The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI), together with Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, invite you to a seminar with presentations by Charlotte Petri Gornitzka (Director General, Sida) and a group of renowned international scholars on the relationship between development and security.
Development in the 21st Century is widely understood as intimately connected to security. Development is necessary for security and security is a precondition for development. In addition, development and international aid, including humanitarian assistance, has become increasingly militarised and is often operating in conditions of war or within a context of post-conflict reconstruction. What are the major trends, challenges and policy issues related to development? What is its connection to security today? How is a major development actor like Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) addressing these issues? What does the international research field look like?
Date: Friday 11 May, 2012
Time: 13.30-15.30. A reception will be held after the seminar.
Location: The Swedish Institute of International Affairs,
Drottning Kristinas väg 37, Stockholm.
Seminar fee: Free
Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Director General, Sida
Vanessa Pupavac, University of Nottingham, UK
Julian Reid, University of Lapland, Finland
Giorgio Shani, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
Jens Stilhoff Sörensen, Utrikespolitiska Institutet and Göteborg University
Fredrik Söderbaum, Göteborg University
Henning Melber, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation
We will also distribute copies of a just published issue of Development Dialogue on ‘The End of the Development-Security Nexus? – The Rise of Global Disaster Management’ guest edited by Jens Stilhoff Sörensen and Fredrik Söderbaum and with contributions by the scholars in the panel.