Peace and Security Now. Reflections on New Frontiers and Challenges in Peacemaking
06 Jun

Now, more than ever, discussions about the peace and security sector must attend to the logics of gender and race. Driven by feminist theory and practice that insists upon critical interrogation of systems of power that uphold and perpetuate war, militarism, and violent security practices, this conference brings together academics and practitioners to discuss what is most at stake in contemporary peacemaking. From the enduring impact of the global war on terror, to the promotion of women’s inclusion in security institutions such as military and police, to the complex intersection of the humanitarian, peace, and development sectors: this conference promises a provocative look at the most pressing and urgent issues facing our world—and the possibilities for peace—today.

13:30-14:00 OPENING REMARKS 

14:00 - 15:30 PLENARY SESSION

Looking Back, Looking Forward: Transformations in Peace and Security in the Ongoing War on Terror

Moderated by Mohamed Mahmoud Mohamedou, Geneva Graduate Institute

15:30 - 16:00 COFFEE BREAK

16:00 - 17:00 PANEL I

Intersectionality and the Security Sector: Empowerment, Assumptions, and Inclusion

Moderated by Darja Schildknecht, University of Basel

17:00-17:15 COFFEE BREAK

17:15 - 18:15 PANEL II

Beyond Security: Rethinking the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus

Moderated by Nora Naji, University of Basel

18:15 - 18:30 CLOSING REMARKS

18:30 - 20.00 APERO

This event is organised by the University of Basel and the Gender Centre with the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform and swisspeace.


Starting : 06/06/2024 @ 13:30

Ending : 06/06/2024 @ 18:30

Category: Convening and Incubation


Location: Maison de la paix | Auditorium A2 (chemin Eugène-Rigot 2) I Geneva

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