CANCELLED: "Human security- an idea whose time has come" by Ambassador Mohammed Sahnoun

Past Event

29 May 2012, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

St Antony's College
62 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6JF

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled please look out for a rescheduled date soon

This conversation is hosted by the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict and Caux Forum for Human Security

Summary: Security is often seen in terms of defence: keeping the enemy out. But for ordinary people all over the world, security is much more than the absence of conflict: it involves food, shelter, opportunities and everything that makes for a stable and healthy life. The lack of these conditions often fuels conflict. The struggle for people-centred security rests on five pillars:

  • living sustainably
  • inclusive economics
  • just governance
  • healing memory
  • intercultural dialogue

Speaker: Ambassador Mohammed Sahnoun, formerly special advisor to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and chair of the Caux Forum for Human Security.

Come and take part in a conversation with Ambassador Sahnoun on how each of us can play a role. Professor Jennifer Welsh, co-director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, will respond to his comments. This will be followed by a chance to interact with Ambassador Sahnoun and other participants, over light refreshments.