Hans Blix lecture: “From a Cold War to a Cold Peace. Time for Revival of Disarmament?”

On Thursday October 18th Hans Blix will be lecturing at UW. This interesting lecture is open to the public and is on a first come, first serve basis.

Hans Blix was born1928 in Uppsala, Sweden, Dr. Blix’s career has largely been in politics and public service. From January 2000 until June 2003, he was appointed Executive Chairman of the United Nations Mentoring, Verification and Inspection Commission for Iraq by the UN Secretary-General.

In early 2004, Dr. Blix chaired the independent international Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission. He has received several honorary doctorates, is the recipient of many decorations and awards, and has written numerous books on international and constitutional law and articles relating to energy and the problems of the spread of nuclear weapons.

Date: October 18th
Time: 7-9pm
Where: Kane Hall, Room 130 (UW Seattle Campus)

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Successful Crayfish Celebartion and Fundraiser!

-SACC-Seattle held their first Crayfish Celebration and Fundraiser since 2004. This time the event was co-hosted with the Swedish Cultural Center in Seattle.

Seattle, September 7, 2007 – More than 100 people attended SACC-Seattle’s first Crayfish Celebration and Fundraiser in years. The venue was the Swedish Cultural Center with a beautiful view over Lake Union.

At check in guests received a wolf paw drink, also known in Sweden as Vargtass. After mingling and eating hors d’oeuvre the Treasurer of SACC-Seattle, Deanna Zachrisson welcomed everyone.

The attendees enjoyed a delicious Swedish traditional buffet and sang Swedish snaps songs. The crayfishes and the dessert were sponsored by IKEA. After dinner the guests danced to everything from Abba to the Ark.

Over 20 companies donated to SACC-Seattle’s silent auction, with items ranging from airfare tickets to dinners and personal training. Guests could bid the entire evening on the popular fundraising items.

Main sponsors for this event were Stellar Holdings, SAS and IKEA. SACC Seattle’s next event is the December Member brunch.