The Association of Foreign Affairs in Lund (abbreviated to UPF Lund from its Swedish name, Utrikespolitiska Föreningen) provides a space for students and those interested in exploring the world of politics and foreign affairs. UPF’s official language is English. It was founded on February 8th, 1935 to disseminate information and encourage debate on international economic and political issues.
UPF has eight working committees open for all members to join, in addition to a career section. It hosts lectures at least once a week that have been presented by prominent lecturers such as Margot Wallström, Kofi Annan, Cecilia Malmström and Jan Eliasson. There are several media outlets such as The Perspecitve Magazine, and the award-winning The Perspective Radio.
CMES has a long-standing sponsorship agreement with UPF Lund, and we encourage students and academics to get involved. Each semester we co-host at least one public event to broaden knowledge and encourage discussion about the Middle East.