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Global cooperation in a polarized time

Research profile seminar

Meet Ulrika Modéer, Assistant Secretary General, Director of External Relations and Advocacy vid United Nations Development Program (UNDP), alumn from the University of Gothenburg ahonorary doctor of the Faculty of Social Sciences of 2019. Together with a renowned panel Ulrika Modéer will discuss conditions for multilateral cooperation in our times.

Global and multilateral cooperation is more important than ever. There is an urgent need for common initiatives and solutions in order to manage common global challenges, such as Agenda 2030, climate change, wars and conflicts, poverty, abuse of human rights and migration issues. At the same time, an increasing number of governments are oepnly critical against multilateral cooperation and instead argue for unilateral action. Power positions are under tranformation with challenges against the Global North from for example China. A global trend of authoritarian, populist and openly racist movements increase their influence with new challenges for global cooperation. Those movements and governments advocate isolationism rather than cooperation and question the liberal values that have built the current world order. At the same time, voices from the Global North question what is seen as a neo-colonial world order.
How can multilateral cooperation be promoted and transformed in those troubled times?

Panel convened by Johan Karlsson Schaffer, Associate Professor, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg

Lecturer: Eva Ekelund, Director of the Unit for Policy and Deputy International Director for Act Alliance, Swedish Church Efraim Gomez, Director of the Unit for UN at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Annica Kronsell, Professor Environmental Social Sciences, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg Ulrika Modéer, Assistant Secretary General, Director of External Relations and Advocacy, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Per Nordlund, Programme Director, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation Anna Persson, Associate Professor Political Science, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg

Date: 10/17/2019

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Categories: Social Sciences

Organizer: Faculty of Social Sciences and School of Global Studies

Location: Dragonen, Sprängkullsgatan 19

Last day of registration: 10/9/2019 at. 11:59 PM.

Contact person: Helena Lindholm

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