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Conference: Peace & Security Now

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The Gender, War and Security Research Group at the University of Basel is pleased to announce our upcoming conference, Peace and Security Now, to be held at the Geneva Graduate Institute on June 6, 2024.

Now, more than ever, discussions about the peace and security sector must attend to the logics of gender and race. Driven by feminist theory and practice that insists upon critical interrogation of systems of power that uphold and perpetuate war, militarism, and violent security practices, this conference brings together academics and practitioners to discuss what is most at stake in contemporary peacemaking. From the enduring impact of the global war on terror, to the promotion of women’s inclusion in security institutions such as military and police, to the complex intersection of the humanitarian, peace, and development sectors: this conference promises a provocative look at the most pressing and urgent issues facing our world — and the possibilities for peace — today.

This event is organized by Dr. Elizabeth Mesok, Nora Naji, and Darja Schildknecht at the Center for Gender Studies at the University of Basel, and funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation’s PRIMA grant. The conference is co-hosted by the and supported by swisspeace and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform.