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THE SWEDISH WEAPON EXPORT!

Join SAIA´s lecture on the 24th of September by Linda Åkerström on Swedish Weapon Exports.

Sweden's weapon exports are debated and questioned a lot. Linda Åkerström is a Head of Disarmament at Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society and an expert in Swedish weapon exportation. She has published a book "Den svenska vapenexporten" (https://www.adlibris.com/se/bok/den-svenska-vapenexporten-9789173438384).

During the lecture she will talk about the topics her books brings up more in-depth, such as the laws and politics surrounding the weapon exportation, as well as the behind the scenes of the weapon exportation such as scandals, consequences and cultural workers. Linda will also talk about how Sweden became the biggest largest weapon exporters per capital in the world!

This is a lecture you don’t want to miss and we hope everyone who is interested will attend. There will also be a Q&A at the end of the lecture for the very curious listeners.

Following the Covid-19 restrictions, we will limit the attendance, in order to guarantee your spot please fill the google form -https://forms.gle/QTtD262K4y43u33M6

Date & Time: 24th of September at 17.30.
Location: Stockholm University - Hörsal 12.


Entrance is free for members of SAIA and Svenska Freds. People who are not currently SAIA members can either pay 20 SEK for the lecture or 50 SEK to become a member. More information on the fees is available in the form.


If you have any questions, send us a message!
See you at the lecture!

MINGLE WITH SAIA! 

 

This Friday (28/8) on the lawn outside Bojan Stockholm Association of International Affairs (SAIA) has a “hangout” where you have a chance to learn more about the association, advantages of becoming a member and our upcoming events. 

 

The evening will start with the speech from our president and event/activity representatives, later on we will have a music-quiz and a mingle with the board members of SAIA. Evening continues at a bar. 

 

We will offer some drinks and snacks, but feel free to bring your own refreshments. 


 

Place - Stockholm University lawn by Bojan next to the universitetet metro station.

Date and Time - 28th August, 18.00


 

Following the Covid-19 restrictions, we will limit the attendance to 50 people. If you experience  any of listed symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath please do not attend!

 

If you have any questions, send us a message!

See you at the event!

AFGHANISTAN: THE PAST TO UNDERSTAND THE PRESENT!

On the 24th of August and 26th of August the Stockholm Association of International Affairs welcomes you to lectures and a panel debate on Afghanistan.

 

The event takes place two days:

On August 24th:

(18.00-18.45) A lecture by Enayat Adel from the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan. He will talk about Afghanistan culture, important formative moments in history, institutions and pressure groups. Enayat will also discuss SCA´s goals and motives in Afghanistan. SCA will have an info table where it will be possible to find out more about the organization and how you can get involved.

(19.00-19.45) A lecture on military actions in Afghanistan. Where will be discussed what have been their goals and are they reached? As well as what consequences it had on Afghanistan people, culture and institutions?

 

On August 26th

(18.00-18.45) A lecture by Niklas Nordström from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. In his lecture he will talk about their work in Afghanistan and what SIDA does to guide a development in a positive direction. He will also talk about what improvements we are able to see and how the situation looks like in Afghanistan right now.

(19.00-20.00) Panel debate

 

In order to guarantee your spot please fill the google form - https://forms.gle/FxJx34F9ZAxBZFAUA

 

Date & Time : Monday, August 24th 18.00 - 20.00 and Wednesday, August 26th 18.00-20.00

 

Location: Stockholm University - exact location will be announced at a later date closer to the event.

Entrance is free for members of SAIA. People who are not currently members can either pay 20 SEK for lecture or 50 SEK and become a member.

 

More information on the fees is available in the form. Would you like to become a member? Join HERE: https://www.ufstockholm.com/membership

 

SAIA is a politically independent association. As such, the views of the guests we invite to our events do not reflect our own views.

If you have any questions, send us a message!

See you at the event!

WE ARE RECRUITING!

The Deputy Editor in Chief and the Head of Design.

The Stockholm Association of International Affairs (SAIA) is currently looking for a Deputy Editor in Chief and a Head of Design for the Stockholm Journal of International Affairs.

As the Deputy Editor in Chief you will work hand in hand with the Editor in Chief, helping to publish the journal, draw up the guidelines and conduct short/long term planning and executing in order to lead the journal forward.

As the Head of Design you will be responsible for the journal’s image and how it will look. It should be within your creative ability to make the journal appealing and eye-catching to our readers. Your responsibilities will include working with photoshop and/or any other editing program.

We are looking for candidates who have a burning passion for their work!

If you are interested and feel like you have what it takes to be a part of our team, send your cover letter and a resume to info@ufstockholm.se

Application deadline - 15th of September!

Looking forward to having you on our team! 🙂

Online lecture about women's fight for abortion rights

July 14, 2020

The Stockholm's Association of International Affairs is happy to invite you to this year’s first gender lecture on the 15th of July with Alice Hansson about the conflict around the right to abortion in El Salvador.

Abortion law is a right that is challenged in many places and El Salvador is a strong example where women's right to abortion is not seen as a right and instead is seen as a crime. It is with this basis that Hansson will explain the problems that El Salvador’s abortion rights fighters are facing.

In Alice Hansson own words this lecture will be about:
How does sexual and ‘and rights in El Salvador and in Argentina work? During my lecture I will talk about my internship at a women’s rights organisation in El Salvador and my field work on the women’s rights movement in Argentina.

During my lectures, I will talk about civil society's struggle and work for women's rights in Latin America with a special focus on global goals 3, 5 and 6.
I will also share my experiences of how the criminalisation of abortion, how the society works to help these women, but also how to strengthen the sexual and reproductive rights of young people.


Date & time: Wednesday 15/7 at 17:00
Location: Online. A zoom link will be posted in the facebook event. The link to the facebook event is bellow.

Link to the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/201321651236134/

Apply to SAIA with the help of inpiring words from our editor-in-chef on why you should join SAIA!

June 04, 2020

It's less than 24 hours left until our annual discharge meeting where you can be elected to our board and vote who will become a part of our board! Do you still have second thoughts about applying? Why not read what our Editor in chef has to say about his experience with SAIA and maybe you will be convinced to join our board or at least maybe join the meeting to see what kind of board we are!

Remember, you still have a chance to become a part of our amazing board even if you haven't send in an application to us. All you have to do is to attend our "Apply for the board" meeting tomorrow at 2PM (14:00) through a zoom link we will post in the Facebook event and then all you to do is be prepared to perform a speech to us about why you are the right person for the position!

We hope to see you tomorrow - either as a voter or a candidate!:)

Picture credit to studietid

Sök till UF Stockholm med hjälp av några ord från våran styrelsemedlem om hans erfarenhet med UF Stockholm!

June 02, 2020

Mindre än en vecka kvar till årsmötet där du kan ställa upp för att bli en del av våran styrelse! Vad väntar du på? Funderar du forfarande om du borde ställa upp? Låt då denna bild försöka övertala dig om att ställa upp på vårt årsmöte nu på lördag!

Kom ihåg, igår var det sista dagen att kunna skicka in en anmällan till oss, från och med idag kan du inte skicka in en anmällan MEN DÄREMOT kan du fortfarande ställa upp till en av våra positioner på plats under årsmötet nu på lördag! Förbered bara ett tal att presentera på lördag!

Apply to SAIA with the help of inpiring words from our head of PR on why you should join SAIA!

May 31, 2020

Do you like posting on social media or to keep people updated? Or maybe you’re really creative and can create posters or really good at taking photos? Then you should try applying for the PR post on our annual Discharge Meeting that’s happening this Saturday!

Remember, tomorrow is the LAST DAY to be able to send your application with a cover letter and CV to us by emailing rafaelrodrigoescalera@gmail.com if you want to apply for a position. After tomorrow you can still run for a post but on spot during the meeting on Saturday with a persuading speech to present for us! We are looking forward hearing from you!

Why should you be working with SAIA? Other than the fact that it is Stockholm’s biggest international affair association it’s also the best working place, well according to Petra - the current head of PR. If you want more reason to apply for the Head of PR position then read what she has to say here and maybe your name will be under the position Head of PR or maybe Deputy of head of PR.

Sök till UF Stockholm med hjälp av några ord från våran styrelsemedlem om hans erfarenhet med UF Stockholm!

May 30, 2020

Det är nu mindre än en vecka kvar till årsmötet och du har fortfarande chansen att bli invald till Utrikespolitska föreningens styrelse! Skynda och skicka in ditt CV och personliga brev till oss innan den 2/6 (efter det kan du ställa upp på plats under årsmötet med ett övertygande tal redo).

 

Är du fortfarande kluven till varför du ska söka in till våran styrlse? Låt denna bild försöka övertala dig då!

Apply to SAIA with the help of inpiring words from our treasurer on why you should join SAIA!

May 29, 2020

It's exactly a week left until our annual discharge meeting! Are you still not sure if you should run for any of our positions? Then let our treasurer Adam convince you why you should join our board!

Remember, you have 4 days left to be able to send your application with a cover letter and CV to rafaelrodrigoescalera@gmail.com. If you still want to run for a position after that day you can still do it on the spot during the meeting - just remember to have a persuasive speech about why you should be chosen for the position!

Sök till UF Stockholm med hjälp av några ord från våran aktivitetsansvarig om hennes erfarenhet med UF Stockholm!

May 28, 2020

Nu är det lite mer än en vecka kvar till vårt årsmöte där du kan bli invald till Utrikespolitska föreningens styrelse! Funderar du på att vara med och medverka men inte är helt säker än så låt våran programansvariga Azra övertala dig där hon beskriver hur arbetet ser ut för henne och vad som är det roligaste för henne!

Kom ihåg, för att bli nominerad till en position skicka din ansökan med ett personligt brev samt CV till rafaelrodrigoescalera@gmail.com senast den 2/6 eller så kan du ansöka för en position under årsmötet, se till att vara förberedd med argument för att du är perfekt för rollen bara!

Apply to SAIA with the help of inpiring words from our president on why you should join SAIA!

May 27, 2020

It’s 9 days left until our annual Discharge Meeting (Friday the 5th of June) where you can apply for the board. If you are still thinking about joining SAIA the board has kindly offered a few words to convince you why you should be part of SAIA!

Remember to be nominated for a position, send your application with a cover letter and CV to rafaelrodrigoescalera@gmail.com before 3/6. You can also run for the position on the spot.

Our first member to express his thoughts on SAIA is our very own president and the face of SAIA, Carl Åkerström!

Apply for the SAIA board

June 04, 2020

The Stockholm Association of International Affairs welcomes all members to the annual Discharge Meeting!

It's a meeting for members of SAIA where everyone can apply or be nominated for a board position (the positions available are written down below), participate in the voting for these positions for the board. Furthermore the members of SAIA attending this event will also be presented with the economics fiscal previous year.

These positions will be up for election:

• President
• Vice President
• Secretary
• National representative
• Head of events
• Deputy Head of events
• Head of PR
• Deputy Head of PR
• Head of Activity
• Deputy Head of Activity
• Treasurer
• Grants Manager
• Editor-in-Chief
• Deputy Editor-in-Chief
• Membership Manager
• Travel Manager
• Auditor

All positions will start immediately, except for the National Representative which will start in September 2020.

You can read about what you will do in each position here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BmJwLbektm6k3e3Je1IMhykDeM6U305hgmDYynN29N8/edit?usp=sharing

You can view the economic reports and the operational report here:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12L-KXJmjhKxd8w_CXmsMWSN-LaPD9gEJ?usp=sharing

To be nominated for a position, send your application with a cover letter and CV to rafaelrodrigoescalera@gmail.com
latest one week before the meeting. You can also run for the position on the spot.

The member that have and want to use their voting rights send an inquiry to @UFstockholm Facebook page to receive a link with voting instructions

Those who have been members for at least 21 days before the Discharge meeting will have voting rights. Members can write a motion and send to the board through info@ufstockholm.se no later than 2nd of June

Here is the link to our facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/279551349723712/

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ABOUT US

The Stockholm Association of International Affairs (UF Stockholm or SAIA) is a politically and religiously independent youth association that aims to broaden interest and understanding of international affairs. We are a non-profit association, financed by foundations grants and membership fees.

 

We organise embassy visits, lectures with academics and politicians, study trips in Sweden and abroad, movie screenings, and more. We also have a journal highlighting topics in international affairs.

 

 

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