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PSRP Researcher Speaking: The UN Review Processes and Current Trends in Peacebuilding
May 11, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
PSRP researcher Jan Pospisil is speaking at the NGO Committee on Peace in Vienna at an information and discussion meeting on ‘The UN Review Processes and Current Trends in Peacebuilding: Bringing Politics Back In’. The discussion is on Wednesday 11 May, 2016, and all are welcome and free to attend, with registration required by Thursday 5 May.
Three UN review documents have recently been produced in 2015 along the UN reform agenda: the UN peacekeeping review, the review of the UN peacebuilding architecture, and the Global Study on the implementation of UNSCR 1325. All three reviews acknowledge the need for a more political and context sensitive work in peace- and statebuilding, but at the same time highlight the substantial challenges related to such an endeavour. This presentation will confront these UN reviews with the current trend of making peacebuilding more politically and locally connected (as the so-called ‘local turn’ and the concept of ‘political settlements’ suggest), and asks about potential implications.
Dr. Jan Pospisil is postdoctoral research fellow at the DIFD-funded Political Settlement Research Programme (PSRP) at the University of Edinburgh, School of Law. He works on the interrelations between peace processes, political settlements, constitutions and human rights. Since 2006, he is teaching fellow at the Institute for Political Sciences at the University of Vienna, teaching on contemporary issues in peace and conflict studies, peace processes, and general aspects of International Relations. Since 2011, he is a senior researcher at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip, currently on leave). Jan’s main areas of interest are political settlements, state fragility, peacebuilding and resilience in the wider context of security policy and international relations.
Source: NGO Committee on Peace in Vienna