Center for Conflict Management March Research seminar 16 and 17 March 2017 by Dr. Swati Parashar

Dr. Swati Parashar, a Senior Lecturer at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow with the Gender, Peace and Security Centre at Monash University, Australia who is the author of Women and Militant Wars: The Politics of Injury (Routledge 2014) and has also a wide experience in PhD supervision from Australia, UK, Ireland and India is the Centre for Conflict Management’s guest seminar speaker this week. She will discuss: 1)the multifaceted roles women play in armed conflicts and the way they reverberate in international relations studies  in Feminist international relations and women militants: case studies from Sri Lanka and Kashmir” at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in the C.E.B Board Room Main, on the Main Kigali campus, in Mbura-Buturo, Gikondo; 2) “The experiences of managing and supervising PhD  programs in Australia, UK and Ireland” at 10:00 a.m.  Friday, March 17, also in the C.E.B Board Room Main, on the Main Kigali campus, in Mbura-Buturo, Gikondo. The seminars are part of the Swedish funded partnership between the University of Rwanda and the University of Gothenburg. 

About UR’s Center for Conflict Management Research Seminar

For the last five years, the Center for Conflict Management has convened monthly Speaker’s Series / Research Seminars with a view to contribute to the culture of research, policy dialogue and learning that also allows networking. 

Through its Speaker’s Series / Research Seminars, CCM aspires to strengthen the evidence base available to government, civil society, and development partners regarding the issues of peace, conflict and security facing Rwanda and the region. The themes are chosen designed to support the Rwandan Government in achieving it’s 2020 Vision - economic growth and full employment, social protection for the vulnerable and improved governance.  CCM’s emphasis on building a learning community reflects UR’s belief that the development of knowledge on the issues of peace, conflict and security requires interaction between scholars, policymakers and other actors who can provide practical experiences and challenges different perspectives, and analytical frameworks.

The guest speakers are leading specialists on their respective topic, namely: government; the United Nations and the society at large.

-- Alice Urusaro Karekezi  Researcher FellowResources Mobilization/Research Seminar Convenor Center for Conflict Management (CCM)at the College of Social Sciences (CASS)

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