Mary Kaldor

Human security and the war in Ukraine

Join #KAPTalks with Mary Kaldor on 2nd October on human security in light of the war in Ukraine. Register here.

Monday 02.10.2023

A new world order is in place where perpetual violence has become the norm. So-called new wars, or “forever wars”, are not tied to contests over national territory. But the war in Ukraine has reignited debates about wars in the 21st century and their consequences on human security and international order.

Join #KAPTalks with Professor Mary Kaldor, of the London School of Economics, to address current geopolitical events in the region, based on her research on conflicts and security.

Hosted by National School of Political Studies and Administration, Bucharest, Romania.

The event will be opened by Ms Mara Roman, Deputy Head of Representation of European Commission in Romania.

When: 2nd October 2023 at 12:00 EEST / 11:00 CET 

Where:  National School of Political Studies and Administration, Bucharest, Bdul. Expozitiei, Nr. 30A, Amphitheatre 2

You can join the lecture by:

  • coming to the event 
  • joining the event online on Zoom – register here
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  • asking your questions to Mary Kaldor via Twitter using #KAPTalks hashtag

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Mary Kaldor is a Professor of Global Governance and Director of the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit in the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics. She directs the unit’s largest research project, the Conflict Research Programme (CRP), an international DFID-funded partnership investigating public authority through a theoretical lens of the political marketplace and the concept of civicness across a range of countries in Africa and the Middle East. Professor Kaldor is highly regarded for her innovative work on democratisation, conflict and globalisation. She was a founding member of European Nuclear Disarmament (END), a founder and Co-Chair of the Helsinki Citizen's Assembly and a member of the International Independent Commission to investigate the Kosovo Crisis, established by the Swedish Prime Minister. Professor Kaldor pioneered the concept of new wars and global civil society and her work on the practical implementation of human security has directly influenced European and national politics. Her books include: The Baroque Arsenal, New and Old Wars: Organised Violence in a Global Era, Global Civil Society: An Answer to War and Human Security: Reflections on Globalization and Intervention. She is also the editor and co-author of the annual Global Civil Society Yearbook. Her books International Law and New Wars (2017), co-authored with Professor Christine Chinkin, and Global Security Cultures (2018) were the outcome of an ERC Advanced grant. At the request of Javier Solana, she was Convener for the Study Group on European Security Capabilities, which produced the influential Barcelona report, 'A Human Security Doctrine for Europe'.

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