Vad? Föreläsning
När? Tisdagen den 9 april, 17:00-18:30
Var? Hörsal Sappören, Sprängkullsgatan 25

Situationen för romer är svår i såväl Europa som Sverige. Arbete för att komma till en lösning pågår inte minst i EU, men vi är ännu inte där. Under tiden vittnar många romer om ohållbara förhållanden i fattigdom och misär. Hur arbetar vi för att påverka och förbättra situationen för romerna? 

Dario Espiga, född i Uruguay, kom till Sverige 1976 efter militärkuppen i Argentina. Dario är utbildad sjuksköterska med specialitet inom psykiatri, och är sedan 2006 kommunalråd med särskilt ansvar för Socialtjänsten och Folkhälsa. Utöver det är Dario ordförande i Social resursnämnd, och vice ordförande i Polisstyrelsen i Västra Götaland.

When? Thursday, april 4, 17:30-19:00
Where? Hörsal Dragonen, Sprängkulldsgatan 19, Gothenburg

The Blockade is a unique view from within on the most massive, longest, and politically most significant student protest in the country, since 1971, that started in April of 2009 at the Faculty of humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. The struggle against the commercialization of education and the blockade of teaching classes lasted for 34 days. The rebellion spread onto more than 20 faculties across the country and the students became an active and relevant political subject. The director followed everything: from the exhilarating preparation meetings and blocking of classes to the first signs of exhaustion, through personal situations and discussions late at night, from the initial support of most faculty members to the moment they turned their back to the movement and the attempt to reach the missing minister of education. This film shows that the blockade was not just physical and that it has a much broader meaning.

Free for everyone!

Presented in co-operation with Cinema Politica
1. Haiti: Where Did the Money Go?
Free Movie screening

When? Monday, March 25th, 17:30-19:00
Where? Dragonen, Sprängkullsgatan 19

In the United States alone, half of all households gave a total of $1.4 billion to charities, yet almost two years later more than half a million people still live in squalid camps. Only a few have access to drinking water. Sanitation is woefully inadequate. Malnutrition and cholera are on the rise. What happened?

Cameras take viewers to crowded camps where thousands of families live under tattered tarps beside overflowing latrines, and then into the board rooms of relief organizations, where journalist Michele Mitchell asks the American Red Cross and others about why conditions in Haiti continue to deteriorate when people have donated billions of dollars for aid.

Mitchell travels with relief workers who had high hopes for a coordinated effort to rebuild Haiti, but are now frustrated to see that conditions fall far short of recognized standards for relief housing. Relief workers and journalists on the ground tell her this is business as usual in the aid world.

2. Foreign Aid with Sida
Lecture by Senior Programme Officer Angelica Broman

When? Tuesday, March 26th, 17:30-19:00
Where? Dragonen, Sprängkullsgatan 19

How does Sida work with foreign aid? The decision-making process, planning and implementation processes, and control of results of  foreign aid are all parts of Sida's daily work. Ms Broman will talk about Sida's work in general and let us in on her own experiences from her many years of working within development and aid.

Angelica Broman, Senior Programme officer at Sida, has worked with development cooperation since 1990, mainly within human rights related development issues. Her career includes 3 years at the United Nations in Bolivia, 4 years with different organizations in Central America and six years at UNHCR, as well as 10 years with Sida. She has a Master of Political Science from the Institute of Latin America Studies at London University, focusing on Central American democratization processes.

3. Lunchdebatt: Biståndet idag - fungerar det?
- Hur bör biståndet genomföras för att det ska bli så bra som möjligt?

När? Onsdagen den 27 mars, 13:00-14:30
Var? Sappören, Sprängkullsgatan 25

Deltagare i debatten:
- Erik Andersson - lektor vid Institutionen för globala studier.
- Mattias Poulsen - ordförande för Afrikagrupperna i Göteborg.
- Kenneth G Forslund - från Socialdemokraterna.

Moderator: Noak Löfgren - projektledare för biståndsdebatten.se

4. Vad vet vi om UDs hantering av biståndspengarna?
- f.d. revisionsdirektör vid Riksrevisionen Mats Alentun berättar.

När? Onsdagen den 27 mars, 17:30-19:00
Var? Dragonen, Sprängkullsgatan 19

Utrikesdepartementet förvaltar för egen del en tredjedel av det svenska biståndet. Men lite är egentligen känt utanför UDs egna väggar; hur beredningar görs, vilka överväganden som styr UD:s beslut och hur uppföljningar görs.

För ett par år sedan skulle Riksrevisionen för första gången göra en granskning av denna hantering, men efter att en förstudie slutförts fattades överraskande beslut om att granskningen inte skulle genomföras. Förstudien pekade bl.a. på stora brister.

Mats Alentun, f.d. revisionsdirektör vid Riksrevisionen reflekterar öppet om UD:s arbete och arbetet med förstudien som han själv deltog i. Han har därtill närmare 20 års erfarenhet från svenskt och internationellt bistånd i Södra Afrika, Bangladesh och på hemmaplan.

5. Mingle

When? Wednesday, March 27th, from 19.00
Where? Studietorget, Sprängkullsgatan 19.

Right after the lecture there will be a mingle together with a number of different aid organisations, as the ending event to the Foreign Aid Days. You are very welcome to join even though you did not attend the lecture. 

Refreshments will be available.

When? Wednesday 20 March, 17:30 to 19:30
Where?  Dragonen, Sprängkullsgatan 19

The Society of International Affairs welcomes you to a panel discussion that aims to highlight the situation of women in conflicts based on themes such as development, Resolution 1325, power, media and future prospects.

Memebers of the panel will be:

- Kathleen Maccaughey, campaign manager at the organisation Actionaid, a global movement that together stand up for human rights and the fight against poverty.
- Camilla Orjuela, Associate Professor in Peace and Development Research at University of Gothenburg.
- Ianthe Holmberg, chair person of Svenska Kvinnors Vänsterförbund, SKV, the Left League of Swedish Women, a party-politically independent women's organisation with its roots in the women's suffrage and peace movement around World War 1.

When? Thursday, March 21, 17:30-19:00
Where? Dragonen, Sprängkullsgatan 19

Health care institutions mimic industry production to become more efficient. The goal is to get more health for the money spent, based on the presumption that private corporations are more efficient and less wasteful than public institutions. 

Do we have to be in a competitive state in order to work efficiently, or does professional pride really exist? 

Are we about to lose our humanity in our struggle to increase productivity? 

"Health Factory" ["Helsefabrikken"] is a film about the history and confidential methods of the health care system in the western world, and the future challenges facing it. Increased spending on health services is the norm. The costs are spiralling out of control. 

There is a firm consensus that "something has to be done"... 

Free for everyone!

Presented in co-operation with Cinema Politica

When? Friday, March 8, 12:00-13:00
Where? Hörsal Sappören, Sprängkullsgatan 25

Dr .Abdiweli Mohamed Ali is a former Minister and Prime Minister of Somalia, during 2011 - 2012. He has a Master's degree in public administration from Harvard law school and he also obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University. He has served as a consultant for various international organizations, including the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program. Today he is an associate Professor of economics at the department of commerce at Niagara University.

Abdiweli Mohamed Ali will during his lecture discuss the challenges of achieving an ending of a transitional government, and the possibility of constructing a democratic federal government in Somalia.

This event is presented by The Society of International Affairs in cooperation with the Somali community in Gothenburg

When? March 7, 17:30
Where? Hörsal Dragonen, Sprängkullsgatan 19

As if there weren’t enough weapons here on earth, space has become the newest arena for countries around the globe to launch their struggle for supremacy. Denis Delestrac’s film Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space is packed full of some truly startling facts — everything from the “Rods of God” (space weapons that can launch from orbit) to the fact that fifty cents of every American tax dollar goes towards military spending. The astronomical costs of arming and policing the heavens (more than $200 billion) has largely fallen to the US Air Force, but with China and other nations challenging American supremacy, there is the potential for a war to take place right over our heads.

Free for everyone!

Presented in co-operation with Cinema Politica

When? Monday, March 4, 16:30-18:00
Where? Linnésalen, Seminariegatan 1B

Please note, you need to register here for this lecture. 200 seats available. First-come, first-served. Register to attend.

EU Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström, will tell us about the content of the European Asylum and Refugee Policy, which will soon be in place, and about the challenges and opportunities of today. She will present her vision of an open Europe with more legal ways in.

Cecilia Malmström is currently serving as EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, and has responsibility for issues such as the fight against organized crime and corruption, and migration. One of her priorities is common politics for asylum and migration in the EU. Cecilia Malmström was earlier the Minister of European Affairs in Sweden (for the Liberal People’s Party) and sat before that in the European Parliament (1999-2006). She has worked as a researcher, and holds a PhD in political science from Gothenburg University.

The lecture will be held in english.

When? Tuesday, February 26th, 17:30-19:00
Where? Sappören, Sprängkullsgatan 25

Isabell Schierenbeck is an associate professor in political science, and a researcher and lecturer at the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg. She is also a regular commentator on issues like Israeli politics and Middle East policy on Swedish national Television (SVT) and Swedish Radio (SR)

Isabell will talk about the Israeli elections, analyzed through internal political divisions and the changing regional political conditions. How and why are Israelis voting the way they do, and to what extent are the Israeli election results influenced by the Arab Spring and the situation in Syria and Egypt?

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När? Torsdag 28 Februari, kl 17:30
Var? Hörsal Sappören, Sprängkullsgatan 25

Filmen och föreläsningen "Det som tillhör oss" handlar om Awa-folket som bor på gränsen mellan Ecuador och Colombia. Idag lever Awa-folket under extrem press från illegala timmer och gruvbolag som vill in i deras territorie samtidigt som det pågår ett krig mellan FARC gerillan
och den revolutionära gruppen ELN samt colombiansk militär.

Mitt i detta söker dem fortsätta föra det liv de alltid gjort. Hur ska det gå?

Bo Johansson, Jordens Vänners projektkoordinatör berättar om situationen och vad man kan göra för att stötta dem.

Awa-folkets territorie ingår i Jordens Vänners projektområden i LatinAmerika.

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