As most of you know, our program coordinator Helena Grusell recently left us for an exciting new post at Folke Bernadotteakademin in Stockholm. While we are more than happy for her, she will be highly missed at the Peace and Conflict institution; as she was an enormous support and inspiration for all of us bachelor students. Today, as a symbol of our gratitude and appreciation, UPaD’s president (Bea Schönning) and ex-president (Sofia Carsbrand) surprised her at her new workplace, handing over her diploma and presenting her with a spot as the organization’s very first honorary member.

Helena, we’re incredibly grateful for your roughly 4 years of service to the program, and wish you all the best in the future.