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Workshop Invitation - Global Environmental and Global Security Governance: Past and Present

Workshop Invitation - Global Environmental and Global Security Governance: Past and Present

DIR and CHI are hosting a one-day international, inter-disciplinary and -generational workshop that will bring together select junior and senior scholars who work in the fields of global environmental and global security governance.

Time

01.12.2017 kl. 08.30 - 01.12.2017 kl. 16.30

Description

The research groups Development and International Relations (DIR) and Contemporary History (CHI) are hosting a one-day international, inter-disciplinary and generational workshop that will bring together select junior and senior scholars who work in the fields of global environmental and global security governance.

Cutting across research fields of several department groups, the workshop will offer a timely analysis of some of the crucial challenges, contradictions and promises within past and present global environmental and global security discourses and practices. We aim to deepen the discussion related to these two issues. In particular, the critical macro-oriented research on global environmental and security governance would benefit from deepening its engagement with the emergent body of research that explores ‘local’ or ‘everyday’ interactions with—and actions of—indigenous population groups, refugees, migrants, villages, various types of communities, towns and cities etc. to expand the number of analytically relevant actors. In fact, we believe that it is necessary to explore and complicate the ‘local’ negotiation of what is global environmental and security governance, how it works, who it works for and who it should work for by interrogating how global governance is spatial, fluid, embodied, gendered, and negotiated (if not contested) in various simultaneously ‘local’ and ‘international’ geographies. However, we also think the histories of the negotiations of global governance are also important given how a growing part of the macro-oriented research speaks of ‘legacies of empire’, ‘empire in denial’, or ‘an external Western frontier’.

The papers and discussions will focus on three interconnected analytical frameworks:

  1. the parallels and links between global environmental and security governance;
  2. the colonial and imperial legacies in global environmental and security governance; and
  3. the impacts of environmental and climate change on security.

 

Keynote 

Dan Smith, Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute:

From a Climate of Conflict to a Climate of Peace: Understanding Climate Risk 

The workshop will be held at Department of Culture and Global Studies at Aalborg University, Denmark on the 1st of December, 2017. The particular room number and programme will be announced closer to the date. If you are interested in attending, please contact either of us: Malayla Raftopoulos raftopoulos@cgs.aau.dk Martin Ottovay Jørgensen moj@cgs.aau.dk.
 

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Programme

Day 1 - 30 November 

15.00 - 15.10   Welcome (Kroghstræde 3, room 3.138)
                        Welcome by Malayna Raftopoulos & Martin Ottovay Jorgensen 

15.10 - 15.55   Keynote (Kroghstræde 3, room 3.138)
                        Chair: Martin Ottovay Jorgensen 
                      
                        Dan Smith, Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute:
                        From a Climate of Conflict to a Climate of Peace: Understanding Climate Risk 

15.55 - 16.30   Q & A (Kroghstræde 3, room 3.138)
                        Chair: Malayna Raftopoulos      

                        Dan Smith, Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

19.00 - 21.30   Dinner (Restaurant Sanya, Rendsburggade 18, Aalborg)
                        Those invited meet in front of the restaurant at 18.50

 

Day 2 - 1 December

09.00 - 09.15  Welcome (Kroghstræde 3, room 3.138)
                       Welcome by Malayna Raftopoulos & Martin Ottovay Jorgensen

09.15-09.50   Panel 1: The ‘Local’ in in the 'Global' (Kroghstræde 3, room 3.138) 
                      Chair: Martin Ottovay Jorgensen 

                      Bjarke Zinck Winther
                      The ’Local’ in Global Diplomacy –Understanding the Nexus of UN Security Council Reform
                       Diplomacy

                      Each presenter has 20 mins + 15 mins for discussion.

09.50 - 10.00  Break (10 mins) (Kroghstræde 3, room 3.138) 
                       Coffee (sponsored only for presenters and chairs)   

10.00 - 11.45  Panel 2: The ‘Global’ in the ‘Local’ – Issues of Security and Conflict (Kroghstræde 3, room 3.138) 
                        Chair: Ivan Lind Christensen  

                       Martin Ottovay Jorgensen
                       Historicising Global Governance, its Local Impacts and its Resistance: UN ‘Peacekeeping’ in
                       Egypt, Congo and West Irian

                       Johannes Dragsbaek Schmidt & Michael Omondo Owiso
                       Climate Change, Desertification and Conflict in the Horn of Africa

                       Robert Coates
                       Urban Ecological Security, Governance and Disaster 'Eventfulness' in Contemporary Brazil

                       Each presenter has 20 mins + 15 mins for discussion.

11-45 - 13.00  Lunch  (Kroghstræde 3, Canteen Area)
                       All are welcome to join, but only presenters & chairs have paid lunch

13.00-14.10    Panel 3: The ‘Global’ in the ‘Local’ – Environmental Issues (Kroghstræde 3, room 3.138) 
                       Chair: Oscar Garcia Agustín 

                       Deborah Delgado Pugley
                       Global Environmental Regimes’ Interactions with Amazonian Indigenous Peoples: Shortcomings
                       and Ways Forward

                       Malayna Raftopoulos and Michela Coletta
                       Cultural Hegemony, Heterogeneity and the Politics of Difference: Problematising a Global
                       Framework of Environmental Governance from Latin America

                       Each presenter has 20 mins + 15 mins for discussion.

14.10 - 14.20  Break (10 mins) (Kroghstræde 3, room 3.138)
                        Coffee (sponsored only for presenters and chairs)  

14.20 -14.50   Reflections and discussion (Kroghstræde 3, room 3.138)
                       Chair: Malayna Raftopoulos 

                       Steffen Jensen, Head of Global Refugee Studies, Department of Culture and Global Studies

14.50 - 15.00  Conclusion of Workshop (Kroghstræde 3, room 3.138)
                       Malayna Raftopoulos & Martin Ottovay Jorgensen

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Host

DIR - Reserach Group on Development and International Relations and CHI - Contemporary History, Department of Culture and Global Studies

Address

Kroghstræde 3

Registration Deadline

10.11.2017 kl. 23.30

Register at

moj@cgs.aau.dk

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