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Lecture | Contemporary History and International Relations Research Seminar (CHIRRS)

Unesco – challenges when multilateralism is in retreat

  • Vincent Wintermans, UNESCO
Wednesday 22 May 2019
Organised as part of the MA European Politics and Society degree programme and for the Institute of History's CHIRRS Seminar Series
Contemporary History and International Relations Research Seminar (CHIRRS) year 2018 - 2019
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

Unesco, the UN specialised agency for education, natural & social sciences, culture and communication & information, fosters global cooperation between its 193 Member States with the aim of supporting peace.

This lecture will focus on current work in the smallest of Unesco’s Major Programmes, Communication and Information, concentrating on the political issues that influence Unesco’s work for documentary heritage (Memory of the World) and for journalist safety (International Programme for the Development of Communication).

About the Speaker

Vincent Wintermans is Policy Officer at the Netherlands Commission for Unesco in The Hague. His professional interests are documentary and digital heritage, journalist safety, open science and endangered languages. He studied Slavic Languages at Leiden University and the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland.

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