else via the link below, or do it at the meeting.

https://goo.gl/forms/tLfZqok4wuLAEyZ73

The following positions (all of them) are up for the vote. Here is a short introduction to each of them. If you want more details, just ask.

☛ Board Positions and Responsibilities
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The Board consists of:
1. Chairperson
2. Vice Chairperson
3. Head of Activities
4. Treasurer
5. Head of Marketing and Public Relations
6. Secretary
7. General Board Member (alternate) position (s)
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The Basics of Board Membership:
• be present at Board meetings.
• organize activities and events for Pax et Bellum .
• ensure that Pax et Bellum is run in accordance with its purposes.
• make decisions regarding all organizational matters that are not explicitly assigned to the membership in the Statues of Pax et Bellum.
• report activities to the association’s members at the Annual General Meeting, including a program review and a financial report of the concluding activity year.
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The Chairperson
• represents the association officially.
• leads the association’s work.
• oversees that the statutes, as well as other binding rules and decisions of the association, are followed.
• holds signatory power with the Treasurer.
• arranges with the Vice Chairperson how her/his duties are fulfilled during a period of absence.
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The Vice Chairperson
• connects with the Chairperson on administrative work. If the Chairperson resigns, the Vice Chairperson takes over. No decision by the Board or the members is required.
• works closely with the Activity Group and assists the Head of Activities when necessary, but is administratively tied to the Chairperson.
• takes over for the Head of Activities if it is required for a temporary period (leave of absence) or if the Head of Activities resigns, until the position has a replacement
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The Head of Activities
• holds responsibility for Pax et Bellum’s activities
• ensures activities and programs are properly organized and run
• heads of the Activity Group.
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The Treasurer
• oversees that membership payments and other fees are paid
• applies for grants from the state, municipality, and other available grants
• collects bills and pays the expenses of the association, as well as keeping verifications for these transactions
• keeps the financial records in line with good accounting practices and establishes balance reports for the Annual General Meeting.
• holds responsibility for the filing of any tax documents when required
• holds signatory power in all financial matters (with the Chairperson).
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The Head of Marketing and Public Relations
• holds responsibility for managing Pax's social media accounts and the running of the Pax et Bellum website.
• communicates actively with the Head of Activities and the Head of Public Relations to ensure that these duties are done in a timely fashion.
• informs the public about the activities of the association.
• holds responsibility for the completion of any required press releases, and assisting the Chairperson with outreach and communications with other organizations.
• completes Activity Reports when available.
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The Secretary
• updates and maintains the member list.
• updates and maintains the association’s archive, including signed copies of all minutes and reports.
• maintains the Activity Reports.
• takes the minutes at every Board meeting, and if unavailable a person is elected by those present.
• takes attendance at the events, and is responsible for the issuing of participation certificates for members.
• circulates of membership information with the approval of the Chairperson.
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Alternate General Board Member
• holds all the responsibilities of being a Board Member.
• may play a particular role in planning Pax et Bellum social events, supporting charity efforts or taking on special projects.
• in charge of responding to general inquires about Pax et Bellum and ensuring an answer is given by the responsible Board member on more specific questions.
• there is ONE alternate general board member position UNLESS the Vice-Chairperson and Head of Activities positions are combined, in which case there may be two Alternate General Board Members.


Phew, that is all.

See you at the meeting.

04Jun 2016

12:00am-12:30am

End of the Year Trip

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1. Please sign up if you're planning to come, deadline Friday 27th of May:https://docs.google.com/forms/u/0/d/13_msU2Rr-aVd4HZmdtxuzrIs-BO8Ov8HyYl775rpSOQ/edit

2. Scroll down for complete information on this fab trip.

3. The cabin is on the house! Pax is so very proud to be able to sponsor this trip. Plain English: no charge for coming to this trip.

4. This will be so great.

 

FRNDS,

 

It’s been almost a whole year.

Here’s spend the last few days in each other’s lovely and unmatchable company.

Here’s to every one who attended activities. Thank you so much. We are many. We are Pax.

Here’s to all of you who’ve organised activities. Thank you so, so much. Here’s to the Crisis Simulation Group. Here is to the Gasque Group, to the Journal Committee, the activities group and to Becky who organised the Career Day.

Here’s an End-of-the-Year Trip. A proper thank you. It will be bananas.

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☞ Info about the place:

The trip goes to Thorgården. It’s located on Lurbovägen 6, in Lurbo south of Uppsala. You can get there by bike (30 mins), bus 107 or bus 11 (15-25 mins).

It’s an establishment made up of two cabins, one big and one small, two saunas and a nice outdoor area with a fire pit for sing-alongs. The whole place has 26 beds - 22 in the big building and 4 in the small one.

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☞ Info about sign-up, cost, expectations etc.:

Again, please sign up if you're planning to come, deadline Friday 27th of May: https://docs.google.com/forms/u/0/d/13_msU2Rr-aVd4HZmdtxuzrIs-BO8Ov8HyYl775rpSOQ/edit

Pax et Bellum is sponsoring the cost of the cabin. Ergo, you only have to pay for transportation and for food. And you’re probably eating that weekend anyway, so really no extra costs.

We will organise food teams to be in in charge of the breakfasts, lunches and dinners. This because there will only be one kitchen and plenty of us. So please indicate below if you have any preference for what type of meal you prefer to prepare and how long you’re staying.

We’ll also be exercising social pressure to get everyone to help clean the place around Monday lunch. If you’re leaving earlier, we might assign you to some other minor task.

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☞ Pack list (w. reservation for updates):

- What you’d normally bring to an over-night cabin trip (towel, kubb, underwear, acoustic guitar, toothbrush, snake bite kit)

- Party consumables.

- Swimwear for the sauna

- Sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases. The cabin provides pillows and blankets.

- Food, as per our assigning you to different food teams.

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If you have any questions: pose them here or contact Kristen at generalboardmember@paxetbellum.org

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Pax Board

30May 2016

10:30am-5:00pm

Pax ♥ Oslo

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Dear members,

It’s about bloody time for an end-of-the-year treat. A little nugget of Scandinavian love.

Pax has been invited to play our part of student reps as the DPCR and our sister department at Oslo University kicks off an annual tradition.

And we want you to be a part of it.
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The idea is to facilitate for more exchange between our programs. Every year, one of the departments will send a fine group of first-year peace and conflict master students from its town to the other. The departments will also work their asses off to set up a program for the visitors and hosts around the subjects of conflict, peace, culture and fun. This first year, the Norwegians are coming to us.

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The program consist of four parts:

➊ The first part will happen at the Norwegian Embassy in Stockholm. For this event, we have 18 spots for master students, but with priority for first-years (we’re genuinely sorry, second-years; orders). To get one of these spots, sign up here

Below is a preliminary schedule. The details might change. If you sign-up though, plan to be there the whole day. There might also be some attendance from royalty and former prime ministers. Can't promise. But it's a good "might".

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So, preliminary but at least probable:

10:30 - 11:00: Gathering by and re-inauguration of a memorial monument commemorating the Nowregian police troops in Sweden during WWII. The monument is located at the Embassy

11:00 - 11:10: Opening of the seminar by Norwegian Ambassador Kai Eide

11:10 - 11:40: "Folke Bernadotte and his heritage – UNs first mediator" by Director-General Sven-Eric Söder, Folke Bernadotte Academy

11:40 - 12:40: "At the end of the road? Peace Negotiations between Israel and Palestine." by Professor Hilde Henriksen Waage, Oslo University

12:40 - 13:30: Lunch

13:30 - 14:00: "A union dissolved - Sweden and Norway 1905" by Professor Peter Wallensteen, Uppsala University

14:00 - 14:45: "Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts - presentation of an on-going research project" by researcher Ragnhild Nordås, PRIO

14:45 - 15:00: Paus

15:00 - 17:00: Lessons learned from on-going conflicts: Ambassador Dag Nylander on the Columbia process; Journalist and author Bitte Hammargren on Syria/Iraq; Ambassador Kai Eide on lessons learned from negotiation attempts in Afghanistan.

17:00 - 17:30: Mingle and transport to Uppsala by bus

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➋ The second part is hanging out with the Oslo students in Uppsala. This is of course open to everyone. We will likely find/reserve tables at a nation and subsequently have have loads of unbelievable fun. We might dance, we might sing.

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➌ The third part happens at the department in Uppsala. This is also open to everyone.

Preliminary but probable schedule for this third event

10:00 - 12:30:

"Track-two diplomacy and peacemaking in East Timor" by Professor Kjell-Åke Nordqvist, Stockholm School of Theology;

"Norwegian mediation in Sri Lanka" by Professor Kristine Höglund, Uppsala University;

"Resolving jihadists conflicts" by Professor Isak Svensson, Uppsala University

12:30-13:00: Wrap up

13.15-14:00: Lunch

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➍ The fourth part is a “social activity” yet to be decided, but we’re thinking showing the Oslo students around Uppsala in an infotaining manner and then chillaxing in a park or by the river.

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After that, our new friends will bid their farewell.

We will add more details. For now, save the dates and sign up for the Norwegian Embassy visit.

18May 2016

4:00pm-8:00pm

Silent Voices: Sexual Violence in Conflict

Are women innately more peaceful?
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Why is war gendered in all cultures?
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Does sexual violence in conflict evolve out of a need to assert dominance over femininity or as a method of group cohesion?
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What guidelines and frameworks exists to address and prevent sexual violence, especially for women and girls?
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These questions and more are what this event, “Silent Voices: Sexual Violence in Conflict” seeks to address. We will hear the voices of different organisations that address sexual violence in conflict from different perspectives; how it affects specific groups, how it is used as a weapon of war and what states have been doing to mitigate it. We hope to open this discussion to a wider audience and create awareness by understanding more about it.
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All are welcome!
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Free entrance and the event will be in English.

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Program:


16 - 17: Masculinity norms with Operation 1325
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Annika Schabbauer will talk about Operation 1325s partner organizations experiences of violence against women. For example: Centro de la Prevencion de Violencia and their work with gang violence in Nicaragua. Partners in Albania and their work with violence against women, violent masculinity norms, nationalist and conservative gender roles.
Take this opportunity to come and ask Annika about their work and how they practically are working to change norms!
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Operation 1325 is an umbrella organization initiated by several Swedish women’s and peace organizations. Through advocacy and training, in Sweden and internationally, the organizations objective is to increase women’s influence at all levels of peace processes and in conflict resolution. Operation 1325 advocates, informs, educates and creates platforms for debate and dialogue to influence decision makers, civil society and the general public with the aim of implementing UN’s Resolution 1325. (http://operation1325.se/en)
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17 - 18: Documentary with Kvinna till Kvinna
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Together with Linnea Halvarsson from Kvinna till Kvinna will we watch a documentary made by Marika Griehsel. A portrait of the encounter between Esther and Mira, two women living continents apart, they fight for the same cause: to help raped women rebuild their lives. The documentery sheds light on the devastating consequences of sexualized violence for the women subjected, but also for the community at large. The film also pays tribute to the dedication and determination of women's right activist. After the documentary we will discuss the role of NGOs, what can be done and what should we do? You will have the opportunity to ask Linnea questions of gender based violence and the work of Kvinna till Kvinna.
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The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation strengthens the organisation of women in conflict regions by collaborating with women’s organisations and supporting their work to promote women’s rights and peace. The goal is for women’s power and influence to increase. (http://kvinnatillkvinna.se/en/about-us/)
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18 - 19: Author Natalie Gerami about children and conflict.
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Natalie Gerami is an author of two books, "Tysta rop" and ”Uppdrag Sudan – Min tid med Läkare utan gränser", she will come and talk about her books and her experiences. Uppdrag Sudan is about Natalies time working for Doctors Without Borders where she met a lot of children suffering from the conflict. "Tysta rop" is the story of children subjected to sex trafficking, from India, Nepal, Ghana and Kenya.
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More info about Natalie and her books: http://gerami.se/


You will be able to purchase the books at the event for 180sek each. You will of course get the book signed!
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19 - 20: Lecture with Professor Ass. Prof. María Luisa Bartolomei, Institute of Latin American Studies, Stockholm University


A COLLABORATION BETWEEN PAX ET BELLUM AND UF

17May 2016

11:00am-12:00pm

Talk with SIPRI

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Dear members,

You’re invited to discuss how to connect research with policy with two very experienced SIPRI-reps.

Date: Tuesday, May 17
Time: 11:15am-12:15pm
Location: Hall 1, Gamla Torget 3
Title: Connecting Research and Policy: A Practical Conversation with SIPRI's Director for Security and Development

Join the Master's Practicum on Security and Development and Pax et Bellum for a conversation with Gary Milante, SIPRI's Director for Security and Development and Kate Sullivan, SIPRI Program Coordinator. They will share their personal experiences in how to best connect research to practical, policy work and will answer students' questions.

Dr. Milante has decades of experience in this field and has worked extensively with the World Bank. Ms. Sullivan has a wealth of experience working in the non-profit sector, especially with youth, as well as with diverse partners in international development and security.

14May 2016

9:00am-5:00pm

Crisis Simulation

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Registration has re-opened! As of 7th of May, there are more 6 spots avalible. Still a token fee of 50kr. Still promising barely manageable mayhem. Still DRE.

Sign up now: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1k05XrE--6sadJE9mbopUXh2SNwQjDqIIBFG52tKS9UU/viewform?c=0&w=1

Still note though that priority goes to Pax members. And that Pax membership is open to everyone who wants to cut line in this and coming events.

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Save the date!
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Pax et Bellum, a student organisation at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research in Uppsala, invites you to join our annual Crisis Simulation.
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We won’t lie to you. Last year’s simulation was a grand success and will be hard to surpass. But darn it if we are not working our hardest to build on that legacy to make this year’s edition even better. Believe the hype!
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The registration process will open on 23 Mars and end on 23 April. The fee will be 50 kr.
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The number of participants will be limited to 30 people and will be first come, first served.
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Priority in registration will be given to Pax et Bellum members. However, nothing would make us more happy than if you (yes, you) want to join. The membership fee is 100 kr for a lifetime membership; just send an e-mail to our secretary@paxetbellum.org and we’ll set it up!
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For those of you who’ve never heard about a crisis simulation, it’s similar to a Model UN. However, this will be a bit more intense and focus on solving an immediate crisis involving a military conflict. But note that our goal is to create educational and fun experience for all participants, regardless if you have previous experience of simulations and a theoretical background in crisis/conflict management or not.
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We’re now finalising details about the crisis, but we’ll give you this: it'll revolve around a hybrid conflict in a contemporary setting. As for now, save the date: 14 May 2016. More information will follow soon.
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We hope that this will be an opportunity for you to apply theoretical knowledge in a practical setting. That means all you’ve learned about politics, conflict dynamics, negotiation techniques, mediation, crisis management or anything else to solve the mess we’ll put before you.
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28Apr 2016

7:00pm-11:30pm

Skvalborg

Come and kick off the Valborg-weekend with Pax et Bellum and UPaD!

The set-up is simple. Drop in at around 7 PM (academic quarter optional) with a little something to put on the barbecue (and maybe something to go with it once it's all grilled), and together we'll warm up for the craziest weekend of the Uppsala-year that is VALBORG; by eating, drinking, and playing games.

The organizations will provide a football, maybe some "brännbollsträn", and a game of kubb - the rest is up to you!

Any games you can think of, bring them! A blanket to sit on, bring it! You want a drink with your vegan-sausage? BYOB!

We hope you'll join us for what will most likely be your calmest night of that weekend (although who knows where the night will take us...) - and we're looking forward to doing the offical Skvalborg with our members ♥

The hashtag for the night will (naturally) be:
#SkvalborgwithPaxandUPaDinEkoparkenItsAmazingEveryoneCanSitWithUs

11Apr 2016

12:00am-12:00am

Pax: Theme Week

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Dear Members,

Next in line of Pax annual traditions is Theme Week. This year, Pax et Bellum presents an opportunity to dig deep into tremendously important subject. One week, five events: a wide array of opportunities to learn about conflicts involving indigenous populations around the globe.

Dates: 11 April - 15 April
Details: There is no fee involved or any need for sign-up, just show up on time. In return, we present the following.

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☛ Monday. Lecture: 523 years of resistance and defence of the Pachamama

The speaker will give a historical perspective of the Abya Yala indigenous people, their resurgence in the '90s, and the current situation in relation with the land struggles and womens' participation in particular.

Time: 16.00 - 18.00

Place: DPCR Hall 1

Lecturer: Carmen Blanco Valer of Quechua roots, was born in Cusco, Peru, the ancient capital of the Inka state. She served twice as president of Latinamerikagrupperna and has a long history of activist work for international indigenous issues, especially with the struggles of indigenous women. Both a feminist and popular educator, she is currently teaching environmental justice in Gästrikland.

☛ Tuesday. Lecture: A Reflection on the Sami

The lecturer will give a historical overview of the development of Sami political issues in Sweden, of how the public perception of them as a minority within the nation state has changed and how a recent cultural and legal revitalisation have taken place. She will examples from the present day situation and also make a comparison with the situation for other indigenous peoples in the world.

Time: 16.00 - 18.00

Place: DPCR Hall 2

Lecturer: Carina Green (b. 1969), PhD. in Cultural Anthropology. Researcher at the Swedish Biodiversity Centre, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and lecturer at the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Uppsala University.

Her research focuses mainly on Indigenous Peoples and management of natural/cultural heritage, especially in connection to World Heritage areas. Geographically, her research includes Northern Sweden (Sami), Australia (Aboriginal) and Aotearoa/New Zealand (Maori).

In her work she has touched upon themes such as identity politics, power structures, bureaucracy and political ecology. Her dissertation, finished in 2009, is called Managing Laponia - A World Heritage as Arena for Sami Ethno-Politics in Sweden. Here, she analyses the local Sami struggle to gain authority over the management of the World Heritage site Laponia by applying a theoretical framework based on the articulation of indigeneity and the politics of difference.

She is currently studying the environmental discourse on Indigenous Peoples as holders of so called traditional/indigenous knowledge as it is played out in various international knowledge integration processes.

☛ Wednesday: Movie Screening

More info on ex. which movie will be screened will soon be posted. It will be a good one though, we assure you.

Time: 18.00 - 20.00

Place: DPCR Hall 2

☛ Thursday. Group discussion: The Indigenous Image in Media - Review and Reflection

Together, we will compile a selection of commercials, advertisements and campaigns that have used the image of indigenous populations. We wonder how this effects the worlds perceptions, understanding and feelings towards these groups. Join this experience and open discussion with Pax et Bellum.

Time: 18.00 - 20.00

Place: DPCR Hall 1

That is all!

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08Apr 2016

6:00pm-1:00am

Peace Gasque 2016

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It’s that time of the year.

Every spring, the Department of Peace and Conflict Research wakes up from hibernation to the brisk tweeting of birds and political activists. And every spring, we throw the annual Peace Gasque for the entire department. The purpose is simple: to bring us all together for an evening of eating, drinking and laughing. Let’s show them which department loves each other the most.

Place: Östgöta Nation

Date and time: Friday 8 April, 18dk (show up between 18.00 - 18.30)

Dresscode: Cocktail dress/Dark suit

Price: non-alcoholic: 380 kr

            with alcohol: 400 kr

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Just like every theory needs concepts, every party needs a theme. And what better way to bring us all together than doing what we peace researchers love the most: gather in a ball room and issue yet another peace prize?
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This is the theme of this year’s Peace Gasque: Yet Another Peace Prize. We won’t actually issue a real peace prize, but we’ll make it feel like a gala none the less. With all the embarrassment and pride.
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As for the rest of the evening, it will bring hearty entertainment, splendid food and probably a few more prizes. After the dinner, we’ll shove the tables to the walls and dance until 01.00. If you wish to invite a friend for this after party, they can (and have to) buy a ticket in advance. More details on this below.
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How to buy tickets, both for gasque and after party. Read carefully:

First, the deadline for buying tickets regarding of payment method is 22 Mars. Also note that we're not able to refund the tickets if you can't make it to the gasque or after party.

Second, the price options for the gasque are:
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With alcoholic drinks: 400 kr
With non-alcoholic drinks: 380 kr
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Now, to get your tickets, you need to do two things:
  1. Regardless of payment method, fill out this form: Peace Gasque 2016 Sign-Up Form
  2. Pay for the ticket in one of two ways:
    1. Buying them from us at the department. We’ll be in the student lounge of the DPCR on 10 Mars & 18 Mars 12 pm - 14 pm.
    2. Send the amount of the price option you want to Swish account 123 082 14 96 or BankGiro 102-8257. Recipient is UPaD.  Mark your payment with your name.
You will not get an actual ticket issued, but we’ll put your name on a list.
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Guests are welcome to buy tickets.

Here stops the information on buying tickets, now for the after party/01-släpp:
First, if you buy a ticket for the actual gasque, you’re automatically invited to this after party. For others, the after party is pre-bought tickets only. The deadline is on the same date as the gasque tickets: 22 Mars.
Pay for your ticket for the after party in one of two ways:
  1. Buying them from us at the department. We’ll be in the student lounge of the DPCR on 10 Mars & 18 Mars 12 pm - 14 pm.
  2. Send 40 kr to Swish account 123 082 14 96 or BankGiro 102-8257. Recipient is UPaD.  Mark your payment with your name.
As with the gasque ticket, you won’t get an actual ticket issued, but we’ll put your name on a list.

If you have any questions, send an e-mail to gasque@u-pad.se

30Mar 2016

1:00pm-5:00pm

Career Day

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From the official facebook page:

"Take a break from your studies, come drink some coffee and find out more about your potential future employer! Career Day 2016 is a great opportunity for students in politics and the social sciences to meet employers from both the public and private sector. NGOs, unions, think tanks and international organisations will all be represented at the fair! There will be interesting panel discussions, goodie bags and fika! You will also be able to get your CV reviewed. This is something you do NOT want to miss!

When? March 30th, 13.00-17.00
Where? Östgöta Nation, Trädgårdsgatan 15
Free entry for everyone!

Career Day is a collaboration between Uppsala Association of Foreign Affairs, Uppsala Politicesstuderande, Föreningen Samhällsvetarna, Uppsala Peace and Development Students' Association and Pax et Bellum. A big thanks to Ekonomiska sektionen and Samhällsvetenskapliga sektionen for helping make this event possible.

Keep yourself updated on this event to find out more about the attending employers and schedule for the day."

 

25Feb 2016

10:00am-12:00pm

Visiting Colombian Embassy

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"The UN Security Council has approved a political mission to monitor the implementation of a peace deal between the Colombian government and the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), following a joint request by the parties." - Al Jazeera, 25 January 2016

 

Dear Members,

In the towering shadow of the (already failed?) peace negotiations in Syria, things are happening in Colombia. Because of this, many other reasons and since the last trip to the Russian Embassy was so well recieved, we're arranging a visit to the Colombian Embassy. It'll happen on the 25th of February 10.00 and will last for approximately 2 hours.

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HOWEVER. This time, the spots are limited to 25. First come, first served when you sign up in the form below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1B8mp503TGsPw3mPDdfWCWMn_jC4YPeawT0f9uKjmjyQ/viewform

The deadline to sign up is Wednesday 17 February.

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If you sign-up after the 25 spots are filled, we put you on awaiting list. So, if you sign up, we expect you to show up. We can't like punish you if you don't, but still.

(IF you sign up and realise that you can't make it, please let us know on Thursday the 23rd, so that we can let people on the waiting list know.)

Like last time, we'll organise a chartered group leaving from Uppsala in the morning, the details will soon be posted. If you're feeling adventurous, the address is Östermalmsgatan 46 114 86 Stockholm. From the central station, you take the Red Line (Subway) heading to Ropsten. Get off att Karlaplan from there and it's just a short walk.

And just like last time, this trip is all about your interests and questions. Please post them here before the deadline or submit them via the sign-up form.

Cheers!
Pax and Bellum

18Feb 2016

7:00pm-10:00pm

Pub Quiz

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Dear Members,

Very short notice, but we'd like for all of you to join us for Pub Quiz on the 18th of Feburary. For the first years, we strongly encourage you to celebrate the handing-in of the Peace Agreement assignment at this event.

The Quizmaster: our very own Emil Petersson

There is officially room for 35 people, so be on time.

Cheers!

Activities Group & Quizmaster

17Feb 2016

4:00pm-6:00pm

Internship Talks

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Dear members,

Regrouping from the gasque, we present something more legitimately related to peace and conflict. This time, the audience is mostly the first year students.

As the banner says, the idea is to have 11 second years give a very brief presentation on their experiences. Then we'll break into smaller groups where we'll discuss all other questions you have about the application process, a certain organisation etc. We're also lucky enough to have the range of internships that is represented be very broad: smalls-scale and local NGO's, government institutions (both in Sweden and abroad), research institutes, UN institutions and other international organisations.

So seriously, take this chance. This will probably be the most informative session on the fall internship period.

/ The Activities Group

31Jan 2016

2:00pm-3:30pm

Annual General Meeting

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Dear Members,

It’s time to host the Annual General Meeting, the highest decision-making body of the association. There will be marvellous fika and an opportunity for you as a member to voice your opinions on Pax et Bellum. The bigger points are, according to the statutes, electing an election board for the election of the Pax et Bellum Board in the coming September, reviewing the actual program and the financial report of the preceding year.

Every member of Pax et Bellum is invited to this meeting. As a member, you need to be present for the casting of the votes to have the right to vote. Non-members can be granted the right to attend the meeting by the Annual General Meeting’s decision.

This is the agenda, which has been sent out to all registered members: Agenda AGM 2016

Also note that there will be no election for the board right now. That takes place in the beginning of the fall semester, according to the statutes.

Date: 31 January
Time: 2 pm (approximately 1.5 hours)
Place: Lecture Hall 2, Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Regards,
Pax et Bellum Board

29Jan 2016

6:00pm-2:00am

Let Them Have Gasque

Latest update: Bring CASH!
☛ As usual, there is no liquor included - you will have to buy schnapps and avec (liquor with the dessert) tickets during the pre drinks. They are 45kr/piece. For this, you can pay cash & card.
☛ The Pax et Bellum song book will also be avalible at the gasque for 20kr/piece. For this, we accept cash and Swish payments. Preview:http://paxetbellum.org/activities/gasque/

The deadline for buying tickets to the släpp/after party is extended until Wednesday 27/1 (the deadline for the gasque is however as of the 18th, sadly, closed). There won't be any specific time to buy tickets though, so from now on you can pay via Swish or BankGiro (details in the description below), or if you wanna pay cash - send an e-mail to pr@paxetbellum.org and we'll set it up. Or just approach any of us in the Pax et Bellum board/gasque group. Släpp: https://www.facebook.com/events/532409893610107/

And again, note that a ticket to the gasque includes this after party.

 

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As it reads, the royal motto of Pax et Bellum:

“Are we not having enough parties? Let us have gasque."

This evening has a main purpose: to forge new bonds of friendship within the politically oriented master programs. If this goes well, we hope it to be a start of a wonderful tradition. Remember where you read it first; this was how the political masters of Uppsala united.

Therefore, Pax et Bellum, the student organisation of the peace and conflict master program, invites you all to dine and drink among great friends, both new and old. There will be singing, dancing, other surprising escapades, all with an air of high politics and the European Royal Court in a crisp winter wonderland.

Place: Västgöta Nation
Time: Friday 29 January 2016 18 dk (“dubbelkvart” or double quarter, meaning that you arrive some time between 18.00 and 18.30)
Price: 390 kr
Dresscode: Cocktail dress or Dark suit


Regarding tickets for the gasque (updated 17/12/02)

☛ The deadline has now passed for buying tickets to the gasque. The After Party, however, is still open for business until 27/1.

Note: tickets are first come, first served. VG can take in maximum 120 people, so keep that in mind. We'll alert if the tickets start selling out, but buy early to secure a seat at the table. Any payments via Swish or transfer that come in after the seats are filled up will of course be reimbursed.

On three occasions we’ll be in the student lounge of the department of Peace and Conflict (Gamla Torget 3, 1st floor) to accept your cash and offer you to buy the Pax et Bellum songbook for 20 kr/piece. These occasions are:

December:
☛ Monday 7/12 15.15-16.15
☛ Wednesday 9/12 12.00-13.00

January:
☛ Monday 18/1 12.00-13.00 & 15.15.16.15

You can also pay via Swish or our BankGiro (only for those with Swedish bank accounts) by following these two simple steps:

➀ Send 390 kr to our Swish account 123 616 2978 or BankGiro 5372-8564 AND MARK YOUR PAYMENT WITH YOUR NAME.
➁ Send an e-mail to info@paxetbellum.org with the following info: your name, if you have any seating preferences, if you want beer or cider (wine is paired with the food) or if you want your drinks non-alcoholic (and if so, if you want a soda/sparkling water/non-alcoholic beer with the starter and a non-alcoholic wine (or any of the previous alternatives) with the main course) and your food preferences and/or allergies.

The DEADLINE (updated 15/12/02) for paying, regardless of method, is Monday 18th January 2016. Note that we're not able to refund the tickets if you can't make it to the gasque.

Guests are warmly welcome.

 


Here stops the info on the gasque. Now, regarding the 02-släpp:

NOTE: The släpp is pre-bought tickets only, meaning that the deadline is on the same date as the gasque tickets: Monday 27th January 2016.

There won't be any more specific time to buy tickets though, so from now on you can pay via Swish or our BankGiro (only for those with Swedish bank accounts) by doing the following:

➀ Send 40 kr to our Swish account 123 616 2978 or BankGiro 5372-8564 and mark your payment with "släpp" and your name (hugely important that we have your name).

Or if you wanna pay cash - send an e-mail to pr@paxetbellum.org and we'll set it up. Or just approach any of us in the Pax et Bellum board/gasque group. Note that we're not able to refund the tickets if you can't make it to the after party.

 

Royal regards,

Pax et Bellum

29Jan 2016

11:00am-2:00am

Gasque After Party

- UPDATE: The deadline for buying tickets to this släpp/after party is extended until Wednesday 27/1. There won't be any specific time to buy tickets though, so from now on you can pay via Swish or BankGiro (details in the description below), or if you wanna pay cash - send an e-mail to pr@paxetbellum.org and we'll set it up. Or just approach any of us in the Pax et Bellum board/gasque group.

And again, note that a ticket to the gasque includes this after party.

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As if the circles around European royalty where not already hyped to the max for the 29th of January.

After the Let Them Have Gasque-gasque, we open up the doors to a 02-släpp. This means that after the dinner ends at approx. 23 pm, non-gasque participants will join the party until 02 am. NOTE, however, that this is a closed släpp, which means that you need to buy a ticket in advance.

For paying via Swish or our BankGiro (only for those with Swedish bank accounts) by sending 40kr to our Swish account 123 616 2978 or BankGiro 5372-8564 and mark your payment with "släpp” (or “slapp”) and your name (hugely important that we have your name). Note that we're not able to refund the tickets if you can't make it to the after party.

The deadline for either payment method is Wednesday 27/1.

Royal regards,

Pax et Bellum

20Jan 2016

4:30pm-6:30pm

DPCR Fika & Journal #2 Release!

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Dear Members,

UPDATE: This occasion will also host the Pax et Bellum Journal issue nr 2 release event! In addition to fika, there will be freshly printed copies of the second edition. Stop by just to touch it, see the fruit of our labour and/or engage in the making of the upcoming issue nr. 3!

But still, welcome back from the holidays. The Pax Board had a lovely time and is excited to be back to watch the sun rise over a Swedish spring semester.

To get straight to it: considering we all work/study in the same building, we thought it would be nice to kick off the new year by hosting an event where former and current students and staff of DPCR have the chance to mingle and get to know each other. Therefore, you are all formally invited to join a fika on the 20th of January, 2016. The idea is simply to bring the department and alumni together; to have a good time and perhaps even spark some inspiration and make new valuable contacts.

Fika will be held in Hall 2 of the DPCR at 1630, we hope to see you all there!

Regards,

Pax Board

15Dec 2015

6:00pm-9:00pm

Christmas Fika

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Dear students and staff of the DPCR,

Before we part at the end of the semester, we wanted to invite everyone of you to a small Christmas fika in the student lounge at the department. We know there has not been enough socializing between students and staff this fall; we promise betterment from here on now, beginning with this fika.

We will supply the fika. Glögg, lussebullar, pepparkakor, etc. We will also repeat the mindblowing success from last year: Peter Wallensteen telling us a peace and conflict:esque christmas story. It will be an audiovisual spectacle to remember.

We also know that the staff retreat is since long planned for this date. Unfortunately we had trouble setting this up on another date, but we've pushed it for the evening so hopefully you have the option of joining. We promise the perfect after-retreat ambiance with light Christmas music, sweet julgodis and Peter's soothing voice telling us about a peace and conflict event from a Christmas long ago.

Happy holidays,

Pax et Bellum

08Dec 2015

6:00pm-9:00pm

Farewell Dinner (á Snerikes)

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Dear Members,

You might not have noticed, but Christmas is really closing in. We though we'd get together once before the last hectic week of before the holidays, by going to "Salongen" by Snerikes. It's their every-Tuesday dinner event, sort of a lighter fancy dinner.

☛ THE DRILL IS that we (the board) will organise this by being avalible Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 of November at the department in the lunch room (during our breaks, probably 11.00 and 14.00, during lunch 12.00-13.00 and 15.00-16.00) for you to pay for the dinner and choose what food you want. The reason is that we need to give Snerikes our entire order two weeks before (Tuesday 24 November).

What you pay for and decide on the 23/24 is the food. You can choose between a two course (220kr) and a three course (250kr). SEE MENU BELOW. Drinks etc. you will be able to buy at the dinner.


Date to buy tickets: Monday 23 November and Tuseday 24 November in the department lunch room during our breaks, probably 11.00 and 14.00, during lunch 12.00-13.00 and 15.00-16.00.

Dinner date and time: 8 December 18.00 (sharp) - 21.00
Place: Snerikes Nation

No membership required, but you need a nation card to get in.

Love
Paxboard


Menu

Starters:
☛ Roquefort Truffles with Endive salad, caramelized walnuts and pear
☛ Avocado and salmon quiche with horse radish and cured tomato

Mains:
☛ Rack of deer with a side of roasted vegetables, juniper berry sauce, Pancetta chips and pickled onion
☛ Tomato and basil Risotto, white wine sauce and sautéed asparagus
☛ Salmon with a mustard cover, side of almond potatoes, dill sauce and a smokey, spiced butter

Desserts:
☛ Saffron Crème brûlée with fresh berries
☛ Chocolate mousse with an almond crust bottom and an orange jelly

01Dec 2015

3:15pm-4:15pm

Pax Talks II

Dear followers of Pax,

For the next session we've redone the set-up a bit. Now, it's earlier in the day and it'll be a comfortable 45 to 60-ish minutes.

But without further ado, we are pleased to announce that Kyungmee Kim will be our next speaker!

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Kyungmee Kim is a PhD candidate at the Department of Peace Conflict Research in Uppsala University, and her current research focuses on the role of water in civil conflict. After studied Sustainable Development at UU, Kyungmee worked with the transboundary water management at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). During three years of her time at SIWI, she did policy oriented research and involved in the policy processes geographically focusing on Southeast Asia and South Asia. The talk aims to share the experience bridging the academic training to the policy work including some practical tips on the internship programme and selecting the thesis topic.

See you there,

Paxboard

 


Link to Facebook Event

Do you have a story to share, an interesting experience from within our subject, or know someone who would like to? Come to any one of us in the board and we'll set something up!

In cooperation with Folkuniversitetet

25Nov 2015

8:00am-4:00pm

Russian Embassy / Fotografiska

Dear Members,

Time for the first exursion of this semester with Pax et Bellum, and it's a whole day! We got 50 % of this idea from the previous board, so we apologize to all of you who were at the Russian Embassy last year. We'd love it if you would join us for a rerun, or the afternoon at Fotografiska.

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In the morning: Russian Embassy in Stockholm

This part of the event is now unfortunately booked for those who signed up. Your still MORE than welcome to join for the afternoon part.

The exact time is not set, but a group of us will gather at 8-ish in the morning to take the train to Stockholm. You're welcome to make your own way to the Embassy, but you need to meet us at there before we go in. Exact times will be posted soon. They will prepare a program for us, with our requests for issues to address. There is a field for that in the sign-up form, otherwise you can post questions or topics here in the event. We of course can't guarantee that everything makes it in the tour, but we'll try. This visit was apparently very appreciated the previous year, so don't miss out!

In the afternoon: Fotografiska

http://fotografiska.eu/en/

After lunch, we'll make our way to Fotografiska. It's a museum for contemporary photography, a real crowd pleaser.

Cost: you'll have to pay for the trip to, from and around Stockholm. And the entrance to Fotografiska á 90 kr.

In cooperation with Folkuniversitetet.

To be updated!

Paxboard

10Nov 2015

5:15pm-6:15pm

Lyktvandring

Dear Members,

Apologies for the short notice but,

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Winter is coming; slowly gliding over frozen rivers and through dark and deep forests. The gårdstomtar are waking from their slumbers to watch over your homes.

To really get into the spirit, join us for a "lantern walk" in Kvarnbofallet. Last year, apparently 3000 people participated. It's a walk through the forest among thousands of lanterns and torches, with music and "other surprises". They even ask you to turn off your cellphone. Does it sound anything but magical?

We figured we'd bike together from the department after the meeting start-up meeting for the Pax Journal (https://www.facebook.com/events/1779685612258576/), which should be around 17.00-ish. If you want to meet us there, get to around Uppsala Waldorfskola (you can find it on Google Maps), just outside Håga.

After, there will be also be a crafts market around Uppsala Waldorfskola, food and more live music. And most certainly a few Bauer Trolls lurking around the forest.

Website in Swedish: http://www.kulturoasen.se/event-items/lyktvandring/


Peace (and war)

Paxboard


 

Link to Facebook Event

10Nov 2015

3:15pm-5:15pm

Journal start-up

Dear UPaD and Pax et Bellum members, The Pax et Bellum Journal is now looking for new members for the editorial board!

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Never heard of the Pax et Bellum Journal?

Well basically, it’s a student academic journal, by students for students. It’s the place where you can submit that essay you’re really proud of, and see it get published for the whole world to see! Or if you’re part of the editorial team, it’s the place where you get to enhance your academic skills and become a pro at editing!

What’s special about the Pax et Bellum Journal is that it’s a project where Master and Bachelor students work together on their shared passion for Peace and Conflict studies.

Do YOU want to be part of the team that makes the next issue of Pax et Bellum Journal come true? Then come to the start-up meeting next Tuesday (10/11), where you will have the chance to learn more about what it means to be an editorial member and the ways you can get involved.

To become an editorial member, no prior skills relating to journal work are required. The journal work is a learning process for everyone involved, so you are welcome no matter what academic background you have!So whether you interested in becoming a member of the editorial board or just want to learn more about the Pax et Bellum Journal, come to the start-up meeting.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday the 10th of November, 15.15 at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research.

Fika will be provided.

In cooperation with Folkuniversitetet.

Hope to see many of you there!


Link fo Facebook Event

04Nov 2015

6:00pm-7:30pm

Pax Talks I

Time for some serious stuff. But intresting, none the less! It's time to revive a classic from previous years: Pax Talks. A chance to learn from your friends and collegues.

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We are pleased to announce that Paulina Cruz will be our guest speaker for the first Pax Talks of the term.

Paulina came to Uppsala as a Rotary Peace Fellow after having worked for Transparency International in her home country of Guatemala for three years. At TI she was involved in a variety of projects primarily working with anti-corruption strategies, the empowerment of civil society and the prevention of electoral violence. Paulina graduated from the DPCR Master program in 2014 and subsequently was employed at the headquarters of International IDEA working with the Electoral Processes team. In January she returned to the Department and is currently working with the UCDP database, which is why we have the great opportunity to listen to her experiences on Wednesday.

So, join Paulina and the rest of Pax in a relaxed and stimulating session. The floor will be Paulina's for a while, followed by a Q&A.

Time: 18.00-19.30
Place: PCR Dept. Lecture Hall 1

Do you have a story to share, an interesting experience from our subject? Come to any of us in the board and we'll set something up!

In cooperation with Folkuniversitetet

28Oct 2015

6:30pm-8:00pm

Pumpkin Carving

Dear members,

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We know it, and you know it, you all need a quick break before the first half of this semester implodes in a dark void. We figured we'd invite you for a night of handicrafty pumpkin carving, roasting them pumpkin seeds and maybe even make and drink some apple cider.

Note that it's BYOP (bring your own pumpkin, our suggestion is a large one). They should be available at the medium and up sized ICA's.

This is simply a quick and cozy evening thing. Pick up a pumpkin on your way past ICA, hop on your bike to Studentstadens northwest corner and just come relax. If only for a short while.

Kram

21Oct 2015

7:00pm-9:00pm

Karaoke

GET YOUR FREAK ON,

Because Pax et Bellum is hoasting the funkiest, most haunting karaoke event Uppsala has ever seen.

It's all going down á Gothenburg Nation, two hours starting from 8 PM. And no pressure. Everyone is invited, both vocalists and the quiet audience. You don't have to be the best singer in the room, it's all about bringing down the walls of shame. Let's come together and skip hand-in-hand to the other side.

NOTE: Since we've reserved the room for a private kareoke session, the kitchen will unfortunately not be open. Eat your dinner before or after.

Cost: free

In collaboration with Folkuniversitetet.
Peace out.

21Feb 2013

4:15pm-7:15pm

Lecture: A Swedish Perspective on European Foreign, Defense, and Security Policy

Pax and Bellum is delighted to invite you to a lecture by Anders Bjurner, former Swedish diplomat and current Visiting Professor at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research.

Has been with the Swedish foreign service since 1969, including in Lusaka and luanda. Also, he was ambassador to the Swedish UN representation in NYC 1984 - 1987 and Assistant Minister of State 1995 - 2000.

In this unique opportunity, he will give us his very personal insights and a Swedish perspective on the European Foreign, Defense, and Security Policy, drawing on his experience from his assignments as Deputy political director of the MFA, Chairman-in office of the OSCE, Swedish Representative at the PSC of the EU, Director General and head of the Department for European Security Policy.

19Feb 2013

3:00pm-6:00pm

Pax et Pellum Meet & Greet

The newly-elected Board of Pax et Bellum would like to invite you to a meet and greet on 19 February 2013 at 15:30 in the Student Lounge.

This is a great opportunity to become acquainted with old and new Board members, share your ideas for events and the future of Pax et Bellum, become involved and socialize with other students.

Stop by, even if only for a few minutes :-)

Coffee and fika will be served!

We look forward to meeting you

15Feb 2013

4:15pm-7:15pm

Pax et Bellum Internship Fika

1st year PCR students! Are you trying to figure out where to do your internship on the 3rd semster? Are you maybe concerned about how to apply and where to turn to?

2nd years! Are you eager to share your internship wisdom? Tell us where you did your internship and let us know how it was ;-)

Come to the Pax et Bellum Internship Fika! Exchange concerns, ideas and tipps for the internship while having a nice fika :-)

We will be welcoming you in the student lounge

11Feb 2013

12:15pm-1:15pm

Civic Engagement Event Planning Group

This semester your Vice-Chairperson is planning to hold some events aimed at increasing everybody's involvement in global civil society.

Ideas for events include a frozen flashmob, lending a leg for landmines and others. If you are interested in assisting in the organisation of these types of events, please come along to the planning meeting. It should be very short!

Even if you just want to contribute some ideas, there are many special days to mark in the upcoming months including International Women's Day, World Day for Water, Africa Day, the list goes on. Let's draw attention to these in our own Pax et Bellum way!

Hope to see many of you there :)

Phill
Your Vice-Chairperson

07Feb 2013

3:00pm-4:00pm

Pax et Bellum Activities Committee

With the spring term upon us, it is once again time for the new Board to hear from you!

Pax et Bellum wants to hear your ideas for an event, a field trip, or other activity. This is an opportunity for members to become more actively involved in Pax et Bellum by sharing ideas and organizing events that are of interest to you. Also, if you'd like to help out with other events including film nights, quizzes, and socials this is the best way to get involved.

The meeting is open to everyone - members and non-members.

Join us next Thursday, February 7th, in the Student Lounge at 3.15 pm.

Hope to see you there!

21Jan 2013

4:15pm-6:15pm

Women in War: the Agents of Change

A new term starts next Monday and Pax et Bellum is thrilled to announce our next event -- Women in War: The Agents of Change.

Rather than being focused on the overused vision of women as vulnerable victims in war-torn societies, this event aims at sharing their many inspiring and untold stories, as a way to raise awareness of the women's role in a peace process. Courage, empowerment and equality -- a positive perspective that will guide all of the week events:

21/01, 16:15-18:00, Sal 1 - "Roots of Activism" - Student Panel and fika
Students of the Department of Peace and Conflict Research will share their own experiences in the field of activism in a panel, followed by a fika -- an excellent opportunity for 1st and 2nd year students to socialize in the first week of their academic term.

22/01, 17:30-20:00, Sal 1 - Movie Night

23/01, 16:00-18:00, Sal 1 - Lecture: Brian Palmer -- Women and Courage. Social anthropologist at the Department of Theology and former Harvard professor, Brian Palmer, gathers wisdom from lives of courageous women and applies it to everyday questions of surviving as an idealist in an unforgiving world. What can Malala Yousafzai and other altruistic risk-takers teach us about how to live?

24/01, 15:30-17:00, Alva Myrdal Room - Workshop: Participatory Advocacy, Global Women’s Peace Movement
with Josefine Karlsson, Secretary General of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).

Limited numbers of participants. Sign up with name and email to activities@paxetbellum.org.

Come join the discussion!

13Dec 2012

5:00pm-7:00pm

Pax et Bellum St. Lucia Holiday Party

Come celebrate the holiday season and enjoy fellowship with your classmates, friends and colleagues at the Pax et Bellum St. Lucia Holiday Party.

Have you never heard of the famous St. Lucia's day? Read more on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Lucy%27s_Day

Typical refreshments will be provided.

Please get your ticket in advance at the student lounge of the department on Monday and Tuesday for 30kr from 12-13:00. Tickets at the door will cost 45kr. The cost of the ticket covers the basic expenses for food/drinks.

Come celebrate with us!

10Dec 2012

4:15pm-7:15pm

The Energy Crisis

In this lecture, Kjell Aleklett, also known as the 'Inconvienient Swede' for his polemic approach to environmental matters, will talk about the world crisis on energy and many other topics, such as oil depletion and global energy systems.
You can find more about him and his ideas on his website: http://aleklett.wordpress.com/
Don't miss such controversial discussion!

22Nov 2012

4:15pm-5:45pm

TRAST Lecture - Reconciliatory Repetition and Hanna Arendt's work

The research network TRAST (Trauma and Secondary Traumatization) is a unique forum started in 2008 at the Uppsala Programme for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (today the Hugo Valentin Centre), Uppsala University. The network focuses on the cultural, social and psychological consequences of genocide and massive political violence.

On this lecture, Ulrika Björk (Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University) talks about the narrative and the meaning of the past in Hanna Arendt's work.

Join us on 21.11.2012 (this Thursday) at Hugo Valentin-centrum, ENG 4-1020, Engelska parken, House 4, First Floor.

Read more on TRAST and Hugo Valentin Centre: http://www.valentin.uu.se/research/Researchgroupsandnetworks/TRASTEng/

14Nov 2012

5:00pm-7:00pm

Kosovo Today

After the successful event "Serbia Today", with the presence of the Ambassador of Serbia to Sweden, Pax et Bellum is delighted to announce the upcoming "Kosovo Today". Lulzim Peci, the Ambassador of Kosovo to Sweden, will deliver a speech about the challenges of Kosovo to affirm itself as a sovereign nation within the international community.
Don't miss it!

13Nov 2012

1:15pm-4:15pm

Documentary Discussion - Forbidden

The documentary film maker, Amal Ramsis, is joining Pax et Bellum in a discussion about 'Forbidden'. The movie talks about the circumstances that led to the Egyptian revolution. Join us on this exclusive occasion!

Synopsis: Three months before the January 25th uprising, the director of this film began shooting her first scenes in the streets of Cairo on her own. Like this she had to hide from the eyes of the police, often sheltering in homes of the friends and acquaintances that we see in the film discussing acts and thoughts that are typically forbidden in Egypt. The film is a testimony of the situation before the January 25th revolution. It explores the very meaning of the word "forbidden," which punctuates many forms of Egyptian daily life even as it remains incomplete and contested. In the end, the revolution comes on the last day of editing this film to provide answers to many of the questions that the film raises."

17Oct 2012

5:00pm-8:00pm

Film Night - Endgame

Pax et Bellum are hosting a film night at 17.00, and will be showing the 2009 film "Endgame".

The film depicts the final days of apartheid, focusing on secret talks held between the African National Congress and the National Party in a country house in Somerset, England. The film focuses on the emotional relationship that develops between Willie Esterhuyse and Thabo Mbeki.
The secret talks were brokered by Michael Young, a British businessman who worked for Consolidated Gold Fields, a firm with considerable interests in South Africa. The talks took place in Mells Park, a country house near Frome in Somerset. The house was then owned by Consolidated Gold Fields.

As usual, there will be fika available, and will cost 20 SEK.

See you there!

16Oct 2012

4:15pm-7:15pm

Ambassador Dusan Crnogorcevic of Serbia Discusses Serbia today

Pax et Bellum is delighted and excited to announce that Ambassador Dusan Crnogorcevic of Serbia will be in Uppsala on Tuesday 16th of October to give a talk to our members. The event will take place in Sal IV of the University Main Building at 4.15 where the Ambassador will be discussing ‘Serbia Today’. So, come and take part in what is sure to be an exhilarating talk!

Non-members are also welcome, so bring any friends interested in engaging in civil society today!

Hope to see you all there!

13Sep 2012

4:00pm-6:00pm

Movie Night: When China met Africa

“An eye-opening documentary that puts into concrete images that truism of the geo-political commentariat: that China is a new economic superpower”- The Guardian

"A movie that will become increasingly important the more the world tilts in China's favour." - http://www.empireonline.com

In Gamla Torget 3, 1st Floor, lecture hall one

http://whenchinametafrica.com/