Ann Dismorr, Head of the International Dept. of the Riksdag

Filed under: Guest Lectures in October 19, 2009, by Ulf Benjaminsson. Tagged: human rights
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Ann Dissmorr (foto: Pawel Flato)

Ann Dissmorr (foto: Pawel Flato)

Some of the 21st century´s greatest challenges are reflected in Turkey – EU relations; the widening gap between the West and the Muslim world and the struggle for human rights and democratization. Will Turkey become EU´s bridge or barrier to Islam? Which human rights issues might become a road block to Turkish EU?

Ann Dismorr, current head of the International Department of the Riksdag, has been a Swedish diplomat since 1981 and a ambassador since 1999. As such she’s served in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Libanon.

The title of her talk (the final one in Human Rights and Diversity in Serious Game) is “Turkey Decoded; The European Union and Islam.”

Time: Monday, Oktober 26 13.00-15.00
Location: HGO, lecture hall E31

International Trade in Armaments – a Human Rights Consideration

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(foto: Catharina Biesèrt)

Andreas Ekman, Director General for the Swedish Agency for Non-Proliferation and Export Controls, will discuss the international trade in armaments and the consequences for international peace and stability.

He will also discuss how the respect for human rights is being affected by this trade. He will put Swedish exports of JAS Gripen, airborne surveillance and armored vehicles into an international human rights perspective.

Time: Friday, October 23, 10:00
Location: HGO, lecture hall E31

Human Rights, Diversity and Successful Entrepreneurship

Filed under: Guest Lectures in October 13, 2009, by Ulf Benjaminsson. Tagged: human rights
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– Paul Lappalainen, Senior Analyst, Equality Ombudsman, DO
– Alexandra Pascalidou Journalist

Paul Lappalainen and author Alexandra Pascalidou will discuss the challenges and dynamics needed to protect the fundamental human right to equality regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, etnicity and religion or other beliefs.

Is there a relationship between diversity work, successful entrepreneurship and economic growth?

Time: Friday, October 16, 13.00-15.00
Location: HGO, lecture hall E22

Bishop Lennart Koskinen on Ethics, Morality and Human Rights

Filed under: Guest Lectures in October 13, 2009, by Ulf Benjaminsson. Tagged: human rights
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Lennart Koskinen holds a doctorate from Uppsala University in Ethics, and returns to discuss moral and ethics in contemporary society. Moral and ethics is of fundamental importance for the development of serious gaming.

Time: Wednesday, October 14, 13:00 – 15:00
Location: HGO, lecture hall E31

Jan Eliasson, Former Swedish Foreign Minister

Filed under: Guest Lectures in October 9, 2009, by Ulf Benjaminsson. Tagged: human rights
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Bush and Eliasson Note: this is a re-post of our original announcement, as we had to postpone Eliasson’s scheduled visit due to illness.

Jan Eliasson is a seasoned diplomat and a former Swedish Foreign Minister. He has been the President of the UN General Assembly, and served as UN:s first Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs. During his tenure, he was involved in UN operations in Somalia, Sudan, Mocambique, and the Balkans; undertaking initiatives concerning landmines, conflict prevention and UN reform.

He will make an exposé over the human rights area and the creation of the UN Commission for Human Rights during his tenure as President of the UN General Assembly. The world community’s responsibility to protect civilians in war and other crisis will be highlighted. Eliasson will also tell us about his various missions as UN negotiator, the challenges for the UN to prevent war and conflict and to avoid human catastrophes.

New time: Monday, Oktober 12, 16:00
Location: HGO, lecture hall E31

Börje Ljunggren, former Swedish ambassador to China & Vietnam

Filed under: Guest Lectures in October 6, 2009, by Ulf Benjaminsson. Tagged: human rights
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Börje Ljunggren (foto: talarforum.se)

Börje Ljunggren (foto: talarforum.se)

The eight lecture in our series for Human Rights and Diversity in Serious Game is held by former Swedish ambassador Börje Ljunggren.

Börje‘s been our ambassador to both China (02-06) and Vietnam (94-97). He is currently the chair person of the China Forum and the SEB Asia Council and also on the board of the Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. He holds a Ph.D. in political science and is an associate of Harvard University Asia Center as well as the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies. His latest book “China; the drama of time” was published in 2008.

China’s lack of respect for human rights is a challenge to the world. Will China’s integration into the world economy and the world community ultimately result in China becoming a democracy or will China remain an authoritarian state going it’s own way. How resiliant is Chinese authoritarianism?

Time: Friday, October 9 10:00-12:00
Location: HGO, lecture hall E31