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Pax ♥ Oslo
May 30, 2016 @ 10:30 - May 31, 2016 @ 17:00
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.
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.
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”.
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
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.
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
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.
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.