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Online Symposium on Human Security (8-11 June 2021)

The symposium will pay special attention to issues that have risen in prominence recently, especially those that are expected to last beyond the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, such as:

Structural changes to human security threats: threats that have emerged under the Anthropocene and the increasing use of digital technologies.

Threats to human security related to violent conflict, considering new forms of both intra-state and interpersonal violence.

Human insecurity as a threat to human development, manifested as economic insecurity, health threats, domestic violence, multidimensional inequalities, discrimination, and polarization.

The way forward: new aspirations and new responses during challenging times, focused on revisiting the concept of human security and identifying potential policy responses to meet people’s aspirations in the 21st century.

Discussions will focus on conceptual issues, measurement, and policy options.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

Dr. Shen Xiaomeng, Director of the UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and UNU Vice-Rector in Europe

Dr. Vivienne Ming, Co-founder & Executive Chair, Socos Labs

Prof. Mary Kaldor, Professor Emerita of Global Governance and Director of the Conflict Research Programme, London School of Economics

Prof. Michael Barnett, Professor of International Affairs and Political Science at the George Washington University

Prof. Frances Stewart, Professor Emeritus of Development Economics, University of Oxford

Prof. James Foster, Oliver T. Carr, Jr. Professor of International Affairs, Professor of Economics, and Co-Director of the Institute for International Economic Policy at George Washington University

Prof. Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America and Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University

Prof. Des Gasper, Professor of Human Development, Development Ethics and Public Policy, ISS of Erasmus University Rotterdam

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