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February 2017

THEME WEEK: Beyond Borders – Challenges of War & Displacement

February 13 @ 08:00 - February 17 @ 17:00

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War & Displacement in Colombia

February 13 @ 16:15 - 18:00
DPCR Lecture Hall 1,

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…

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War & Displacement Through Different Lenses: Panel Discussion

February 14 @ 13:00 - 16:00
DPCR Lecture Hall 1,

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…

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Baking with a Cause

February 15 @ 14:00 - 17:00
Klostergatan 16, Student Living, Kungsgatan 27
Uppsala , 753 21 Sweden
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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…

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Red Cross Volunteering

February 16 @ 07:00 - 17:00

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…

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Hands-On Workshop with Björn Holmberg & Burgers and Beers

February 16 @ 12:30 - 17:30
DPCR Lecture Hall 1,

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…

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Cinema, Eat & Act

February 17 @ 13:00 - 16:30

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…

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March 2017

Pax Talks: Alexander Verbeek

March 28 @ 16:30 - 18:00
DPCR Hall 2, Gamla Torget 3
Uppsala, 753 20
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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…

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May 2017

Launch Party – 4th Edition of Pax et Bellum Journal

May 18 @ 16:00 - 19:00
Dag Hammarskjöld and Law Library, Slottsgränd 3
Uppsala, 753 09 Sweden
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  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,…

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September 2017

Book Talk: Understanding the Violence of Poverty

September 28 @ 16:00 - 18:00
Room 4573, Östra Ågatan 19, Uppsala,

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…

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