På årsmötet 2018 valdes följande styrelse:

Greg Simons – Ordförande

Vladan Lausevic – Kassör

Valentin Sevéus – Ledamot

Anton Modaresi – Ledamot

Tomas Nordberg – Ledamot


På årsmötet 2014 valdes följande styrelse:

Mr. Valentin Sevéus – Ordförande

Mr. Tajdar Aziz – Ledamot

Mr. Jan Babar – Ledamot

Ms. Marianne Jansson – Ledamot

Ms. Anne Kubai – Ledamot

Ms. Seval Mert – Ledamot

Mr. Tariq Rana – Ledamot


På årsmötet 2013 valdes följande styrelse:

Mr. Valentin Sevéus – Ordförande

Mr. Tajdar Aziz – Ledamot

Mr. Jan Babar – Ledamot

Ms. Åsa Johansson – Ledamot

Mr. Henrik Kindblom – Ledamot

Mr. Tariq Rana – Ledamot

Ms. Seval Mert – Ledamot

Mr. Anton Modaresi -Suppleant


På årsmötet 2012 valdes följande styrelse:

Mr. Henrik Kindblom – Ordförande

Mr. Tajdar Aziz – Ledamot

Mr. Jan Babar – Ledamot

Mr. Henrik Kindblom – Ledamot

Ms. Louise Kindblom – Ledamot

Ms. Anneli Nordenpalm – Ledamot

Mr. Tariq Rana – Ledamot


  • 1 Aims: PEACEQUEST International is a politically and religiously non-partisan association for women and men who want to promote the vision of peace, democracy and humanism. The association wants to further unity, participation and quality of life for humans in all communities and countries through studies, dissemination of information, opinion formation, international co-operation and other activities. The association works locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.


  • 2 Membership: Every individual person or organization wanting to further the aims of the association is invited to become a member. Members can locally, regionally, nationally or internationally co-operate in interest groups, networks, committees or sections. The board is responsible that a membership directory is kept. Member is anyone registered in the directory. A member who works against the aims of the association can be expelled by the board of directors.


  • 3 Annual General Meeting: The highest decision making body is the annual general meeting, which is held at a time, location and manner as decided by the board. The annual general meeting appoints a board of directors and auditors and deals with reports and proposals from the board of directors and members. Invitation to the annual general meeting is issued as the board of directors decides. Each present member has proposal and votings rights. Moreover proposal and voting rights can be exercised through electronic media or in other manners according to decisions by the board of directors.

An extraordinary annual general meeting is to be held if so decided by the board of directors or if at least twenty members so request.


  • 4 Board of directors: The activities of the association is co-ordinated by a board of directors, consisting of at least seven directors. The board of directors can within or outside itself appoint special functionaries, a managing committee or other committees. The seat of the board of directors is Stockholm, Sweden.


  • 5 Signature of the firm: The signature of the firm of the association is signed as decided by the annual general meeting or the board.


  • 6 The accounts and audit: The accounts of the association is carried per calender year and controlled by two auditors, of which one should be a professional auditor. The auditors should present an auditor’s report for acceptance by the annual general meeting.


  • 7 Changes in the constitution. The constitution can be changed by a decision of the annual general meeting with at least a two thirds majority.


  • 8 Dissolution: The association can be dissolved by a decision of the annual general meeting with at least a two thirds majority. If, however, at least ten members wish to continue the activities of the association should that so be. If the association is dissolved, the remaining assets should be handed over to purposes closely consonant with the aims of the association.

Seminar on Russia’s role in the Crisis in Ukraine

Seminar on Russia’s Role in the Crisis in Ukraine

The crisis in Ukraine has developed into a conflict with devastating consequences. In this seminar we discuss Russia’s role in the conflict. The historical background is analyzed and the current crisis is debated. Experts on Russian history and foreign policy assist us in the quest to understand the conflict, its causes and possible solutions.

The seminar begins with a presentation in Swedish by Tone Tingsgård with the title “The Historical Background of Russia’s Role in the Conflict in Ukraine, Focusing on the Past 150 Years”. Tone Tingsgård is a former parliamentarian who has worked for many years with international politics focusing on Russia. This is followed by a presentation in English by Dr. Greg Simons, Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies. Originally from New Zealand, Dr. Simons has written extensively on Russian public diplomacy, crisis management, mass media and armed conflict. He has been involved with the OSCE and the Council of Europe in addition to academia. His presentation is titled “An Attempt at Understanding the Official Russian Response to the Ukraine Crisis”.

Professor Dmitry Strovsky gives a presentation in English after the break regarding the pro and contra debate on Russian involvement in Ukraine. Strovsky is a Professor at Ural Federal University in the Faculty of Journalism. He specialises in the history of journalism in Russia. Professor Strovsky also is an occasional writer for Novaya Gazeta Ural Edition. His talk is entitled “The Pro and Contra Debate on Russian Involvement in the Ukraine Crisis in Russian Society”.

A warm welcome!

Place: Medborgarskolan, Hamnesplanaden 1, Uppsala

Date and time: 4 November 2014, 19.00-21.00 hrs


19.00-19:20 Presentation by Tone Tingsgård (in Swedish) 19:20-19:40 Presentation by Dr. Greg Simons (in English) 19:40-20:00 Break for coffee and cake 20:00-20:20 Presentation by Professor Dmitry Strovsky (in English) 20:20-21:00 Q & A. Moderator is Lena Jonson, Senior Research Fellow, Associate Professor, and Head of the Russia Research Program at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs

The seminar is organized by PeaceQuest International in collaboration with Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Medborgarskolan and Pax et Bellum