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Here and Now: What Is Impacting Global Peace? Conflict, COVID-19 and Climate

Friday 26 June 2020

Leiden University and the Institute for Economics & Peace are pleased to invite you to the webinar Here and Now: What Is Impacting Global Peace? Conflict, COVID-19 and Climate on Friday, June 26 at 14.00 (CEST).

Presented by Mr. Serge Stroobants, Director of Europe & MENA at the Institute for Economics and Peace, the Global Peace Index is one of the most comprehensive data-driven analyses on trends in peace, its economic value, and how to develop peaceful societies. This year’s report outlines key 2020 highlights, global rankings, regional overviews as well as country improvements and deteriorations in peace. Uniquely, this edition will cover three new topics: trends in civil unrest, ecological threats, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Further implications on global peace will be discussed by Alisa Kerschbaum and Dr. Sinisa Vukovic. Alisa Kerschbaum is a Researcher at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs of Leiden University, focusing on topics at the intersection of terrorism, peacekeeping, the protection of civilians and the climate-security nexus. She holds an LLM in Public and International Law from Leiden University and an MA in International Politics in Law from the University of Kiel, Germany. Dr. Vukovic is a Senior Lecturer of Conflict Management and Global Policy and Associate Director of the Conflict Management Program at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and also Assistant Professor at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University.

The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Joachim Koops, Chair of Security Studies and Scientific Director of ISGA at Leiden University. Previously, he was the Dean of Vesalius College of Global Affairs of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Director of the Global Governance Institute. Prof. Dr. Koops has also held several advisor positions with the United Nations and the European Commission.

Link to registration (via Institute for Economics & Peace)

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