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Repercussions of Turkey's military ops in Syria and Libya

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Abdullah Bozkurt is the former Ankara Bureau Chief for Today's Zaman, Turkey's best selling English daily. He contributes to the paper as a regular columnist. Bozkurt worked as the Bureau Chief in New York City covering the United Nations for the Turkish daily Zaman, the largest circulated paper in Turkey. He also served as Washington Correspondent for the paper covering the State Department, Capitol Hill, and Pentagon. He is the Author of the book 'Turkey Interrupted' Derailing Democrac Today Abdullah Bozkurt is a Director at Nordic Research and Monitoring Network.

On the 27th of January Mr Bozkurt is going to hold a seminar regarding the Turkish military operations in Libya and Syria. How they are behaving in the regions and why they are there in the first place.

Date and time: Monday, januari 27th, 18:00-19:30
Location: Lecture hall 4 (hörsal 4) , Stockholms universitet

The event is free for UF Members to attend.
For non-members: 50 kr.

Would you like to become a member? Join HERE:

Do you have questions? Send us a message!

How to Defend Against Fake News

Sunday, December 01, 2019

How to Defend Against Fake News with Dr. Scott Ruston.

"There's an insidious threat that seeks to divide the nation and undermine our faith in democracy — disinformation."
ASU researcher Scott Ruston offers tips on how to defend yourself.

Date and time: Monday, December 2nd, 18:00-19:30
Location: Lecture hall 3 (hörsal 3) , Stockholms universitet

The event is free for UF Members to attend.
For non-members: 50 kr.

Would you like to become a member? Join HERE:

Do you have questions? Send us a message!

See you december the 2nd!

Annual Meeting 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Get involved!

The Stockholm Association of International Affairs (SAIA) will hold an annual election meeting on Wednesday, 11th of December 2019.

Are you interested in international affairs? Do you want to gain practical experiences while having a lot of fun with like-minded people who share your interests? Then join us!

The annual meeting is the highest decision-making body of the association, and the agenda encompasses board elections, annual reviews, guidelines for the upcoming operational year and more.

All members have the opportunity to run as a candidate for SAIA's board for the year 2019. All positions will be up for election. Current holders must also seek re-election. The list is as follows:

Vice President
Head of Events
Deputy Head of Events
Head of Activity
Deputy Head of Activity
Vice Treasurer / Grants Manager
Head of PR
Deputy Head of PR
Travel Manager
Membership Manager
Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Mentorship Manager
Nominations Committee

You can read about what you will do in each position here: http://bit.ly/2zB6vjm

The procedures of speeches are the following:
3 min speech
2 min questions
4 min discussion


Date and time: Wednesday, 11th of December at 18:00
Location: B497 , Stockholms universitet

All members registered at the latest 21 days in advance of the meeting have voting rights. Memberships expiring within this timeframe must be renewed before coming to an end.

Members can also write a motion, however, it needs to be sent to the board to the e-mail info@ufstockholm.se no later than 19 November.

The meeting room is TBA.

Coffee and light snacks will be served.

The Venezuelan crisis

Sunday, November 10, 2019

The Venezuelan crisis can be considered one of the most serious cases of a collapsing middle income nation in modern history. León Poblete will discuss the current crisis in the country, how this situation has arisen and the way forward to get out of it.

Dr.León Poblete is an economics doctor, researcher and university lecturer. He teaches at the economics program and the engineering program at Uppsala University and Chalmers University of Technology. He has also worked at Stockholm University, Södertörns högskola and the Business School BI in Norway, and has been a guest researcher at Harvard University, Northwestern University and the University of Michigan in the United States. León has published several articles on the crisis in Venezuela in Swedish media, and he is currently working with international experts who focus on the situation in the country in various fields.

Date and time: Monday, November 11th, 18:00-19:30
Location: Södra huset, Hörsal 4, Stockholms universitet

The event is free for UF Members to attend.
For non-members: 50 kr.

Would you like to become a member? Join HERE:


To see updates about the event please look at our facebook event:


IAPSS Regional Conference in Stockholm

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The International Association for Political Science Students is happy to invite you to its first Regional Conference in Stockholm from 22 to 25 November 2019. The theme of the conference is “Paths towards Climate Justice”.

We are partnering with the Stockholm Association of International Affairs (UF Stokholm), a youth association that aims to broaden interest and understanding of international affairs.

If you are interested in presenting your paper at the IAPSS Regional Conference, submit your abstract (max. 250 words) until 12 August (priority deadline) or 26 August (regular deadline) 2019. https://iapss.org/2019/07/15/sweden-regional-conference-2019-paths-towards-climate-justice/


For more information please check our Facebook event,


See you at Stockholm University!

Friday, October 18, 2019

With the world's security prognosis less than stellar it seemed like of fitting time to discuss defence and security in the Nordics.

As such several youth associations from around the above mentioned region have decided to have a joint conference in Stockholm on the 19th October.

UF Stockholm, UF Uppsala, the Swedish Defence University's Student Union, FAIA, SIFA and RSR would therefore like to formally invite our members to take part in this first time conference.

With speaker from across the Nordic region the topics to be discussed will include:
The current security situation for the region
Cross national military cooperation
Cyber security
What the future might hold
& more!

The conference will last from 09.15 in the morning till 17.00 in the evening at Försvarshögskolan. Lunch and coffee will be provided in order to safeguard your hunger and sanity.

The participation fee for the conference is 150 SEK
The ticket for the dinner in the evening is 150 SEK
If you choose to attend both the price is 250 SEK
(For members of the Defence University's Student Union the conference will be free of charge, the dinner is still 150 SEK)

For those who are coming from abroad we will organize lodging for you in coordination with your association.

Registration is done via the link below: https://forms.gle/AtcwEjAxjxJJXfcZ9

Follow this page as more information will be provided as the conference draws nearer.

Hope to see you there! 

Release Party with live DJ @bojan

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

We welcome everyone interested in foreign relations, international politics, journalism, and those who just want to have a good time with fellow students, to our release party for the latest issue of the Stockholm Journal of International Affairs.

The event contains:
- Live music with DJ Aram (Superwalkers)
- Refreshments and snacks
- Entertainment TBA

So save the date, bring your friends, and join us for an amazing evening!

Facebook link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2325033837745046/

UNHCR: How do we better protect our refugees?

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

More than 68,5 million people in the world have been forcibly displaced and refugee situations continue to increase in scope, scale and complexity. There is an urgent need for a more equitable sharing of the burden and responsibility for hosting and supporting the world’s refugees: we have a collective responsibility to transform our response to refugee movements. But what can we do?

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. In this session, the UNHCR spokesperson for Northern Europe, Caroline Bach, will discuss the global refugee situation and present the different proposals and key calls that the UN Refugee Agency has put forth. These proposals invite not only states and NGOs, but also the private sector, academia and individuals to work together towards ensuring that refugees not only survive, but also strive in their new communities.

Date & time: Thursday 23/5 15.00
Location: Stockholm University, Södra Huset F487

Entrance is free for members of UF. People who are not currently members can either pay 30 SEK on spot or 50 SEK to become a member.

Panel discussion: let's talk about Brexit

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

On the 8th of May the national council of Swedish youth organisations in collaboration with the Stockholm Association of international affairs invites you to a panel discussion on the topic of Brexit.

Britain's possible withdrawal from the European Union marks one of the greatest challenges of international cooperation. As UK being the first country wanting to leave the European Union, its withdrawal has been widely discussed. Since the referendum in 2016, intense negotiations and debates have taken place and agreements have been postponed.

The panel discussion will try to give a clearer picture of the current situation and discuss different perspectives and aspects of Brexit. What kind of Brexit can we expect, what is the view of UK and how does the EU wants to handle the situation? How will Britain fare outside the European Union? And lastly, how will this shape the future of the European Union? The panel discussion will be followed by a 30 minutes of Q&A where you will be able to ask questions to the speakers.

If you wish to have a lighter vegetarian lunch you need to register via the link latest the 6th of May at 23.59. Registration is only required if you would like to have lunch. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1C03AbcSqyV-m_LL_DgcLXTxITr_4rewlVs2TBjZEfVM/edit

Lighter lunch will be served from 11.00.
11.30-12.15 Panel discussion
12.15-12.45 Q&A from the audience

- Peter Ruskin, senior diplomat and deputy head of mission at the British Embassy in Stockholm
- Ulrika Mörth, professor in political science at Stockholm University
- Björn Kjellström, European Parliament office in Sweden

The discussion will be in english.

The event is open and free for everyone

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2143890158998979/

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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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