Covid, Conflict and Violence – A lecture by Dr Jannie Lilja, SIPRI
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About the Event
Background: The Covid-19 pandemic has reinforced societal tensions across the world. Public protests have doubled since the outbreak of the pandemic. More than 100 million people have been pushed into poverty. Economies are contracting, while democracy is backsliding worldwide.
The Lecture: To give you an understanding of the situation and the global challenges of the covid-19 pandemic, this lecture will focus on the implications for armed conflict and violence. Also, the lecture will highlight how peace could be promoted at the backdrop of the multiple risks reinforced by the pandemic.
The Speaker: Dr Jannie Lilja is Director of Studies, Peace and Development, at SIPRI. Until recently she served as a senior fragility specialist with the World Bank’s Fragility Conflict Violence Group. Prior to joining the World Bank she was a Swedish diplomat and researcher with the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University. Her areas of expertise cover peacebuilding, war and peace dynamics, negotiations, and development in conflict settings.
She has published several articles and book chapters on these topics. Jannie has contributed to the development of peacebuilding policy, including SDG 16, in her former capacity as lead on security and development in the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. She has also served as Swedish Delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
This lecture will be held: Date: 26th of May Time: 4 pm to 5 pm (CET) Location: Zoom
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