19th NERPS Webinar: Positive Peace and Environmental Sustainability

October 18, 2022 (Tuesday 16:00-17:00 PM JST)

About the Webinar

This 19th NERPS webinar is jointly organized with the Center of Economic Peace at the Grenoble Ecole de Management. It will consist of presentations by Dr Dahlia Simangan (NERPS) and Dr Srinjoy Bose (NERPS Research Fellow/UNSW Sydney), followed by an open discussion. The first part is dedicated to the research presentations on the local dynamics between positive peace and environmental sustainability in Nepal and Afghanistan and will be open to the public. The second part will be a closed workshop on how the project’s framework can be relevant to other projects of the other partner universities of the Center of Economic Peace. The purpose of the webinar is to explore research collaboration for expanding the project to other case studies.

About the Speakers

Dr Dahlia Simangan is Associate Professor at Hiroshima University. Prior to that, she was a Kanagawa University Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellow for research in Japan, nominated by the United Nations University – Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) in Tokyo. She holds a PhD in International, Political and Strategic Studies from the Australian National University. She is the author of the book, International Peacebuilding and Local Involvement: A Liberal Renaissance? (Routledge, 2019) and a member of Planet Politics Institute.

Dr Srinjoy Bose is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, and Co-Chair of the UNSW ECAN Executive Committee. He does research on topics in Critical Peace/Security Studies including, political order and violence, international intervention, state formation, democratisation, warlord/rebel governance, and the political economy of statebuilding and peacebuilding in ‘fragile’ and deeply divided states and societies. His research has been funded by the European Union, UN Development Programme and UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, United States Institute of Peace, Australian Aid, and Facebook. In 2018 he joined the School of Social Sciences, UNSW. Previously, he was Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University.

About the NERPS Webinar Series

The Network for Education and Research on Peace and Sustainability (NERPS) at Hiroshima University in Japan is hosting a series of webinars on the relationship between peace and sustainability in the context of environmental, socio-political, economic, and technological transformations. This series is situated within the urgent need to deal with the implications of global change, including the COVID-19 pandemic, for peace and sustainability. The webinar sessions serve as a platform for rethinking and updating the current discourse on peace and sustainability amidst these global challenges and transformations. Leading experts will discuss the role of resources, digital technologies, migration, governance, and education in peacebuilding, conflict mitigation, humanitarian aid, and capacity-building, among other components that contribute to the achievement of the Sustainability Development Goals, particularly that of Goal 16 on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Check out our previous webinars here.

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