If you have a dream lecturer or topic you would like to immerse yourself in then the Program Group is the right one for you!
One of the main objectives of the Uppsala Association of Foreign Affairs is spreading knowledge, and to achieve this goal we organize two lectures per week on different topics connected to foreign affairs. To plan and organize these lectures is rewarding and incredibly fun! If you have a dream lecturer or topic you would like to immerse yourself in then the Program Group is the right one for you. It is also an excellent opportunity to make connections that can be valuable in the future.
The group consists of two Program Secretaries, two assistants and a number of motivated and engaged students whose main role is inviting interesting people who are willing to share their knowledge. To get famous and experienced journalists, writers, politicians, scientists and representatives from organizations to hold lectures in Uppsala is not as hard as one might imagine. The Uppsala Association of Foreign Affairs is renowned and has a good reputation thanks to the incredible dedication of its members. Furthermore, there are many people who were involved in the association in the past who are happy to contribute.
The group meets every Monday to brainstorm together on who to invite, how to write the perfect invitation and plan the actual lectures, of course involving coffee and having a good time. The meetings are held in our office in Ekonomikum. Besides inviting lecturers, we also discuss politics and world events. How involved you want to be is up to you, and there is no requirement to participate in every meeting or event.
If you are even the slightest bit interested, we hope to see you at the next Program Group meeting!