Jan Eliasson, Former Swedish Foreign Minister

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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.

This is the second in a series of public lectures hosted by GAME this autumn, for our course in Human Rights and Diversity in Serious Games. Every Friday, weeks 35 to 44 – we’ll invite interesting and amazingly experienced men and women, to discuss human rights and diversity in the context of modern interactive and ever more social technology. All lectures are free and open to the public!

OBS! The talk has been postponed!
New time: Monday, Oktober 12, 13:00 – 15:00
Time: Friday, September 4, 13:00 – 15:00
Location: HGO, lecture hall E31

Want to take the course? The application date has been extended to 18th of September.

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