GET ACTIVE MINGLE / LECTURE with Gunnar Westberg on the threat of nuclear weapons
UPF is an association that aims to guide you through the events that shape our time. Since 1935, we have spread knowledge and encouraged debate about issues concerning international affairs. We organise lectures, write magazines, broadcast radio shows, offer career guidance and travel the world together. And we want you to join us!
We welcome you to Lilla Salen, AF-borgen on the 30th of January to meet the board, the committees and our current members. It will be possible to sign up and become a member. A yearly membership costs 100 SEK and allows you to attend all our lectures and receive our magazine!
UPF consists of eight committees:
The Radio Committee broadcasts our award-winning radio show on Radio AF, see www.radioaf.se/upf
The Webzine every week publishes up-to-date articles on international issues at www.utrikesperspektiv.se
The Magazine publishes our printed magazine The Perspective which is sent to all of our members, and contains a broad selection of articles connected to international affairs.
The PR Committee promotes UPF and our broad variety of activities and events
through various creative mediums.
The Travel Committee arranges trips to politically interesting places all over the world. Examples of recent destinations are Wachington D.C, Mumbai, Rwanda and Lebanon. This semesters destination will be released soon!
The Lecture Committee arranges lectures every week. Past semesters we have been visited by for example Kofi Annan, Margot Wallström, Carl Bildt, and Jan Eliasson.
The Activity Committee arranges study visits, sittnings and other social activities for members.
The Career Committee arranges our Prep Course, where you get guidance for an international career, and our Mentorship program, where you can get a diplomat as a mentor.
18:00: Get Active presentation and mingle
Gunnar Westberg is a retired professor of medicine. He has been active in Physicians organisatiom for the prevention of nuclear war, IPPNW, since 1981, and was president of the organization 2004-8.
Today and every day at least 2000 nuclear weapons are ready for immediate launch, by intent or by mistake. “We have escaped total destruction either by sheer luck or, maybe, divine intervention” said General Lee Butler, chief commander of US nuclear forces 1991-4. This threat to the survival of mankind remains today.
The recently developed UN Convention prohibiting nuclear weapons will make nuclear weapons illegal, including the threat of use. The nuclear weapon states will not in the near future ratify the convention. We have learned from other conventions, e.g. against chemical weapons, landmines and cluster weapons that even countries who do not sign a convention tend gradually to abide by them. The “nuclear threshold” will be higher.
Swedish Doctors Against Nuclear Weapons is a two time Nobel Peace Prize winner; first in 1985 as a part of the World Federation of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), and in 2017 as a part of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Swedish Doctors Against Nuclear Weapons aim to spread knowledge about the nuclear effects of nuclear weapons and to contribute to this knowledge through scientific research. The goal is to strengthen the opinion of nuclear weapons so that nuclear warfare is prevented.
The get active mingle and lecture is free for everyone.
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